Transformation Tuesday – LIIFT 4 Results!

8 weeks, 32 workouts, 6.25 inches

So I mean, could you imagine what a transformation I might have if I could get my nutrition dialed in?!

I might be unstoppable! 😉

I’m still pretty happy with my results, but I am also a little relieved that summer and it’s abundance of parties and cookouts and BBQ’s (oh my!) are on the way out!

I don’t struggle with fitness nearly as much as I struggle with nutrition, so for the next go, I am FOCUSING more on nutrition – I NEED that!

Next round starts the 24th – you with us?! You can request to join us here!

 

 

Transformation Tuesday – Phase 2 Results!

How are we already at the end of Phase 2 in this 80 day journey? We are 50+ days in, and I am still loving it!

I took this program on to tone up some spots, build up some more muscles, and feel like a fuckin’ badass, and OBVIOUSLY, it’s all workin’!

Super excited to take on the final phase and see my results at the end – and lucky us, Phase 3 is the SHRED phase! WEEEE, let’s do it!

Interested in joining me for the next round, or hopping in to your own journey now?! Let’s chat – I would LOVE to help you see just how fierce you are!

 

 

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•.

Transformation Tuesday – My Dog Roxy

This Transformation Tuesday is a wee bit different than others but it is one of the nearest and dearest to my heart – my dog Roxy!

When she arrived at the shelter from Arkansas with her Mom (Mom was BARELY not a puppy – super young), this is what she looked like…. her ribs and tailbone were super visible to the eye, and evident to the touch. Despite being a black lab, she had basically no fur – just little spots here and there.

When my friends fostered her a few months after her arrival, she was much healthier but still needed to put on some pounds, and her fur was much better, but still a work in progress. You could still feel her tailbone, but much better.

When we first met her, we fell in love with her. We adopted her soon after, and we have worked so hard to give her a stable, loving, safe home with regular feedings and bathroom breaks, tons of toys to play with, as many cuddles and snuggles as she would like, and baths to keep her clean.

Her eyes are now so bright. Her coat is thick and shiny, and you can only barely feel her tailbone. The vet said she’s at a perfect weight, and is a healthy, happy young lady (10 months on the 25th), and we couldn’t be happier or love her more.

She’s changed so much, despite her rough start to life, she has so much love and vibrancy to her. She loves people, loves kids, loves other dogs, loves to play… she is so full of life and happy in her furever home.

I am sharing this because I know there are still tons of animals that need furever homes, and I would caution people not to judge a book by it’s cover, or a dog by it’s appearance – she looks so rough in her before pic, which is why it’s even more important that she found a furever home with owners who can give her everything she needs and deserves. The other animals deserve the same! I don’t know if anyone passed her by based on her appearance, but if they did, their loss is for sure the gain of my husband and I, and I could NOT be more grateful for that.

She is such a love bug, she can’t speak but she shows her gratitude and her appreciation every single day. She’s one of the best things thats ever happened to my husband and I, and we honestly could not love her more.

So here is to you, sweet Roxy, for your amazing transformation and for all the people who had a hand in helping you get to a healthy, happy existence.

Go forth and prosper ❤

roxy-before-after

Transformation Tuesday – Hammer and Chisel

Whew! I did it! I actually did it! I think back to the first time I tried Hammer & Chisel, and how disastrous it was… and then I think back to the first day of this second attempt, and, if I am being 100% honest, I was already making up excuses to get out of it – I was terrified.

But something clicked inside of me. And I decided I was all in – and I was gonna prove, no matter how hard it was, that I could do this. And so it became personal (and that’s NOT a bad thing at all). I was not gonna let my fellow coaches doing it with me down, and I was not gonna let myself down. I was gonna battle all the way to the end. So that’s what I did – and it was T O T A L L Y a battle. But I realized I am a worthy opponent, and I was gonna take it one day at a time. So thats what I did!

In doing this start to finish, I learned SO much about myself. I learned I COULD get myself out of bed at 4:30 to get my workout(s) in, and I COULD finish them. I paused to catch my breath and then kept going – I never stopped. I didn’t quit. I didn’t skip a single day. That actually means a lot to me.

I battled. I upped my weights. I moved when I just wanted to lie on the damn floor. To prove that I could. I am a very free spirit with workouts. I never go by schedules – I look at my extensive library and see what speaks to me. So following a set schedule was different for me. And I learned that I LOVE THAT. Following a schedule actually helped me get the balance.

I feel strong, confident, and FIT… I feel vibrant, courageous, and CAPABLE. And that’s the real takeaway from this program – proving to myself that I could, especially after this one got the better of me previously. I have lived my life always believing there is nothing I can’t do – those very words always ensure I CAN; I hate being told I can’t – those words are fuel, they are personal. And so it was fuel to make sure this attempt would stick!

In summation, no, it wasn’t easy. Yes, it’s doable. No, you won’t want to be best friends with Autumn after. Yes, you will curse both trainers. No, you won’t die. YES, you will sweat like it’s going out of style. But if you take the advice I offered yesterday about keeping the faith and trusting the process… YES, you can do this!

(I should also confess that my nutrition was not 100% and we all know that makes a difference – I would say mine was at 80-90%)

Final stats:

  • Waist – lost 1 inch
  • Hips – lost 1.5 inches
  • Left Thigh – gained ¾ inch
  • Right Thigh – gained ¾ inch
  • Chest – lost 1 inch
  • Left Arm – gained 1 inch
  • Right Arm – gained ½ inch

Losses and gains make the world go round!

Before - Hammer and Chisel

After - Hammer and Chisel