I wanted to be sure you were in the loop for our next challenge for June. I had so much fun hosting #aprilabs this past April, I decided to bring it back for June.
This month we’ll be tackling 21 Days of Core & Booty! I’ll be sharing a free workout each day (Monday-Friday) over on my Instagram reels @daniellegracep AND we’ll be checking in within our Facebook community for some extra accountability.
We start Monday JUNE 7th for #Junegutzandbuttz
This is a three week challenge to fire up your core & glutes! Each week you’ll have 5 quick bonuses to add on to your workouts focusing on the legs or core.
You can break up your workouts throughout your week however you like! You will want some dumbbells for the lower body days but there will be an option to modify without them. Request to join our group here and then follow me over on Instagram to be sure to see all of the workouts!
As you tackle the workouts feel free to tag me so I can cheer you on!! So excited for this!
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘢.
I had just moved back to Massachusetts, was depressed, and up almost 40 lbs from a weight that was healthiest for my body.
My workouts felt slow, heavy, and I dreaded every single one of them.
My nutrition was a mess of restricting to compensate for the weight gain and overeating out of sadness, emotions, and just plain hunger.
At the time I was teaching fitness classes, running a successful online nutrition & fitness business, and was beyond embarrassed with how far I had fallen off track.
Then one of the best things to ever happen to me occurred. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧.
I was embarrassed to share.
I was terrified to fail.
But I was chosen to test out a 20 minute cardio program with the creator of insanity, and couldn’t turn it down.
So I committed.
I dove in to day one all over again.
I trusted the process.
I used Shaun T as my greatest source of motivation.
And thank goodness I did.
Three years later, and I still credit that program as the one thing to completely transform me all over again.
I’m curious where you’re at on your journey? Afraid to start? Going well? Ready to restart? Need a boost of motivation?
𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬?
Doing so well all week, overdoing it on the weekend and starting fresh on Monday?
𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦?
Weighing in, expecting a loss and seeing a spike & wave of disappointment instead?
If any of these apply to you, I want to share one of the 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 for myself and a lot of my clients…
𝘎𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘢 𝘵𝘳𝘺…
Instead of judging your progress on the scale by day to day fluctuations or once a week weigh ins, weigh in daily, first thing in the morning.
At the end of the week, find the average weight across your week & compare that week over week. Chances are when you do this, you’ll find your lack of progress is actually slow and steady progress downward, despite those random spikes.
Same thing goes with calories and macros. Reality is, it’s a whole lot more realistic to hit a weekly average calorie goal vs. a daily goal perfectly each day.
This will give you some wiggle room for those high calorie Saturday’s, the days where you just can’t eat as much as you’d like, or when your food choices are less than stellar.
These simple shifts can make a whole world of difference in how you measure and see your progress. You’ll no longer feel like every day has to be perfect to see results. Because it doesn’t.
Embrace the journey & the process.
Focus on shifting your mindset & seeing things differently.
Progress will come.