Where have I been

So I completely dropped the ball on my blog. I am sorry to my readers. My summer is BUSY AF. I am traveling I spent the beginning of June celebrating my 10 yr anniversary with my hubby. I started watching more kids during the week. Plus Beachbody challengers and groups. I am a busy disaster right now and I felt that this blog was not high on my priority list.

I am focusing on keeping the relationships going that I have already instead of building new ones. I have enough on my plate. I enjoy blogging when I have time. So don’t worry. The kids will go back to school and I will come back to this. And The Shakeology ingredient spot light and sharing recipes and results.

Right now I am just going to enjoy my life around me.

Acai Berry

Acai Berry 

Berry found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This little bugger is known to build immunity, heal, and give energy.

Some of the benefits:

  1. Promotes heart health 
  2. Helps fight harmful organisms
  3. Aids in weight loss
  4. Promotes healthy skin
  5. Healthy for libido.
  6. Anti aging benefits
  7. Gives you energy
  8. Builds the immune system

Motivation…

One of the biggest excuses I get as a health and fitness coach is I don’t have the motivation to do what you do.

Bull Shit. There is no motivation there is just doing. You need to understand there is no such thing as motivation. You know what is awesome? The feeling after the workout. Those flowing endorphins. The end result is what you are looking for.

Absolutely anyone can workout daily, and if you are not it is because it does not align with your priorities. It really is as simple as that. My Priorities are 1. Family 2. Health/happiness 3. Freedom

So let me ask you.

What are your goals?

What are your Priorities?

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Is what you are currently doing aligning with your priorities?

WHY do you want to start working out to begin with?

This WHY. This REASON is how you keep going. How you show up every single day.

You need to find Inspiration. That comes from the Inside of you. Find an emotional connection to why you want to change your lifestyle. (to be honest everyone should workout, Its not fun just necessary. Skinny does not mean healthy for your physical health as well as mental. You should just do it!)

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Ashwagahnda

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Not only is it fun to say Ashwagahnda is Sanskrit for “smell of the horse” which refers to both its unique smell and ability to increase strength. It is classified as an adaptogen, meaning it helps your body manage stress. It is an incredibly healthy medicinal herb!

Benefits:

  1. It can lower blood sugar.
  2. It has anti cancer properties.
  3. Boosts the Sex Drive (HELLO)
  4. Improve learning memory and reaction time
  5. Enhances sexual potency for both men and women
  6. fights stress
  7. Reduces anxiety and Depression
  8. anti-inflammatory abilities

This is just to name a few of this awesome little herb!

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Week 3 – 3 Week Yoga Retreat Progression

LAST WEEK!!

Thank god! In all seriousness I feel way better. I totally needed this. I had very tight hammies and I needed a break. I didn’t just want to take a full break. It took me a long time to form the habit of getting 30 min a day in and taking weeks off is not something I want to do. You see I could take time off but would that have helped with the tightness and achey muscles? Probably not. I needed to STRETCH!

This one adds on to what you did in expansion week. Which adds on to foundation. Was it anything crazy? No, You flow a bit more and sweat a bit more. For me this was good. I was starting to go a little crazy lol. And I still don’t like the Relax day on day 6. Why because it was super slow.

Crazy thing though! I had this MISCONCEPTION that this break would take away all the results I have worked my ass off for. And although I had the intention of being strict with nutrition I was not, because I don’t believe in completely depriving yourself. I think that puts you off the deep end and you end up binge eating on all the shit you were avoiding! I believe in moderation. Does this take some sacrifice? Yes it does. But I stay active and I eat healthy most of the time! I indulge too.


So who do I recommend this too?

Anyone starting off this workout thing is new to you, this is a great program to jump in with! Anyone that is not a yoga lover (ME) that does intense workouts most of the time but started to feel like they needed some rest. I think a yoga lover may get bored but what the hell do I know. You may love it to!

 

Sachi Inchi

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Sachi Inchi

Is the seed of a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru. These seeds are rich in protein, omega 3, 6, and 9, alpha tocopherol vitamin E, carotenoids (vitamin A), and fiber.

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Benefits of this seed…

  1. Builds muscle it is a fantastic source of protein.
  2. Satisfies Hunger, it is an extremely dense food.
  3. Promotes a healthy weight its significant tryptophan content plays a role in appetite regulation.
  4. Supports Digestive Health. Very high fiber source.
  5. Boosts Brain function with Omega 3s.
  6. Enhances Mood.
  7. Natural Anti- Inflammatory
  8. Heart health! Lowers Cholesterol, blood pressure, and inflammation throughout the  body.

 

3 Week Yoga Retreat – Week 2 Expansion

Meet the trainers. Or yoga instructors and take a look at the calendar you’re to follow. 

