Thursday Thoughts – We All Have Struggles

I think some people are under the impression that us wellness coaches/mentors never struggle, never have days where it doesn’t come easy; like we never have days where we just don’t want to work out. It’s not true; we ALL have those days. We just know the powerfully exhilarating feeling that comes after getting up and getting it done anyways. We know how it makes us feel physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. And it’s always worth it.

But absolutely, most of us have days where it is a battle within to get those workout clothes on and press PLAY! This is why we are constantly and consistently participating in the Fitness/Challenge groups… we also benefit from the motivation, shared struggles, tips, and all of that. We are just as human as you, we share the struggles!

It’s during these times — the ones you most DON’T want to — that you need to! These are character building moments, showing you either how badly you want something, or how little it doesn’t matter to you. If your health and wellness matters to you, you trudge forward, doesn’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to crush it… JUST MOVE! beautiful-struggle

Whole Foods Wednesday – Leeks

Leeks! Who loves ’em? MEEEEEE.

This is once again, as a result of my husband finding ways to prepare things that previously did not appeal to me – I don’t actually know why Leeks were unappealing to me, but they were. So he made them in a BLT Mac and Cheese, and they were SO good, so now I am sold!

They are sturdy veggies that remain to be harvested, making them a great option for Fall meals!

Who’s a fan? Do you have any good recipes including leeks?


Tip Tuesday – Show up!

Ever have those moments where you just don’t want to? And it’s easy to tell yourself you don’t have to (you do), that it won’t make a difference (it will!), and all sorts of other excuses.

This is the thing though – its in those moments you have to do it anyways! You have to send the signal that you are worth it, and you know it, and tell your brain that no, we’re not listening to excuses today; we are showing up.

And then pay attention to how you feel after — if you are anything like me, you get extra pride out of taking those days you DON’T want to do it, and doing it ANYWAYS.

That’s what someone with goals, hopes, and dreams does.

Consistency is the name of the game!tip-show-up

Make It Happen Monday – Go After Your Dreams

Seems so simple, because it is! Stand strong, believe in yourself, and chase those dreams! The day I decided to become a Beachbody Coach, I committed to doing just this, and I have grown exponentially, and the great thing is, I am only just getting warmed up – I have BIG dreams because I have BIG ABILITIES!
Coaching holds me accountable for myself and my health – without running Challenge Groups and being held accountable, I can’t say for sure that I would have stayed the course – I might have let one of my lame excuses keep me from pushing forward!
Coaching has given me confidence in myself and my abilities – I think back to all the things I couldn’t (or shouldn’t!) do, due to injuries or lack of strength, and I am amazed at how small, consistent changes has gotten me to where I feel confident in myself and my abilities, and I no longer think “I can’t do that!”. I might instead think “I can’t do that – YET!, because I know I am growing and getting stronger every day!
I am also grateful that as a Beachbody Coach, I have the love and support of a very supportive, inspiring community that DOES NOT expect me to be perfect and infallible – they expect us to be realistic, authentic, genuine, and willing – and I can handle that!
Whatever helps you on your journey, thats what you should do. Being part of the Beachbody community as a Coach helps me on MY journey. If you think this might help you on your journey, let’s chat!
If you would like to check out our online Beachbody Coach Sneak Peek Happy Hour, we have one this coming Thursday (20October) at 8:30 pm – we would love to have you and show you what Beachbody Coaching IS, and ISN’T (myths will be busted!)

Superfood Saturday – Pumpkin

We pick them. We carve them. We illuminate them. But do we eat them? Some people do, and those people know what they are doing – pumpkin is a fantastic superfood for plenty of reasons, but one of my personal favorite benefits is the extra potassium helps restore the body’s balance of electrolytes after a heavy workout and keeps muscles functioning at their best!

But there are plenty of others, too, and you can also used canned pumpkin year round!