I Start! I Stop! WHAT IS MY PROBLEM???

Since I started this blog, I have done several challenges to try to push myself to reach my Ultimate Fitness goals.  I have come up short EVERY time.  As 2013 began, I started a bodybuilding.com challenge, and I had such high hopes.  Then came some horrible dental problems, followed by infection, followed by 2 weeks of just not feeling “well”.   The next thing I knew, it was the end of Week 6 of a 12 week challenge, and I felt defeated.  So I kind of gave up.  Don’t get me wrong, I am STILL working out hard, I am still doing “My Thing”, but I am not FULLY committing myself like I used to!

I am hoping that is all about to change! As you know, I have recently became a Beachbody Coach!  I am IN this thing!  I am ready to be a “product of my product”  Already, I am seeing great results with Shakeology, but next Monday, April 1st, I am starting P90X with the GREAT Tony Horton!  I have read SO MANY inspiring success stories on Team Beachbody.   It has gotten me really excited, and I am really looking forward to finally getting back to ME!

SIDENOTE – If you sign up for a free membership on www.teambeachbody.com, please list me as your coach so I will automatically get added to your list of friends!

I KNOW what you are thinking….”What do you think will be different this time?”

I am back to INVESTING in ME!

And believe me, I do get it!  P90X and Shakeology seem expensive!  But I am thinking of MY future!  What it will do for my health, for my confidence, for my business.  I truly believe that fitness is a catalyst for so many things.  Once I found out that I could beat obesity???  WOW!  There are so many things I KNOW I can do now.  And NOW, I KNOW I can get to MY personal goal!  Just sit back and WATCH ME!  Better yet….Come along for the ride!  I really don’t think you will be sorry you did! 🙂



Staying Positive!

Winter is OVER!

At least that is what the calendar says.  For many of us, including me here in the Midwest, it is still COLD!  We have at least another week of below normal temps to deal with, but it is time to start thinking SUMMER BODY!!!  If you are like me, that pretty much means shorts and tanks every second I am not at work!  But for some of you, it also means swimsuits, and maybe even….dare I say it…bikinis!!!

Well, I have been struggling with some food sensitivity issues lately, and not being able to figure out WHAT is causing them.  I have periodically given up EVERYTHING, and though I still think it is partially gluten, I think, and I say this with tears in my eyes, I think dairy is next on the list:(  If you know me, you know that I LOVE Greek Yogurt and FF or LF Cheese on EVERYTHING!  So this is NOT going to be easy.

So, the experiment begins.  Starting tomorrow(yes, I am eating cheese RIGHT NOW!), NO dairy for 21 days!  This could be worse than when I quit smoking!  I am SERIOUS!

BUT…I am STAYING POSITIVE!!!  And I will try focusing more on my Half-marathon training to keep my mind off of it!  LOL!

Between the weather, and it being the time of year when people have fallen from their New Year’s Resolutions and are feeling generally negative, NOW is the time to JUMP START some feel good endorphins by getting moving!  There are local races popping up EVERYWHERE!  Sign up for one!  Or just ask a friend to start walking your neighborhood with you.  Or if you are in the Midwest, and the weather is still not exactly what you wish it was, do a DVD!  It doesn’t matter HOW you move, just that you DO MOVE!!!

And…don’t forget nutrition!  I LOVE this time of year, because things start to grow. Local produce will be popping up soon in the grocery stores and farmers’ markets!  AAAHHHHHHH!!!  If you are eating clean and healthy, you will see results in the way you feel and the way you look!

Time to eat lunch, so I am going to leave it at that for now.  Wish me luck on the whole NO DAIRY thing.  I am actually worried about this one.  I know it will be hard, but if I feel and look better after only 21 days, I will have to accept that this is the way it has to be.

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stay with the fightMAKE it GREAT!!!