80 Day Obsession – Fight For Me

For the last year, my motivation has been on a roller-coaster ride.  I allowed external “things” to get in my way, to control my emotions and get in my head, clouding my goals.

We moved house, which I actually wanted.  I have been working through postpartum anxiety.  I have nerve issues in my back that I let get the best of me.

All of these took its toll on me, throwing me a curve-ball that I didn’t quite know how to deal with.  Finally, in December, I had enough and was ready to push myself through, gaining control of myself back and getting back to working on a stronger, healthier me not just for myself but for my family.  My son is my everything and I didn’t want him to watch me give in, to say screw-it but to fight for me.

In January, my company was launching a brand new program that I just knew was exactly what I needed and at just the right time.  But, I had no idea just what that effect was going to be and just how life-changing it was for me.

“It’s only over if you quit”

What I’ve learned in the last 44 DAYS:

  • I have the ability to let the scale determine my CONFIDENCE, my WORTH, ME
  • The scale is only a number.  You hear that so often but I used to be someone who got on the scale every morning and let that number determine my day. How happy I was or sad or defeated I felt, all based on that ONE NUMBER.
  • The problem is that it is just a number.  YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
  • I am stronger than I think. At times, I doubted myself but when I chose the heavier weights I felt empowered by MY OWN STRENGTH
  • This is MY JOURNEY, stop comparing yourself to anyone else, that can also led to you feeling defeated and not being proud of you own accomplishments
  • It is more MENTAL than you think.  You can do anything you set your mind to.
  • It is OKAY TO MODIFY.  Previously, I would allow my back pain to be an EXCUSE for me to not workout.  Now I know that it is simply a matter of modifying the moves that I need to

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Since starting on my NEW JOURNEY 44 DAYS AGO, I have only allowed myself to get on the scale once a week for my weekly check-in but with it, I also check my measurements and take my photos.  This has helped me to see a WHOLE VERSION of the work I am putting in.

These last 44 DAYS have also shown me that this is truly a journey, it never ends.  I will never give up on myself or my health.  Once you feel like you’ve “completed” a program, you start to let things slip which simply creates a downward spiral to going back to you OLD WAYS.  Think of this as the beginning of your journey.

Take time to truly work on your self.  There is so much power in taking some time for yourself.  It could be in taking a bath or getting a massage or sitting outside with a good book.  It has more effect on your mind, body and soul than you may think.

During these first 44 DAYS, I was away from home for 9 of them and I still worked out and did my best to stay on track with my nutrition without feeling deprived.  I set myself up as best as I could for SUCCESS while on vacation.

Don’t ever give up. Focus on those non-scale victories and remember this is a JOURNEY.

So far I’m down 6lbs, 10 inches and I’m not stopping

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Mommy Needs A Minute

Gone are the days of me thinking of it solely as “Self-Care Sunday”, now I feel like it’s better to happen whenever YOU need it.  With an, at-times, blurry line of work/life balance and more and more people working to get healthier, this is something that should be happening more than simply once a week.

 

It’s not only about healing muscles, but in relaxing your mind and spirit too.  Being overworked and stretched to the limit can have serious effects on you on all levels.

 

I have found in the last year that I can have a habit of slacking on my self-care, and I know, as a mom, we all have this tendency.  You put everyone else first and then, when and if there is anything left, that is when you take care of you.

 

When you focus on YOU, then you will become better with taking care of everyone else.

 

Here are some great ways to give YOURSELF a little TLC:

  • Meditation: A simple way to start. Give yourself an extra 5 or 10 minutes every morning or evening to relax your mind.  You can do this yourself by getting into a quiet space, sit or lie down, close your eyes and just focus on your breathing.  You can also find some great (free) apps to help with this, if you would like more a guided meditation.
  • Bath: Add some Epsom salt for tired, sore muscles, maybe some candles or dimly light the room for a bit more peace
  • Massage: Please Mamma’s . . need I say more?!?
  • Manicure / Pedicure: I’m not a big manicure fan.  I just don’t seem to find it relaxing but I LOVE a good pedicure!  I like to listen to audio books, close my eyes and zone out.
  • Yoga Class: Hot or not, it just feels good to stretch it all out.  Get out of your head and let the chill yogi vibes (???) take over.
  • Foam Rolling: I won’t lie; this was a bit strange for me at first but go with me here. These are great for helping with muscle relief.  They come in what feels like a million variations so if you are new to this maybe go check some out at the store.  Places like Target or Dick’s carry them.  Start slow and build your way up.  I know add this to the stretching portion after almost every workout.
  • Sleep: This is so much more crucial to having a healthy body and mind than most people give it credit for. Start by tracking your sleep and seeing how you feel.  How many hours a night do you get?  Is it hard for you to fall asleep?  Do you struggle in the morning?  Maybe you could try going to bed a little earlier each night or giving yourself some time to simply relax before hitting the sack to see if that helps you.

