Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What does your plate look like?

Forget that old food pyramid you grew up with. This is what your plate should look like!

Monday, January 23, 2017

It's Monday

Good morning and Happy Monday. It is a new week and I am going to do my best to pull myself out of this funk I have been in and just put one foot in front of the other. A friend of mine was saying to me the other day to watch the words I speak and the energy I am putting out there. If I allow myself to speak too much on how bad I am feeling I will start to become those feelings making it harder for me to experience the joy God has in store for me on a daily basis.
HuH!!! you know she is so right. I am usually so good about being positive and I know the power of negative thinking and energy so I am always a little annoyed with myself when I have to hear this from someone else for me to try to change my thinking and attitude. But you know what, that is normal. We are all human and sometimes we allow life and the way we are feeling to run our lives... and we forget that we don't have to live in that. We forget that we along with God have the power to change how we feel, which in turn changes our outlook on life and many other factors and areas of our day. It's the compound effect all over again.

So today my goal is; for every negative thought or feeling I want to counter act it with something positive. For example, when I think about something I do not feel like doing I will remember that Great and successful people don't always feel like doing the things that made them great. But it was doing those things when they didn't want to that got them to greatness. I will remember for every negative thought or feeling of I can't do something that I also thought I could never get sober or quit smoking cigarettes but I haven't had a drink in almost 3 years or a cigarette in almost 2. That the only limits put on me or my life are put there by me and me only. I have the God given ability to do anything I set my mind to and the opportunity to have a life of abundance, full of love, peace and joy. The only thing stopping me is me :) Happy Monday

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Workout wednesday

Happy Workout Wednesday, it is going to be almost 70 degrees here in Georgia and I love it. So that got me to thinking, what areas do I want to start working on now so when my favorites seasons do come back I am happy with my body. So here you have it, legs, booty and arms.....short shorts and tank tops...lol Have fun and don't forget to post that sweaty selfie. Have a Happy Wednesday

Monday, January 9, 2017

Ultimate Reset Day 1

A starvation cleanse this is not and thank God for that. Today marked day 1 of the Reset for me and so far so good. I did wake up wanting my daily latte but I replaced it with some herbal tea and it worked just fine. I think I just missed having something warm to drink in the morning. However, I did find myself missing the taste later on in the day but I am sure that will pass. I find that as long as I am prepared and eat when I am supposed to eat I do just fine. Yes, temptation did rear it's ugly head several times today but I held on, by the grace of God. My husband locked his keys in the car which meant I had to drop everything and go pick up our daughter. Mind you I was in Sprouts at the time shopping for my meals and hadn't had lunch yet. So I purchased a garden salad, removed the cheese that was on it, used a little of the dressing it came with and ate it in route to pick up Miki.
And I was OK, until we had to make a few stops on the way home and the temptation monster started talking to me and pointing out all of the great restaurants we were passing, but I made it.

And I am so glad I held on, the Reset meals are absolutely delicious and the program does not leave you starving so my game plan for the next 20 days, when I am faced with the choice to eat a yummy bad treat will be to simply hang on until the next meal. Remember the fresh amazing ingredients I made them with, how wonderful they taste and eat on time. Plan ahead and accordingly and all should go just fine. Tonight's amazing dinner was roasted asparagus, boiled potatoes and marinated salmon.... and it was divine. There is no cheat meal that would have tasted as good and left me more than satisfied and with feelings of pride for sticking to my program like this one did. Day 1 in the books, 20 to go.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Reset time

At the beginning of every year I do a spiritual fast with my church and last year I decided I would do the Ultimate Reset at the same time. The Ultimate Reset is sort of a cellular reboot for your body. So I will not only be resetting my body spiritually, but also on a cellular level. So it is that time of year again and as I gear up to begin this journey come Monday morning I have a little apprehension in my heart. My life isn't exactly in a good place to go on a spiritual mission, or personally and it has taken a toll on my mind, my diet and my body. I can't focus, I feel weepy and so uncertain. With this comes the doubt that I will not be able to endure during this fasting season. My heart, my head and my spirit just isn't in it. I am not in the mood for deprivation, the feelings of lack or want and I am not sure if I will be able to carry out this plan. But it is upon me and I don't think it would be beneficial for me to decide to skip it. This could be just the opportunity I need to stretch, grow and get out of whatever it is that is hindering me from feeling adequate enough to fast for God's guidance and presence in my life again. For me to take back control of what I allow in my life, my heart and my body. This may be just what I need, a cleansing mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally. So with huge amounts of self doubt I have already begun my journey by weening myself off of my daily latte's and quiet requests of guidance from the Lord above. I pray father that you help me not fail, help me inspire, help me heal and help me become a better person during this season... Amen!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Core work anyone?

This is one of my throwback core workouts that I designed myself. So let's do some core work this Workout Wednesday.....because guess what's coming? You guessed it, bathing suit season...lol before you know it, it will be here. Don't forget to let me know how you liked it. Happy Wednesday

Monday, January 2, 2017

Holy Shiz, it's the New Year :o

Happy Monday, it is the first Monday of the New Year....Holy shiznit...lol Isn't it funny how you expect to wake up in the New Year with this greater sense of resolve and commitment to your goals? Yeah, well it doesn't happen like that and if it does it doesn't last for long. At first you just have to fake it until you make it.

I know for me it helps to create a phrase to repeat to myself when I want to slip back into my comfortable ways. Or if I have a number in mind to reach by the end of the week or in some cases the next day, I write it on something that I will see repeatedly all day long. I will verbalize audibly what that goal is and how it will make me feel to reach it. What will that mean in the grand scope of things or better yet, where that accomplishment falls in the steps toward my next milestone in my journey. Does that make sense?

Today, I have a number in my mind that I want to lose. So I am creating a phrase to repeat to myself and I will write -3 on several post it notes and place them all over the house so I see them repeatedly. And every time I see that number I will repeat what it means to me, my goal, my journey and what the next step will be. The great thing about this is after a few days or a week even I am feeling so good and I can see and feel the results. The sheer momentum and feeling of accomplishment is what carries me through and I no longer have to fake it.  If you have time today create a visual tool to help keep you focused.  Now go have a Marvelous Monday :)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017...It's go time :)

So as I was talking goals like everyone else is today I came up with a bit of a list. For some reason this list makes me want to cry a little bit... I am an emotional basket case some days...lol But anyway here they are in case it may inspire or entertain someone...haha! My 2017 goals are to take my brand and business to a higher level. I will be focusing a lot of time and energy into setting a foundation to take my business 6 figures and beyond.  This year I will finish my bachelors Degree in Exercise Science as I only have 2 semesters left, one of which start next week. In the fall I will get certified as a personal trainer and Core de Force (hopefully over the next few months) live instructor, enter a masters program, get this last 37lbs off and build a gorgeous body that I can show off at the classic this year. Figure building has been something I have been interested in for...gosh... probably a decade now that I think back on it. I want to enter into the fitness modeling world, get my acting career off the ground and either get my marriage on track or move on. That's a lot..lol

I just have to make more time for myself and my business this year. It is so important for me to put time and effort in now so I can enjoy the fruits of my labor when I want to play. And I really want to play hard. I want to play hard and love hard and I want someone that wants that too.