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Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Christmas Eve Y'all!

Yippee! Only thing is that it doesn't feel like it's Christmas. I guess cause here in Texas it ain't cold and the fact that I work today and the day after Christmas makes it not feel like a holiday either. Oh well! As long as the kids have fun...right?!

Any who...so I've been feeling icky because I've been eating out a lot and really not paying attention to what I'm eating. SO with that said I'm taking the plunge and starting my No Grains, No Cheese, No Sugar challenge EARLY...I'm starting on Wednesday. Yep, that's right the day after Christmas. I might even throw in a couple of days of a Shakeology cleanse in there...not sure just yet.

Let me know if you're interested in joining me on the challenge. I got the idea from one of my friends, Healthy Hits the Spot. If you have any questions about the challenge just ask or you can even check out her site. She has a link titled 6-8 Challenge under Categories that discusses what she ate and bought at the store. I'm going to try to post my meals here as much as possible as well.

I'm also going to start hitting the gym again. I went with my hubby on Friday night for a "couples happy hour" and it felt good. There is just something about working out around other people that motivate you to do more.

This is what I plan on doing for my workouts:
  • Everyday possible...I'll jog with Bud first thing in the morning and do yoga or stretching afterwards
  • Strength training - 4 days / week (I'm going to follow Jamie Eason's workouts from her LiveFit trainer program for the first 4 - 5 weeks OR I'll workout with my hubby or son and follow what they do)
SO, are ya with me?!

Have a GREAT Christmas folks...

By the way...I'm starting a 30-Day Shakeology Challenge on January 7th. All you have to do is replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology and workout. Your workout is whatever you choose whether it is a Beachbody program or your own. Doesn't matter. This challenge is about improving our HEALTH! We'll focus on fitness in February - woop woop! Order your bag of ShakeO here.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Why Not ME?! Why Not YOU?!

So I'm listening to a conference call right now and it's really getting me to thinking....why not me?! Why haven't I reached my full potential in life? Why am I not the woman that God has created me to be? I have one answer for that...ME. I get in my own way of success. Does that sound familiar?!

I'm sure a lot of us do the same thing and we stay in the same situations that we are comfortable with. Why is it soooo hard to step out of our comfort zone? Why am I so scared of the unknown? God wants us to step out and be the woman or man he created us to be. We gotta drop that fear and move through it like a bulldozer. We gotta believe in ourselves!

I'm striving for 2013 to be the best year of my life and my family's life as well.

So this gets me thinking...well what the heck do you want to be when you grow up?!

I want to help people. I want to help people with their health and fitness, with their finances, with their spirituality, with EVERYTHING! But how do I get to that point where I can help others if I'm still on my own journey? I know I need to make a plan to conquer each area of my life and become "that person" who everyone asks when they have a question. I want to be that "guru" for people.

I, myself, need to build up my confidence. And all of my leaders say...this is only done with reading great books. That is what I have been focusing on at the end of this year.

How about you? Do you need to build confidence, get organized, find your way?! How about you join me and a lot of my friends for Chalene Johnson's 30-Day Challenge?! You won't regret it and you don't have ANYTHING to lose...it's totally FREE! It starts January 7th and if you are going to do it then sign up here! Also, let me know so I can add you to a private FB group only for those doing the challenge.

Also, starting in January I'll be doing the following:

  1. Reading Gabrielle Bernstein's book May Cause Miracles. You can pre-order yours today...it releases on January 1, 2013! Gabrielle also has a great YouTube channel you should check out.
  2. I'll also be doing a sort of cleanse starting January 1. I'll be doing a No Grains, No Cheese, No Sugar challenge for at least 6 weeks. Who knows I might eliminate one, two, or all of the items from my diet completely! Well, maybe not the grains cause I love me some oatmeal and bread...
  3. And last but totally not least, I'll be hosting a 30-Day Shakeology Challenge that starts January 7. We'll be replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology and doing a workout program of your choice whether it's a home program, at the gym, or elsewhere. Order your ShakeO here!
So if you're interested in ANY of the above...shoot me a comment or email and I'll be glad to chat with you about it!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

WOTD ~ 12.04.12

Today started the challenge I told you about. And guess what...someone at work made my department a lemon cake. Boo! Me no touchy!

So I got up this morning to get my sweat on. I started with Turbo Fire's HIIT 15 and Stretch 10 then followed with Tone It Up's Holiday Hottie circuit and finished with Tara Stiles yoga.

Oh and I found a new workout...its called 30 Day Butt Lift from BeFit on YouTube. I plan to start it tonight ;)