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!!!