Day 4 of April Challenge!

Day 4

It’s been a few days since I’ve written.  I’m giving myself permission to chill and listen to my body. Right now I should be sleeping but I couldn’t sleep.  I had a rough day today. In case you didn’t hear the news, we miscarried a while back.  I’m doing OK.  I was resolved with the outcome and pretty much just went on with life.  Business as usual. I’ve had spurts of sadness but I’ve been too busy to feel. Today I went to Target and walked by all the baby clothes and toys.  I watched the excited, expectant moms shopping with anticipation.  It seems like everywhere I go, everyone is pregnant.  It’s just a constant reminder that I am not.  It’s easy for me to just not think about it and go about my busy life.  My life is super busy right now. We’re in the middle of a HUGE move out of state and I have a lot on my plate.  I had to give myself permission to grieve and to be OK with being sad.  It’s actually easier to check out, numb out, and not deal.  In my fitness classes, I teach my clients to be in the moment.  I teach them not to be afraid of emotions, hard challenging moves, and to be open to the challenge. Just like in life, we are sometimes thrown a curve ball.  Sometimes, we don’t know why things happen.  I know for me, I can intellectualize it and just give myself a pep talk.  “It’s OK, everything happens for a reason.”  “God is in control.”  “It’s just not meant to be.”  Even though it may be true, it can divert my true feelings and make it harder for me to be in touch.  It’s OK to be sad.  It’s OK to be sorrowful.  It’s OK to be human.

1) YOGA DAY- How fitting that today is Yoga day.  Yoga really helps me to see the parallels of real life and my practice on the mat.  Yoga helps me to hear the chatter in my mind and as I hold poses, I can slowly calm the chatter and focus on the NOW.   If I’m all over the place in my mind, I’m all over the place on my mat.  It’s a great challenge mentally and of course physically.  I have to surrender to where I’m at physically.  I can’t fake it or force it.  I have to just BE.  That’s the beauty of Yoga.  You are forced to be your authentic self even if you’re falling all over the mat.  You can’t have ego in yoga.  LOL!  Another beautiful thing in Yoga is there is no judgment.  You accept where you’re at with no judgment.  Some days you feel stronger than others.  It’s OK.  I need to take some yoga today to learn some lessons on being present and being in the moment.  I hope you can join me.  Peace:)))

 

2) Mantra- Love is Patient

My mantra is simple today.  I need to be patient with myself.  To be honest, the day after my miscarriage, I taught a high intensity fitness class.  My doctor was not happy with me.  She told me I needed to rest and let my body heal.  In my mind, I was ready to go after my normal fitness regimen and go full out.  I felt good, I had energy.  I was in a hurry to get back in to tip top shape.  Why?  What’s the hurry?  I had to ask myself these question.  I think for me, it gave me some kind of comfort to get back on a schedule and take my mind off of the loss.  I listened to my doctor and took it easy for the next couple of weeks.  I have to constantly remind myself that I’m not in a race, I’m not in a hurry, and it’s OK to take some time to recuperate.  If I’m not patient with myself, how can I be patient with others.  In 1 Corinthians 13:4 It says, “Love is patient”….that’s all I have to remember.

So I ask for your patience as I’m going through this time in my life.  I may not blog daily but I’m always available on Facebook.  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 17 of Spring Clean Challenge!

Day 17!

Wow!  This week has flown by!   I’m taking it easy and listening to my body.  It’s very hard for me to chill and relax.  I’m early in my first trimester and being “advanced maternal age” I want to be careful.  I had high hopes of doing high intensity workouts during this pregnancy but so far, I’m too tired to do anything!!! LOL!  Please keep me in your prayers:)))

 

1) Thursday- Yoga Day!

 

2) Sugar Fact of the Day!  I am convinced that sugar is from the devil!!! LOL!
I challenge you to go ten days without sugar.  Starting NOW!!! :))))  Let us know how it goes!  Don’t worry, you’ll live!  Trust me:)))

 

3) Mantra for the Day- What’s your Transformation Story?

I’ve had my moments of being chubby and thin.  I am really excited because for the first time, I feel like all my cylinders are working together.  I am eating well and exercising at my peak performance.  In the past, I couldn’t get it together.  Either I worked out a ton and ate like crap or I ate really well and didn’t work out.  Also, my mental game was not on straight.  My motives were not pure and because I wasn’t obese, I didn’t really feel the urgency to get fit.  I knew my body well enough that if I needed to lose a few pounds I could.  Well, the yo-yo dieting took a toll on my body and now I struggle with thyroid issues, gluten sensitivity and sugar addiction.  I really have to be super careful and eat healthy because I HAVE to, not just because I WANT to.  I think the biggest thing I’ve learned so far on this journey, is to be yourself.  So much of my struggle came from looking at other women and comparing myself.  My standards we’re not realistic.  So I learned to be patient and OK with myself.  I had to surrender the idea that as a forty two mother of three I wasn’t going to look like a woman in her twenties.  I don’t mind it because I’m actually in way better shape now than I’ve ever been!  So, be patient.  Surrender your expectations and enjoy the journey.  It’s not going to be perfect everyday.  Be OK with it!

Now, I get to work on having a fit pregnancy.  Wish me luck:))))


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

Day 18 of February Sweetheart Challenge!

Day 18

Can you believe we only have eight days left on this challenge?  How is it going?  How’s your fitness level?  How’s your clean eating?  How are your relationships???  Specifically, with your significant other!?  I hope you have learned some things and have enjoyed the theme this month.  I have personally enjoyed it!  Please share some victory stories:)))

 

 

1) Wednesday-Yoga Day!

Take time to balance your mind, body and spirit today.  Be present and be in the moment.

 

 

2) Food- Smart Snacking Ideas!!!  I’m a visual person so this helps me.  Check out what 100 calories looks like:)))




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

This goes for everything.  Relationships, fitness, career, education, etc…Life is a challenge.  Life was never meant to be easy or fair.  Persevere, be patient, and know that all you can do is give your best.  I love this quote.  I hope it inspires you:)))

 

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