Tough Love Time – Give up on giving up

Tough love time:
If you are tired of starting over, STOP GIVING UP.
The start is the hardest part, so if you are constantly stopping and needing to start over, of course you will feel defeated and burnt out.
Do yourself a favor and stop giving up – keep going through the challenges. You can do that because you can do hard things!
Give up on giving up and stop starting over 💕

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Thursday Thoughts – Adapt

• ADAPT •

Today was my first workout since Monday. And also today I woke up at 5:44 AM; you know, by 5:44 AM I am practically finished with my workouts, normally. 😩

And while my body needed the two rest days due to being sick and fatigued, I really did not want to go THREE days without moving my body.

So since I was a little pressed for time (because we are verrrrry close to a deadline at work and I don’t want to be going in late), I chose the shortest remaining workout for this week, and I got it done!

Like everyone, I have had to learn to • A D A P T •, but truthfully… life really does become easier once you learn to adapt and •go with the flow•

 

Water Wednesday – Build Your Habit!

The truth is no, I didn’t always enjoy water and I definitely didn’t drink enough.

And yeah, it was definitely a slightly challenging habit to get into because I mean, compared to the millions of drinks out there with ‘flavor’, why would I choose water?

BUT… with an open mind, I started staying consistent and allowing my body (and mind, and spirit…) to reap and feel the benefits of being hydrated, and I won’t sit here and list the multitude of benefits, but they are plentiful!

And then it became easier… I found myself craving water. I went from never having water with me to basically always having it with me.

Not all habits come easy – and many never get easier. But you were made to do hard things – the payoff is worth it when it comes to the health and wellness of your body, mind and spirit.

Now go hydrate – start your habit! 😊

Fuck Yeah Friday – Finished LIIFT 4!

Dun dun dun DOOOOOONE!

It’s a CELEBRATION! 🎉

Another program started, another program crushed! 😍

And YES, it’s a big deal in my world because it wasn’t too long ago that the idea of a program start to finish intimidated and terrified me… when you lean into your fears (what if I fail? What if I have nothing to show for it? What if I can’t keep up? and so. many. more) and do it anyways, good things happen! You learn your true inner strength; you learn you are a freakin’ warrior!

When YOU are ready – I’m here! I got you, I’ll show you that YOU can do anything and everything too!

Full body HIIT might have nearly toppled me, but we did it!

Now THAT’s a Friday! 🙌🏼

 

WHY Wednesday

WHY do I workout 6 days a week?
WHY do I get up before the sun?
WHY do I post about it?

For more energy.
For confidence.
For stress relief.
For fun.
For the challenge.
For accountability.
For an escape.
For empowerment.
For the feel-good endorphins.
For motivation.
For my health.
For MYSELF.
And full disclosure? For the MUSCLES!

Those are some of my reasons WHY!

Why do YOU do what you do?

Wellness – Deadlifts!

Apparently, these new kicks had me feeling extra badassy, because I was deadlifting more than half my body weight today!

No big deal, right? Well actually, to me it is, because again, I keep flashing back to a time in my life where walking was painful, nevermind lifting anything.

And I didn’t go from not being able to lift anything to lifting more than half my weight… I progressed. I got stronger. It’s just another testament to how far I’ve come and the POWER of CONSISTENCY.

The sooner you honor yourself by showing up every day, the sooner you will be at your strongest!

Transformation Tuesday – You Can’t IMPROVE If You Don’t BEGIN

5 years ago, a 25 minute cardio workout would floor me (as in, I’d lay on the floor for minutes after, trying to catch my breath and process what the eff just happened!)

5 years ago, I couldn’t do a real push-up to save my life (I mean, I suppose if you held a gun to my head, the adrenaline might work in my favor… but it wouldn’t be pretty!)

5 years ago I couldn’t even run half a mile without cramping up and struggling to breath (and now 3 miles is a shorter run for me!)

I could go on and on.

5 years ago I couldn’t do a LOT of things that I can do now.

And that’s not to be braggy, it’s to show you the power of consistency – every day you show up, you get better. Stronger. Faster.

It comes easier – not because what you couldn’t do CHANGED, but because YOU CHANGED.

{{ BUT YOU HAVE TO SHOW UP }}

For 5 years now I have been showing up daily, consistently (and yes, I do pride myself on my consistency because many days, the struggle is fuckin’ real!) and working on myself.

I joined arms with others wanting to work on themselves, and together we push, we progress. The support and accountability have been GAME CHANGERS.

Some of these changes have physical transformations, but the real power lies in MENTALLY realizing I am capable of a lot more than I give myself credit for. And it’s empowering to continue to work towards being ABLE to do what I may not CURRENTLY be able to do.

You can’t IMPROVE if you don’t BEGIN.

YOU are the best damn project you will ever work on… are you ready to show up daily {{ FOR YOURSELF }} and ditch the excuses?! Let’s do it!