Day 5 of Clean Eating Challenge

How’s it going? Can I just be honest with you!?  I work really, really hard at staying fit.  Being a mom of three kids, having hypothyroid, hashimotos, and being 44 years old is very challenging.  I don’t have a personal chef, personal trainer, and/or lots of money to invest in myself.  I have gotten really disciplined in the last few years.  I have made health a priority in my life and I have made a lot of great changes BUT, sometimes I feel like it’s all for nothing!  I am a results oriented person and I have very high expectations of myself.  When I see people who eat junk, don’t work out, and still look cute in their jeans, I have to confess, I get a little bitter:) I know, I know, it’s totally superficial and one day it will catch up to them.  LOL!  Don’t worry, it always catches up to you:)  But seriously, when I start to judge people and myself I have to remember WHY I’m doing what I’m doing.  I want to be healthy.  I want to be able to play with my kids and be active with them.  I want to be around a long time to enjoy life.  I want to feel good and not be sick all the time.  I want to have the freedom to do the things that I do like Yoga, Zumba, Hiking, etc….  Let’s remember our WHY!!!

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1. Saturday- Family and friends activity day.  Find a sport or activity to do with your loved ones today.  The cool thing is that when you’re doing something fun with friends, you don’t even realize that you are working out.  It’s great multi-tasking.  Let us know what your favorite pastimes are:)))

Here are some great ideas for family activities together….

 

2.  Food- Portion Control!  In this super-size me generation, we don’t even know what true portions look like anymore.  When I started to really weigh and measure the true portions, I was flabbergasted!  First of all, I was not convinced that I would be able to be satisfied by the itty, bitty portions on my plate.  Second of all, I was shocked at how much I was truly eating!  When you go to restaurants that have the calorie counts next to the items, it blows my mind that you can consume all your calories in one sitting…and then some!  So, check these out.  These are very helpful tools.

 

 

2. Mantra for the Day:  Just Do It!
We’ve heard the Nike slogan so many times that it’s just become part of our vernacular.  It sounds so simple but it’s so hard to do.  It sounds pretty simple but it is difficult!!!  We realize that we really are enslaved to our desires and cravings.  Will power doesn’t always win.  It’s really a mental decision.  Once the mental decision is made, it doesn’t matter if someone is trying to spoon feed you hot fudge and lava cakes.  You already know that your word and your commitment is solid and strong.  When our decision is based on emotion or if we haven’t really fully decided to be all in, then we cave.  We think that we can handle just a little bit.  Well, you tell me…how’s that going for you???  Let’s have integrity and hold ourselves accountable to ourselves.  We deserve to be happy and healthy.  We think that the sweets and treats will make us happy but it doesn’t.  Don’t believe the lie.  Here’s a great quote from a famous philosopher.  He is full of wisdom and we would be wise to take his advice….:)

Love you guys!  I’m rooting for you:)

Day 34 & 35 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 34 & 35

Hi there!  I hope you are having a fabulous day and ready to have an active, fun, and enjoyable weekend!  Let’s really push through.  No excuses.  Make it happen!!!  You can totally do it:)))

 

1. Saturday!  Make this a fun day of activity with your loved ones.  Enjoy one another while enjoying the outdoors.  Make sure you let us know what you did on our exclusive page:)

Sunday- Take your relaxation day and rejuvenate your body.  Get ready and prep for the week and let’s kill Monday!!!

 

 

 

 

2. Food- Make sure you plan out your meals on the weekends.  This is the time that we can be careless and mindless about our diet.  Eat often and eat healthy, whole foods that will fuel your body to work at its optimum level.  Remember you are an elite athlete.  You have an incredible vessel.  It is a loaner so take good care of it:)

 

 

3. Mantra for the day:  NO EXCUSES!

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 21 of Spring Clean Challenge Part II

Day 21!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend and you’re ready to take Monday by the horns!  Nothing like starting out your week with a great workout.  Don’t think about it, just do it!!!

 

 

1) Monday- Lower body workout.  We’re going to work on our legs and booty today!  No pain, no gain.  If it doesn’t challenge you, It won’t change you!  Pain is weakness leaving the body!  Sweat is fat crying!  Just do it!!!

 

 

2) Food- Clean Eating 101
Check out this fabulous link about everything you need to know about Clean Eating! Lots of great recipes too:)))

 

 

3) Mantra for the Day- Having character is more important than being comfortable!  I know it’s hard.  If it wasn’t hard, everyone would be fit and healthy.  That is not the case.  We have about a 60% obesity rate in the United States and that number is growing.  We are a nation addicted to comfort.  We want what we want and we want it NOW!  Have you noticed how hard it is to say “NO”!?!?!  We MUST practice it and the more we do it, the stronger we will get.  Getting healthy is going to be uncomfortable.  When you are surrounded by junk food, fast food, parties, gatherings, etc….it’s hard!  To build our character we must persevere and be willing to be uncomfortable.  How willing are you???  Don’t be a weak character.  Get strong and get fit!  You are worth it!!!

 

 

 

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