Day 18 of January Detox Challenge!

Day 18!

After talking to some of you guys, it seems like we have hit a bump in our journey.  Some of us, myself included have slipped up and have enjoyed too many cheat days:)  It’s OK.  Don’t beat yourself up.  It’s time to shake it off and move forward.  The key is not to let the bad days turn into weeks, months and eventually years!  Everyday is a new day:))))

1) Thursday Yoga/Pilates/Stretch
After hitting it hard this week, take some time to stretch your body and give it some TLC:)  Try these stretches and poses….

 

2) Food- Super food of the day: Quinoa

3) Mantra for the Day- Turn Intentions into ACTIONS!
If I did everything I THOUGHT about doing, I would be soooooo productive;) LOL!  Our intentions are so important but the proof is in the follow through.  Have integrity and do what you say you’re going to do.  If you say to yourself, “I will work out in the morning.”  Then do it!  Keep your word.  It’s tough and sometimes we want to give in to our emotions.  Stay strong.  Success comes to those who are willing to do the work!

 

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

Day 3 of Spring Clean Challenge!!!

Happy hump day:)))  We’re three days in and the detox should be getting a little easier.  The first few days are the worst but if you hang on and persevere, you will see the light at the end of the tunnel:)  Again, the detox is to take away the crutches and the ‘drug’ of choice in our lives.  One of the hardest things to do is to start dealing with our feelings.  When we let go of our ‘drug’, we are forced to really feel.  This is a good thing!  When you are cranky, overwhelmed, angry, irritable, etc…it means that you are human and your heart is beating.  When we choose to numb out and not deal, we are not connected, present, and engaged in life.  I promise you that there will be great clarity and energy right around the corner if you do not give up!!!  You will learn new tools to deal rather than go to donuts, cakes and cookies:)))

 

1. Wednesday- Stretch, cardio, upper body, and close out with a stretch.  Moving and stretching our bodies are an important part of the workout.  Don’t skip it!  Check the exclusive page for videos:)))

 

 

2. Food-Know the difference between emotional eating and true hunger.  When you abuse your body by not eating or overeating then you can mess up your hunger cues.  A baby doesn’t have to be told when it’s hungry.  They will let you know!!! It’s interesting that they start to scream for food about every three hours. We were designed that way.  We need to eat when we’re hungry and stop when we’re full.  When we don’t follow the natural cues, we numb out.  That’s when we eat mindlessly, even when we’re not hungry.  So check out this cool list.  The next time you pick up a snack, ask yourself these questions….

 

 

 

3. Mantra for the Day:  It’s Supposed to be Hard!
If you are asking yourself, “What did I get myself into???” Well, you’re on the right path:)  This is supposed to be hard.  It’s so much easier not to care, to eat whatever you want and to lie to yourself.  You have engaged in really dealing with this part of your life.  So, when you start to whine and complain about how much you want chocolates, caffeine, alcohol, etc…then tell yourself that you are exactly where you’re supposed to be.  Self control is like a muscle…the more we use it, the stronger it gets.  Also, when we don’t use it, we lose it!!!

 

 

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!