Day 20 & 21 of Clean Eating Challenge!

Day 20 & 21

I’m so proud of you guys! All the hard work, dedication and commitment are paying off.  You have persevered and made the investment to become a better you.  I hope you have learned a lot and have created new habits that will last a lifetime!  This is just the beginning!  Keep it going!

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1.  Saturday- Family fun day!  Incorporate your friends and family for a fun activity!  Remember, they’re watching you.  Be a great example! Whatever you decide to do today, make sure it’s fun!  Enjoy:)))

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Sunday- REST DAY! Don’t underestimate the value of having a rest day.  Unplug and unwind.  Prepare your body for the coming week and enjoy doing absolutely nothing!

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2.  Food- Weekends tend do be the hardest time to stay on track.  If you haven’t heard of myfitnesspal.com you have to sign up today!  Its FREE and so easy to use.  They have an app that you can use right on your phone.  It will track your calories, exercises and even scan food items to let you know if you are within your limits.  It’s a real handy tool.  Use it when you’re out at dinner.  You would be surprised at how much bigger the meal portions are at restaurants!  Some meals are 1500 calories per plate!!!  Hmmmm…and we wonder why there’s an obesity epidemic!

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3. Mantra for the day: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”– Aristotle

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This is such an awesome quote!  Our daily habits are what will bring us success.  I know that sometimes life can be a little boring, we can get sick of eating the same things or doing the same exercises but as you’re working little by little everyday you are inching your way closer to your goals.  You may not be where you want to be yet, but at least you’re not where you started!  Enjoy the journey.  Don’t get so impatient and freak out when you’re not seeing results.  Do the work daily and you will get there.

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Have a beautiful day! I love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)
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Day 17 of January Detox Challenge!

Day 17!

You guys are doing such an awesome job.  I love how determined and intentional you are about this challenge.  This is what it’s going to take to get you to the next level and to stay connected.  Once we slack off, it gets easier to fall back on our old habits.  Keep looking ahead and keep your eye on the goal!!!

1) Wednesday- HIIT and Arms!
We’ve been doing a lot of HIIT training in class.  This is a great way to burn fat and build muscle.

 

2) Food- Try these Juicing Recipes!

3) Mantra for the Day- KEEP GOING!!!

We live in the world of the “We want it now” generation!!!  We want everything at microwave speed and we’re not willing to wait for it.  Health and fitness is NOT something that will happen overnight.  Unless you have a good plastic surgeon, getting healthy the right way takes time.  Know that you WILL see results with every good choice and every good workout.  Keep going!  Don’t give up:))))

 

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

Day 12 of 30 Day Challenge!!!

Day 12!

How’s it going????  I know that this is a lifestyle change and there are good days and bad days.  Sometimes, it feels like it doesn’t really matter if we exercise or eat well because the scale doesn’t budge or we’re just tired of prepping meals.  Sometimes, we feel so burned out that we just want to eat a cookie!!!  Can I get a witness!?!?  I know I have those days.  In those moments, you have to persevere and remind yourself WHY you’re doing this.  This is more than just for vanity.  We have to educate ourselves and learn about the growing trend in GMO’s and processing of our foods that are killing us.  We can’t just bury our heads in the sand anymore.  This is a lifestyle change to help us live longer and to become an ambassador of health and wellness to our communities.  This is bigger than you wanting to lose a few pounds. We are getting healthy to break the cycle of obesity in our families and communities.  Let’s break the cycle of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc….These illnesses are preventable by eating the right foods.  So, while it might not happen overnight, each choice you make makes a difference for your future and for the future of those you love.  Hang in there!!!

 

1) Tuesday Cardio- Go get sweaty:))))

Try it and burn some calories:))))

 

2) Food- Refreshing Snack for Summer!!!

Pineapple Mango Salsa

1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple
1 diced mango
½ of one red bell pepper, finely diced
¼ cup red onion, finely diced
1 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
Juice of one lime
Pinch of coarse salt

Toss all ingredients in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate until flavors are blended (about 30 minutes).  Serve with tortilla chips or use in favorite recipe.

Source:  Annie’s Eats

 

3) Mantra for the Day- It’s Supposed the be Hard!!!

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

Day 22 of 60 Day Challenge!!!

Day 22!

I hope you are enjoying your day so far!  You will have good days and bad days.  That’s just life!  Give yourself permission to blow it and know that you have the strength to get back up and try again.  The goal is to blow it less and less.  You will realize that you don’t want all your hard work to go to waste so you will try harder to stay on track:)  Keep going!!!

 

1)  Tuesday- Cardio Day!  Get your heart rate up and go get sweaty!!!

 

2) Day 5 of Insanity! -I started with Pure Cardio first thing in the morning before breakfast.  Well, I thought that was a good idea at the time! LOL!  I only made it to 28 minutes. I was done!  I was drenched in sweat and making lots of interesting noises and groans.  I was screaming at Shaun T. and was not thinking warm and fuzzy thoughts about him!  I hate quitting and I was so mad but I knew I had to pace myself because I was teaching three classes that day.  I ended up teaching an abbreviated version of Insanity in my classes and even though I was getting evil stares from my clients, I think they secretly loved it!!!  I definitely am addicted to this intense workout!  I even dream about it at night!  On Sunday I took a rest day but I wanted to do a workout so bad. My husband wouldn’t let me.:)  So, tomorrow I will conquer Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs.  I can’t wait!

 

3)  Mantra for the Day- Keep your eye on the goal!!!

My mentor and coach Dani Johnson always says, “In order for something to be dynamic it has to be specific!”  If we aim for nothing, we get it every time.  We MUST have a GOAL!!!  Right now, my goal is to finish the 60 Day Insanity Training program.  I want to be stronger and I want very defined muscles.  I want to cut my body fat percentage about 4-5%.  I want to continue to challenge myself and grow in my fitness abilities.  So, what about you???  What are your goals?  We would love to help you more specifically.  When you join our 30 Day Challenge group you are held accountable to your goals and are given daily steps on how to achieve them.  We have a nutritionist on board that gives us meal plans and recipes as well as sending you workout videos to help you cut out all excuses.  The program is customized to meet your needs from your own home anywhere in the world!!!  Join us today!!!
Our deadline is Wednesday, May 23rd!!!  REGISTER HERE!!! :)))

 

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