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:)

 

Day 30 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 30

 

I can’t believe a month has flown by!  Look at what you have accomplished in the last 30 days???  Remember that the habits you have developed have taken way longer than 30 days to create so be patient with yourself.  Embrace the progress you’ve made and remember that you have come such a long way.  And by the way, if you haven’t voted yet…GO VOTE:))))  XOXO!!!

 

 

1. Tuesday- Today is cardio day and strength training.  Try interval training, sprint training, tabata training, HIIT, cross fit, Zumba, Tae bo, etc….there are so many awesome forms of cardio.  Try a new one and sweat it out:))))

 

 

2.  Food- 10 Commandments of Weight loss!

 

 

3. Mantra for the day: Take Responsibility!

With today being an important day in this nation, let us not forget that the real change comes from taking personal responsibility.  Government, churches, establishments, schools, gyms, trainers, etc….will not make you change anything unless it comes from within.  You have the power to choose and at the end of the day, you live with your choices.  So, stop blaming, stop making excuses and start in your own backyard by taking inventory of your life and making the right choices.  Every right choice will get you closer to your goals.  No one is stopping you.  You can do it!!!!

 

 

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

Day 20 of 30 Day Challenge!!

Day 20!

Happy hump day y’all!  Why is time flying at lightning speed???  I can’t keep up!
How’s it going?  Clean eating and exercising should be a habit by now.  Your body should be craving healthy food and rejecting junk.  You should feel like you want to work out instead of dragging yourself to your work outs.  It doesn’t take very long for your body to acclimate to healthy living.  This is how we were designed so your body will actually respond better when you are treating it well.  On the flip side, it doesn’t take long to go to the dark side.  Just a few cheats and you will be back to square one.  It’s not worth it.  Don’t do it!!!  Wherever you are today, start today to treat yourself well.

 

 

1) Upper Body Day!  Check out these workouts and do them!!!  Let us know how you did!

 

2) Summertime!!!  Eat your fruit early in the day so you can burn it off:)))
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3) Mantra for the Day- Don’t let one bad day kill your progress!!!

 

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

Day 15 of 30 Day Challenge!!

Day 15!

Well, it’s our mid point check in today!  How’s your progress?  Remember that progress is measured in many different ways.  I feel strong, my pants are loose, I see more definition, I am not reliant on caffeine or sugar for my energy, I have way more endurance, I am eating more often, I drink more water, my arms are more toned, I lost 5% body fat, and I am feeling balanced in my relationships.  I’m more in love with my husband, my kids are doing great and I am enjoying my work.  I don’t feel burned out, I feel hopeful, inspired and ready to accomplish more goals.  The story doesn’t end with strong abs and the number on the scale.  In my lowest weight and ‘skinniest’ time, I was the most miserable. I was never skinny enough and I was so unhealthy!!!  I was grumpy all the time because I was STARVING!!! LOL!  I was not fun to be around and was super insecure and ungrateful.  Guys, this is a lifestyle change.  Even if you have a few more pounds to lose but have a healthy self image and a happy, balanced life then YOU ARE DOING AWESOME!!!  Don’t get caught up on the wrong things and be results oriented.  This is a marathon, not a sprint:)))  I believe in you.  You CAN do this:))))

 

1) Friday- CORE day!!!  Check these out:)))

 

2) Super Green Drinks!!!  Try one and let us know what you think:)))

 

3) Mantra for the Day- Words of Wisdom:)))

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