Day 46 of 90 Day Challenge!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  In the spirit of giving thanks, I just wanted to share what an honor and privilege it is to be on this journey with you.  I love getting to know you and love your desire and commitment to be fit.  I’m so proud of you guys and I just wanted you to know that I’m thankful for you:)))

1. Thursday- Even though today is a holiday, set aside some time to do something active.  Take a walk, set aside some time for yoga or a quick run.  Believe me, you’ll feel better!

 

 

2.  Food- Here are some great tips from Celebrity Trainer- Harley Pasternak

1. Walk it out!
The morning of Thanksgiving, go for a brisk walk. If you’re traveling to Thanksgiving dinner, park your car a few blocks away and walk the extra distance. After dinner, get some fresh air and walk around the block. Before you know it, you will have taken a few extra thousand steps, burned off your dessert and helped your digestion!

2. Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch
Filling up on “good calories” on Thanksgiving is key in controlling your appetite come dinnertime. Showing up ravenous to Thanksgiving dinner is never a good idea.

3. Exercise portion control
I know some think this is Thanksgiving sacrilege, but honestly portion control is the name of the game. First, start with a smaller plate. Smaller plates equal smaller portions. Next, follow the 3:2:1 rule: 3 parts veggies, 2 parts protein, 1 part whole grains.

4. Lose the booze!
Not only is alcohol almost twice as calorically dense as carbohydrates and protein, but your body stops burning fat as efficiently when you drink!

5. Take your time
I always say, life’s too short not to enjoy yourself on special days, and Thanksgiving dinner is definitely one of them! So go ahead and cut yourself a piece of mom’s pecan pie – but instead of shoveling it in your mouth, slow down and enjoy each bite.

 

 

3. Mantra for the Day:  Pain is weakness leaving the body!!!
Whenever you decide to change something important in your life, you will go through resistance.  It seems as if everything is against you going after your goals.  Why is that!?!?  Well, it’s easy to be comfortable and safe.  Even if you don’t like where you’re at, the thought of having to do something different is overwhelming.  If you are just starting a workout regimen, you will be sore.  If you are trying to eat well, you will want to cheat.  If you are trying to be more patient, it seems like everywhere you go, there will be a line and there will be traffic!  More than just having pain in our sore bodies, there is pain to changing.  We have to decide that the pain of staying the same is worst than the pain of changing.  Fight through it.  Persevere!  Dig deep and do whatever you have to do.  You will get stronger, you will change, you will grow.  Take it one day at a time….

 

 

 

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

Day 19 of Spring Clean Challenge Part II

Day 19!

Hello Friends!
I hope you enjoy this fabulous weekend with your loved ones.  I hope you’re doing well and feeling good.  Stay connected and engaged. Don’t miss the moments.  Whether you’re feeling great or not, it’s a blessing to be able to feel.  When we start dealing with what’s really going on and not turning to food for our comfort and satisfaction then that is the beginning of true transformation!

 

 

1) Saturday! -Enjoy the outdoors if you can.  Take advantage of nature that is all around us!  Go for a hike, a bike ride, a run on the beach, whatever it is, do it with joy!

 

2) Food- Date Night!
I don’t know about you but I get in a lot of trouble when I eat out and smell the aroma of all the amazing food at the restaurant!  It’s hard to have self control when you are surrounded by amazing food!!!  Here’s an idea, make a romantic dinner at home with
nutritious, healthy, ingredients.  You will really be able to enjoy dinner guilt free and save money too!!!


Follow me on Pinterest to get these amazing recipes:))) My Boards:)

 

 

3) Mantra of the Day!!!  NO SHORTCUTS!!!
I know it’s tempting to take the shortcut.  There are many options to get nipped and tucked, lifted and lipo’d!  You can get diced and sliced and zapped and lazered!  If you’re really overweight, you can get your stomach stapled and get a band to shrink your tummy.
Look, if you have had any of the aforementioned procedures, I ain’t mad at ya!  All I’m saying is that it covers up a much larger issue of the heart.  Our weight problems are just a by-product of something going on much deeper within.  So, instead of wishing and saving
for the newest procedure, you can start dealing with WHY you are having issues with self control and lacking the motivation to start getting healthy. I get it.  I’ve been pretty active my whole life and have had moments of letting myself go and not caring.  It wasn’t until my body started to fall apart that I really started to take it seriously. So, don’t wait until  your body starts betraying you.  Start NOW! Get healthy and active so that you won’t have to suffer in the future. The right food and exercise are your best bet to keep your body working at its optimum speed.  Join us for the next 60 day challenge starting April 30th.  I have partnered with Michelle from Michelle’s Health and Nutrition Zone to offer you excellent fitness and nutrition tips.  Join our community to get the motivation, inspiration and accountability that you need to get you going.  We’re here for you and we are here to be your biggest cheerleaders!!!  There’s no greater reward than doing it the hard way!!!  If you really want to take a shortcut, check this out!!! LOL:)

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