Factbomb Friday – STOP Wishing for it…

I’m just gonna dish out some tough love here: STOP wishing for it and START working for it.

I can barely count how many messages I get that begin with “I wish I was as XYZ as you…” and while it’s flattering, it also makes me feel like people might not realize that if I’m eating well, it’s BECAUSE I prep. If I’m having a healthy pregnancy, it’s BECAUSE I’m moving my body to the degree with which I’m able.

I’m not WISHING for it, I’m WORKING for it, because that, and ONLY that, is how you attain what you are aiming for.

Stop exerting energy on wishes, realize you are WORTH the efforts, and channel your energy into that – you will get MUCH further, I promise.

As always, if you need help, I got you! You are more capable than you think, but you gotta begin!

Saturday Sweat – Back at it!

Mannnn it felt good to get back to it today!

I did a workout designed specifically for the second trimester; it was all strength training, no cardio (my preference, if we’re being 100% honest!) and it felt so good after a few days off and a good stretch yesterday!

And lending more credence to my theory that my daily movement seriously helps stabilize my blood sugars, things have been MUCH better the last two days (days I moved) versus the three days that I didn’t!

Who else is moving today?

Thursday Thoughts – Health Issues Don’t Discriminate

Did you know that health issues don’t discriminate?

Like most other girls in the 30-40 year old range, I too thought Dylan was dreamy! I’m sad Luke lost his life at age 52…

But I see a lot of people commenting on his age and how he’s ‘too young’ to have died from a stroke/complications from a stroke, and while I understand the sentiment, again, health issues DO NOT discriminate.

They affect young and old, black and white, gay and straight, all religions, all political backgrounds, from all parts of the world, all professions, all income brackets… so on and so forth.

Health issues simply don’t discriminate.

And sometimes there is truly no rhyme or reason as to why we suffer health issues.

I know people who don’t really move their bodies, don’t really eat anything of nutritious value, fill their bodies with substances and alcohol, and yet have the paperwork to prove they are “healthy” across the board.

Similarly, I know people who do the majority of things right, and still can’t get into a health groove.

But all this is just one of many reasons why I work out. Why I try to make the majority of the food I eat nourishing and nutritious. Why I get acupuncture to help me heal and deal with stress. Why I drink water like tomorrow it could be outlawed.

Why I do EVERYTHING I do, and WHY I invite others to JOIN ME in making small changes that could make a BIG difference in their life.

It doesn’t mean we won’t face health issues, unfortunately. I mean, if only there was a guarantee, I’m pretty sure that’d propel a LOT of people into action, am I right?!

But there is something to be said for taking PROACTIVE measures. There is something to be said for LOVING yourself enough to want better for yourself. To care enough NOW.

How many of us would get our asses in gear NOW if we had a crystal ball that would predict health issues in our FUTURE?

In a perfect world, doing the majority of things right would set you up for a long life with no health issues or complications. But the world isn’t perfect and neither are we.

But every bit helps, so let us not strive for PERFECTION but rather, strive to empower ourselves to be BETTER than we were yesterday; to shine BRIGHTER than we ever have.

And if you need help and support in doing that? I got you. Truly, we are all in this together 💕

 

Move It Monday – Graduating!

Being that today kicks off week 3 of this program, we “graduated” and, if we wanted to, we could add a riser to our step.

So I decided to give adding one riser a try, but I promised myself from the beginning if it felt like too much or I didn’t feel stable, I’d remove it, no guilt… because I’m not here to prove anything or to put myself and my little one at risk, I’m just here to move my body and stay active, and I can do that without risers too!

Today wasn’t so bad, definitely felt the burn, though!

Who’s pushing play on this snowy Monday?

Tuesday Thoughts – I Bend So I Don’t Break

There are so many reasons I work out; so many reasons I CHOOSE to MOVE my body.

Dealing with life and the ups and downs is definitely one of them – if you ask anyone close to me, they will tell you that moving my body has been my preferred method of stress relief for almost 6 years now.

It’s free; it doesn’t come with a sizable credit card bill the next month, it doesn’t come with a hangover…

There are so many facets of life that are gonna come at you, test you, and try to break you.

Your job? Don’t let them!

Workout Wednesday – Country Heat is Coming Soon!

Do you like dancing? More specifically, do you like line dancing? You a country music fan? Many of my friends are… it’s not 100% my thing, but I enjoy some of it, and I really do just love moving my body, haha. But even I am totally looking forward to the launch of this one!

The creator of the super popular (and super effective!) 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, and half of the Hammer & Chisel duo, Autumn Calabrese, has come out with a new workout program called Country Heat, and it looks to be super fun and fat-burning!

Does this sound like something you would be into? You can sign-up here to receive notice of when it’s available – right now we only know July 2016. This also shows you some sneak peeks!

Looks so fun -I will definitely be starting this program after I get back from Beachbody Coach Summit!

http://www.teambeachbody.com/en_US/promotions/country-heat/?referringRepID=349994

As always, if you would like to connect and receive help with your health and fitness goals – let’s connect!

Motivation Monday – It’s YOUR Body. YOU Move It!

Sometimes we need some tough love, right?

nobody cares

Many people struggle with sticking to their health and fitness in the cooler months – I understand, I think we all do. But you have to find a way to work past that! You have to find a way to make your goals greater than your excuses.

No one can do it for you. You can have all the help and support in the world, but if you aren’t willing to put in some sweat equity, it doesn’t matter.

It’s YOUR body. YOU move it!