Day 10 of April Challenge!

 

Day 10

I was hoping my day would be a little more productive today.  Instead, I was distracted by every shiny object and was pulled in many different directions.  I struggle with being a procrastinator.  It’s really something I hate about myself.  Nothing makes me more productive than the last minute!  LOL!  Arghhhh…..I am really trying to overcome this.  Somehow, I do get things done and will make it happen!  I just wish I was more of the tortoise than the hare.  Slow and steady wins the race, right!?  I will overcome this weakness!  This is something I really want to go after in my character.  I’ll start tomorrow;))) LOL!!!  How do you overcome procrastination????

1) Yoga- Another chance to find your center.  Take some time to meditate today.  Make it part of your daily practice to find some quiet time and clear your hard drive:)  The real work starts within. Breathe in and breathe out:))))

Meditate on this.  This is powerful and beautifully said….

 

2) Mantra- Perseverance!

Perseverance is the complete antithesis of procrastination.  Quitting is easy, perseverance takes blood, sweat, and tears!  I know that in order for me to overcome my procrastination I have to take ACTION.  It doesn’t have to be a HUGE step but I must take baby steps and make progress.  Make a decision to take action everyday towards your goal.  Do not quit!!!

 

Please “like” us if you haven’t already:)))  I will host my next challenge group in June.  In the next couple of months, I will be moving and healing.  Thanks for your support, loyalty, and encouragement.  It means a lot!!!

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

Day 26 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 26

 

Sometimes I feel like the “Little Engine that Could!” LOL..There are days when I am just barely putting one foot in front of the other.  It’s OK.  We need to accept where we are.  Just like life, we’re going to have our ups and downs.  Acceptance is key.  Don’t try to control or manipulate the situation.  Sometimes we just have to roll with the punches.  Maybe in the past we used food to numb, drown, or mask our feelings.  Not anymore.  We are going to deal and use our muscle of self control and perseverance!

 

1.  Friday- Cardio for 40 minutes and 20 minutes of some intense Core strengthening exercises!

 

 

2.  Food- Here are some great tips on limiting your calories!

  1. Planning on eating out? If you MUST eat half and bag the rest. An average restaurant entree has 1,000-2,000 calories. Remember that!
  2. Use a salad plate instead of a dinner plate. Smaller plate = smaller portions.
  3. Never eat out of a bag or jar! You’re bound to eat more than you should. When dealing with jars/bags take the portion of what you’re eating out and put it on a plate!
  4. When eating a meal start with the lower calorie food first! It’ll make you filled up so chances are you won’t eat as much of the fattening stuff as you would have!
  5. Switch to 1% milk. If you drink a glass of milk a day you can lose up to 5 pounds a year.
  6. Keep a food journal! Once you see what you actually eat, you’ll want to eat less.
  7. Follow the Chinese saying, eat until you’re eight tenths full.
  8. Use mustard instead of mayo
  9. Cut back on sugary calorie filled drinks. Drink water & green tea instead.
  10. Sit down when you eat, but make sure you’re sitting up straight. You burn 10% more calories that way!

 

 

3. Mantra for the day: Amazing results don’t happen overnight, but they do happen over time.

We live in a results dominated world.  We want results and we wan it NOW!  This can be a bit frustrating when trying to make healthy lifestyle changes.  We have to be patient and remember that our weight gain didn’t happen overnight.  I think sometimes we expect to lose weight overnight because we look at what the media feeds us, we also see people take drastic measures to lose weight.  I’m here to tell you that it will take time to lose weight in a healthy fashion and keep it off.  So, enjoy the ride.  Don’t get so antsy.  Don’t weigh yourself everyday.  Stop obsessing.  Just make the right choices everyday and you will see changes.

 

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

Day 3 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 3

Day 3!  How are you doing?  You might be a little sore if you haven’t worked out in a while.  It’s ok.  “The only way to get through hell is to go through it!”  Push through and remember that it’s one day at a time.  Forget about yesterday, live in the now.

1.  Wednesday- Stretch and do 30 min of solid cardio and some weights.  Grab your 3 to 5lb weights and put some music on.   Try this one.  You don’t have to get married to do this:)))

2.  Follow the meal plan.  Make sure you are eating often.  You should actually feel like you are eating all day with this plan.  You will not be hungry.  Even when you are not hungry or thirsty, force yourself to stay on schedule and eat and drink water.  Cut sugar, alcohol, white flour for this challenge.  It doesn’t mean that you will never have it.  You’re just detoxing for the first ten days.  You will crave it, but remember that whatever you put in your mouth you will crave.  If you eat junk, you will crave junk.  If you eat broccoli, guess what!?!?  You will crave broccoli!!!  Seriously!!!:)

3.  Set aside time to meditate daily.  This is just some quiet time to connect with yourself.  Time to affirm yourself, set your intention for the day and focus on your mantra for the day.  It can be a one word mantra like “surrender”, “patience”, “kindness”, “self control”, etc….this is essential to our journey.  We run around so fast that we forget what or why we are doing things.  As a believer I use this in my time with God everyday.  Reading the Bible or whatever inspires you is a great way to set the tone for your day.  This is where you get your gas to rejuvenate your spirit and your soul.

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

XOXO,

Judy

 

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 8 of 30 Day Challenge!!!

Day 8!

TGIF!!! It’s Friday and it’s time for the weekend.  I know for us here in LA it’s been summer for awhile:)  We have been hanging out by the pool and enjoying the great outdoors.  Remember that this challenge is a lifestyle change.  This is not a life sentence:)  This shouldn’t be torture or a struggle.  Learn to enjoy your new healthy habits.  Enjoy creating new, clean dishes.  Enjoy new workouts and outdoor activity.  Don’t shy away from working out hard.  Your body will respond and will start craving it more and more.

1) Friday is CORE day!  Try these exercises.  Always remember to engage your core and keep it tight!  This will also help your posture and make you look taller and leaner:)

 

2) Mantra for the Day- Patience and Perseverance!!!
This is such a huge obstacle for me.  I am a results oriented person and I’m not very patient.  We’ve been doing these challenge groups since January.  All my clients were sending in their success stories of weight loss and inches lost and my scale was not budging at all!  I had to learn to surrender as I had to adjust to my health issues and modify my diet to get results.  I love that there really is no one size fits all approach to health.  We’re all different and we all have different needs.  I went to the Dr. today and I lost 5% body fat!!!  I was very happy about that.  I actually gained four pounds but I know muscle weighs more than fat.  I recently increased my cardio and cut out sugar so I know that had a lot to do with it.  This is not easy guys!  Changing old habits are challenging.  If you want it bad enough, you will see progress.  Stay persistent, stay patient, be all in!!!  I’m totally here for you and our community is here for you.  No matter where you are today, just take one step towards the right direction and soon enough, you will get there.  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:)))