Welcome to Feature Friday, where I will introduce you to some of my amazing sisters in fitness. If you missed my first post in the series, you can check it out here. The ladies I will feature in this series rise above the fitness industry BS of quick fixes, detoxes, cleanses and/or working out for hours every week in order to achieve results. I am confident that you will find them encouraging and inspirational to your fitness journey.
In the past few weeks, I have been trying really hard to live within a budget for our groceries.
OK, you caught me. I’m working on budgeting for my Starbucks too.
The honest truth is that while I love budgets and numbers, I’m horrible at actually creating one. You see our income is completely variable. That’s what happens when you have two businesses under one roof.
Sure I can list off all the expenses we have every month and know approximately how much we need, but how do you plan ahead for things such as school supplies, clothing, vacations, etc? That’s where it gets frustrating for me.
Let's face it, the fitness space is very noisy and it can be hard to find coaches that don't preach the use of quick fixes, detoxes, cleanses and/or working out for hours every week in order to achieve results.
So I decided to do something to change all that.
Welcome to the first installment of Feature Friday, where I will introduce you to some of my amazing sisters in fitness. The ladies I will feature rise above the fitness industry BS. I am confident that you will find them encouraging and inspirational to your fitness journey.
As many of you know, I’m not a huge fan of cooking. And don’t get me started on meal planning and prepping. I lived that life the first year I was in contest prep for my bikini competition.
Every Sunday the hubs and I would spend 2-3 hours in the kitchen chopping, cooking, and packing food away for the week. It was monotonous and time consuming. There were plenty of other things I would rather do at that moment, but I would end up repeating this awful “prep day” routine for months to come.
Yesterday I was helping my daughter with her homework. She was working on a presentation for one of her classes and was stuck on how to write a conclusion. The presentation was about her. It included things about her family, hobbies she enjoyed, and her interests.
When she got to the end, she needed to summarize the presentation. She felt like she was just repeating what she already said. I explained to her that the point of a conclusion is to do just that. You are basically summarizing the information for the reader into one neat little paragraph of 3-5 sentences.
I decided to dig deeper into motivation after seeing most of my long-term clients going through a phase of very low motivation at least once during their fitness journey. I bet you know what I am talking about. The days when you wake up and feel like you don’t want to get out of bed, let alone make your way down to the gym and power through your workout.
Kind of like this...
Have you ever wondered how people can keep up with those trendy diets and workout plans available in abundance from the internet and reach their goals? I’ll tell you a secret: the number of results you get to see are only a fraction of the amount of people who try those plans (or fake before/after photos), the majority of people are not able to stick to it long enough or at all to see results.
Want to know a secret?
I hate change.
I’m very much a creature of habit.
I sent out a very personal email the other day to my insiders about some things I have been struggling with lately. The response to this email has been overwhelming.
Many of you sent words of encouragement for me or shared your current struggles and I can't even begin to tell you how much that means to me.
So this morning I'm sharing my email with all of you in hopes that you'll be encouraged to know that you're not alone in your struggles. That we all face difficult situations that wreak havoc in our lives in some form or another.
I am a wife, mom, grandma & former professional “diet and exercise hopper" who understands the challenges of being 40lb overweight after having children & the damage repeated sense of failure can cause to your confidence and self-esteem.