No regrets! But oh the lessons learned!

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Ever get overwhelmed? I mean super overwhelmed?  Last week was a tad overwhelming for me. I’m doing some training for work that at times feels daunting and the last week of round 1 of the fitness program I’m doing was beyond a challenge. Add that to the rest of a crazy, albeit fun filled week and I guess my fitness and nutrition just went seriously off. 

I don’t have any before and after statistics and photo’s like I have been showing you. I seriously just was that slack on business. And that is a drawback to working from home with your own business. You HAVE to set boundaries and work a business, like it is a business, even if you’re not punching a time clock. Working from home has a zillion advantages. And being able to set your own hours is one of them, make your own schedule is another. Well last week all that went right out the window. 

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It was like a steamroller effect the training I’m doing is training for the upper tiers of this business, something that right now I’m not nearing on that level. But I wanted the challenge. And I did and am learning so much. I am so thankful to have a fabulous team and mentor behind me who offers this training even if you’ve only just started your business. And I KNOW this training is helping me with my business and will continue to help me grow. But, you have to know when to put the blinders on. I was overwhelmed with the training and busy with other events and tasks in life and I just didn’t work on social media at all. And didn’t work on any personal development. 

But you know what? I’m human. And all I have to do, is do. Get back to it.

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And as far as my fitness and nutrition? When we bumped the workouts up to 45 minutes and increased the difficulty, I had a whole lot of fail. Or, at least was I was perceiving as failure. Once again, I’m not at that level. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t getting anything out of the workout. I just let my head and my ego get in the way. Nutritionally, most days were spot on. But we did have a few days that we indulged in the wrong kind of foods. And I felt it. I was sluggish and bloated. And I didn’t lose ANY weight.

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BUT, the good news is, I didn’t gain any either. My focus may not have been on point, I may have been distracted and yeah, maybe I did eat nachos and salsa, a bit too much nacho’s and salsa (yeah I suffered for that one). And definitely too much chocolate the last few days. But I’ve now made good choices a habit. And as long as I don’t sway from those habits too long, I won’t lose all I’ve learned. 

Lessons learned. All these new tools I have at my disposal for getting healthy and fit aren’t just tools, or programs. This is my LIFE. This is me choosing my lifestyle. How I want to eat, how I want to feel. I no longer let emotions, especially negative ones guide my lifestyle as much anymore. And that is GOLD!

 

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Lessons Learned

  1. No experience is ever a waste of time. No matter how badly you think you are doing it, you are LEARNING.
  2. Get out of my way, my own way. I seriously can get lost in my own mind games I play with myself and looking at thing from a defeatist standpoint. Instead, I need to take what I have learned and use it to better myself and then get back up and start again. 
  3. Good habits can not only be learned, but retained and called upon even when you may sabotage yourself. 
  4. I need better organizational skills.
  5. I’m only human!

 

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Takeaways:

  • I’m thinking about starting a PCS nutrition group soon because I’m so excited about my nutrition plan and how it’s completely changed my daily habits and choices.
  • I really need to work on my organizational skills so I don’t get so overwhelmed.
  • I’m thankful for my fitness programs and PCS because, I’m only human!

 

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Tuesday Was A Strength Day

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Day 15/21/Round 1/Strength: 45 

 

🔷 When you feel you can’t do even one more rep

🔷 Tell yourself you can

🔷 Tell yourself you have unlimited untapped potential

🔷 Tell yourself you are strong

🔷 Tell yourself you can do just one more

🔷 Then do it again

 

 

 

 

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The Sound Of Footsteps

“Work like someone else is working 24/7 to take it all away from you”

– Mark Cuban

Exhausting Workout Day

 

 

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⚡⛈️Day 14/21/Round 1/Speed: 45 + 1 Hour Zumba Class⛈️⚡

The thunderstorms we had and my workouts today were kind of symbolic of this quote in many ways. Life can be hard and workouts can be hard. They can really hard. But we get to decide how we deal with it. We can grow from it or let it defeat us.

