Day 25, 26, & 27 of Spring Clean Challenge!

Day 25, 26, & 27!

Hello guys!  I hope you’re doing well.  I am feeling great and getting stronger.  Sorry I missed the blog yesterday.  I am giving myself permission to be OK with letting things go. Please forgive me:)  Our bodies are amazing. Our bodies remind us that there is so much to learn.  I hope you are challenging yourself and trying new things.  You will amaze yourself by how strong you really are.  Sometimes strength means to be present and do nothing.  Sometimes, it takes more strength to do that:))))

 

 

1) Friday- Friday’s are our CORE day! We will be meeting at the park since it’s Spring Break!  I love that my clients don’t make excuses.  They want to work out and figured out a way to do it without having to get a sitter:)))  Meet us at Balboa Park 9:30-10:30am
We’ll start off at the bleachers:))))

 

We have a treat for you this weekend!!!  Karen from Fitness With Karen will be here to take care of our Zumba addiction:)  So dance with us and do your core exercises too!!!
Saturday at Pulse Fitness LA in Sherman Oaks!!!  11-12pm

SUNDAY- Is relax and unwind day.  Take a day to recover.  Quiet your mind, body and soul.  Whether or not you celebrate Easter Sunday, take some time to reflect on what the day represents.  A new day, a new beginning, a fresh start, redemption, hope, glory, and love.  Enjoy:))))

 

2) Food- Water!!!
I will keep reminding you guys to drink your water!!!  Be intentional about getting it all in.  Drink half of your weight in ounces.  For example, if you weigh 150 pounds you will drink 75 ounces of water daily.  Just make it a habit.  Carry your water bottle everywhere.  Do it!

 

3) Mantra of the Day! – Champions are not Born, They’re Made!!!
Everyday you have an opportunity to be a champion.  The only thing that separates the average people from the champions are the time and effort champions are willing to put in. It’s not automatic or genetic.  It’s not going to happen by osmosis.  It’s a CHOICE to take action towards your goals and not give in to laziness and excuses. Another thing about champions is that they have a short memory.  Shake it off and move on!  You decide!!!  It’s up to you:)))

 

Stop talking and just keep doing.  You ARE a CHAMPION!!!  Act like it!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you:))) XOXO!!!

Day 2 January Detox Challenge!

Day 2-

How’s it going???  The key to success with this detox is preparation.  I had to run around and didn’t really get to eat the appropriate snacks, just nuts and by the time I got home, I was cranky, tired and wanted a Starbucks latte stat!!!!  I also ended up having too few calories for the day and not enough water.  Good news is that there is no perfect way to do this detox.  It’s all about trial and error and figuring out what works.  Be forgiving, learn from your day and move on.  Remember, “Champions have a short memory!”

1) Tuesday- Cardio Day
People always ask me, “What is the best workout for me to do?”  My answer, “The one you will do!” Find something that you enjoy and do that.  My problem is that I love it all!  I love yoga, Zumba, pilates, HIIT training, Tabata, kick boxing, dancing, etc…that’s why I love being a fitness trainer, I’m able to experiment and do all kinds of crazy things in my class.  So keep trying new things until you find the workout you love.  There’s so many to choose from.  What are you favorite workouts???

 

 

2) Food- Well day 1 of detox juicing wasn’t exactly mouth watering.  It’s amazing what fruit can do for your juice!  For the first three days of our detox, we are not having any fruit at all.  It’s all part of the sugar detox.  We’ll add it in after day three.  Also, we are cutting salt.  I think I missed salt more than sugar.  We are re-training our taste buds to go back to its natural state.  There are a lot of ways to get flavors naturally and creatively.  Let us know if you have any tricks or recipes:)  Please share!

 

3) Mantra for the day:  Success is not Convenient!
You’ve heard me say this before and especially in the beginning, we need to hear it again.  Prepping for our detox takes time and work.  Having to actually cook and not just open a pre-packaged meal is not convenient.  Working out and being sore is not convenient.  Juicing and cleaning the juicer is not convenient.  Carrying and packing your snacks is not convenient.  You choose.  If you want success, it’s going to take some work.  If you want to be average and mediocre then do what the rest of the population is doing.  Go eat fast food, drink soda,  microwave your meals, and be too busy to workout.  You’re either going to pay for it now in hard work or pay for it tomorrow in medical bills, health challenges and being overweight.  Stop thinking about it and just do the work.  No whining and complaining, just do it.  I believe in you.  You can do this:))))

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!  XOXO:)))

 

Day 43 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 43!

Happy Monday!!!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend and even if you didn’t, this is your chance to restart and reboot your system.  You will always hear me say, ‘Champions have a short memory!!!’  When we dwell on our mistakes and failures, it takes our focus and energy on things that are in the past and we can’t change that.  Re-focus on what you have the power to change and that’s the present.  Be engaged and intentional today about your diet and activity.  You can do it!!!

