Day 22 of Spring Clean Challenge!

Day 22

Well, I went to the Doctor and sadly I had a miscarriage over the weekend.  We were not very far along.  Initially, we thought we were already at 12 weeks but the ultrasound only showed 6 weeks.  I’m grateful that I didn’t experience a lot of pain.  I’m doing well and getting my energy back.  Thank you for all the well wishes and enthusiasm for my pregnancy.  Unfortunately, it’s not meant to be right now.  I have never had a miscarriage and it definitely helps me to have more compassion on others.  I’m thankful to be surrounded by such amazing friends and family.  I feel very blessed.

 

 

1.  Tuesday- Cardio day.  Go for a walk, run, hike, bike ride, swim, dance class, etc….
Whatever you end up doing, just move that booty!!!:))))

 

 

2.  Food- Clean Eating List!
I’m happy to report that kangaroo is on the list! LOL:)))  This list must be from Australia:)

 

 

3. Mantra for the day:  Surrender
Surrender and faith go hand in hand.  Being a Christian, it’s a given that I want God’s will for my life.  I’ve been living my life by faith.  The kind of faith that makes my knees shake and puts knots in my belly.  I love to conquer my fears and do crazy things that I would never do.  Now, my prayers have been, “God let me walk through every door you want me to walk through and close every door that I’m not supposed to walk through.”  Walking indicates ACTION!  I will keep moving until the door shuts.  Then I will move again in another direction until it’s clear that I need to go another way.  It has been such an amazing ride.  It gives me such security and I don’t have to second guess myself because I truly trust that God is leading my life.  So, even with going through a devastating miscarriage, I truly feel surrendered to God’s will and I feel a lot of peace.  I think it’s a blessing to be able to relate and comfort another person who has gone through the same experience.  I know I’ve been comforted by people who have wished me well and have been through it too.  Surrender is a beautiful thing.  It totally takes the pressure off of trying to be in control of everything.  I did that for a long time and believe me, I do not want to go back to that!  Thanks for letting me vent.  I think it helps to just get it out.  I’m feeling good physically.  Maybe it will hit me later but I’m not sad.  I’m resolved that this is how it’s supposed to be.  I will focus on what I do have and that’s a loving, amazing, encouraging, supportive, husband and three healthy, vibrant, funny, smart, loving kids.  I am surrounded by people who love me.  I am truly blessed.  I am humbled and amazed by the blessings.  Thank you:))))

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 83 & 84 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 83 & 84!

Lookout weekend here we come!  Don’t throw in the towel to 2012.  Keep at it guys.  Finish strong!  Everyday counts.  Everything you do counts:)))

1.  Saturday & Sunday- Do something active over the weekend.  Whatever it is, have fun and enjoy the people you’re with!  Also, don’t forget to take a rest day.  It’s super important to relax and replenish!!!

Go for a hike with your family or friends!

Who’s ready to relax!?!?!?

 

 

2. Food- Juicing Tips

Here are some more juicing recipes…

 

3. Mantra for the Day: What you do today will affect your tomorrow!
Just like the farmer that sows seeds during the winter, they do it knowing that they will not see produce until late spring or summer.  That doesn’t stop them from working, cultivating, planting, watering, weeding, etc…you get the picture.  Even when you don’t see immediate results, you still have to keep doing the work because one day, the harvest will come.  Sometimes, it doesn’t come when we want it.  It’s OK, don’t give up.

 

 

 

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

 

Day 8 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 8!

Hi guys!  Well, this is day 4 of my sugar detox and I’m feeling great!  My headaches are totally gone and my cravings are gone too.  It’s pretty difficult because I’m also gluten free so I feel like my choices are very limited.  Making the decision is the hardest part, once my mind is made up to do something, there’s no stopping me:))))

 

1) Tuesday- Cardio Day!  Choose an activity that you truly enjoy and are passionate about.  Keep trying new things and I promise you will find something you will love!  Try running, jogging, dancing, hiking, biking, swimming, kick boxing, martial arts, power yoga, zumba, or even cleaning!!!  There are tons to choose from.  Let us know what you ended up doing:)))

 

2) Mantra for the Day! -Don’t Fear Change!
If you want to grow you must change.  If you want to stay the same, keep doing what you’re doing.   What are some things that you must change to see progress in your life?  You can’t have one foot in and one foot out.  You MUST be ALL IN to achieve your goals no matter what they are.  Let’s focus our mindset for the rest of the challenge and remind yourself daily WHY you are doing this.  What are your goals?  Keep them on the forefront of your mind.  Talk about it and be accountable. That’s the secret sauce:)  That’s why I love this group.  There’s no judgment and ego here.  We are here to help each other succeed.

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