💫You Decide!💫

Those are some sleepy eyes lookin at you. This day kicked me in the a$$. First I woke up early for how late I went to bed last night. But I had to get up because I’m doing Zumba now two days a week with one of my besties. So an hour of Zumbaing and dancin my booty off, followed by a huge thunderstorm and then home to do my workout program, followed by more thunder and lightening!  Talk about POWER!

Thank goodness for #energize today, is all I have to say.

I was so sleepy when I got home, but knew I had to get my workout done. And I did. I kicked it’s butt, but I think mine suffered the most lol. I was totally exhausted after day one of increasing from a 35 minute workout to a 45 minute, especially with doing Zumba right before. I think I pushed myself a little too hard and was totally unprepared for the powerhouse of Speed: 45. Talk about challenging! But that’s one of the things I love about my at home programs. They aren’t just beginners stuff and then useless. There is a constant challenge as you get stronger. You get your money’s worth + 

I am super duper sore and really sleepy. And you know what that tells me? I pushed myself to failure and that where it gets golden. In a couple days when I go to do my program I’ll feel the change today made because I will be able to do the moves with more better form and more power. That happened a few days ago. I pushed to where I just could not do anymore and then two days later I felt like Wonder Woman. 

This is all a process. And you have to trust the process. I have to believe in myself and all that I am able and will be able to achieve. I think most of all this program has shown me what I’m capable of overcoming and how key nutrition is to success with a workout program. It’s a marriage and one without the other is nowhere near as successful alone.

Ready to get started?

Catching Up on Round One Updates & Progress

 

 

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First let me apologize. I fully planned to nightly update my workout progress but eh, life got in the way. I’ve been super busy with new projects and well, life.

I’m doing some new training for work and I’ve been thoroughly engrossed in that and learning all kinds of new ideas for business building and mindset. Having your own business has all kinds of bonuses but it also means you have to dig deep to keep yourself organized and focused on your goals. The training has been immensely helpful and will be an amazing addition to training my team now and in the future.

I’ve also joined a team who is doing Gishwhes for it’s final year. And the scavengering has begun so my team has been dividing duties and creating and imagining and dreaming up all sorts of fabulous ideas! We would love to win this the final year, the trip is to Hawaii! I’ve done Gishwhes once before and it was a lot of fun but it was when I was going through a particularly rough time in life and my head wasn’t in the fun and festivities as much as it should have or could have been. I’m trying to make up for it this year! I can’t really tell you much about what we’ve done so far because, shhhhh it’s all very secretive. But later, I will be able to show you what we’ve been up to!

Hubby and I have been spending some serious time discussing future plans and goals and where we may want to move away too next. As of right now California, Florida, Washington and mayyyyyybee Hawaii are tops on our list. But again for right now this is just in the serious talking stages of development.

Now that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working out and getting some small amounts of run training in. But it did mean I’ve had little time to write blog posts.

One things for sure, I’m getting stronger, faster and more agile and these are the non-scale victories I’ve been focused on. Come winter I want to FINALLY get back to signing up and running some races, and maybe even doing some distances I haven’t yet.  I’m really owing it all to the program I’m doing, my superfood shake and the #PCS I’ve been on for all these non scale victories and my steady weight loss. 

Spent the day prepping food for the week and setting up the weeks schedule and am so impressed with how amazing everyone is doing in our SYSOF Shift group!

I start week 3 of my first round tomorrow but everyone in the group is in all different stages of the program. So make sure you send me an email if you want an available spot in our group!

My mentor Amy was in the very first test group and she killed it! Her results alone show shows just how AMAZING this program really is. And the other’s I posted in the pic are just a teeny tiny few examples of how everyone in our group is CRUSHING goals and killing this program! From non-scale victories to some pretty emotional and phenomenal weight loss victories along with everyone becoming empowered and conquering what’s held them back in the past this isn’t JUST a weight loss journey for us, it’s a whole mind/body experience and everyone is feeling fabulous!!!

