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What’s your excuse??

What’s your excuse??

I already know all the excuses because I was the queen of them for years… It’s raining out, it’s too nice out, my workout clothes are dirty, I forgot my headphones at home, I don’t have time, I don’t want to get bulky, I’m too tired…blah blah blah. The real question to ask should be what’s your REASON?

My before picture is just after finishing my doctorate. I did not regularly exercise. I held baby weight after each pregnancy. I was constantly exhausted and used the excuse that chasing the children around was enough exercise. I came down with every cold and virus that could fester and spread on the grocery cart handle. I was miserable and avoided any pictures with my children – which now in hindsight is just plain sad for them and me. I went to bed miserable every night because I failed at what I had sworn that morning I would do – which was to make better food choices and get to the gym. It was an ugly vicious cycle and the effects of my misery did not go unnoticed by my family. 

Finally, one morning I woke up and said I am done talking about it -(I felt my back fat jiggle) and from that day on I started living it and being about it. There have been setbacks, struggles and tears but the truth is, once I started getting up and consistently working out in the mornings, it made me want to make better choices all through the day, including in the kitchen. My energy levels became increasingly better and I slept like a rock all night. My moods were much happier and instantly improved my family life and relationships. It would be a straight up lie if I said I wasn’t motivated to rock a bikini at my age but I also realized these kids in my life really were MY WHY and they needed and deserved a happy, healthy, active mom who could step up and be their healthy role model. When I found my reasons why, I simply lost all of my excuses.

My decision to coach keeps pushing me further, keeps me motivated and providing goals but it is very far from my reason why I continue to live this lifestyle.

So instead of looking for your excuse, are you able to dig deep and find YOUR reasons WHY? When you do find your why and your passion, your results will follow. Message me for help.11042942_947364438631658_7105274840541815394_n

I LOVE push-ups!!! You can, too!

Guess What? I LOVE push-ups!! I know it sounds goofy and I would have never said that a year ago. It is seriously an incredible move that challenges and tightens your entire body…sculpts arms, strengthens and tightens the core, shapes your butt and just BOOM!!! So I threw these babies in while I watched TV at night with the kids or when I was waiting for water to boil for dinner.

Try it…you can start out doing it on the wall and move to your knees as you get stronger and before you know it…up on your toes.

See, it’s not all or nothing. Little changes like this add up over time. Just promise me you won’t let your head sag. Big no-no. Look 3 inches or so in from of you so you can keep your spine in line….FORM is King 

Now go EMPOWER yourself with some push-ups today!yespushup

If you never try, you’ll never know

Totally putting myself out there!! The pic on the left is how I looked a month into my realization that something in my life had to change. Is there something that you want to do or try, but you’re too afraid? I tackled a couple of my fearsover the past few years. I was really scared to try coaching, but I did it! Changing habits is a little scary for me, too! Not only did I do it…but I grew to love how good I feel! YIKES! It certainly helps when you have people cheering for you and encouraging you! You just have to ask yourself, what’s the worst that can happen? Maybe you’ll fail. But maybe you won’t! I’m a ‘maybe-you-won’t-fail’ kinda gal.

If you are inspired to reach your goals send me a message. We can be on this journey together.

Today is a great day to make a new start

Today is a great day to make a new start

Work for It!!!

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The fall is the perfect time to buckle down, get serious, and get into shape. I love Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! This is my favorite time of the year! But during the holidays many of us over indulge and thus gain weight due to Christmas parties, tasty cookies your mom makes, and poor eating choices. But NOT this year!!

Join me for my Fall Challenge!

Begins on October 27th
It runs for 21 days
You’ll tips on eating clean
TONS of support & accountability
Healthy recipes for the holidays
Workout ideas
prizes at the end.

Who’s in?? If you’re in the United States or Canada, and you’re not a coach or currently working with a coach I would love to have you! Message me at Facebook.com/homefitnessjunky For the details!!


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