Today is a very different transformation post. We always share the positive results. Well I need to keep it real. ——-
When I started these home workout programs it wasn’t because I needed to lose weight. I needed a routine so I could maintain, be healthy, tone & build more strength. I did that. That was me during my first program. I maintained this for 3 years. I consistently followed programs but I didn’t overly restrict myself. So this can be a totally manageable healthy lifestyle that frees you from constantly looking for the next cleanse or diet fad 🙌🏼 Fast forward to this past year and as you can see I lost my results. I gained 15lbs, which for me is a lot. I try not to focus too much on the scale so at first i wasn’t stressing the number but then I saw the difference in how my clothes fit, some didn't even. I wasn’t focused. I’d be on with my workouts, bad with my nutrition. Thinking eh i workout everyday I can eat this, drink that. Then I’d be on with my nutrition and miss workouts. I was off and on. I started a new job, I was eating out more, drinking wine too frequently. It was a see-saw. Obviously this my affecting my body but also it was affecting me mentally. When I was off I felt like sh*t but I kept falling off. My energy would be low which made me grumpy, I wasn’t getting things done that I needed to and I’d get frustrated with myself 😞 This affected my biz because I was off. I couldn’t help other people if I couldn’t keep my own sh*t together. I put most of the blame on this new job but I need to hold myself accountable. We get to choose how we want to take care of ourselves mentally and physically. I let outside factors control me, instead of keeping myself in control. ——-
I finally realized I needed to own it, fix it and get back to where I was. This program came out the perfect time. A new challenge is exactly what I needed. I’ve accepted the challenge. It’s just the beginning and I don’t have the physical results yet but this has me in the right place mentally. I haven’t been this excited and focused since I first started! 😄
Sometimes you will fail. The true test is if you can, stand up, accept the failure and move forward 💕
❤️ We have to reflect on our lives, the social changes we are seeing, what's happening to our planet. We have to be empathetic and we all need to work a little harder. .
There's happiness in the wind and hope in the water. .
No matter where you are in your life, when that kite flies and you feel the power, there's nothing else to think about except to be in tune with your gear, the elements and yourself. The kite has more than just physical power - it has the most magical power of all - ✨the✨power✨to✨change✨your✨life✨ in the most interesting and unexpected ways. (Remember that feeling right before the bell would ring before recess and then you'd hear it? That's what waiting for the wind feels like to most of us, especially at the beginning.) Just try it. 😉 .
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Drenched in 😓 sweat, OH yes please. Cardio and core were a win today. Although let’s be honest, I couldn’t finish my last round of my new paper plate love hate relationship 😂 .
I’m challenged now and I’m going to nail it. My abs were burning like never before. So much that I made my hubby try it out😂he looked at me and was in diss believe! Than I made my daughter try it out. Her eyes 👀 opened so wide😂 .
I’m happy though I have a feeling this new routine is going to make changes that I’m going to ❤️
Day 3 ✅ Cardio Day...my least favorite but I survived! One of my favorite things about this program so far is that the Ab work is built into the workout for the day. You don’t do a workout and then have to go press play on another for abs. You just GET IT DONE. Also, I haven’t had to modify much these last 3 days #proudofmyself 💪🏼 If I watched these beforehand there’s moves I would’ve said no way I can do that but I’m pushing and I’m doing it. It’s all about having your mindset in the right place 😊 ———
🌟The Body Achieves What The Mind Believes🌟
I was just 💭 thinking 🤔 back to this mornings workout.
I’m really amazed with myself. And I wish I could find more people that I can pass this feeling to.
Today during my workout I nearly and I mean, I was close to start crying and give up. But I pushed through it. My kids were looking at me and so was my husband. I knew that I couldn’t be a quitter then. I thought to myself, “I can’t show them that I want to 🛑 stop even if this burning sensation in my REAR😂 is killing me.” I have to prove to them that I’m strong!
Today is my second day and I have already been tempted a few times.
Yesterday I baked cookies for my husband.
I passed by Whole Foods and at the register there was a HUGE CHOCOLATE chip cookie 🍪 starring at me! I can tell you that it was calling my name!😂 all these negative thoughts came to mind.
1- one cookie wont hurt
2- no one will know
3- screw this, it’s normal to want a cookie
But you see, I’m human too. And I know that if you are willing to put in the work, you too can accomplish it.
The easy way out, just doesn’t work. There is just too many risk to take.
When you put your hart , soul and mind to it, it’s so worth it. And than there’s the satisfaction that you did the right thing. That you did it the right way. Too many people in society at this day and age, want to take the easy way out. It truly is a shame.
Day 2 BOOTY Day 🍑 These bands were the only equipment used besides a mat and OMG that was a serious workout! 🔥🔥 Our Group is killing it already‼️ For those of us, who’ve been doing these home workout programs we’re adjusting to the changes. There’s new people who are just diving right in. We’re all finding a way to make it work because we all wanna change in some way, more than we wanna remain the same 🌟
C o m e A s Y o u A r e !
Although gained some weight over the last few months (really! Blaming the holidays tho😏), needed a clear reminder to love myself whenever, wherever.
This shot was taken by my 💟@relfogel w/Canon SL1. I wanted to take beach photos, but good ones. We took 50 and I can work with only 2 of those. I bummed. He said: "Do you think modeling is easy? Takes time to know how to pose and move in front of the camera, and I'm not a pro myself, but even top model is taking 100 pics😆". So yeah, I guess that's true! #selflove#cabo#beachgirlforlife
DAY 1. The past two weeks have been like prep mode. Shorter paired down versions of the workouts. Testing the nutrition plan. Today starts the official beginning of my new 80 day journey lead by Autumn. I’ve done other programs of hers before but this is quite different than the others. The workouts are longer, every single workout for the 80 days is different, the moves are harder, the nutrition plan is more focused. It’s forcing me to step away from what I’ve been comfortable with and challenge myself. I’m completely committed, very excited, and ready for the challenge. I’ve been half assed with programs for a while now, so I’m ready to go all in with this and can’t wait to see the results physically and mentally. There will definitely be challenges and struggles but I’m not alone in this journey. I’ve got a ton of other ladies doing this with me 👯♀️ We’ll be supporting each other all the way through. Oh and we have Autumn herself leading and supporting us. This is going to be the best program and group yet! 💕💕
If you get tired learn to rest not quit.
I've had a pretty full on week last week and am very much looking forward to a day at home tomorrow. Feeling a bit flat. Can't wait to wake up when I'm ready and ease my way into the day with meditation and yoga. Boy have I missed them the past few days.
Writing this post swinging in my hammock chair, just chilling with the birds. 📷 by @hippygirlatheart .