Sunday, February 18, 2018

End of Phase 1

Sometimes it can be hard to see just how good your doing until you see what others can see. That's why I encourage you to take pictures while on your journey.
Sometimes I let defeatist Diane creep into my head (I stole that term from another coach...lol thanks Rachel). Defeatist Diane says "Ugh!!! Your working so hard and you still have so much belly to lose" or ugh!! your arms are still so flabby"









What defeatist Diane doesn't say is " girl you killed those lunges the other day even with bad knees" she doesn't remind you that you wore a dress last night you bought too small last year and looked good in it 😏. She doesn't tell you to look at that badass in those end of phase 1 photos and tell me you don't see a difference.
Don't listen to Defeatist Diane, that bish is crazy😂😃. Take pictures, enjoy and celebrate every victory big or small and go into every workout knowing they were designed to help you become the best version of you possible. For the last two weeks of February I will be opening my group for women that are ready to make this the year you make your comeback. Message me to grab your spot. I mean summers coming whether your ready or not....so be ready 

Monday, January 29, 2018

2 weeks in

So here I am two weeks into this new program and I am feeling great. There are a few things that I need to do better with; Like getting in my water, making sure I am getting in my healthy fats. I am not used to cooking with oils anymore so that's quite the adjustment. And controlling my sweet tooth. But the funny thing about seeing results is it pushes you to do better where you can because you can feel and see the difference it is making.

There's nothing like waking up on the 1st day of the 3rd week of your program to feeling and seeing the difference. The progress, the blood, sweat, tears and hard work showing on your body. 

In two weeks I've lost 2 inches off my waist. Thankfully I'm being forced not to get on the scale and focus on other measures of progress. Let me tell you....it is so much more rewarding and gratifying. 

And honestly....... let's be real ladies. The measurement that matters most to us is that midsection. So to see that number getting smaller, closer to the twenties and out of the health risk range is everything. I cannot wait to see where the rest of this journey takes me. Week 3 bring it

Sunday, January 14, 2018

It's time

Early last year I was going through a pretty rough time. My heart was broken, I had just suffered a miscarriage and I was in devastating internal pain. Then I went on a 90 day health and fitness journey because...... I had to channel that hurt someplace. Besides, I needed to loose weight, so why not that way....right?

So I proceeded to lose 22.5lbs., heal a ton and get a semblance of a life back. Well, I am no longer in a heartbroken or emotionally broken state. I do need a physical and mental overhaul...if you will. So as I started the year off on a spiritual journey, I am ready for yet another physical journey. With that being said, I am going to start tackling another health and fitness goal tomorrow. This time it is for 80 days and I plan to document as much of it as possible. Including my dreaded before photos, what I am thinking, feeling and every emotional detail....lol because I think your that interested. ;)


Let's start with my goal: to finally after 15 years reach my goal weight of 130lbs. I want a minimum of a four pack, toned sculpted legs with visible quad, hamstring and calf muscles. A toned, rounded, sculpted bottom and defined arms with biceps for days. I want to feel amazing and glow with energy and contagious love of life. And most importantly, I want to pass this on to you. 

Are you ready? Let go!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Take your life back for 2018

Good morning, I wanted to show you again that this can be done. This is a fellow coach friend on my team that lost 130 lbs solely with beachbody products. Stephanie is an inspiration y'all. She was even won one of Beachbody's monthly cash prize winners. Let's do this. my next group starts Monday. Message me or comment below to take your life back for 2018.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Getting started

With the New Year approaching everyone is looking for the best way to finally get where they want to be. Well I thought I would share a few tips to help you get started.
1. Build confidence with “low-hanging fruit”
When it comes to weight loss, the first step tends to be the hardest one. Make it easier by starting with what some call “low-hanging fruit,” habits that are easily modifiable but can make a big difference in your weight. These habits can include cooking more, taki...ng the stairs at work, and cutting back on your soda habit.


Starting with these simple switches will do more than get you started; they will help keep you going. Once you start losing weight, people feel more motivated and fired up for continued results. You'll realize that, yes, you can do this.



 It’s confidence that you’re doing the right things.

A simple, gradual approach to help you get moving and create healthy new habits is sometimes the best way to start. By focusing on small changes over time, you can lose the weight and keep it off. Don't look at this journey as just a way to burn calories. This is a journey of self-discovery where you’re encouraged to think about your fitness and nutrition habits, what sets you back, and what it will take to push you forward to a healthier, happier new version of you. And pick up a journal so you can keep a note of these things daily.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Perspective

Against everything that I know as someone with an Exercise Science education and experience, I weigh myself just about everyday. Yes.... I know this behavior is ridiculous but I do it anyway. So on a morning like this one when I am reminded of why this is such a bad practice when the scale doesn't move. I have to remember to look at the whole picture. Not just the scale.


So I remembered that as I took my clothes off this morning and looked at  my reflection in the mirror; I noticed my waist is smaller, I am getting more of an hour glass shape back. I noticed the fat on my arms is less visible and I noticed that I am stronger.

These are key things to acknowledge because a scale is not a good measure of progress. It is simply one piece of data....as I have said before.

So instead of feeling stuck today or defeated. I will remember that I am not just losing fat, I am replacing it with muscle. Which is much denser and completely reshapes the body in a good way. So keep moving forward, crush your workout and eat clean, as today is another day to harness your inner badass :)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Happy December

Can you believe it is December? Holy cow, it is so exciting. I love the holiday season and it sadly is going to go by so quickly. Before you know it, it will be the new year. I have decided it is time for me to take my fitness to the next level. Haha! I feel like I am always deciding that. First I am going to start the year off with my very first marathon. I am so nervous, yet excited about that. Then I am planning on doing the savage race in March and God willing my second figure show in California in April. I am so crazy, already planning my 2018 goals with more than 30 days left in the year.


But that makes me wonder....have you thought about what you want to achieve for 2018? Have you thought about who you want to become or how you want to challenge yourself? If you haven't, you better start.....or you'll be in the very same place this time next year. Food for thought. ;)