Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New Coach Academy

This is person I unearthed after becoming a coach. My health and fitness journey had only just begun when I started. I didn't need to know how to be a coach and I didn't need any certifications. Everything I needed to know was learned. As I grew, and became more of the person I had always wanted to be I was able to motivate, encourage and take other women along with me on this amazing journey. I don't know where that woman in the middle of this pic collage would be if I hadn't found this opportunity or without these women that walk with me daily on this amazing adventure.

If you feel like I did, like there has got to be something more out there for you. Like you and your life aren't what you thought it would be and you need something to turn your life around. A community of women to walk with you hand and hand so your not alone that you can learn from everyday. This is your chance. New Coach Academy starts December 1st. Come learn and grow a business that can forever change you and your life. Drop an "I'm in" below, or shoot me a private message and I will reach out to you with the details.

Life is not going to slow down for you and change isn't going to fall into your lap...well..... except for right now...

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Taking care of you this Holiday season

Happy Sunday peeps, I know even now that Thanksgiving is over the real hustle and bustle begins right? People are working extra hours for Christmas money, your regular obligations like kids and family remain the same and you have to find time for shopping (first world problems as my daughter would say...lol ) But, it's rough, but you can't sacrifice taking care of you too.

So I have a few tips that might help you remain on track;

1. If you can't get to the gym or get in your workout every single day make your goal to get in at least 3 a week and start early. The earlier you get that sweat session in the less likely you are to skip it.

2. Do interval workouts like (HIIT) Intervals help you burn more calories in less time. There are a ton on Youtube and every Workout Wednesday I post in here is based in High Intensity Training.

3. Utilize everyday activities: Park  your car further away from your office or the store. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. If your at a desk all day take a break and do some walking lunges.

And 4. Do strength training first, you'll have more energy at the beginning of your workout to push yourself and tap into your fat stores then do cardio within  15-20 minutes of your weight session. I hope that was helpful, now go meal prep :)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Getting my life back

Many people have asked me "why am I a coach". Why aren't you going to use the degrees you are getting to become a personal trainer or a nutritionist?....Well...... quite simply....... because I love being a coach. Coaching isn't about selling....in fact I'm not even good at sales so you don't have to worry about that if you are considering coaching for yourself. It's about changing lives and helping people by referring them to programs that I wholeheartedly believe in because they've changed mine.
You see I am like so many women that have tried it on their own. They don't know what to do or where to turn and they are hopeless, miserable and just not enjoying life. They are going through the daily motions and not for one second "LIVING" anymore. I remember looking at myself in the mirror one day and thinking...."this is not the life I signed up for, this isn't who I wanted to be when I was a little girl". I was looking for something, something more than what I was doing and I needed help. That is when God answered my prayers and sent me this family of coaches to help pull me up out of the gutter, dust myself off and find myself again...through these programs and their love and support....that's how I got my life back. It's how I got me back. So that is what I do and that is why I am a coach. Because for that woman that is out their praying for a change in her life and she is miserable, I want to be there to pay it forward, to give back what was so freely given to me by my coach family...."MY LIFE".

This opportunity, these women, these relationships, the self confidence and self love I gained through this opportunity was like breath in my lungs. I could breathe again, the sun shined brighter, flowers were more vibrant......(exhale) I was finally alive again. I became a better wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend because of these women and these programs. That's what coaching is about and that is what I love to do....help that down and out woman, get her life back.

Drinking myself healthy

I have been drinking this shake for over two years now and my husband and daughter have been drinking it for over a year. I am not sure where I would be without it. There are days that I am literally battling temptations in the car as I am passing fast food places and I will repeat to myself "just get home and have your shake", "just get home and have your shake".... over and over. It really is like that for me.

It satisfies my chocolate cravings and loads me up with all of the superfoods that I used to buy as supplements (chia seeds, maca root, wheat grass etc). There are countless days that knowing that was waiting for me at home saved me from the dreaded drive through. So instead of $6-$8 bucks a day on horrible fast food that would leave me with feelings of regret, defeat and self doubt. I spend $4 to ensure I stay on track, nourish my body and feel great about myself. To me that's priceless. I never buy fast food anymore EVER and maybe once or twice a month I get takeout, it's just not necessary to me anymore.... so I am actually saving money. When your body is getting everything it needs on a cellular level, it craves less junk. That has been scientifically proven (sorry, I am a little bit of a science nerd). When something has contributed to the positive changes in your life you no longer see it as an expense, at least that's how it is for me ❤️

Friday, November 18, 2016

Your dreams or someone else's

Not anymore. 😏

One of the things that personal development made me start thinking about was my dreams. It made me think back to when I was a little girl and remember what I used to dream about. I thought about what was behind those dreams, why did I want to be or become the things I dreamed about.

