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Monday, April 9, 2018

You Are Never Alone On Your Fitness Journey


Being a busy mom with 3 kids I get stuck in kid mode all the time. Saying, "poopy, nummy, boogies, penie (penis for my 3 year old.)" and talking in a voice that is slightly higher and childish can really get old after awhile. I love my kids but I miss having people to talk to. Being a mom can be a lonely thing, especially for stay at home moms. For me, having an adult conversation just didn't happen very often until I found my tribe. I needed a community of people that get me. That would motivate me. I made it my mission to surround myself with people who life me up. With people who make me happy. With people who never judge no matter what. With people who want me to succeed. 

And guys! I have found them. For me, my coaching community is my tribe. This past weekend I got to hang out with a handful of my tribe. It lifted my spirits. It brought happiness into my life. And we are all on the same journey, to reach our own goals and help others along the way do the same! Another part of my tribe is my own health and fitness community on FACEBOOK is my tribe. You reading this right now, you are my tribe. You are the people that get me. And because of you, I push play every day. I finally feel like I can use my normal voice. That I can survive this kid centered season of my life and come out stronger and a normal, social human being.


If you don’t have your tribe. FIND THEM. If you don’t feel like you have real conversations or connect with people. Find your people. Need a tribe? Join my health and fitness community. Search for like minded people around you. Or Ask your friends. See what groups or organizations they are part of and join them. But don’t feel like you have to go through life alone. Because you don’t. Or don’t feel like you have to go through your health and fitness journey alone. Because you don’t. Find your tribe! Chat with them often. Lean on them when you need it. Because you are worth it to have people on your side to lift you up and make you stronger. Find. Your. Tribe. 

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Progress Is Possible With Consistency


I am all about celebrating Non Scale Victories! Most of the time, I focus more on how I feel or how my clothing are feeling, but DO NOT EVER FORGET how much strength you gain and confidence you gain in yourself through consistent work. Compare these 2 images. I really do wish I had video from the first time I attempted a mule kick at workout day 6, but I don't because I was too ashamed. I got maybe 2 feet off the ground. Now at day 57, because of my consistency and putting my faith, trust with a little pixie, I'm getting closer and closer to doing a full mule kick! And that my friends is EXCITING and something that should be celebrated!

CONSISTENCY! Want to make progress in your journey? Be consistent with eating the right foods. With exercising daily. With following through with your program. When you get off track, that is what is delaying you from reaching your goals. Find a program that you love and keeps you excited. Find support that helps you realize you are worth this hard work and effort! 80 Day Obsession does this for me and I am getting amazing results and Non Scale Victories daily! And with my accountability and support groups I have people to help motivate me, support me and remind me that " You can do this!"

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Nutrition: The Real Struggle To Losing Weight


Anyone can workout for an hour, it's controlling what goes on your plate in the other 23 hours that takes real strength! My struggle has, and I think will always be, food. Sweets, treats, goodies all call my name and I have such strong emotional memories around food that it’s hard to keep perspective. I’m an emotional comfort food eater. And Holidays, are one of the hardest times for me. All the candy for Easter and Halloween. All the carbs for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But now I’m working on creating memories of my family and things we did together rather than just the foods we ate. 


It takes real strength to stick with eating the foods you know you should be eating over the foods that you want to to help you feel better. 

This is why I drink my daily cravings crushing shake so I have more control to say no to crap foods and set my day and intentions right.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to cut the crap food that we tend to eat daily. And limit it to occasionally. And the rest of the time use that strength you have in you to eat healthy meals that you make yourself and eat the foods that you know you should be eating!


Tips To Get Started: 

  • Start by making more meals from home and less eating out so you know exactly what you are putting in your body. 
  • Stop eating sweets, treats and salty snack foods daily. Save the treats and goodies for Holidays and special occasions only (and don't make every day something special, even though it is! You know what I'm talking about!) Do your best to eat healthy and clean most of the time.
  • Become mindful of the portion sizes you eat. Eat more veggies than carbs on your plate.
  • Drink more water. Most of us do not drink enough water. Make it a goal to drink at least 1/2 your weight in ounces a day.
  • Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can actually mess with your nutrition and eating habits. Aim for 8 hours of sleep a night. Missing 1 hour a sleep a night for a week is 7 hours a week of sleep that your body needs! 


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Monday, March 19, 2018

Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge: CYCLE 2

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Cycle 2!!! I'm doing another cycle of my Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge to get physically and mentally ready to begin your 80 Day Journey in 28 days! Then start you Day 1 of 80 Day Obsession WITH ME when I start my Day 1 Round 2 Journey on the same day!

When do we start?:

GROUP BEGINS Monday, MARCH 26

What are doing?:
3/26-4/15: 21 Day Fix
4/17-4/21- A Little Obsessed- A 5 day sneak peek prep program to help you get used to the flow, moves, equipment and meal plan for 80 Day Obsession
4/23- YOUR 80 DAY OBSESSION JOURNEY BEGINS and you graduate from this group to the exclusive 80 Day Obsession test group Purely Obsessed!!!

What's included:
  • The workouts
  • Meal Plan for 21 Day Fix and A Little Obsessed
  • Me as your coach with daily motivation and accountability
  • Live Q&A's to answer your questions with the meal plan and what to expect and how to be better prepared for 80DO!
  • Education on how to best use Beachbody on Demand online Streaming to your advantage
  • Focus on using recipes from FIXATE Cooking show
  • Giveaway for participation
What you have to get:
YOU MUST HAVE BEACHBODY ON DEMAND! (which is included in the bundle kits)

~ To be part of my Learn To Be Obsessed group you must have at least the annual membership to Beachbody on Demand with me as your coach by 3/23 (That's a week from FRIDAY!). (See below for link) The membership is how we access the workouts, meal plan and healthy cooking show, Fixate. By ordering on the 23rd you have 2 days to meal plan and prep for day 1 of 21 Day Fix.