 

 

What are some of your favorite ways to unwind and help get yourself back to a state of calm, ready to take on the world??

 

Run, Don’t Walk, Away From Resolutions

If I learned anything from the past 2 years, it’s to say *SCREW RESOLUTIONS* and make some EPIC GOALS instead.  I’ve found that when we do the typical NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS, we make them vague and almost haphazard.

 

“I want to lose weight.”

“I want to get healthy.”

“I want to get a new job.”

 

But, that completely loses sight of the question, well, how are you going to get there?  What happens if you don’t lose weight in the first week, first month, etc of that new year?  Are you going to give up?  Throw in the towel?

 

Wouldn’t it be better to give yourself attainable goals?  Or BIG-A$$ Goals that you can quantify?  You can see that progress is being made?  If you could tell you were working towards a goal, even if making baby steps, would that not keep you going?

 

I was that person to always say, this year, I’m going to workout and lose weight.  I’m going to eat better but then February or maybe even March rolls around and I start to slack, which in turn snowballs into me completely forgetting all about that New Year’s Resolution come June.

 

Now is the time to set yourself up for SUCCESS, to keep going no matter what.  Instead of simply saying “I want to lose weight”, why not say “This year, I want to lose 15 pounds”?  Then you can quantify that along the way.  In 12 months, that’s under 1.5 pounds a month.  That seems doable, don’t you think?!?  Then when you don’t lose those 15 pounds in your first month, you are less likely to throw in the towel.

 

This year, that is what I have done.  But in all aspects of my life.

 

This year:

  • I will read 10 personal development books
  • I will workout 250 times
  • I will lose 20 pounds to be back at my “fighting weight”
  • I will set aside 2 nights a month for a date night with my husband
  • I will set aside once a week to do some self-care for myself

 

Give it a try for yourself and let me know how you get on.

BUSY MOM HALLOWEEN DETOX

It’s the POST-HALLOWEEN SUGAR RUSH and I want to help you MOMS out. 🍭 🍾 🍬

Let’s clear out the candy together and get you BACK ON TRACK. 👍

🙋 If you’re anything like me, your pre-Halloween event lineup is CRAZY BUSY. Gone are the days of HALLOWEEN candy hauls lasting only one night. Now it seems every shopping center, school, town center and club have Halloween FESTIVITIES and with that more CANDY and wired KIDS than you know what to do with. 🙋

✨ Give me (and YOURSELF) one week to focus on getting back to YOU. ✨

✨ This FREE 5 DAY SERIES is just for YOU. ✨

👉You’ll receive 5 days of WORKOUTS you can do from ANYWHERE your little one plays PLUS 5 days of TIPS and CHILD-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES.

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You put yourself last. You make sure everyone else is taken care of before YOU. You maybe don’t feel as happy, confident and strong on the inside as your show on the outside. I am with you. I have been there. I have spent my days in leggings and sweatpants, felt depressed at the thought of truly seeing myself in the bathroom mirror. Struggling everytime I had to wear “normal clothes”. That was ME. But I have gotten myself to the other side. I have realized that focusing on myself may have been the last thing on my mind but the best thing I could have done not just for myself but also for my family. I have gained my #momfidence and got my #mombod back and I want to help you do the same.

Now is the time for you to do the same.

I want to help you and be by your side every step of the way. You will not be alone in this.

Do the workouts – Follow the nutrition plan – GET RESUTS!

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✔️ How to eat out and travel without ruining any progress you have made
✔️ CRUSH YOUR GOALS!

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👉Your first 30 day supply of Shakeology—the superfood protein shake that helps give you energy, reduce cravings, accelerate your fitness results AND give you one meal a day that you don’t have to think about!

