Day 11 of Spring Clean Challenge!

Day 11

I mentioned before that this is a journey for all types of people.  Some of us are trying to lose 100 pounds and for others it just might be the last nagging ten pounds.  What I’ve realized is that it doesn’t matter what the amount is, it’s all mental!  My theory is that it’s 99% mental and 1% genetic.  You know those people that are naturally slender and can eat whatever they want?  Yeah those people!  I ain’t mad at ya but I’m talking to the people that actually have to work real hard to be fit and healthy:)  It starts in the mind.  Keep your mind tough and make no excuses!!!

 

1.  Friday- Stretch and do 30 min of solid cardio and 30 minutes of strength training!

2.  Food- Part of being successful in this program is to eat small meals throughout the day.  I eat about every three hours.  Remember to always pack a snack!  Nuts and fruit are great to keep in your purse in case of emergencies. Consider putting an emergency packet of protein bars and water in your car for those unexpected moments. It would be great to plan your day and pack your food so you are not tempted.  Remember. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!”

 

 

3. Mantra for the day: Forgiveness!

You may be asking, “What does forgiveness have to do with weight loss?”  Well, you would be surprised!  A lot of our issues stem from holding on to resentments, bitterness and hurts.  One of the way it manifests in our being is by self sabotaging and not being kind to ourselves.  It doesn’t make sense at all but I see it all the time.  Really forgive from your heart.  Forgiveness is for you not the other person.  You are basically allowing your heart and soul to be free of baggage and negativity.  Once you let all that stuff go, make sure you forgive yourself.  We can get so guilted out by our own bad decisions and we punish ourselves because we don’t think we deserve to be happy or have the life that we desire.  Empty yourself of the things that are hanging you up.  Underneath all that stuff is an amazing person waiting to come out!!!

 

Have a beautiful day! I love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)

Day 4 of January Detox Challenge!

Day 4-

We survived the hardest part of the detox!!!  The first three days are brutal and you guys persevered.  You should be so proud of yourselves and what you accomplished.  We are just getting started and I hope you’re ready.  It’s all about the mindset and changing the tapes in our brain.  Start believing that you can do this and that this is not too hard.  Believe that eating this way is so much better for you and that this is the way you were designed.  You were meant to eat whole, organic foods and were not meant to rely on artificial energy boosters like coffee and sugar.  You got this!!!!

1) Thursday- Yoga
I know there are some of you yoga haters out there.  Just continue to try it and I promise, it will grow on you.  One of the many reasons that I love yoga is that it helps me feel centered, it gives me a chance to have deep, cleansing breaths, and it helps me to stay present and mindful.  Just continue to practice.  It’s not called ‘Yoga Perfect’, it’s called ‘Yoga Practice':))))

2) Food- Day 4-
Woo hoo!!!  We can add fruit to our detox!  I’ve never been so excited to eat an apple!!!:)))
Yummmmm…gonna try this one!  Sounds amazing:)

 

3) Mantra for the day:  Be Free!!!
We’ve been talking about being free to be who God created us to be in my class.  One of my resolutions is to be unapologetic authentic and to be free to be who I am.  I have struggled so much of my life wanting to please people.  It feels so good not to care!:)  I think it comes from being older and not having time for the pettiness.  I also think it comes from honoring and respecting people no matter what their opinions, views, or choices are.  I don’t have to agree with you to love you.  It’s so freeing because you don’t have to be so politically correct all the time.  Let people disagree with you.  It’s OK.  The more secure you are about who you are then the less you will care about the opinion of others.  Be free today my friends!!!  Give yourself permission:)))

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

 

Day 88 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 88

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Where the heck did 2012 go!?!?  WOW!  A lot happened this year but is it just me or did it go in lightning speed!?  It’s been a fabulous year doing what I love to do.  Thank you for being clients, friends, workout buddies, and even bystanders.  I know we are all inching away to our goals.  It doesn’t matter how slow or how fast we go, it’s all progress!

 

 

1. Thursday- Cardio Day!
Confession- I hate cardio.  I do a lot of strength training but cardo is really challenging for me.  Then, I discovered ZUMBA!!!  Zumba is not for everybody.  I know people who LOVE ZUMBA and people who absolutely HATE it!!!  Some people think you have to be coordinated to do it.  My motto is, “When in doubt, shake something!!!”  LOL!  You will leave the class dripping wet and burning lots of calories!  Try it. If you’re in town, I teach on Friday morning at Degas Dance Studio from 9:30-10:30am and Saturday at Pulse Fitness LA from 11-12pm!  We have a lot of fun!!!  It’s my version of clubbing these days;)))

 

 

 

2.  Food- Super food of the day! -Judy’s Green Shake
So if you knew me back in the day and I told you a healthy green shake would be named after me, you would die laughing.  A martini, maybe…but a green juice!?  NEVER!!!  Well, I have turned so many of my friends on to my green drink that if you go on Myfitnesspal.com and type in Judy’s Shake, this will come up:)))  Try it!
Here’s my green smoothie recipe: (in a blender)
ice
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup strawberries
1 banana
1 cup spinach or kale
1 cup almond milk
water to thicken or thin
one scoop of vanilla protein powder -(optional)
It’s soooooo good!  This makes about three 16oz servings.

Check out these other ‘green’ juice recipes….

 

3. Mantra for the day:  Mindset
Many of us get excited for the new year.  A new year feels like a second chance, a clean slate and a new opportunity to be different.  It all starts with our mindset.  If we are not ready mentally then it will be another year with written goals and little action.  You must be sick and tired of being sick and tired and make a decision to stick to your plan.  It’s not easy but it is possible!  I hope you will join us for our January Detox Challenge group.  Click here for details.   It takes a lot of effort to jump start a program like this and the more encouragement and accountability, the better.  There’s only a few spots left.  Act now!!!

 

Have a beautiful day! I love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)