1. Monday- Lower body workout day.  Start with a good stretch and some cardio to get your heart rate up.  Check these exercises that you can do at home.

 

2. Food-  If you don’t meal plan, you’re missing out.  Meal planning saves money, time and energy.  It’s a little overwhelming at first if you are not used to it, but it will make your life so much more manageable. I have the hardest time with lunches.  Here’s some great lunch ideas.  Let me know if you need help with this:)

Isn’t that beautiful!  The more colorful your plate is the healthier it is for you!  Enjoy:)))
Check out this cool site with recipes and ideas….Bento Menu Library

 

 

 

3. Mantra for the Day!

First of all, I’m so proud of all of you for taking this challenge and really making the commitment to honor your body.  In order to see changes, you will have to change some things in your life.  Your eating habits and exercise habits obviously need to change if you are to see changes in your body.  More importantly, the number one thing that MUST change is your mindset.  Victory is won in between the ears:)))  Your mind is more powerful than your body.  Make a decision to change and you will change.  You need to change the tapes and replace it with positive, faithful voices.  You CAN do this and you WILL overcome!!!  If you tell yourself that you can’t, you’re right.  Make this a daily habit to meditate on a mantra.  As a Christian, I meditate on scriptures and read spiritual books to help me. No matter where you are in life and what you believe, make sure you focus on the good.  Whatever you focus on you will get more of.  So if you focus on hating your thighs, butt, and stomach, guess what you will get more of????  So stop it!!!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)))) XOXO!

Day 12 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 12!

So today might be a hard day.  You might be feeling a little frustrated that your results are not coming fast enough.  Maybe you’re just tired of preparing meals, working out, and counting calories.  Maybe you just realized that this is just too much.  It would be so much easier to just quit right here, right now!  Well, when you persevere through the hard times is when you are actually changing and growing.  That’s when champions are born!!!!

1.  Friday- Zumba & Core Day!!!

 

2.  Food-  I know you are loving the new menu for the next ten days! (get the menu on the exclusive page) Wow!  I would have never guessed that healthy food could taste so good!!!  Who knew!?!?  Make sure to log your food and exercises for more accountability.  This is essential to your success.  Take the guess work out of it and focus on the goal!

Start your day off with this yummy smoothie!!!

  • 2-3 cups organic spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1-2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds
  • Blend and drink:))))

 

 

3. Mantra for the day:  Bold faith!!!

By this time, you’re losing weight, feeling pretty good about yourself.  You are starting to really believe that you can make these lasting changes.  It’s time to really step out and do something really radical!!!  The average woman has about four different sizes in her closet.  Some of us still have our high school clothes in the back of the closet and we’re secretly hoping to get back in those jeans!  Some of us are just hoping to get back to pre-pregnancy clothes.  Others just struggle with the yo-yo dieting of life.  Well, today, your bold faith is to go to your closet and purge out all the fat clothes!  Oh come on, we all have them!  Get rid of all the sizes that you don’t want to be and the ones you will realistically never get back to.  Keep the size that you feel great in and is a healthy weight for you.  DO IT!  I dare you!  I did this about three years ago and guess what?  I’ve kept the weight off!  Sometimes the only motivation I had was to fit in my clothes!  Today, you are going to declare that you are never going to  wear those fat clothes ever again!!!  Purge them and donate them and make room for new clothes to reward all your hard work!

Have a beautiful day! I love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)

Day 25 of Spring Clean Challenge Part II

Day 25!

Hello guys!  I hope you’re doing well.  I am feeling great and getting stronger.  I took a yoga class and my butt got handed to me!!!  It was so challenging that I felt like a beginner.  It was a very humbling experience but also very enlightening.  Our bodies are amazing and just when you think you’ve arrived, your body reminds you that there is so much to learn.  I loved it and hated it at the same time:)  I hope you are challenging yourself and trying new things.  You will amaze yourself by how strong you really are.

 

 

1) Friday- Normally, Friday’s are our CORE day but for the next four weeks, Karen from Fitness With Karen will be here to take care of our Zumba addiction:)  So dance with us and do your core exercises too!!!

Core Workout!!!

 

2) Food- Water!!!
I will keep reminding you guys to drink your water!!!  Be intentional about getting it all in.  Drink half of your weight in ounces.  For example, if you weigh 150 pounds you will drink 75 ounces of water daily.  Just make it a habit.  Carry your water bottle everywhere.  Do it!

 

3) Mantra of the Day! – Champions are not born, they’re made!!!
Everyday you have an opportunity to be a champion.  The only thing that separates the average people from the champions are the time and effort champions are willing to put in. It’s not automatic or genetic.  It’s not going to happen by osmosis.  It’s a CHOICE to take action towards your goals and not give in to laziness and excuses. Another thing about champions is that they have a short memory.  Shake it off and move on!  You decide!!!  It’s up to you:)))

 

Stop talking and just keep doing.  You ARE a CHAMPION!!!  Act like it!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you:))) XOXO!!!