I guess to understand my dreams you would have to know where I come from. You see I grew up poor, in the inner city of Philadelphia. My father worked two jobs and my mom was a stay at home mom when I was a little girl. I remember when she decided to go back to school to get her diploma. Mostly because there were no longer tastykakes waiting for us on the dining room table after school....lol I even remember what made her decide to do that. She upset about our family situation and decided she wanted better for herself and her family, so she went back to school. Now that I think about that, I guess she was my first influence to going after a better life...thanks Mom. 

Since that day I've always known that if I wanted more for my life all I had to do was go after it. I realized I could determine how great my life was, my income, my self confidence and my inner belief that was instilled in me drove me to work harder.... for me..... because I saw my mother do it.
I WAS already a hard worker (when it was something I wanted) -but as I got older I saw that didn't matter to Corporate America. As long as I showed up to my job on time and sat in my cubicle- I could be an average producer and make the same amount of money. Or I could work crazy long hours and make a ton of money but miss my kids grow up, their games and performances. There simply wasn't enough value in that life and in most cases I was considered replaceable, I didn't matter. My hustle didn't count. I was an employee...expendable and forgettable. But thanks to my mom, that wasn't good enough for me and I wanted more.

Dreaming bigger began with deciding I was worth more. After I started having kids, I saw my time as so much more valuable. I knew the life I wanted to give them and I didn't want to waste my life or my time making someone else money! My desires were valid and important and deserving of all the time and effort I could invest. I had to climb out of the employee mindset and start thinking like a CEO... because that's what I am- we are all the CEOs of our lives. I absolutely love my life. #thatcoachlife

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Workout Wednesday

Happy Workout Wednesdaaaayyyyy!!!! I love ❤️ this one. My fav move from this is the farmers carry, it seriously works your core, butt and legs. Enjoy

Monday, November 7, 2016

Do something different

Happy Monday, it is the start of yet another new week. But get this, it is the end of the year....Holy Cow, when did that happen?......Today, I challenge you to think about your life LAST year at this time... where were you? Go look at your time hop! Were you hoping that something would change after the New Year and things would be different? Stop hoping and start changing! You can't do the same things over and over and expect a different result, that's the definition of insanity (not Shaun T's Insanity... the actual condition)....lol

Step up and make the change in your life, reach out and ask for help if need be (that's what I did) ... don't let another year pass without making the changes you desire. Sometime this week I want you to reflect on this time last year and how you felt. How did you feel on New Years day when the haze of the celebration wore off and you realized it was time to make resolutions again? Were you all gung ho and ready to jump in? How long did it take for that to subside? Were you lacking in motivation and support? Then count how many monthly membership fees to that gym you paid and put that number next to the number of times you actually went to the gym :o It's time to do something different.
I talk about this all of the time because this was me all day er' day :D I used to love the gym and there was no way I could workout at home. And I loved swanky gyms too so my membership fees at one time were $250 a month for the family. I even spent over $1500 one year on trainers and I never lost more than 5lbs. That works for some people but it didn't for me. I had to do something different..... so I did. Do something different today, even if it's only as small as changing one thing your eating. Anyways.........
Have a Happy Monday

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Workout Wednesday

How about a High Intensity Interval workout today? Finish this within 35 minutes for a belly fat blasting HIIT cardio workout. The last time I did it I finished in 34:53 Have fun :D

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Transformation Tuesday

I am so excited that it's November. That means my semester will be over soon and I get a break... YESSS!!!! My favorite holiday season is vastly approaching, which means the rest of the year will go by in a blur and I can get back to the seasons I like the most... spring and summer...YEP, that's how my mind works. I'm already looking forward to spring 😬
Anyways let's talk transformations shall we? My transformation by far is my mindset with food and the products I buy for me and my family. The Reset really opens my eyes every time I do it. I realize that I am stronger than I think and I truly can do anything I set my mind to. I've learned how to make my own all natural gentle exfoliator and discovered some all natural fabric softener that cost just as much as the downy I buy. I really can reduce my carbon footprint, take care of our 🌎 and nourish my body with little extra cost. I just have to make the effort. 

It is amazing to me the things I don't that the time to consider or think about from day to day until I am forced to think about it.