Day 17 of February Sweetheart Challenge

Day 17

Happy Hump Day!  Sometimes this journey is hard.  It’s so much easier to live our lives by default and not by design.  Unfortunately, nothing worth having is easy.  It takes hard work, dedication, and self control to really live by design.  Someone commented how lucky I was to have good genes.  Genes have nothing to do with it!  Actually, my default is diabetes and obesity.  I do not judge people because I could totally see how easy it would be to be 300 pounds and sitting around all day.  I’ve done that before.  I never reached 300 pounds but my mentality was fat, depressed, battling eating disorders, and hopelessness.  I work SUPER hard to stay in shape.  I eat well and I work out consistently.  I wish I could say that everyday was easy and automatic.  It’s not!!!  The longer you do it, it does get easier but it’s not effortless.  So, no matter where you are on your journey, know that even the “experts” are struggling.  I read the other day that Jillian Micheals hates her hips. LOL!  We all have stuff.  No one is perfect.  The key is to enjoy life and balance.

 

 

1) Wednesday- Upper Body Day

It’s almost short sleeve season!!!  Well, I live in Los Angeles which means it’s always short sleeve season!!!:)))  Don’t forget those tri-ceps!  Those seem to be the first to go.  Try these!  Let us know what you think.

 

2) Food- Smart Snacking Ideas!!!




3. Mantra for the Day- Get over Yourself!
Letting go of the ego is the heaviest weight to lose!  Sometimes, we have a chip on our shoulder and we think everyone has an opinion about us when in reality, we just have too much ego.  Ego is what drives us to perform, it drives us to prove others wrong.  Ego will keep you up at night.  Letting go of the ego means resigning from the throne of judgement.  I wrote a status post today that said, “Just because you disagree with someone doesn’t mean you can’t honor them.”  Letting go of the ego means you’re not concerned when someone has a different opinion than you.  In our relationships, we have this idea that we have to agree on everything to be in a right relationship.  This is not true.  Not everyone is going to agree with you.  It’s OK!!!  The key to letting go of the ego is to honor.  If we sow honor in to our spouse, children, boss, employees, clients, and even strangers, then that’s what you will reap.   The more you honor others, the more you crush the ego.  My success coach and mentor, Dani Johnson always says, “If you don’t care who gets the credit, you will be unusually successful!” WOW!  Ego says, “I want to be recognized!”  When you are working so hard and no one notices that you lost weight, you just want to give up and quit.  WHY!?  It’s ego!  Your motives are revealed when you are doing this for others.  STOP the crazy cycle.  Who cares what people think!  Be secure in who you are and WHOSE you are:)))  You are in this for the long haul.  If you give up every time there’s opposition, you won’t make it.  Do it for you, do it because it’s right, do it because you are worth it!!!

 

 

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

 

Day 23 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 23!

There will be days when you are not motivated at all to work out.  I woke up like that today and could have stayed in bed all day!  So, what do you do???  Well, you suck it up and DO IT ANYWAY!!!  LOL:)  In order to get results, we can’t let excuses get in our way.  Just do it and do it again!!!

1) Wednesday Workout- Focus on Upper Body Work!

2) Insanity Day 6- Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs
I was dreading this workout today.  I was in pain and did not feel like working out.  I knew it was going to be a killer workout so I kept trying to mentally prepare for it.  So, I sucked it up and did it anyway.  It was awesome.  There’s such a sense of accomplishment to finish something that’s super hard.  I totally gave it my all and you had to pick me up off the floor afterwards!  It’s OK.  I’m just happy that I didn’t give up.  We started with a challenging cardio warmup, then we stretched and did a fifteen minute cardio drill!!!  Did you hear what I just said!?!?!  Fifteen minutes of PURE cardio hence the name:)  Yesterday, I was only able to get through twenty eight minutes of the forty minute workout.  Today, I did it all and it was awesome!!!  So the moral of the story, do it even when you don’t feel like it and finish strong:)))

3) Mantra for the Day-Perseverance!!!

