GratiTuesday – Healthy and Fit Pregnancy!

Can’t we do both?! 😉

Ahhh, gratiTuesday… I’m grateful I’ve been able to stay active during my pregnancy. Not only has this greatly helped keep my sugars {{mostly}} stable, but it’s also gone a long way towards helping me mentally and emotionally, too. I feel my best when I’m moving my body, and I think we all know that when we feel our best, we are much more equipped to handle the many ebbs and flows of life!

While I have definitely slowed down considerably, I’m still focusing on getting 15-20 minutes of movement 4-5 times a week, and I think it’s a good balance for me… plus naps, LOTS of naps.

Heading home from Vegas!

Yep, I totally brought one of my sweet dog’s blankets on my trip with me – it smells so good and so her! (what, I’m pregnant and hormonal, don’t judge haha) and YES I totally cannot wait to get home to my pup and my husband today!

I looooove going on vacation, but I am always so happy to get home – I love my home, y husband, my dog, my creature comforts… traveling is often, but there is no place like home!

Do you like to travel?

Transformation Tuesday – 21 Day Ultimate Reset

}} 4.25 {{

Nope, it’s not a date. It doesn’t need a dollar sign. And it’s not a score.

It represents what I LOST in toxic/gunk-filled inches, during my 21 day experience known as the Ultimate Reset!

And 4.25 might not seem like a lot but, I will tell you something, ridding your body of that much toxicity really does something to ya! It’s hard to put into words but I just feel so fresh, so cleaned out and light.

It literally feels like someone hit the Reset button and eliminated years and years of bad habits, chemicals (I wasn’t always as food-wise as I might be now!), and tons of other stuff that was bogging me down!

If this doesn’t lend credence to the notion it’s all about what you do/don’t eat, I don’t know what will. Other than yoga 3 times a week, I didn’t work out the whole 3 weeks, so these results are ALL nutrition-based!

Now, I just wish there was a way to measure what it did for me MENTALLY, because wow, did that ever help!

I feel lean and clean – if you wanna feel that way too, let’s chat!

Transformation Tuesday – 80 Day Obsession Final Results!

Some people chase physical transformations. Some people chase the number they want the scale to show them. There is nothing wrong with that, it’s just not what I do all of this stuff for. I don’t workout to lose weight. I do always love a physical transformation, because who doesn’t want to SEE their efforts in their reflection? But it’s never the goal for me.

As I mentioned in previous posts, I wasn’t taking this program on for a physical transformation… I would say if any goal I had going in, it was mental/emotional. I needed to heal and I needed to feel strong, capable… I needed a release for the intense emotions swirling around in my heart and my head.

I will say I came out of this program MUCH stronger; my legs have always been notoriously hard to tone, and I definitely feel my legs are significantly stronger, I’ve always had a booty but I can’t say she’s ever been this high and mighty, and I gained some fierce muscles! The biggest reward is {{ REALIZING }} that I am worth all of this effort; that there is hope, I can heal, and I am the best project I will ever work on.

For too long, NONE of that felt true.

I am so proud of myself for buckling down and getting back into the swing of things – I lived my life; I didn’t follow the nutrition plan to an absolute T but I did eat cleaner and struck a good balance, and I am happy with my results.

I am especially happy to be out of the deep, dark place I was in – this is why I say fitness heals; because it DOES.

If YOU are in a dark place and you want someone alongside of you to lift you up, and show you the way back to love and light… it would be an absolute honor to help you!

 

Thursday Thoughts – Strength

I feel completely comfortable calling this the true measure of strength.

And I mean, physical challenges are definitely just that, physically challenging… but I think the realest, hardest, grittiest and character building moments come in overcoming our mental, spiritual and emotional adversaries. From rising above what we thought we couldn’t – from rising above our lack mindset and creating an abundant one.

Just my .02 – what say you?

Feel Good Friday – Hang In There

http://awarenessact.com/prepare-yourself-for-a-massive-energy-shift-as-mercury-retrograde-combines-with-a-full-moon-on-december-3/

This retrograde began on November 14th, stations with the full moon, and ends on December 22nd at almost 9 pm. This retrograde can and will likely be a bit problematic and frustrating, to say the least. Remember to do your best to remain grounded and let things run their course until you are able to settle down. Do not get caught up in the troubles that may come with this retrograde. While it will bring about mental balance, balance in everything else may just fall apart.

Hang in there, guys – we are gonna be okay! 🙂

Thursday Thoughts – Needing help

“ASKING for HELP is SO MUCH STRONGER than STRUGGLING on your OWN” – words spoken during one of my sister team’s Team calls, and they hit me LIKE. A. BRICK.

When did we start associating needing help with being weak, or less than, or anything other than brave and courageous? And why?!

There is NOTHING weak about needing, and asking for help. Weak is being so stubborn you won’t ask for the help you need, deserve, and are WORTHY of. Weak is brushing troubles under the rug, only for them to creep out later instead of dealing with them head on. Weak is dismissing your pain – whatever format it comes in – and “soldiering on”.

You are better than your demons. If you need help, ASK for it. It’s the strongest thing you can do! Life is tough – we could ALL use a helping hand at one time or another.

Tip Tuesday – Let It R.A.I.N.

I was chatting with a friend recently, and we were keepin’ it real (what, don’t judge – life is challenging sometimes, and being able to discuss things in a productive manner can be helpful!), and talking about feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. Both of these feelings can happen to anyone, and are valid feelings.

What’s important, is not to let them rule you. Some people prefer to sweep these things under the rug (I’m not trying to judge you, but in my experience, they tend to creep their way out eventually…), whereas I have been trying to let myself feel, and let myself heal.

This handy acronym is neat – and a nice reminder that like rainstorms, whatever emotions are crippling you will pass.