Category Archives: Fitness

Your MIND affects your VIBE. 🙌💕

Confession: Whenever I get stressed, anxious, or depressed, my mind defaults to one thing…
I HATE my body. I’m GAINING weight. I don’t look good.
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Now, this is not healthy, and is something I am ACTIVELY working on changing, but one thing that does always help is a little reality check. 
It’s really easy to SPIRAL a thought in your mind. True or not you start to BELIEVE it. It becomes FACT. Truth.
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Reality # 1: Aside from a tan (please come back summer) these two pictures look the exact same. One is 6 months ago, when I felt just fine. One is last week.
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Reality # 2: Disclaimer: I usually HATE the scale. But it is a good measure of REALITY.
Well this past weekend I HAD to step on it (for a really EXCITING project I can’t quite tell you about yet 😉 ) and to my surprise I was the same weight I always am.
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PROOF that I was creating my reality solely in my HEAD.
Remember what you think you will eventually BECOME. Change your thoughts, and you’ll change your life 

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Transformation PSA

Reminder on Transformation Tuesday:
Every body reacts DIFFERENTLY to exercise.
Every body loses weight at a different PACE.
Every body BUILDS muscle in a different way.
Every body REACTS differently to food and diets. 
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Just because you don’t look like her doesn’t mean you’re not making progress.
Just because you don’t have a six-pack doesn’t mean you’re not working hard.
Just because you haven’t lost weight doesn’t make you unworthy.
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Run your own race. Be proud of your own accomplishments. Compare yourself to your past, not other people. 💕💪

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What to do when you’re not motivated.

Confession: lately I’ve been struggling with some serious LACK of motivation with my workouts. This is typically never an issue for me BUT no one is motivated 100% of the time, and it’s been more of a struggle for me lately.
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Does that mean I’m skipping my workouts?! Absolutely NOT.

Here’s what’s been working for me:
I’ve been scheduling my workouts like appointments. Legit, writing them into my planner. I treat them like I would a doctor’s appointment. I can’t cancel, can’t move things around, I have to show up.
I tell myself to get through ten minutes and if I’m not feeling it, I can stop. Most often the hardest part is getting STARTED and once I am moving I am just fine.
I constantly REMIND myself that I will feel 10X better AFTER I workout. No matter how tired, anxious, or busy I am, I will never REGRET getting it done.
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Lastly, I cut myself some slack. I know I’m not perfect and if I miss a workout here or there, it’s not the end of the world, or the start of a new diet. I simply learn from it, and make sure I don’t miss another day. 💕
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Do you struggle with motivation to workout? What helps you stay on track? mot💪

Important Reminder for the Ladies

Listen up Ladies…
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In order to “tone up” you need to Build muscle. 💪
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If you’re wanting to “slim down” you are going to want to strength train. 💕
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In order to build muscle you need to eat enough to FUEL your workouts 🍓
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The only way you will get bulky is from eating more calories than your body needs. 🍪
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Lifting weights… even heavy ones will not make you bulky. 
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That is all squat👌

Bedtime Yoga

🌝 Nighttime Routine 🌝
SLEEP. One of the most important keys to BEST health and one of the hardest things to tackle.
One thing I know all too well is a stressed, anxious mind, makes for a TERRIBLE night’s sleep. So I’m always willing to try ANYTHING to sleep better.
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Nighttime rituals are so important to relax the mind and end the day on a peaceful note. 
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Here of some of my favorite tips for a restful night of sleep.
1. Magnesium at night (I take Calm Magnesium with Melatonin)
2. Write in a gratitude journal (3 things you’re grateful for)
3. Bedtime Yoga (try out these simple holds for 5-10 breaths for improved sleep)

Who’s going to try?! 💫

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