TOP ADVICE: 

What I suggest is to order your bundle kit NOW so that you don't forget to order it, allows plenty of time to get to so you so that you can start A Little Obsessed with the equipment without having to wait. Being prepared is a huge part of 80 Day Obsession. Start that now with planning ahead!

**If you choose to get just the annual membership now, and want to wait a couple weeks before you get the equipment or supplements, there is a completion bundle kit available. PLEASE message me for that info as I have just the full bundle kits listed below.

Bundle kits: 
You can get any of the 80 Day Obsession bundle kits starting now but know that you might need to reorder some of the items before the end of your 80 Day Journey, if you use them during this Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge.

ANY QUESTIONS??? 
Comment below OR MESSAGE ME!
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LINKS TO ORDER (all links below are for US, if you are in Canada or UK please msg me and I can get you the direct link for your country):

Annual Beachbody On Demand Membership

80 Day Obsession MEGA Bundle Kit

BECKY'S PICK! ---> 80 Day Obsession COMBO Bundle Kit

***The next 2 options, are the same price but you have to choose to either get Shakeology or the pre and post workout supplements.

80 Day Obsession BASIC Challenge pack with SHAKEOLOGY

80 Day Obsession BASIC Challenge pack with Pre & Post Workout Supplement


**Just to clarify, you must have Beachbody On Demand, and the workout equipment (resistance loops and sliders). To get the results that I am getting at the speed that I am getting them, I recommend getting the MEGA or COMBO kit. I personally use Shakeology daily, and the pre and post workout mixes on the days that I workout. Don't feel like you have to get a bundle kit to participate, but know that these supplements do help fill in the gaps with your nutrition and help boost your workout performance and reduce soreness with the post workout supplement.


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Plus Size Fitness: Exercise Might Be More Difficult. But Not Impossible

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DO NOT LET YOUR SIZE OR SHAPE DETERMINE WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN NOT DO! How many times have you looked at a workout program and though, "I could never do that!"? It is easy to look at a workout program, group class or even most people at the gym and see people that are fit, lean, trim and MAKE EVERY MOVE LOOK EASY! I have thought the same thing. MANY TIMES! Actually, years ago that is what intimidated me from ever doing a live yoga class, or going to a certain part of the gym. I didn't fit the typical "look".


Now, I'm all about breaking the stereotype. Because I am now doing workouts I never thought I could do. There are times I look at my video playbacks and think, "well, I just made that look easy" when in fact it wasn't, it just felt good though.

You know you rocked your workout when the o pay thing you keep thinking after your workout is THAT WAS AWESOME! That is exactly how I was yesterday after mine. I even had a smile on my face because those curtsy pulses burned just right. Every move yesterday hit the right note for me and felt amazing! Not so scared about this 3rd month of my program. All new moves this month and so far, I’m pretty happy! Finding a program that you enjoy and keeps you interested is KEY to staying motivated in your weight loss journey with 80 Day Obsession every workout is different. 80 separate workouts to help you get the results you want! Ready to join me on your 80 Day Journey? MSG me and let’s chat about your goals and get you going! #wod #aaa #armsabsass #workout #fitness #80dayobsession #imobsessed #stronger #phase3 #shred #plussize #plussizefitness #plussizefitnessjourney #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fitginger #ginger #mom #momlife #fitmom #bbg #justwatchme #selflove #maketime
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If you want to do things that you don't think you can do I am here to tell you that YES YOU CAN! All it takes is CONSISTENCY. (I think this is my word of the year by the way because I keep using it!) Even if you have to start with modifying every single move in a workout program, that's okay. The main thing is that YOU KEEP TRYING every single day to be better than you were the day before. Check out this modification for Mountain Climbers. Even if you have to go from, standing against the wall, using the stairs, on all 4's then to the full out. Even doing the very first modification, you are able to rock your workout.


For us plus size ladies, exercise might be more difficult because it is hard to get up and down. Or think about it physically holding ourself in a full plank position for planks or pushups we are having to hold up more weight then those "fit gals" on the workout program. One thing I keep thinking or reminding myself is how easy it is going to be when I lose the excess weight. Then I will be able to plank for days, because it will physically be easier with 50-75 pounds less weight on my frame. But to get to that point...IT TAKES TIME AND CONSISTENCY!
Your key word going into any exercise is MODIFY, MODIFY, MODIFY! And only modify when you have to. If that means for every move then do it for every move. If you are able to do some moves not modified that's okay. Or as you get stronger and more comfortable with the move, start to transition to half full out, half modified until you can do them all not modified. That is progress. That is growth. THAT IS CHANGE!

Are you ready to start your journey to a healthier and fitter you? START WITH GETTING YOUR YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO OVER 700 WORKOUTS AND YOUR DAILY DOSE OF SUPERFOOD NUTRITION HERE! It's the same shake and online streaming service that I use every day! When you order, I'll personally contact you within 24 hours to talk about your goals and get you started right with the right program that fits your goals and lifestyle! And I'll get you in my support groups because with support you can accomplish anything!

Want more daily motivation and inspiration? Click here get free advice, support and encouragement + a free copy of my Clean Eating guide to help you get started on your health and fitness journey! Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK!

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