Category Archives: Fitness

Embrace the Journey

I used to spend hours on the elliptical and not lose a pound.
I used to eat the “perfect diet” and always fall off track.
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I had this great vision for where I wanted to be, and knew exactly what I needed to do… I could just never seem to get there.🤔
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What was I missing?!
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I hated the JOURNEY. I had the HUGE end goal in mind and just wanted to hurry up and get there, so I followed the drastic steps that I hated in hopes of getting there.
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That right there.
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That was the problem. If you don’t enjoy the journey… the in-between… the steps you take to get there. You will NEVER see it through.
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The scale would go up. I’d get frustrated. I’d give up.
I’d eat a cookie. I was a horrible person. I’d eat ten more. 🍪
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Then I learned the power of making the journey fun. I figured out which workouts I enjoyed the most. Which styles of eating would keep me full and happy. 🍓
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It wasn’t as fast. It wasn’t as drastic. It wasn’t perfect.
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But it was long term. It was sustainable. I actually saw RESULTS. So I kept going. Because guess what, that “PERFECT plan” for you is the one that you’ll actually follow. It’s not about perfect. It’s about consistency. And enjoying the way there.
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And quite honestly if you don’t LOVE the journey – you’ll never maintain the results. 👊

 

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How to take ACTION

I can be REALLY hard on myself.
But who isn’t right?!
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Recently I was in a mini workout slump and not feeling quite as fit as I was 6 months ago.

Instead of pushing past that slump I started to notice myself skipping out on workouts for fear of not being good “enough”.
Then I realized I was doing exactly what I tell my soon to be clients not to do.
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I was letting my fear of not being ENOUGH paralyze me into not doing ANYTHING. No good. 🙅
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So instead I decided to losen up the expectations a bit.
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I stopped trying to surpass anyone. Stopped tracking my workouts. Stopped trying to beat old records, or destroy myself with my workouts.
If I moved for 20 minutes it was a good day. ✌️
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And guess what… just by taking action I have improved.
I’m back to being super consistent and am actually enjoying my workouts again.
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Lesson learned.
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Take off the pressure to be perfect and you can get a lot accomplished.
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Just start. 
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Did you get your workout in today?!

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The KEY to Weight Loss

When I started my nutrition journey I was CLUELESS where to start.

I tried everything….
🙋 Weight Watchers
🙋 Counting Macros 
🙋 Low Carb
🙋 Counting Calories

Nothing seemed to work and quite honestly I had no idea what info to believe.

So I did my own research.
Implemented basic nutrition principles.
Figured out what worked for my INDIVIDUAL body.

GAME Changer 🙌

Which is why I’m so excited to announce that I’ve partnered with a Registered Dietician to offer nutrition exclusive coaching.

No counting macros, no foods off limits, and exercise is extra credit. Learn to cope with emotional eating, nighttime eating, and figure out what works just for YOU!

Want more info?! Head here and check it out!

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Have your Cake and Abs & Booty Too!

Soooo excited for our newest fitness and nutrition program! Just in time for the busy summer months. 

Introducing…. LIIFT4
4 days a week.
30-40 minute workouts.
A nutrition plan designed for life AKA wine & chocolate included.
Long term sustainable results.
Have your cake & abs & booty too

Try it out totally free (no catch) and then it’s up to you if you want to dive all in and create your best transformation yet.
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🔍You’d get to be a part of my exclusive test group to create your own AMAZING results along with access to an 8 week fitness program, meal plan, support, prizes and more. Email me  [email protected] with the subject line: LIIFT to lock in your spot.
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So what is LIIFT4?!

This is a no-nonsense combination of weightlifting and high intensity (HIIT) cardio to build muscle and lose fat. The moves are based on classic weightlifting techniques that let you isolate, stabilize and focus each rep on the muscle group you’re working.

Every workout ends with a core routine for even more results! There are no gimmicky moves, no overly complicated routines and no opportunity for boredom because you’ll never do the same workout twice. Get it DONE in just 4 days a week, 30-40 minutes a day, 8 weeks total.

How does this work? Will I really get results from only 4 days a week?

Because you’re only working out 4 days a week, Joel makes every second count during each workout; they’re structured to keep you lifting on pace and constantly moving, while timed rest periods allow you to catch your breath before attacking each set.

Joel believes if you train smart you’ll never overtrain. Three recovery days a week give muscles time to repair so you can push harder, lift heavier, and get better results faster.

There are two phases for maximum results: For the first 6 weeks, you’ll build, cut, and define your body, followed by 2 weeks to burn through calories and fat, revealing your ultimate physique.

And since a hardworking body needs fuel, we’ve put together a LIIFT4 Nutrition Guide to make sure you’re getting all the protein, nutrients, and healthy carbs you need for your best results. Results2 Results4

When does it get released?

