Have you ever talked yourself out of a challenge?
Your body is way more capable than you think. Push it a little to see what happens. Admire how hard you work and what you can do. Chances are, you can do more than you think.
Does anyone else struggle through winter blues?
This time of year is super hard with conferences in progress, grade cards due, family dinners, late nights, school activities…it feels hard to take a moment and slow down.
It’s important though, and I make time for it. It is one thing I can do to make sure I don’t let the winter blues win. I also take a Vitamin D supplement. Anyone else?
How do you beat the winter blues?
My chiropractor said I am addicted to working out. Truth.
She and I were talking today during my adjustment, and she asked me if I was going to workout when I went home. To which I replied, of course! She smiled and jokingly said that I was addicted to it.
I thought about it. I am. I have made it a part of my day. I am addicted to the endorphins it releases, the muscles it creates, the confidence it gives me, the release of stress it provides. …
And in being truthful, I am fearful of going back to where I started. I am so scared about putting the weight back on. I am scared of losing my progress. I am addicted to keeping up the hard work I have put in, and the results I have seen.
I could imagine worse addictions. Right?
This quote has been one I've loved for a long time. It can apply in so many situations.
Quit comparing yourself to others. Don't assume you're in the same chapter of the book as someone else. ❤❤
You choose how you feel. Choose happy.
Anyone else have a furry friend that does all the things with them? Usually when I make it to the floor part of my workouts, he is right there with me.
This guy is always up for any of my workouts, whether they are at 4am or at 4pm. Even #furryfriend support is needed.
One day I was tired of just sitting in my life, letting it happen around me. I was a passenger, and someone else was driving. The day that I took that wheel, pressed on the gas, and never looked back, was the day that my life changed.
Sometimes you have to remind yourself that you are the driver. You don’t have to sit in your own unhappiness forever. When you are tired of being in that place, you have to do something to get out of it, no matter what that thing is.
We owe it to ourselves to lead a life we love. Don’t just exist. Exist loudly. Exist proudly. #existloudly#driveyourstory#drivethecar
Almost a year ago I committed to helping others improve their lives through exercise and nutrition. Knowing how the people in my groups have made changes to their lives leaves a feeling in my heart that is indescribable. I am proud of them and checking in with my groups is one of the best parts of my day.
Wrap up 2018 knowing that you are entering 2019 ready to take care of YOU. I can get you there, to a place of pride, happiness, and health. Comment below if you want to know how that can happen. I can even score you a discount this month for #noexcusenovember
I am not a runner.
Did you know that if you tell yourself something enough, you will begin to believe it? I had told myself since the day I was wheezing after the mile run in PE, that I could not run. I wasn’t a runner.
Freshman year in college when I had to run for cheerleading, I was not a runner. …
Then something happened my junior year of college, I started running. Not much at first, but I was doing it. Then I stopped.
I ran off and on for a few years, nothing serious. A few years after I had my son, I wanted something I could do for myself. 2014 was the year I became a runner.
I ran and I ran. I built my stamina through Couch to 5K. I ran the Turkey Trax, the Jingle Bell Run, and all around town after work.
I signed up for a 15K in March. But a few weeks before I was having pain in my shin. I went to an orthopedic specialist that said they thought I had a stress fracture in my shin. A boot for 6 weeks was the solution. I stopped running after that.
This year I missed it again. I am down 20lbs, so I figured it would be easier on my body. I have been taking my time building up my miles, not running as much during the week, taking it slow. …
I am a runner. I am whatever I believe I can be. You can, too. Believe in you.
Are you holding yourself back? Do you think you're:
👎not a weightlifter?
👎not a runner?
👎not a healthy eater?
👎not a priority?
All these things you think you're not, they are holding you back. You can be ANYTHING you want. Take those "nots" away. You are:
👍a healthy eater.
Talk to me about my November group. Comment below so we can connect about how to treat yourself in a more positive way. Let's do this!
Welcome to my reminder jeans. I pull these out sometimes to see how far I've come. 👍👍
Tight, that's how they used to fit. There was even a time I spotted wearing them because they were too tight. 👏👏
I put them on Sunday and they hung off my body. The backside is so baggy it droops. The legs are wide. The waistband doesn't stay up. ✴✴
Today, I'm 4 sizes smaller than those pants. There's no going back.
Not everyday is peachy. Some days there are unseen moments of weakness. We are hesitant to show those moments because it makes us vulnerable. 😔😔
This moment of just wanting to give up and go to bed? Well, I had my pity party and then used it to fuel a workout.
It didn't solve my problem, but neither would binge eating. It did let me relieve some stress and have a different focus. ✴✴
It's okay to be weak and have sadness. Just don't stay there too long.