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.

 

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Day 67 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 67

Confession of a yo-yo dieter.  I abused my body growing up.  I struggled with eating disorders.  It was pretty much a control issue.  If I had an event or a show, I would just starve myself until I could fit into my costumes.  I had it down to an exact science.  I remember eating one muffin and looking in the mirror and I can tell you exactly where that muffin was on my body and I would run for hours to get rid of it. I definitely did not have a healthy relationship with food.  Now, I eat well and if I indulge I don’t beat myself up or think I have to spend hours in the gym to get ‘rid of it’.  Life is a journey.  It’s a marathon, not a sprint.  Let’s overcome these unhealthy thought patterns together.  The first step is just acknowledging there’s a problem.  Changing my mindset was a huge part of the breakthrough. The battle is won in our minds.  Change your tapes daily.  Encourage yourself:)))

 

1.) Thursday -Yoga Day!
“What is appearing as poison in the beginning, that will prove nectar at the end.” -Guru
“Prison or Paradise, you decide.”- Lisa P. Yoga Teacher

It took me about three years to LOVE yoga.  I was a hard core gym rat, runner, dancer, and I didn’t really think yoga was going to be that challenging so I never took it.  One day I was at the gym and there was a yoga class.  I decided to take the class because there were no other classes at the time.  The instructor was an older lady and was very gentle.  I left the gym and didn’t think much about it.  The next morning the alarm went off and I seriously could not even move my arm!!!  I was so sore in places I never thought possible!!!  I definitely underestimated the power of yoga.  I didn’t go back until a few years later.  I had given birth to my third child and the last of the stubborn baby weight would not come off.  I heard about Power Yoga and decided to try it out.  I was desperate and it was purely for vanity reasons!  What I realized was that yoga was so much more than just a workout.  This is where I really learned to balance my mind, body and spirit.  I would walk in on some days and swear that that was going to be my last yoga class!  I hated it so much! I had to learn surrender and acceptance and that was a huge life lesson for me.  I also lost twenty pounds:)  So I guess, it works!!!

 

2.) Food- Holiday Clean Treats!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • pinch sea salt
  • 13-14 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (you could also use mint extract or cherry extract, or orange…)

Instructions

  1. Place walnuts and salt in a food processor.
  2. Process until finely ground.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process until all mixed and uniformly crumbly.
  4. With the machine running, add a few drops of water at a time, just until the mass starts to stick together in a big ball. (Better to add too little that too much!)
  5. Roll mixture into balls or press into a square pan and cut into squares.
  6. Balls can then be rolled in dried coconut, chopped nuts, or cocoa powder if you wish.

Taken from: http://triumphwellness.com/healthy-sugar-free-cookies/
Found on Pinterest!  Yummmm:))))

 

3.) Mantra of the Day!-
Don’t.Give.Up!!!

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