This program will officially launch to the public on October 1st. BUT if you decide to opt in to my EXCLUSIVE test group you can gain VIP early access to the program. Registration opens June 11th and the program launches July 16th to VIP members.

What Equipment Do I Need?

All you need is a set of light, medium, and heavy weights (depending on your fitness level), or you can substitute with resistance bands which is great for travel, especially during the summertime.  You’ll just need about a 6×6 space to get this program done.

What intensity level is LIIFT4?

The intensity level of LIIFT4 is high. Whether you’re weightlifting or HIIT training, the breaks are short and Joel continually pushes you to do your best.

This is an intermediate to advanced program, but don’t let that scare you. There’s a modifier you can follow for every workout.

Tell me about the LIIFT4 Program and Nutrition Guide

The LIIFT4 Program and Nutrition Guide features simple, back-to-basics nutrition with common sense guidelines that facilitate muscle building and fat burning.

The BEST part is, you can still have a life — the plan includes an optional “treat day.” There are no gimmicks, no complicated recipes. Just five easy steps designed to deliver serious results.

What nutritional supplements do you recommend for LIIFT4?

First and foremost, Joel also wants to make sure you drink your daily Shakeology. Each superfood packed shake has a healthy blend of ingredients, including high-quality proteins, probiotics, and essential vitamins and minerals.  New changes to your diet or exercise habits can increase the demand on our bodies. Shakeology helps your body get more of the nutrients it needs every day.*

To take your workouts and results even further, he also recommends he performance-enhancing benefits of the Performance line to your daily routine. These supplements can help you get the most out of LIIFT4.

  • Energize will gives you a boost to help push you harder during your workout.
  • Hyrdate is made with a fast-absorbing combination of water, carbs, and electrolytes that replaces what’s lost through sweat and can improve endurance.
  • Recover post-workout and Recharge before bed provides you just the right proteins and phytonutrients to help speed recovery.
  • Looking to build some serious muscle? I’d recommend adding Creatine to the mix as well! *

I’m in!!!! How do I get started?!!

You’ll have a few different options to get started!! They’re good better best!! *already have BOD, message me and we can chat options! There’s something for everyone!

READY TO GO ALL IN?!

 

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The MEGA is for you!! This package has everything you’ll need for the full 8 weeks of the program. This includes:

  • VIP Early Access to LIIFT4
  • Annual Beachbody On Demand membership
  • A 30 Day Supply of Shakeology
  • 2 Tubs of Beachbody Performance™ Recover
  • 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Energize
  • 1 Tub Beachbody Performance Hydrate
  • 2 Tubs of Beachbody Performance Recharge
  • LIIFT4 Program & Nutrition Guide, Calendar, and Weight Progression Tracker (printed + digital PDF)
  • 2 Resistance Bands and 2 Band Handles
  • Shakeology AND Performance Shaker Cups
  • Core Comfort
  • Mat Foam Roller

All for only $445 USD.

Want to try out the Performance Supplements AND Shakeology but not commit for the full 8 weeks just yet?! 

 

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Try out the Deluxe Pack. This includes:

  • VIP Early Access to LIIFT4
  • Annual Beachbody On Demand membership
  • A 30 Day Supply of Shakeology
  • 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Recover
  • 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Energize
  • LIIFT4 Program & Nutrition Guide, Calendar, and Weight Progression Tracker (printed + digital PDF)
  • 2 Resistance Bands and 2 Band Handles
  • Shakeology AND Performance Shaker Cups

All for only $230 USD.

Ready to get started but on a budget?! 

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The Challenge Pack is for you! This will include:

  • VIP Early Access to LIIFT4
  • Annual Beachbody On Demand membership
  • A 30 day Supply of Shakeology OR 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Energize & 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Recover
  • LIIFT4 Program & Nutrition Guide, Calendar, and Weight Progression Tracker (printed + digital PDF)
  • 2 Resistance Bands and 2 Band Handles
  • Shaker Cup

This will be $170 USD.

ARE YOU IN?!! To get started or try out a FREE 30 minute workout please send me an email ASAP to [email protected] with the subject line: LIIFT4 or sign up for the free trial here!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Never Miss a Monday

Never miss a MONDAY
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I was always the farthest thing from athletic.
I trip over objects that aren’t there.
I fall up stairs. 
I quit cross country after one day.
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But for whatever reason fitness came into my life at a time I needed it most.
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It taught me to be proud of my body for what it could do – instead of stressing over how it looked.
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Just a reminder that you don’t have to be strong, or fast, or even know what you’re doing. You just have to move. 🏋️‍♀️
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Who got in their Monday workout today?💪⬇️

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