👉30 minute workouts because you don’t need to spend hours (and don’t have the hours) at a gym in order to get results

👉30 day access to Beachbody on Demand so you can workout from ANYWHERE with wifi

👉Access to my private Facebook group which is a community full of supportive, motivational people JUST LIKE YOU

👉Simple, easy portion controlled nutrition – no more counting calories, no more counting points

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MAKE THE SHIFT Online Fit Group

Summertime typically means a season of travel. With the kids off from school, it makes it the perfect time to get away with your family. It can also mean it’s the perfect time to get away from your workout routine or indulge in sweets and tempting cocktails like mojitos and margaritas on the beach. But what it doesn’t have to mean is falling off the wagon.

Joine me for 37 days (1 week of prep and 4 weeks of clean eating and 30 minute workouts) for some SUMMERTIME accountability!

I have learned so much about my own personal health & fitness and truthfully how I feel when I fuel up with good food that I don’t want to go back to my old ways! And I want to share that with YOU!

You’ll learn:
* Balance between those summer treats and your goals
* How to travel and eat healthy
* How to make a meal plan
* Healthy summer swaps
* Proper portion size
* 30 minute total body workouts
* At least 1 cheat meal per week

My goal is to teach you how to make a lifestyle change, not a crash diet, or something you feel deprived by!

You will be given KNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT and INSPIRATION daily to workout, eat healthy and crush your goals! Stop making excuses and start forming habits that will last a lifetime.

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BREAK IT DOWN: The Ultimate Reset

I’m going to get REAL with you for a minute here.  I just conquered the Beachbody Ultimate Reset and I’m here to tell you all about it.  It’s a 21 day cleanse for your whole body broken into three weeklong segments.  Each week comes with its own set of challenges but believe me when I tell you that you still get to eat, it’s just under strict guidelines.  This is no juice cleanse.  It is not a quick fix.  It is about retraining your brain and your body with how you look at nutrition, how you process food.  This is about getting rid of bad habits that may be stumping your progress and hopefully creating new ones.

Each week you will cut more and more out of your diet.  Starting with refined foods and animal products then eventually grains and legumes, which will have you eating a diet of fruits and veggies for your final week.  I loved that it was a gradual process and not cutting everything out all at once.

Each day you will eat 3 meals and 1 snack (which is optional).  And yes you can still have your Shakeology, of the Vegan variety (of which there are now more options!!)
For me, doing this detox was about getting over a plateau that I had been struggling with ever since I stopped breastfeeding my son.  It was about stripping down my nutrition to figure out what is and what isn’t working well with my body.
There were two issues that came up for me while on the reset: First, NO WORKING OUT FOR 21 DAYS.  That was more of a struggle for me than I ever thought it would be. But when you spend the last year focusing on your health and fitness, my workouts had become more of an outlet for me and I didn’t fully realize that until this moment.  And second, I was forced to cook up three separate meals every night.  Yikes.  My son has quite a few allergies so he gets his own dinner, then my husband and finally my own dinner.  This got old for me real quick so lucky for me they also have what they call the “Reset In A Crunch” meal plan which became my saving grace.
Here is a sampling of my meals during my 21 Days:
I won’t lie to you.  I did have a cheat or 2 during my 21 days.  But I didn’t let it get me off track and I jumped right back on the plan ASAP.  It is also imperative that you hydrate, so lots and lots of water.  Aim for a gallon of water a day.
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This program is hard but YOU WILL GET RESULTS!  Stick with it for 21 days and you will feel better, you will lose weight, you will cleanse your body of all that nasty stuff, you will have created better habits and broken yourself of bad habits.
My results were quite astounding: down exactly 10 pounds and over 4 inches in my waist and hips alone.  But now it’s about how I continue to keep moving forward and not ruin my results by going back to my old ways.
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What’s This ALL ACCESS All About?

Are you like the “old me”?  Anytime I was set to travel, I would ALWAYS pack gym clothes which would virtually always come back still clean.  But never fail, it would happen time and again.  This vicious cycle of mine finally ended when I found Beachbody on Demand.  I didn’t need to leave my hotel room or find a gym or studio to get my workout in.  I’ve never been a runner so throwing my sneakers on and hitting the pavement just wasn’t for me.

Now, all I need is a small area to workout in, my iPhone and workout attire.  That’s it!  You can log in with your laptop, use the app from your phone or roku and push play.  Think you’re headed someplace with spotty wifi?  No problem.  You can even download 7 workouts to stream when internet isn’t available.

