22 Minute Hard Corps – Month 2

You know that day when you realize that the season is changing?

I hit that day this past week when I realized how close we are to the summer season. I’m not sure if you can relate (I’m thinking maybe you can), but I suck at staying on track long term with my eating. I usually start off a new program like a true rockstar (one of my favorite terms for when I’m feeling in da zone!)…and then about a few weeks in, I figure that I can have a bit of “this” and a bit of “that” along the way.  What ends up happening is that my focus on foods becomes blurred and although I don’t have issues getting my workouts in, these extra food allowances totally screw me up and I have to get myself back to attention at some point.

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So let me back up a bit and explain what I’m talking about and how I’m making the adjustments this month. I started my new workout program “22 Minute Hard Corps” with Tony Horton of P90X fame and love the fact that the workouts are so time efficient! I planned to be more on track in the food plans; and the short workouts would be a welcome relief in my time crunched schedule.

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That lasted about 2 1/2 weeks.

Not kidding. The problem in my world is that I “think” I’ve got this handled. I have been in a maintenance phase for my body weight but there’s always room to improve in some way. Many of us get stuck in the “temporary diet” phase; where we get set up and lose a bunch of weight and maybe get fit and then we celebrate our results and then decide we’ve “made it” and slowly go back to our old habits.

Ever been there too? 😉

But what did our old habits give us before? Ya, I know, right?

Those results were the same results that made us start the diet plan in the first place. We rinse and repeat. So we start over again when we can’t take feeling bloated/overweight/yucky/etc any longer.

We do this again and again and again. It’s a never ending cycle. The biggest issue with this never ending cycle isn’t the fact that it gets old after awhile (although that is a problem too!). The bigger and more dangerous problem is when we continue this diet on/off process, we start to add more fat to our bodies over time. Had we NOT dieted and un-dieted over and over again, we would most likely be better off.

How is this possible, you ask? Well we first lose the fat and maybe we workout a bit and we put on some lean muscle mass.

Good, right? You bet! But then once we go back to our old, unhealthier habits of not watching what we’re eating and not working out…we put the fat back on and may even lose some of that muscle mass. When we begin the process over again, we start off with MORE fat than the first time around and then what’s worse is we may decide to restrict our calories to unhealthy areas and begin to lose more lean muscle tissue and then later put on more fat again.

and again.

Think that the reason your metabolism slows as we age, is age alone? Not so much!  Somewhat, yes, but it’s worth noting that once this pattern continues over the years…our bodies become less responsive due to more than usual fat stores in the body and less muscle (which, when lean muscle in our bodies is higher, it is responsible for faster metabolism when we are at rest) which just leads us to becoming more discouraged and less motivated to get off the crazy hamster wheels that we’ve adapted to.

If you get anything from this post today…just STOP DIETING!!!! 

Yes, no more dieting, please! Instead, decide to work on the habits that help to end the craziness and create a life of balance and confidence in our bodies. I started after my first son was born. It’s been a journey ever since but the bottom line, is that I don’t ever “finish” creating challenges and making new results to keep my body looking and feeling it’s best. Laziness and complacency do not sit well with me. I don’t like to hear when clients tell me they are too “busy” to eat right and workout. I know it is common and you’ve most likely have said it before too (heck, I’ve said it before too!) but the change needs to happen today.

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So here’s what I’m doing.

Like I said, I’m on the new Tony Horton 22 Minute a day workout program. I follow the calendar of workouts from day 1 to the last day. It’s proven to work in getting results when followed as it’s written out. No danger of spinning our wheels or doing too much/too little in hopes of reaching new goals. But like I mentioned earlier, the problems for me are always in my foods.

I started month 1 (last month) with a clear head and focus on sticking to the plans ‘as is’.

Then about 2-3 weeks in, I “decided” it would be okay to add in an extra fruit one day. Not a big deal, you say? Not at all…if it stopped with that ONE piece of extra. But it never does. I then decided it was also “okay” to sample foods while I’m cooking dinner. My salad looked a bit ho-hum one day so I topped it with some extra cheese (don’t even remember throwing handfuls of shredded cheese into my mouth but I’m sure I did!) I figured I wouldn’t have to measure out my chicken for dinner since it was a “lean protein” and good enough to just eyeball.

See where this is headed? To danger zones! Then when the weekends hit, it doesn’t even phase me to completely go off track and plan to ‘get back’ on Monday. But that’s never even a solid plan for Monday.

As I was finishing month 1 of the plan  last week, I realized I was tired of pretending I’m doing “good enough” when I clearly was only lying to myself (and everyone else who I decided not to come clean to)…so I set up a goal of sharing with you; with my following; with my clients and with my support group of when I went “off” plan. I’m proud to announce that it’s Wednesday of week 5 (I know, a whole 3 days into month 2! haha) and I haven’t gotten off track once yet! 

I say “yet” because it inevitably will happen. We are not meant to be perfect ever. But when that episode happens, I will be blatantly honest in my blog and in my posts online. (you can follow me on Facebook or Instagram for all the juicy details when they come!)

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So just to be clear, here is what I’ve been eating and I’m totally on it today too~ I think it’s the fear of having to admit I’ve gotten off track so early that keeps me focused this week! (I almost threw some bites, licks and tastes into my mouth when cooking last night but the realization of having to share it with you all made me stop and say, “I don’t need that”)

Here’s a list of what I ate yesterday and so far this week has been on track like a BOSS!!! Where do you need most help?

Breakfast:

2 eggs scrambled with veggies

1/2 cup oatmeal topped with strawberries

Coffee with 2 Tbls 1/2 and 1/2 (not on the plan but I like it and it’s only 40 calories)

Snack:

Shakeology

with 1 cup water and 1 cup ice

strawberries and peanut butter

So good!

