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.

Transformation Tuesday – Handling Frustrations!

It’s Tuesday, so let’s talk about a little •transformation•, shall we?!

In a bit of a testament to how far I’ve come mentally/handling frustrations, when my BOD disconnected this morning and wouldn’t reconnect, while I was barely 1/3 of the way through my workout, instead of getting pissy and frustrated like I normally would, I simply decided since Sara was doing the same workout and we were on a Live Zoom, she could be my trainer and I’d just follow what she did!

Stayed calm and made it work 🙌🏼

Troubleshooting technology at 4am is not my idea of a good time, but I also didn’t want to miss my workout!

It was much better to just workaround it than to spend time and energy being frustrated and fiddling around.

I wouldn’t always have such a “shit happens” reaction (because you don’t eff with a girls workout/stress relief!), so it was nice to see how far I’ve come, and I’m proud of myself!

If you must look back, do so only to see how. far. you. have. come. 💕

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!

Mindset Monday – Ride The Wave

Ever had those moments you are motivated to step into action, but not motivated to actually do said action? It’s a hard place to explain… I am so fired up, but there is some resistance there fOr sure.

I am trying to break through the blocks and figure out what the resistance is towards. I don’t love being in this state of limbo, but sometimes it’s necessary.
It’s okay to just ride those periods out while you work on pinpointing what’s holding you back. Clarity is a beautiful effin’ thing!

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?

Transformation Tuesday – Mindset!

{{ TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY }}

Last year during the Super Bowl, things were a little rough if you were a New England fan (which I am)… you probably remember, as it’s still being talked about 😉

I was in an establishment full of people who started to lose a little faith, down by 25 points in the 4th. I don’t blame them; it was ugly. But I was one of the ones that stayed calm, and believed.

Now, I don’t say that to puff myself up or put anyone else down, but rather to show a TRANSFORMATION within {MYSELF}.

See, years prior, sports and trailing scores always put me in a negative mindset. I know, you would think as a diehard New England/Boston sports fan, I would know it isn’t over til its O V E R, as we have seen proven TIME and TIME again. But for much of my life it was hard to keep the faith in that sometimes. Most times…

Last year during the Super Bowl is one of the first experiences where I stayed completely positive, and I think we all remember what happened… we went from a quiet, sullen crowd to a LOUD and RAMBUNCTIOUS one, because we DID come from from down 25 points to WIN the Super Bowl, in truly dramatic fashion, again giving credence to ‘it is NOT over until it is OVER’, 00:00 remaining.

And I get it – it isn’t always {easy} to stay positive, but I’ll tell you this – it sure creates a {{better experience}} than writing them off, being down, and acting defeated before the clock hits 00:00. It wasn’t easy, but I told myself comebacks have been done before; this isn’t over yet. Belichick is a master, oh and I mean, you know who my quarterback is, right?! 15:00 minutes for Brady is like 3 hours for anyone else! Let’s just call a spade a spade – that is THE GUY you want when your down!

Obviously, my staying positive doesn’t affect what happens on the field but again, I created a •M U C H• better experience for myself by BELIEVING.

And I did it again this past Sunday – it wasn’t looking good, and people were starting to get nervous, but not me. I knew things could happen. I knew it wasn’t over. I KNEW we had plenty of time and I KNEW we could do it.

{{BELIEVE}}

And we did, which got us to the Super Bowl! Do I hope this Super Bowl is a little less dramatic? … maybe!

But I also look back and appreciate how far I have come, how much work I have done on my mindset and eradicating my negative thinking… it was a HUGE feat, and I have worked really hard on it, and it’s nice to have such a fond memory of a time when it would have been E A S Y to slip back into my negative, defeatist ways, but nope, I stayed positive!

Sometimes, the biggest transformations take place •WITHIN•.

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.