How to Successfully stick to a fitness plan.

Working out for me is such a HABIT that for me it is weird when I do not do it. I am just so used to working out, that I feel bad when I don’t. Now Do Not take this as I am being obsessive, or ridiculous. I know when my body needs a break and believe me when I feel that way I take it!

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So how did I get where I am now? What keeps me going?

Research shows that it takes 21 Days to form a habit. Think about that. That is only 3 weeks. Does not seem like a  real long time am I right? So if you have to torture yourself for such a short amount of time for a healthy habit, for something that will improve your life why not do it? Seriously?

So what you need to do…

  • Schedule it. Make it as important as a Doctors appointment or a business meeting. You don’t skip those!
  • Pick a time and workout at that time daily. For me it is first thing in the morning. Weekends too unless its a rest day. I get up drink my pre workout, pee (hahahah TMI), then hit play. Now sometimes it does not go as planned. But does that mean I say fuck it and throw in the towel? Nope. It will make me feel better. Somedays, a 30 min workout takes triple the time because my kids need me. They have gotten better with it though so this does not happen as much anymore.
  • Let your significant other know this is important to you. That you will be working out and you need this time.
  • Remember that it is not selfish to take care of yourself. Sometimes you need to put you first.
  • If your day does not go as planned and you cannot fit it in. Do Not get discouraged just move your schedule back one day!
  • Quitting is not an option.
  • Have a Strong Why. What do I mean by this, this is the reason why you started on the journey to begin with. Really think about it. It has to be so strong that you will always go back to what you were doing. 10881666_10153186596365921_86908588061412141_n
  • Triggers! Set out your workout clothes, go to a gym then leave a gym bag in your car, set a reminder on your phone, have an accountability partner text you, put on your workout gear as soon as you wake up, this list is endless. Basically do whatever you need to so you Move your ASS!
  • Pick something you actually like to do. If you like to run do that, lift, dance, yoga, I don’t give a shit. Pick something. Want to workout at home, great, a gym great. Just do something.
  • Don’t get discouraged. Sometimes the scale won’t move. Think about everything that you are doing that is good for yourself! Remember those little NSVs!

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Hope this helps you!! Keep moving forward. Don’t compare yourself to others. What good is it going to do for you? You have no idea what leg of the journey someone else is on! Be supportive of one another for the same reason. You supporting someone else may help you stay motivated!

Refresher

So I have not written in a while…

To be honest for a good few weeks I was just rolling through the motions. (is that a saying? Hmmmmmm… Whatever.) But I was not practicing what I preach.  I freaking hate that! How can I tell people eat healthy, workout, the 2 go together. If I am only doing one of those? Working out, is such a habit for me that when I don’t I feel funky. Think of me as Rain man with dumbbells. But I was eating horrible. I believe in moderation and cheats, but I was being ridiculous. I would have one good day and I am not even sure if that would count, because I would be sneaking shit. Then it would be 3 days of binging. Out of Control.

I am a Beachbody Coach. I do that because health and fitness are a passion for me. I started this journey to be a Better Version of Myself. Improve my mood and my health. Oh and smaller pants was a perk. All for the kiddos and me. Right?

I started to feel Fluffy. My clothes were tight. This makes me moody. I hate being uncomfortable in my clothes, some days I felt like my skin was tight… You can’t escape that shit. My energy and my mood was bad, I did not want to do anything. Leaving the house was a chore.  I started to feel like depression was coming back. EFFF that.


My family and I went away this weekend. It was great. Seriously had a wonderful time. Pigged out again. Drank too much again. Came home to feel sluggish.

Monday morning, I hop on the scale… WTF. I knew it would be bad. But not that number. I usually say the scale is just a number. But when it is going up and you feel like crap, that number matters. There was an unused 3 Day Refresh in my cupboard. I had no intentional plan to do it yet. This pushed me. I had to get out of my funk. I had to find my passion again, which is helping others with their health. But first. I had to help myself. I had to put me first for a little.

So I did it.

And today I feel AMAZING! Seriously. I have not felt this well rested in forever. I don’t feel like a slug I leaped through my kitchen at 5:45 AM. My husband looked at me like I was insane. Super normal BTW, I am a weirdo.

My Results were the best they have ever been ( I also Started the 21 Day Fix Extreme again).

So here they are…


I lost 5.8 lbs.


5 inches


I gained my better mood and energy. Also the intention to keep eating healthy and allowing moderation again. I do not want to feel like I was. Or act like I was (Bitchy).

So now I ask you! Are you ready to do something for yourself? Feel happy and healthy (you can totally tell when you are healthy.) If that answer is finally YES! I want to help!!

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I did it! I finished week 3 of ‪#‎Cize‬! This dance was far from perfect, I was not gonna post it. But I really don’t give a shit how bad this is. Accountability people. And if I motivate even one person to get up and move. Then I am happy. I am shocked I did not pass out during the routine. This cold I have is making it hard to breathe lol.

Tips for Weight Loss…

I have been sitting around thinking of all the different things I say to my Coaches and Challengers, that I decided to share. Now I am not an expert… I was once a certified Personal Trainer and I am in a course to be a certified Nutritional Therapist. These “tips” are just things I have learned along the way that really help me keep moving.

Have a really strong reason WHY.