This has literally been a godsend for me and one of the main reasons I’m able to stay healthy and keep going strong no matter where I am in the world.  You can stream thousands upon thousands of different workouts – weights, no weights.  There’s yoga, boxing, cardio dance, hiit and more.  It’s no joke, there is something for everyone.

What excuse do you use for not making your health a priority?

NO TIME?

Most workouts are only 30 minutes and you don’t need to leave your house so that cuts your travel time down to zero.

TOO EXPENSIVE?

Beachbody has released a brand new Challenge Pack that is ONLY $199 for an ENTIRE YEAR of Beachbody on Demand plus 30 day supply of Shakeology.  That means you get access to every single program we have ever released as well as any new ones that are released during the year.  That’s pretty amazing at under $17/month plus 30 meals of Shakeology!

What’s the price of a local gym? I don’t know about you but I was paying close to $70 / month or $30 a class for boutique fitness classes!

It’s almost too easy.  Simply log in and push play.  Thirty minutes later you’re drenched in sweat and ready to tackle the day.  But don’t take my word for it, try it out for yourself.

BEACHBODY ON DEMAND – ALL ACCESS PACK

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Mommin: Firsts, Lasts and Everything In Between

It’s crazy and hard for me to believe that my little man will be 18 months this week. You get to this place where it’s hard to imagine what life before him was like.   Hitting up the movies on a snowy afternoon or grabbing a nice dinner at the spur of the moment, heck even flying solo.

Something truly awesome about motherhood is all the firsts you get to experience with your little bundle.  Naps, feedings, rolling over, movements, sounds, words, crawling, foods, walking, the list goes on and on.  But the flip side is that some of those don’t last long and if only you got a little heads up as to when it would happen for the last time, maybe I would snap a pic, whether in my mind or in reality to remember these moments better.  It tugs at the heartstrings not to remember the last time he was snuggled into the Ergo out on a walk with our fur baby Mr Bo Jangles and fell asleep.  I never received a memo – hey mom I won’t be breastfeeding anymore or this is probably the last time I’ll fall asleep and nap in your arms or remembering the last time I wore him all snuggled in.
In a day and age where it’s all social media – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat oh my.  You can get lost in all the apps on your phone.  It’s time to be present, live in the moment and simply enjoy every moment – the snuggles and laughs, learning, exploring, growing and crying – as I know it won’t last long and one day I will turn around and he will be yet another year older.
For now, I fear we’re moving into the “terrible twos” and I’m going to lean on my snuggles and workouts  . . . oh and wine and just take it all in.

Home or Away: My Top Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

Traveling is certain to take a toll on anyone for a number of reasons but especially if you’re working to make changes to a healthier lifestyle and a stronger, fitter you.  Would you believe me if I told you that I started my journey on January 2, 2016 and that I travelled a total of roughly 11 weeks during the year and still found myself down 30 pounds, countless inches and going strong on my journey to a healthier, stronger me by the end of 2016?!

Here are my tops tips from what I’ve learned.

  1. Keep Moving.  Don’t let being on vacation or away from home keep you from exercising.  Just because your environment is different it doesn’t mean that you need to stop moving completely.  Go for a walk, go for a hike, run on the beach or trek around the neighborhood but start your day with some form of activity.  With Beachbody on Demand, I am able to bring my workouts with me and do them anywhere I can bring my phone, laptop or plug in the Roku.  And I don’t need wifi as you can download up to 7 workouts to play anytime.
  2. Make healthy eating decisions.  I’m not saying you cannot enjoy or indulge in a little yummy goodness but just don’t let yourself go crazy at every meal.  Make a plan even if it’s in your head.  I’m going to have a drink (or two) with dinner so make sure your breakfast and lunch are healthier choices.  Choose lean meats, vegetable, fruits.  Still try to stay away from sugary options.
  3. Make a plan.  I like to plan ahead by bringing some healthy snack options with me like nuts, bananas, carrots, Shakeology, Rx Bars.  If you have the options with you already then it is a no-brainer when you’re stuck in a situation where there are no good choices for you.  It’s great to pack in your carry-on as well as we all know airport options can be pretty bleak at times.
  4. Drink lots of water.  Staying hydrated is key no matter where you are – home or away.    It will help with fatigue, flush out toxins and will help with digestion amongst other great benefits.
  5. Don’t stress.  Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your healthy lifestyle.  Focus on making small changes as they will in the end make a big impact.