Motivation Monday – Sore and Back for More!

I messaged Sara yesterday saying she’s gonna LOVE my new shirt today, because I knew she would… and because it’s true as eff!

Last week was challenging – but we are BACK for another round because there’s moves to perfect! 😉

Back to 45 minute workouts at 4am, back to resistance bands and sliders, and back to mostly clean nutrition… and as sore as we may be, we will do it, because the alternative is to just get by and be mediocre… and pardon my language, but fuck that!

Go make your Monday count!

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Gameday – Go Blue!

I’m NOT in Michigan enjoying food, football and brews with one of my best girls, but I AM representing the Blue in the 401… all while pondering how someone has NOT perfected functional teleportation yet…

 

Factbomb Friday – Work Hard and Play Hard!

A workout while both pumpkin AND apple pie, on top of a Turkey feast, are still taking a ‘nap’ in my belly is not my idea of a good time…

But days like yesterday are why we absolutely MUST move today – that’s balance!

We can’t just feast and then not move – I mean we could, but that’s not gonna get you to your goals!

Feast hard and then work hard! It IS totally possible to make holiday feasts part of your goals!

Booty day, DONE! ✔️

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

No ones life is perfect.
No ones family is perfect.
No ones body is perfect.

But you are here. Your heart is beating. Your blood is flowing, and oxygen is enabling you to breathe.

So yes, there is always something to be grateful and thankful for. Use those as your base and build upon it!

I’m grateful and thankful for too many things to list so ill try to sum it up… I’m thankful for my life and the ability to live it, grateful for all the amazing people I’m blessed to have be a part of it, and truly honored to have so much love and laughter in my life. Happy thanksgiving all!

What’s something else YOU are thankful for?

Try It Tuesday – Wool Dryer Balls

Got balls? 😉

I have been going green in as many ways as I can, gradually. No, I am not that person that overhauls everything at once because hello, overwhelming!

But I have been working on safer, sustainable swaps, and my newest is using these wool balls in the dryer in place of dryer sheets (not good for the planet 🌎 and also not 🐾 dog-friendly!), and I was skeptical, but willing to give it a chance because that’s what I do, I give things chances 😊

Well, consider this skeptic a BELIEVER! I was told wool dryer balls could help reduce the drying time, and also that if you put some essential oil drops on the balls, your clothing would smell delicious.

It did, and they did! I usually set my dryer to “more dry”, because I can’t stand damp clothing and I almost always have full loads of laundry. This time I set it to “normal dry”, which I don’t know exactly what the time differential is between the two drying cycles, but I know often if I have jeans in there, they will still be slightly damp after a “more dry” cycle, and with the dryer balls, they were perfectly dry just using “normal dry”, so there is obviously some credibility there.

Oh and I used some Frankincense essential oil, and my clothing smells divine, still!

Saturday Stretch

Ahhhh, stretching 💕

You simply cannot go as hard as I do, as consistently and intensely, and then NOT dedicate time to stretching that all back out.

And yes, many moons ago, I basically WAS that girl that often skipped warm up, and cool down… and stretching was never a consistent part of my routine, really.

But Sara and I have been dedicating one day a week to different stretching-based workouts, and I really have been feeling like it’s exactly what my body needs!