Week 2 builds on week one. Every single pose is expanded and you ad a little more challenging moves. Even work up a little sweat this week. 

It’s easy to follow, and they have someone modifying the poses you can’t quite get into yet.

I do have to say that I was super bored during this weeks relax day. Relaxing isn’t my strongest quality lol. I could not wait for that one to be done! 

I am learning though to focus on the move and not all the bull shit that I’m going to have to do when it’s over! 

Week 3 is Progression!


Really happy that I am holding the results I had. Nutrition could be a little better. But moderation right?? 

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

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Tulsi Aka Holy Basil

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Comes from India and is known as the “elixir of Life” in Ayurveda.  The plant is used to cure various diseases such as:

  • Common Cold
  • inflammation
  • malaria
  • heart disease
  • many more

Tulsi contains hundreds of beneficial compounds and possesses strong antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, adaptogenic, and immune enhancing properties. It also helps in purifying the environment. Tulsi has been used for centuries!

From the leaves to the seed, holy basil is considered a tonic for the body, mind, and spirit. Fresh flowers for bronchitis, leaves and seeds for malaria, whole plant for diarrhea, nausea, and vomitting. Pills and ointments for eczema. Alcohol extract for stomach ulcers and eye diseases. Oil for infect bites.

It is high in vitamin A and C, Calcium, zinc, iron, and chlorophyll.

Brain Benefits! Reduce stress and anxiety, in human and animal studies saw reduced stress, sexual problems, sleep problems, forgetfulness, and exhaustion!

Also known as the Queen of Herbs

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3 Week Yoga Retreat- Week 1 Foundation

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Im doing this thing. Its called Yoga. Have you heard of it?

Kidding I am sure you have. A lot of people swear by it they love it. They go to the studios and it calms them, keeps them limber, helps them relax.

Well it drives me INSANE! I use my workout time to destress and I have a very go, go, go personality. So I destress with a kick ass workout. Usually almost dying during it. (Im exaggerating ) But I like weights and fast paced workouts. I want to destress by throwing around Iron, and punching things. LOL I will throw a yoga in occasionally or if they have it on the schedule. It does feel good. I just like the workouts that don’t give you the time to think where you have to focus on the move or you may hurt yourself. I am not very zen.

I do see Yogis doing bad ass poses and want to do them, then can’t and get super frustrated. Yeah Yeah I know you need to practice in order to get that advanced. Well that means I would actually have to Yoga more…

When this workout came out in August of last yr. I looked at it said ummm never gonna do that. I ignored it.

I’ve been throwing some yoga here and there. But I have not given myself a day off in workouts in over 2 months. I went from the 21 Day Fix Extreme directly into a core De Force Hybrid and everything  felt so tight! My back was killing me due to tight hammys. 

So I made the choice to do this! And I was determined to give my body some “rest”. 


I’m really trying to embrace the whole practice and be there for the workout not in what bill we need to pay! Don’t I look zen? 😜

Week 1 is Foundation! It is the ground work of all the core moves of yoga. Breaks them down with out the Oming and the stuff I could not get into in yoga.

I can feel the stresses and tightness leaving my body. 

Each workout is 30 min or less, you go through

Core

Stretch

Balance 

Flow

Flow on the go

Relax

Day 7 is an AM, Abs, PM each one is 10 min you can do one or all. 

First 5 days done with one instructor for week one it’s Vytas. Days 6&7 are Faith. 

He really gets you to focus and be present for the workout. Which for Yoga is tough for me! But I’m letting it go. Go ahead and sing.

You’re welcome!

I was convinced that I would lose all of the hard work I put in. Like all the toning I busted my ass to get! But I think I really needed it and a break did my body good.

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1 week into it! 

I started week 2 today. Expansion 
 

Shakeology 

I have been drinking it pretty much daily for almost 4 years. Not saying I haven’t run out before because sometimes I do. This happens when I double up or the husband drinks it. Which how can I say no to that? 

Well after 4 yrs of drinking this nutrition shake, I’m a little embarrassed to say that, I don’t know too much about the ingredients in it.

 I do know that it is super beneficial fand good for me. I know it’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, and super foods. I know that I feel way better when I drink it. That it keeps me full, combats cravings, regulates my digestion, helps my complexion, helps my hair and nails grow healthy and strong.
So with all these benefits to be completely honest, I didn’t really care what was in it. 

But I decided that I was going to learn about the ingredients and share them with you! 

Coming soon…


WEEKLY SHAKEOLOGY SPOTLIGHT INGREDIENT! 

We will break it down together!

Interested in trying it? 

7 Day Samples here

Vegan samples here