I cannot tell you how many times in my 29 years that I started to workout. I was gonna eat healthier and feel better about myself. I was going to be happy and I was not going to quit this time… SQUIRREL

What would happen? I would get discouraged I would fall off the wagon and go back to my old ways. It all changed when my WHY was stronger than any reason I could think about not doing it. This has to be important for you.

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You have to want it. 

You have to want to change. It cannot be for your spouse or significant other. (Doing this for your kids may be the one exception) If you start this journey for another person that thinks you need to lose. You will not stick to it and may even start to resent them.

Change your Thoughts on Yourself.

I DO NOT CARE where you are on this journey. Self Hate does absolutely no good. for you or anyone around you. PERIOD. If you are constantly talking down on yourself you will not change. This journey is Mental as well as physical. You need to learn to Love yourself. I strongly recommend the book You Are A Badass by Jen Sincere

Not a Diet but a Lifestyle.

Every time I go on a diet I fail. Why? I do good for a while then I binge oh well there goes the diet. Or I reach my goal go back to old habit. All the hard work I just accomplished poof gone. And it comes back wayyyyyyyy faster then it left. Why in the hell would you constantly want to do that to yourself? Seriously yo-yoing through life is not a way to live. This goes with the post above. Wrapping your head around healthy eating being a constant can be hard at first. But once you get it down when you do stray. Its like thats Ok I enjoyed it I will make a better choice next time. I thoroughly enjoy my life and food is a big part of that, but it no longer controls my life.

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Celebrate

Be excited for every step during your health journey. This shit is hard so enjoy it. I cannot count how many times I hear “I only lost… this week” I don’t care if you lost .1 lbs that week! Did you gain? No! How do you feel? Each day you are making a step in healthier direction. You are creating a better version of yourself! Enjoy the hell out of that! Seriously!!! Also learn how to celebrate with out food!

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Find what works for you!

What works for me may not work for you and thats ok. Find what you love to do and stick with it. You may want to go to a gym, or be in solitude of your own home. Or run out side. Find your groove Stella…

Cut out the Comparisons 

Everybody is different and that is a beautiful thing! Comparing your journey to someone else’s will not benefit you! People carry weight and lose it differently. The only competition you should have is being a better person than you were yesterday!

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I hope these all help you! Focus on the positive, all around you don’t constantly be searching for what you are lacking. You don’t want to miss out on all the wonderful things you are doing right now.

All or Nothin’

Question… How many of you are like this, you know all or nothing? You can’t workout for a few days so you eat like a pig. You have a binge day you figure whats the point in working out. Or you are like well my path to fitness is already ruined. So I Quit.

images-1Well it does not have to be like that. You can maintain your nutrition and have time off from your workouts. In fact it is actually good to take some breaks from working out occasionally. You will not lose all your progress overnight. You will however be amazed that when you quit eating healthy and working out how quickly you can feel BLAH. Ha! Really the only way to explain it…

You feel bloated, your clothes are tight. You want to get out your fat pants. But if you were doing it right you don’t have those right?! I always suggest when you buy smaller clothes to get rid of your “fat” clothes. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want an option to be able to GROW into my bigger jeans.

Heres the thing, you can have some off days. You know what you do? You JUMP back in. So you had some backwards progress. Who the hell cares! Some bad days will not completely demolish your hard work. I am going to go back to this again. This is a HUGE thing for me and you may have seen it multiple times on this blog.

GO BACK TO THE REASON WHY YOU STARTED IN THE FIRST PLACE! Make your WHY so strong that no matter how bad you screw up you want to get back to it. images

The truth about exercise…

Ok for me at least.

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My alarm goes off at 5am (I’ll admit sometimes it gets snoozed 2 or 3 times). But my first thought of the alarm going off is not. I CANT WAIT TO EXERCISE!! Fuck that. It is I do not want to do this. I want to cuddle into my blankets and go back to bed. But I do it. Why? Why the hell would I do this?  Well a few things.

  • I remember how I felt before I exercised. How I looked. How miserable and tired I was. Unhappy with my size. Now I was never huge, But I was not a good comfortable size for me. Comfortable?  Strange word to explain it. But I was Uncomfortable about everything. Hiding getting changed in front of your husband is never a good feeling.

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  • I love how I feel when the workout is done. Its like I survived, I did not die. And n0w I feel like a bad ass. Plus seeing the improvements overtime. There is an after workout high. You are PUMPED up. I cannot explain it. But if you exercise you know what I am talking about.
  • I sleep like a baby!! I went 4 weeks off no exercise I could not sleep. One day back at it I passed out at like 10. It was amazing.
  • I have more energy and all around am a happier person.
  • I shrank literally. This may sound superficial, but I don’t care. I went from squeezing uncomfortably into 8s because I refused to go up. Hello muffin tops. to being a 4.Now my 4s are kind of loose.

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  • ********Better sex life. (sorry if you’re family and you’re reading this hahaha) Its so true. I feel more confident which carries over into all the aspects of my life. *******Can you tell this ones my favorite?

So now that I shared some little points of why I work out, I will leave you with this. Just do it. You wont regret it EVER! Don’t wait to start. Life is always busy. There is always something going on. But making your health a priority is important. Tell your family ask for help. You would be surprised at the support you will get. You got this! Now go kick some ASS!
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