Day 10 Spring Clean Challenge!

Day 10

How’s it going?  Let’s get out of the habit of putting a time limit on our progress.  Let’s do this for the long haul!!!

1. Thursday- Yoga day!  Take this time to stretch your body and discipline the mind.  Be still and be present.  This is not easy.  We have to train ourselves to get there.

 

 

2.  Food- Green Smoothie Time!!!

3. Mantra for the Day:  Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body!!!
Whenever you decide to change something important in your life, you will go through resistance.  It seems as if everything is against you going after your goals.  Why is that!?!?  Well, it’s easy to be comfortable and safe.  Even if you don’t like where you’re at, the thought of having to do something different is overwhelming.  If you are just starting a workout regimen, you will be sore.  If you are trying to eat well, you will want to cheat.  If you are trying to be more patient, it seems like everywhere you go, there will be a line and there will be traffic!  More than just having pain in our sore bodies, there is pain to changing.  We have to decide that the pain of staying the same is worst than the pain of changing.  Fight through it.  Persevere!  Dig deep and do whatever you have to do.  You will get stronger, you will change, you will grow.  Take it one day at a time….

 

 

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

Day 6 & 7 of January Detox Challenge!

Day 6 & 7

You guys made it through the first week of the challenge!!!  The weekend is here and this is where it can be a little tricky.  Make sure you plan carefully and be mindful.  If you’re going to be out with the kids all day driving them to soccer, and dance, and band, etc…you need to have good snacks in your purse in case of emergency.  We tend to give in and cave in when we are not prepared.  Trust me, I’ve done it!!!

 

1) Saturday & Sunday
Use Saturday to be a day to do activities that involve other people.  Go on a hike, bike ride, skating, or walk together as a family or with friends.  Enjoy:)

Sunday is normally a rest day.  Take the time to replenish your body and re-group for the up coming week.

 

 

2) Food- Day 6
Another yummy juice recipe!!!

 

3) Mantra for the day:

We are only six days in and you guys are already experiencing great results!!!  I’m so excited for you!  Remember to stay the course and don’t get complacent.  This is a marathon not a sprint.  Take each day as it comes and enjoy the journey!

 

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

 

Day 51 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 51

Mama said there would be days like this…. “I don’t want to do this anymore.  This is too hard.  This takes too much effort.”  In those moments, I want you to look at your goals.  Remember the goals we wrote out in the beginning of the program?  I want you to ask yourself, “Are these goals still important to me?”  If the answer is “YES” then stop whining and complaining and keep going.:)))  Remember, in order to achieve our goals, we must work hard!!!

 

 

1. Tuesday- Cardio Day!  Question of the day.
Question:  “What is the best workout?”
Answer:  “The one that you will do!”  Seriously, not everyone is going to benefit from one specific workout.  You have to find the workout that you WANT to do.  What inspires you?  What is fun?  What challenges you and motivates you?  There are workouts that I absolutely love and I want everyone to do it because I LOVE it so much!  For instance, Yoga!  I love yoga and I bring friends to classes all the time.  I have some friends that loved it and some that hated it with a passion.  It’s OK.  Keep trying and you will find the workout that will be your passion.  Right now I love ZUMBA!  So much so that I got certified to teach it.  Come and take it with me:) Let me know what your favorite workout is:)

 

 

2.  Food- Super food of the day! – Green Smoothies:)
Ever since I saw the documentary, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” I have been drinking my greens.  I have consumed more fruits and vegetables in the last six months than I have in the last three years!  I’m not exaggerating.  I also have my husband drinking my green potion.  That makes me so happy because I know he’s getting his nutrients and vitamins.  He’s also lost ten pounds just adding one shake to his diet.

Here’s my green smoothie recipe: (in a blender)
ice
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup strawberries
1 banana
1 cup spinach or kale
1 cup almond milk
water to thicken or thin
one scoop of vanilla protein powder -(optional)
It’s soooooo good!  This makes about three 16oz servings.

Check out these other ‘green’ juice recipes….

 

3. Mantra for the day:  Quitting is the Enemy to Success!!!
If you even ‘think’ about quitting, then you have already quit.  It’s so easy to quit.  It takes so much more character and a strong will to persevere.  Dig deep in your soul and remind yourself that you are worth fighting for.  It’s not too hard, too difficult, too painful, too (fill in the blank)…You are worth it and you deserve to live the life you were designed to have.  Be proactive about your health and wellness…It’s the only one you have:)))

 

 

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

 

Day 15 of 30 Day Challenge!!

Day 15!

Well, it’s our mid point check in today!  How’s your progress?  Remember that progress is measured in many different ways.  I feel strong, my pants are loose, I see more definition, I am not reliant on caffeine or sugar for my energy, I have way more endurance, I am eating more often, I drink more water, my arms are more toned, I lost 5% body fat, and I am feeling balanced in my relationships.  I’m more in love with my husband, my kids are doing great and I am enjoying my work.  I don’t feel burned out, I feel hopeful, inspired and ready to accomplish more goals.  The story doesn’t end with strong abs and the number on the scale.  In my lowest weight and ‘skinniest’ time, I was the most miserable. I was never skinny enough and I was so unhealthy!!!  I was grumpy all the time because I was STARVING!!! LOL!  I was not fun to be around and was super insecure and ungrateful.  Guys, this is a lifestyle change.  Even if you have a few more pounds to lose but have a healthy self image and a happy, balanced life then YOU ARE DOING AWESOME!!!  Don’t get caught up on the wrong things and be results oriented.  This is a marathon, not a sprint:)))  I believe in you.  You CAN do this:))))

 

1) Friday- CORE day!!!  Check these out:)))

 

2) Super Green Drinks!!!  Try one and let us know what you think:)))

 

3) Mantra for the Day- Words of Wisdom:)))

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