Moms… Why should you workout?

I have been thinking of writing this for a while. Went back and forth. First of all I am not sure who reads what I write, second I don’t want anyone to think I am speaking just to moms. But thats what I am and this works for me. I truly believe everyone should workout. I think it is important for your health and really goes hand in hand with proper nutrition. But as a Mom. Why I work out are these key reasons.
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(I have taken the last week off due to pulling something in my neck. I was told by my PT to do cardio that does not jar the upper body. Well… I took a break I want to heal, hoping to be back this coming Monday! Want to know something cool… I always come back now.)
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You want to stick around for a LONG TIME

My dad passed at 51. Missed seeing weddings and 3 grand babies born. I refuse to do that. I will be here my kids are gonna be so sick of me

Stress Relief. 

You do all day for everyone. Being a mom is hard and it never stops EVER! The stress is constant. But for 30 min when I am in my own world. Blasting whatever music I am in the mood for and letting it all out. It makes me a better mom, a better wife, a better person.

Confidence

This is something I never really had. I never thought I was pretty or thin enough. I had a baby at 17 and gained a ton. I was always comparing myself to someone else. Now I do not give a shit. This may be getting older. But a big part is the body I have now, stretch marks and all I worked my ass off to get. That boosts you.

Showing my kids to care for themselves

My kids see every single day, what I do. They make good choices, sometimes they join me in my workouts.
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Sleep…

Oh how I love sleep and now I am out like a light. Do I still get tired? Yep I have a ton on my plate. But when I sleep its good.

Taking care of Me

We do for everyone. Why aren’t we taking care of ourselves? Don’t you want to really be able to enjoy what you have?

Learning your body

Exercise is a great way to be in tune for your body. Knowing aches and pains, and what is working and what is not.

Vain

hahahaha what? I am 30. Not old, not young either. But I still get carded. BOOM! Taking care of yourself shows!!

Sex Life

It is just better. How often do you and your significant other do the deed? You should be active with them. its a big part of marriage that connection. My sex life got better when I started to take care of myself. Do it for that. Worth it…

DO IT FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT YOU ARE WORTH IT!

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Grain free Apple Cake

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So you know how I always tweak recipes so that they work for me. I did it again. The fixate cook book is a great way for me to get new ideas!

Ingredients
1 1/2 cup raw nuts (I used cashew, almonds, pecans, and walnuts)
Dash sea salt
2 bananas
2 eggs
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup natural maple syrup
1 granny smith apple dices
1 tbsp melted butter
Olive oil spray

Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8×8 pan with olive oil spray. Set aside

Add all ingredients EXCEPT the apple to a food processor.

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Blend until smooth. Pour into the baking dish and add the diced apple.

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Bake for 30 min. Enjoy!!!

Beer VS. Health Food

Wait what? Thats a super weird thing to compare right? HAHAHAHAH

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But I want you all to relate to what I am saying and I am a beer drinker. I have learned to do it less and focus on Moderation. So where does health food come into this?

How many times have you walked into a grocery store, You are checking out the produce.

“Oh look Watermelon!! Love Watermelon! $5?!!! WTF! I am not paying that!!”

You put this food down.

“Cauliflower is on my list… $4… No Effing way!!”

You put this down.

Ok now you walk into a bar or go out to dinner. Its Cheat night. Your gonna have a beer and enjoy the hell of it. (Don’t like beer think wine, pick your poison… I don’t care what you like this is just what I am using….)

You to the Bartender, “I’ll take a Blue Moon.”

Bartender, “Here You go! That will be $5.25”

You hand over a $10, for one drink without even thinking about it, you don’t even blink.

Does anyone see a problem here?  Really think about it.

So here is my way of thinking. If I pick up something that is beneficial for me and my family. Whether my kids will refuse to eat it or not LOL. I look at the cost. Then I think, “If this was beer would I pay that price?” If the answer is yes then I toss it in the cart and it comes home with me.

There has become such a double standard, saying eating healthy is expensive. But you will walk into a fast food chain and drop$$ like its your job, or a bar, or a restaurant. So what I am saying is truly think about it first.

I drink Shakeology daily right.

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At first Sticker Shock when you look at the cost. But again I have, at one time or another, dropped the price of a Bag of Shakeo in a bar in one night. Don’t Judge Me!

When you break down the coach price its under $4 a day. The PSL I drank yesterday was $4.65 and that did not benefit me whatsoever it was just yummy. (Basic Beotch)

So for me, I don’t even think about it. I get my bad I drink it daily I benefit from it.

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Change your thought process, change your life!

This thing I do

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ATTENTION Stay at Home Moms… Or Dads

Have you lost yourself. I mean seriously? For a while there all I could relate to was being a mom, and it is pretty awesome. But what happened to the me before I had kids? To be honest, I was so young I hadn’t even found myself yet! Then you have this great little miniature you (which is scary as hell sometimes). You’re kind of floating, lost in being just a Mom (Dad) that you don’t really know how to relate to anyone. Except how to talk about your kiddos. Right? Because everyone wants to her how your 2 yr old went pee on the potty! (Exciting Shit, but unless they are in the same situation do people really care?) 

So I was lost, then I started working out and I heard about this little thing called being a Beachbody Coach. I was already doing the programs, they were fantastic, I wanted to help and connect with people. So I figured why not… Right what did I have to lose? So I signed up. I became a coach.

I was introduced to this community of people, who got me!! I became not just a mom. But a wife (who had also gotten her body back RAWR), a Friend, a Team Mate, a Leader, and a Motivator. I have bonded with people and opened myself up to so many possibilities. I love and believe in myself now. I know who I am and I don’t give a shit what anyone else thinks about me, or this “thing” I am doing. Because If i get one person to Find and Believe in themselves again, if I get one person to get off of their ass and do something that will benefit them, I am happy.

All of this started from One little word… YES.

So I want to ask you something? Why not YOU?

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