Day 25 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 25!

It’s Friday!!!  Woo hoo!!!  We made it to the weekend.  I’m so excited for the long weekend!!!  This is the time where it can get challenging to stay on the program.  You will be invited to parties and it’s so easy to give in to mindless eating.  I know that it’s difficult for me in social settings because I want to munch and drink while I socialize.  So if you are invited to a party, bring a veggie platter or nice green salad loaded with veggies.  If you’re going to munch, at least munch on healthy treats.  Remember that self control is a muscle.  The more you use it the stronger it will get!  When the drinks are being poured and the sweets are being served, remember that those empty calories are not going to get you closer to your goals!!!

1) Friday -Core Strength Day!
Your core is so important and vital for a healthy, functioning body.  I was a dancer for many years and always thought I had a strong core.  I started having babies and didn’t work out for a long time!!!  Like a decade! LOL!  Then I started having back pain.  It got so bad that I couldn’t even get out of bed.  I couldn’t tie my shoes or shave my legs because my back was stuck.  I started to do yoga and it helped me soooooooooo much!  I also started seeing a great chiropractor.  At first, I was seeing her three times a week!  Now I go once a month for maintenance and a free massage:)))  I don’t have any back pain now and my core is strong after having three babies!  It didn’t happen overnight but you do have to be consistent.  Planks are a great core strengthening exercise.  Check these out!

 

2) Insanity Day 8-
Cardio Abs, P90X Yoga and My Insanity Inspired Bootcamp Class

I decided to take a yoga day instead of doing the Insanity workout.  I felt like my body needed a good twist and stretch.  After yoga I decided to do the Insanity Cardio Abs DVD and it was awesome!  It was only fifteen minutes but it sure worked me!  I was able to get through 90% of the workout except for the very last one.  That was tough and I had to take a couple breaks.  After all that, I taught a class and did some Insanity inspired cardio to kick it up a notch.  All in all, I had a great workout day considering it was supposed to be somewhat a recovery day.  I have to get creative with the next few days.  I’m at a seminar for the next three days and will have to figure out how to squeeze in my workouts.  Wish me luck!!!  I am determined to make it happen!!!

LOL!  This looks like me when I do Insanity!!!

 

 

3) Mantra for the Day- Just Breathe
I think this is appropriate for today’s mantra.  Sometimes it’s hard to remember to just breathe.  We have to slow down and be present.  When you are fully aware and engaged you will cherish every moment.  When you’re going so fast and riddled with anxiety and worry then you wonder where the time goes.  Take a moment and make yourself be still:)
Enjoy!!!  Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!

Day 1 of 40 Day Challenge!!!

Day 1

Everyday I will give you three call to action steps that will work towards your goals.  No excuses, just action.  Get it done and move on…You will be held accountable.  These steps are determined by where you are and what you can do.  Listen to your body and honor your body.  If you’re like me, you think you can do more than what your body can.  That is called ego!:)  Courage and strength is listening and knowing what your limits are.  Trust me, you will get stronger.  Be patient and do the work daily.

 

1.Monday- Do some cardio today.  It can be a brisk walk where you get your heart rate up.  If you have small ones, put them in the stroller, they LOVE it!!!  Put some loud music on in the living room, kitchen, or bedroom and dance!!!  Again, incorporate the kids.  They will love it and you are being a great role model to them.  Release your inner Jlo and shake what your momma gave you!!!
(Members- check the group page for the leg workouts today)

 

2. Eat clean, follow the guideline.  Be conscious of what you put in your mouth.  Discipline is key.  You will send me your food journal for the day.  Believe me, just knowing that I have to send my food journal helps keep things off my lips!!!  I don’t want to have to tell everyone that I ate the whole bag of chips, candy, pie and the brownies!!! LOL!  Eat every three hours.  This is key to revving up your metabolism.  If you’re going out for the day, pack your food. (Members- see the menu plan on the group page)

 

3.Repetition is the mother of change…Have a daily mantra to remind yourself why you’re doing this.  “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.”  What you speak or think you give power to.  If your thoughts and words consist of, “I can’t do this, this is too hard, I’m too fat, My legs, thighs, butt, arms are too big,” you have just attracted power and energy to those thoughts.  You will get more of what you focus on!!!  Focus on what you do have…the courage, strength, commitment, determination, health of your bodies.  You are beautifully, fearfully, and wonderfully made.  Make your body your ally and not your enemy. Have a beautiful day!

I love you guys and I’m rooting for you!

 

My schedule and meal plan:

8am-  green shake (kale, spinach, strawberries, banana, ice, soy milk, and one packet instant coffee)  This is yummy!

9:15-10:30am teach Bootcamp Barre

11am  two egg omelet with onions, feta, bell peppers, olives  & cup of green tea

2pm turkey wrap with lettuce and tomatoes

3:15-4:15 pm teach Bootcamp

5pm apple and almonds

7pm homemade chx soup with brown rice

9pm piece of fruit and cup of soymilk or almond milk

Drink  LOTS of water and be in bed by 11pm