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

Day 29 of Spring Clean Challenge Part II

Hello!

This is the last day of our “Spring Clean Challenge Part II”!  Thank you so much for participating.  Please check back with us and let us know how you’re doing.  We would love to hear from you.  We have enjoyed our time together and are excited to see your continued progress in your health and fitness goals.  XOXO!!!

We begin the next 60 Day Challenge officially NOW:)  So if you signed up and are ready to rock n’ roll with us, WELCOME!!!  We are so excited to work with you.  We’re going to have a great time transforming together.

Be on the lookout for our workout videos on the exclusive page.  Now go do it!!!

 

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

 

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Day 22 of Spring Clean Challenge Part II

Day 22!

1) Tuesday- Cardio Day!

If you’re a runner, check this out!!!

If you’re a Cross Fitter, check this out!

If you like Zumba….LOL!!!:))))

Indoor workouts.  Make it happen!!!

Whatever you decide, just DO SOMETHING!!! :))))

 

 

2) Food- The Dirty Dozen
Here’s a handy visual.  Go organic as much as possible.

 

 

3) Mantra for the Day! -Why Not You!?

This is an awesome question to ask yourself.  Stop holding yourself back.  You CAN do whatever you put your mind to.  Why not you!?!?!?

 

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

 

 

 

Day 33 of Spring Clean Challenge!!!

Day 33

This challenge is coming to a close.  I have learned so much and have grown so much through this challenge.  I am feeling stronger and more powerful as each day passes.  I love that I don’t have the cravings like I used to and the attachments to certain foods like I used to.  It took me about three months to feel like I can let go of the addiction to caffeine and sugar.  I feel so empowered!  I now use food as fuel instead of as a drug to pacify my emotions.  I am so honored to be able to walk with women just like you and help you overcome these struggles and work together to renew our minds.  Our mind shift is the most important part of this challenge. We will never be perfect but with each day we will get closer to our goals as long as we are willing to do the work.  Most importantly, we are learning to accept who we were designed to be and that is priceless:)

 

1.) Thursday -Yoga Day!
“What is appearing as poison in the beginning, that will prove nectar at the end.” -Guru
“Prison or Paradise, you decide.”- Lisa P. Yoga Teacher

It took me about three years to LOVE yoga.  I was a hard core gym rat, runner, dancer, and I didn’t really think yoga was going to be that challenging so I never took it.  One day I was at the gym and there was a yoga class.  I decided to take the class because there were no other classes at the time.  The instructor was an older lady and was very gentle.  I left the gym and didn’t think much about it.  The next morning the alarm went off and I seriously could not even move my arm!!!  I was so sore in places I never thought possible!!!  I definitely underestimated the power of yoga.  I didn’t go back until a few years later.  I had given birth to my third child and the last of the stubborn baby weight would not come off.  I heard about Power Yoga and decided to try it out.  I was desperate and it was purely for vanity reasons!  What I realized was that yoga was so much more than just a workout.  This is where I really learned to balance my mind, body and spirit.  I would walk in on some days and swear that that was going to be my last yoga class!  I hated it so much! I had to learn surrender and acceptance and that was a huge life lesson for me.  I also lost twenty pounds:)  So I guess, it works!!!

 

2.) Food- Super Food of the Day! Cauliflower!!!

Oven roasted cauliflower recipe, made with cauliflower florets, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Yummmmm!!!!  Found this on Pinterest!  Follow me and check out all the recipes….Follow me on Pinterest:)

 

 

3.) Mantra of the Day!- Transformation!!!

I love this!!!  We’ve been conditioned to lose weight to fit in a dress, to look good for a reunion, for a wedding, or some other special occasion.  Getting healthy and fit is a LIFESTYLE!!!  There is no finish line.  It’s a marathon not a sprint.  I hope you will join us for the next challenge that will begin on Monday, April 2nd!  Registration will close on March 31st at midnight!  REGISTER HERE!!! :)

 

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