Back in the Gym

Yes! I’m back at the gym. 💪

This journey is hard. Nutrition, diet and exercise are the 3 keys needed for success in my health journey. 💯

Oh, and let’s add mindset! I’m determined to be persistent in this part of the journey too!🎯

Anyone want to join me? 🤔

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Roaming

Roaming….
Do you remember when cell phones came out? Living in Texas, I was happy with my plan that covered the entire state. In other words, as long as I stayed in Texas, I had “free” calls, but if I left the state, it was changed to ROAMING and I was charged a premium!

This still applies to my life – ROAMING costs a premium! 🙄💲
When I roam away from God, my life gets hard! 🤦‍♀️
When I roam away from my routine in business, the premium cost is high with a lack of income. 💲
When I roam away from my personal relationships, the cost is encouragement or even personal development. 🤗
Roaming away from my weightloss goals, the premium cost is pounds or inches. 🙄

ROAMING costs you a premium in your life. Are you willing to pay the price? 💵🤔

Today

TODAY could be…
Your last day of struggling.
Your last day of headaches.
Your last day of exhaustion.
Your last day of hitting snooze.
Your last day of discomfort and digestive issues.
Your last day of negativity.
Your last day of irritability.
Your last day living in a fog.
Your last day of saying “just survive this day”.

Your only obstacle is a decision you keep putting off!

YES! 3 very simple steps done in the first 20-40 minutes of your day can provide you with all of that and then some! Stop putting off taking care of yourself! There’s a New Year SPECIAL that ends tomorrow! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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The Unsavory

The other day I was at a restuarant that serves breakfast. While the food was yummy, the smells of breakfast foods… mainly bacon grease, was absorbed into my hair. 🤦‍♀️ Just by being in it’s presence, the unsavory smell was absorbed.

This got me thinking, what else unsavory is absorbed into your life just by being in it’s presence? What unsavory thoughts go through your head just from listening to…..(fill in the blank.) How do the people you surround yourself with influence you? 🙄

What goes in, usually comes out in our lives. We need to be aware of our outside influences in our lives, and be the positive, loving influence to others. 😍

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Philippians 4:8

Persistence

My word for 2020 is Persistence. Finding this word was hard for me this year, but after praying about it, the definition sealed it for me.

Persistence – firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

This is what I will focus on this year! It’s a word that I will apply to all aspects of my life…spiritual, financial, business development, relationships…

I AM PERSISTENT.🎉

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Last 90 Days Check In

Last90Days check in!

October 1st, I started the challenge inspired by Rachel Hollis where you intentionally live the last 90 days of the year as intentionally as you would the first 30 days if the new year. Along with a gratitude and dreams journal, we track our 5 to Thrive; 5 daily activities which includes dining more water, moving your body for 30 minutes daily, and giving up one food that does not bless your body.

Richard and I have given up carbs for the 90 days and are following the keto diet. This has been an easy diet to add to our premium nutrition that we get daily from our 3 simple steps. I’m excited to say that in the last 60 days, I’ve lost 24.8 lbs! 💪

While I don’t always complete all 5 items each day, I have been able to stick with my diet every day even through Thanksgiving! One more month of holiday celebrations, and I’m happy to have a strong habit built going into December. 😍

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Last 90 Days

I’ve participated in the Last 90 Days Challenge this month, which is ongoing until the end of the year. It has introduced 5 good habits into my daily routine. One includes drinking half your weight in ounces of water each day, and another includes giving up a food that does not bless your body. 🤗

The water goal is a hard one for me to hit daily, but I am drinking way more than I normally did, and the benefits are there. Some people in the challenge are giving up a food for 30 days and then changing to a different food the following month. Richard and I decided to use this time to give up most carbs and follow the Keto diet during the entire 90 days. 🤯

I have NOT cheated AT ALL during October! I’m down 14.4 lbs for the month. I feel good, and I’m happy that my 3 simple steps help me further reach my goals! In November I’ll even get to add a new amino acid formula to my steps to help build lean muscles! I feel good, and I’m ready to live my best life! 💪

What about you? Are you growing? Are you living the life you deserve? If your answer in No, then message me so we can talk about options. It’s time to live life out loud! 😍

Take Care of Yourself

As a follow up to watching Rachel Hollis’ Made for More Encore, I am covering one of the 5 steps to success each day. Today is simple, take care of yourself.

As a wife and mom, I had a tendency to put others first and neglect myself. Three years ago, I made a change since I knew something had to give in my life, and it needed to start with me.

Rachel states that if you don’t take care of yourself first, you cannot fully take care of others. She really addressed this in her Last 90 Days series.

  • Get plenty of rest each night. (She suggests at least 8 hours.)
  • Get up an hour early before the rest of the household to take care of yourself and your goals first.
  • Work out at least 30 minutes each day.
  • Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.
  • Eat foods that bless your body.

Being healthy is not just being at a certain weight number for your height, it’s about how you feel. Do you have the energy and stamina to take care of yourself and the ones you love? Do you have mental fog that clouds your decisions? Does your gut tell you maybe you shouldn’t have eaten that piece of pizza?

Although my journey to being healthy is still going, I have come a long way. I feel good, even though my weight is not ideal. I will continue to go to the gym 5-6 times a week since I am DETERMINED to reach my goal weight. The rest, water, and getting up early are fairly easy for me to handle. Now to focus on my food…hmmm that might be another post for another day! At least I know my premium nutrition take each morning fits inside of this goal!

Accountability

So I’ve been asked why I am willing to put my Before pictures, and starting weight and inches out to the world? One word, ACCOUNTABILITY.  See, I’ve done this before.  I’ve taken pictures, I’ve weighed in, and I’ve taken measurements, and then I’ve placed them in an area where very few people, including my husband can see them. While it weighed on my mind, there was no one to hold me accountable.

This year, I’m determined. This year, I will change, and it will be for the good. I know I can do this. I know that God wants us to live life abundantly, so I’m ready to stop living in the shadows where I hope no one will notice. I’m ready for others to notice. I’m ready to help others live the life they deserve, and I will go first to set the example! The potential is real and I’m ready to make it tangent.

So here it goes:

  • Starting weight – 290.6
  • Neck – 15″
  • Chest – 45″
  • Right Arm – 17″
  • Left Arm – 16.5″
  • Waist – 47″
  • Hips – 54″
  • Right Thigh – 29″
  • Left Thigh – 29″

My goal is lose 140 pounds and go to the gym 5-6 times per week. I’m thankful for my premium nutrition that will help me to achieve these goals! Now it’s time to put in the work!