How do you want to be feeling when Labor Day rolls around?

 

 

08/04/2017 – 08/06/2017
Round 01/ – Days  12/21, 13/21 + program rest day
Speed: 35/Strength: 35 & today was an off day so I walked 

 

yesterday was…Round 1 Day 12/21

 

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Yesterday

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Round 01/ – Day 12/21
Strength +

Stamina, that was my focus for the day. Athletically, stamina is really what your focus is on once you know how to preform an exercise, movement or sport with proper form. Getting one movement, one rotation, one step right, then repeating it as many times as you can over again with proper form and accuracy and from there you build. 

💪🏽Fitness is only a part of the equation of good health.

Your health starts on the inside. You must nourish your body with the proper nutrition 🍎🥑🥕🍠🥗 if you want to make healthy, permanent lifelong change. You can’t expect just a quick fix to actually fix your health issues. You gotta put in the work and make a lifestyle change. Fitness + nutrition + mindset = Success

Using PCS with good whole foods has been the key to me getting healthier inside and out. I grew up in a meat, potatoes household. ⚠️Where heavy carbs, red meat, pastries and processed sugars were in abundance⚠️. This has been a hard cycle to break. Emotional eating started for me very young. I grew up in a troubled, abusive home. My bedroom was my refuge and food was at times my only friend. These habits stay with you as you grow up, becoming an addiction. 

My eating habits are vastly improved since I started using the PCS, I’ve been relearning how to eat for living a healthy life. The last few years I’ve played around with veganism and 🥕 vegetarian 🍆 nutrition plans. I’ve even researched 🍊Fruitarian🍉 nutrition. For me, I was never healthy living off a vegan plan even though it completely felt 🐷🐬🦈ethically correct with my conscience. I simply don’t believe it’s healthy to consume so much processed commercially made food substitutions. And a vegetarian diet is much more conducive for my nutritional needs, but having an omnivore husband always leaves me cooking multiple meals. Fruitarian is fun and super delicious I will admit, but it was lacking for me nutritionally. I finally had to stop yo-yoing around with it and do what is nutritionally best for me, my cooking skills at the present time and for what my body needs to be strong, lean and balanced.

Now time for some honesty here. I’ve struggled with ethical eating for a very very very long time. It’s caused me to eat and feel enormous guilt, and eat and not be healthy. It HAD to stop. Plus my husband and I had to settle on a nutrition plan we could BOTH be not only comfortable with, but could tweak to being more and more ethically kind over time. 

 ☯️ I feel I’m finally finding some balance now. With utilizing the PCS and being primarily vegetarian + some sea food; mainly cod, some times shrimp, and (no dolphin, shark, whale, etc…) , + eggs and occasionally chicken + Shakeology, I am finding my nutritional needs more balanced, it’s something my husband can get on board with, and while still dealing with my conscience (about the fish and shrimp and occasional chicken ),  I am feeling this is the best choice for us right now. We will,  over time use less and less fish and shrimp as I learn more about cooking vegetarian meals.

Shakeology is HUGE for me nutritionally since I KNOW I don’t eat enough of the nutrients I should every day + it curbs all those afternoon cravings I get + it IS my daily vitamin + ummmm…it’s a decadent (yet super healthy) milkshake!

There’s no one size fits all as far as nutrition is concerned. Everyone has dietary preferences and even ethical preferences that they struggle with. But not all diets are created equal either. 🛑⚠️Diets high in red meats, processed foods, and refined sugars are notoriously bad for your health ⚠️🛑. 

And in summary…

🌷And that’s the beauty of the PCS and all of the nutrition plans that come with the at home workout programs I do. You can accommodate your style of nutrition while learning the healthiest of choices for a nutrition plan for life 🍃.