You guys Motivation in itself is kind of bullshit. I don’t have motivation, I have what I like to call being Stubborn Ass. Ha Seriously.
I hit a point, after my Dad died where I realized what I was doing to myself.
What my future could look like.
What my kids future could look like.
And what was even worse…
What their future could look like with me not in it. With me missing out on everything I wanted to see them accomplish.
That is like a kick in the face. That was not OK with me.
That is when Mama bear stepped in and said I REFUSE to do that, to them. I REFUSE to let my excuses hold my health and happiness back. I REFUSE for that to be their life. I was so traumatized. His death changed me forever. I will NOT do that if I can help it. I was going to do EVERYTHING in my power to prevent it.
I got to work. I started small. I started working out. I changed my diet. I started to see changes. I started to lose weight. I started to get toned. I started to get more energy. And guess what I started to kind of crave this feeling. I don’t always love working out or want to do it. It is the accomplishment I feel after.
And then I started Paying it forward. I run these fitness groups monthly to help you because whether you realize it now. It is important.
Your Health is Important. You are WORTH it. And if you don’t realize that yet there is SOMEONE in your life that is.
Sometimes you start out for your loved ones. And then it ends up being for you.
Sometimes you just need Somebody that has your back.
From July 15 2008 to September 26 2017. 23 years old to 32. What a difference I feel like a completely different person. I am a different person.
Channeling my inner T Swift. “The old Kala can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Cause she’s dead.”
Don’t worry guys I’m really not. Just a whole new better version of me.
I’ve gained knowledge. And thinking back to the “diets” I’ve tried oh man…
From thinking that being healthy and losing weight meant starving yourself. I tried the special K cereal diet. You know where you ate those little cereal bars for 2 meals and then binged for dinner. A 3 day juice cleanse made it 12 hrs. Diet pills. The pills that made you full faster. Buy all low fat and fat free. Weight watchers (this one works) but I manipulated the system so I could drink beer. I would basically save all my points for the weekend. And eat 100 can snacks and carrot sticks. I’m not kidding.
Now I know it’s not a diet it’s a life style change. I don’t buy any low or fat free. I eat Whole Foods. I’ve learned this thing called moderation and live by the 80/20 rule. I never feel deprived.
So if your thinking you’ll never see me with a beer in my hand like on the left.
I love beer .
That old me is still there. Just more knowledgeable and in WAY better shape!
I will be opening up a few groups this month!
One if you are ready to go all in! You want to get some great results and are ready for change.
We will get you paired up with the perfect for you workout.
You try a nutritional shake.
Follow an easy meal plan (don’t worry we practice moderation)
Two you are not sure if you are ready to go all in yet. You want to dip your toe before diving in.
7 days of a nutrition shake.
Easy meal plan
Available on October 3rd. This new week long program is a way to introduce you into exercise and Clean Eating.
With this you get 4 workouts, a Step-by-step meal planner, and a week supply of shakeology, all with my support. This way you can see if you are ready to make a bigger commitment in your health and fitness journey.
This program is for anyone that has tried and failed a fitness program. Wants to start but isn’t really sure what to do and is intimidated by a full program. It is only 7 days.
Today I got to try Core Function!
All about the abs, but not really with all core workouts on the floor. This ads some functional exercises that you do in everyday life and definitely adds some leg work. I got a good sweat in. 35 min total
Lately I have really been digging into Personal Development and working on Mind Set Getting your mind to have belief in yourself. Because honestly your biggest obstacle is YOU!
Holy Shit can you feel a difference when you mentally feel great as well as physically. So feeling down start reading personal development. Don’t like to read? Then listen. You can get a free 30 day trial to audible.com. Youtube has amazing free content. I find stuff to listen to daily on my walks. Also there are Podcasts.
I also got some Books on CD from the local library. See loading up HA!
I have a free group starting for how to start off your Morning Successfully.
I don’t know what it is about when you become a Mom. It is the best thing in the entire world. It really is. Your whole world is your kids and they’re activities. They’re routines. They are your life.
So much so that you forget about you. What you did for yourself before you became a mother and What you and your significant other used to do before you became parents. Its weird. It is like you completely forget about your life before kids. I honestly can’t remember what it was like.
You do however need to make the time to find yourself again. Not just for your own sanity but to be a better person, wife, mother.
Some tips I have.
Wake up before them and sweat. Get a workout in before the insane day starts. This takes some getting used to but once the habit is formed you will not break it.
Personal Development. Get yourself in a good mental state! Mental Health is so super important. You have everyone relying on you.
Eat healthy. You will feel better!
Get some zzzzzzs. I know you put them to bed you want some time for yourself. But staying up late to watch something dumb really isn’t helping you out at all. Get some well deserved rest.
Schedule a date night. Get a sitter. Spend some quality time with your spouse I do not mean go out and get hammered. Just you 2 go to dinner, or rent a movie and watch it in. There was a reason you had kids to begin with. Don’t forget that.
Get out by yourself occasionally. Taking a mental break for you is so crucial.
So school back in session actually in the 3rd week back. I was so freaking ready for them to go back to school I almost took champagne to the freaking bus stop.
I was ready to have a schedule again and get these kids out of my face. I love them but a summer with a house full of kids mama needed a break!
So here we are.
Now 3 weeks in.
I'm over school haha I had my break now comes the completely hectic mess. Of homework and activities. Emails out the ass of what's coming up and what happened this week. What we did today.
PS did I mention this email goes to the account that I have had for over 10 yrs. so yeah it gets lost.
Can't I just ask my kid what happened? Do I really need a play by play from 15 different people. I am pretty sure my mom never had a freaking clue until she saw a bad grade. Can we go back to that please?