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 16 of Spring Clean Challenge!

Day 16

Sorry I missed yesterday’s blog.  I forgot how tiring pregnancy can get:)  I definitely feel wiped out and I’m listening to my body.  Thank you for all the well wishes.  I’m really excited about staying active throughout the whole pregnancy.  I didn’t really go after my health and fitness until after my third child was born.  Of course, it started as total vanity in trying to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.  What I discovered was a lifestyle change and got off the yo-yo dieting train.  It’s not been perfect but it’s definitely empowering to know that you have the ability to change your life.  You can do it.  It’s one decision at a time.  Thanks for being on this journey with me.

 

 

 

1.  Wednesday- Upper Body Workout Day!
It’s never too early to start:)))

 

 

2.  Food- Super food of the day!!  EGGS!

 

 

 

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

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 be 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.

 

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

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Day 12 of Spring Clean Challenge!!!

Everyday you are getting closer to our goals.  Remember that your health and fitness is your responsibility.  Don’t be a victim of circumstance but really take charge of your health and wellness.  When youe think of a certain weight or size as a destination then it’s easy to get frustrated and want to give up.  Everyday is a journey.  Everyday is going to be different.  Some days are going to be easier than others.  It’s OK! :)  You will still be the same person after you lose the weight…be determined to accept, love, cherish who you are NOW.  The weight loss will be a by product of treating yourself well.  You are worth the effort, hard work, and investment.  XOXO!!!

1. Friday- Core day!!!  Just a few years ago, I could barely get out of bed.  I literally couldn’t get out of bed due to unimaginable back pain.  I couldn’t touch my toes or get my shoes on.  As an ex-dancer, you can imagine how I felt about being so stiff.  I remember we had a physical therapy spa tub and I would have to crawl into it in order to get mobility in my back.  I started seeing a chiropractor and she said my core was weak.  Well, I didn’t believe her because you see, I was a dancer!  We take pride in our strong center!!!  Mind you that was a couple decades ago:)  So, I started doing lots of yoga and that coupled with my chiropractor really healed my back.  I had to surrender to the fact that my core was indeed weak and needed strengthening.  Now, I’m about 99% pain free!  I go to the chiropractor about once a month for maintenance but I can’t believe that I am functioning without pain.  So, with that said, go strengthen your core today!!! (Videos will be uploaded on the exclusive page)

 

2.  Food- I want to share a blog post from a friend in regards to the Pro-Ana movement.  Sadly, this is not just a teenager’s disease.  This is something that plagues men, women and children.  Let’s bring awareness to this issue and keep it in the light.  This disease thrives in the darkness.  It’s a very secretive disease.  Eating disorders are rampant among women 35-45 years old.  Keep talking about it.  Healing begins when we can identify triggers and patterns.  Don’t think that you have to ‘look’ a certain way to struggle with this.  It’s so much more of a mental disease.  Please read my friend’s blog on this topic and don’t be afraid to weigh in on this subject. (no pun intended):) Talk about this with your kids.  The victory here is prevention and early detection.
Please read my courageous, daring, beautiful friend’s post…..Pro-Ana

 

 

3. Mantra for the Day: One Day at a Time!!!
You hear me say this all the time.  It’s a daily battle.  We all need the daily motivation.  I know I do!!!

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” -Zig Ziglar

Let go of the past, stay present and stay connected.  Everyday is an opportunity to change.  Ask yourself, “Are my actions helping me move closer to my goals?”  If the answer is “NO” then get rid of it, don’t do it, and then move on.  Stay accountable on our exclusive page with the community.  Check in and connect.  There is magic in being involved with others successes and failures.  We have the opportunity to celebrate with one another and also feel empathy for each other.  Don’t be shy.  Jump in and you will realize we are all in this together and you are not alone.

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