Lunch:

Ground turkey salad

topped with 2 Tbls Bolthouse dressing

tea

Snack:

1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup almond milk

greek yogurt and peanut butter

Dinner:

Taco salad: ground turkey on salad topped with hot sauce and 2 Tbsp dressing

Snack:

Oats, almond milke, yogurt and peanut butter

That’s it! All day yesterday was great and same with today! I’m really excited to see how I finish this month off! What are your goals?

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If you need help, here is how you can join in on my support group this month as they help me so much!!!

 

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Day 1 of 22 Minute Hard Corps

My new program kicks off tomorrow and I am committed to pushing through my difficult areas; which usually (okay, always) revolve around following the nutrition plan as laid out! So here are my plans and I’m sticking to them!

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My workouts:

These will be done at 0500 hours. (see what I did there?) yes, there will be lots of that coming too! 😉

The workouts are just 22 minutes a day; 6 days a week. I will not be adding in additional workouts to make me “feel like I’m doing enough” either! I know many of us struggle in this area but this will only mess up with my nutritional needs and my recovery periods so as I know our programs are proven to succeed as laid out, I don’t need anything else!

*(I should note that I do teach 2 weekly gym classes but they are not counted as my workouts as I’m usually moving around and checking on other’s form and not using the weights that I would use if it was my workout alone).

So that’s taken care of. I also write down my workouts each day in my day planner like an appointment with myself. And I don’t cancel on myself EVER!!

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My Nutrition:

Now, here is where we get serious and knowing my previous struggles in this area; planning is key to my success. Knowing that this is only an 8-week program (and then I do another program based on my next goals…I never “stop” progressing and learning), I can set my mind to doing my best every meal, every day and every week until the end. Starting pics will be in tomorrow’s post. Follow me for support cuz I def need all that I can get!

I will make create more variety in my meals this challenge, than my “usual” normal plan. The reason I’ve decided to do this is because when I fall back into my “normal”; which is not “bad” in any way from the years of experience I’ve been adapting, it only keeps me in the same place. In order to make changes, much like in my workouts, I know that my foods need to shift up a bit too. Nutrition is key and so is supplementing, so my daily Shakeology and my energize boosts will be helpful to my success as I push for more.

Ready to see week 1?

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Extra Stuff:

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Gotta fill up my 20# sandbag!! First…gotta get some sand! 😉

 

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Here are my “rations”
How the meals break down based on calorie needs.
How the meals break down based on calorie needs.
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22 Minute Hard Corps Bootcamp

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Okay, peeps! We are set to launch a NEW program from Beachbody and I’m soooo excited about this one! Why? Because whenever you tell me that you can guarantee me results with just 22 minute workouts a day…I’m freaking INNNNNNNNN!!!!

We all know Tony Horton from his P90X fame; but those were over an hour long each day!!! :-/

Time issues became such a problem for most people who wanted to lose weight and get into better shape…so programs like Focus T25, that is only 25 minute workouts a day…and 21 Day Fix, with just 30 minute workouts a day were created.

And you know what? They freaking WORKED!!!!!  So what better way to raise the ante than to create a 22 minute workout?

Yep! I said it…22 minutes and you can get some serious results with Tony Horton and ME as your awesome Coach!!!

BUT YOU CAN’T REALLY GET RESULTS in just 22 minutes a day, can you????

Yes, SIR!!! (or YES, MA’AM!!) You totally can and this is guaranteed to do so or your money back!!!!!

This is about focusing on the workout of the day (again, only 22 minutes so don’t think you have to add another hour or so extra!), pushing yourself to YOUR max, hitting your nutrition by plugging into the plan as it’s written out to a “TEE” and then you also get MOI as your support and accountability partner in crime (well, not much crime going on but we’ll be pushing our results to the limit!) and the rest of our challengers within the group.

Fun times!!!

I’m serious when I say that there is so much comfort in knowing that we are not alone in our journeys. We are not alone when we have bad days, when we are struggling to get in our workouts or set up our meal plans, we are not alone when we slip up on our nutrition. We are all in this together and nobody gets left behind! We are getting our own private “BOOTCAMP” training at home with the 22 Minute Hard Corps program.

All of your excuses are invalid. Every. Single. One.

I am a mom of 3 kids who lost 30 lbs when my kids were babies. I was dealing with my own stress, my own emotional eating struggles and my own previous bad habits and lack of knowledge in how to eat properly without having to kill myself in the gym. I finally came to the realization that I was tired of “saying” I was going to get fit and healthy. I was tired of “throwing in the towel” when the scale would jump up for no reason. I was tired of feeling tired all of the time and not being confident in my own skin. I decided that this would be my priority so that I could enjoy my kids as they grew up; I could run around with them as they were younger and keep up with them as they grew older. I didn’t want to be a mother that my kids had to worry about because of my health or weight. I made my goals a priority in my daily life because honestly, I wanted to change more than I was willing to stay the same. And doing the same things that I always did was only bringing me the results that I always had.

I know that it’s still a few months out from summer season. I know you probably don’t worry about wearing shorts or a bathing suit until warmer weather sets in or you are starting at a vacation or event that forces you to care. Right? Well let me tell you that if you are still reading this and you got this far…consider that a sign to START RIGHT NOW!!! What have you got to lose? (besides the obvious)

No matter what your fitness levels are; no matter what you are able to do or not do; no matter if you’ve never worked out before  or you used to be an athlete…there is a way to make this plan work and I am here to help you do just that. We will modify as needed to make the program and moves a success for you. You can definitely achieve whatever the mind believes…and if you don’t believe it yet…I’m here to believe FOR you until you get there!

So what is 22 Minute Hard Corps anyways??

This program was created by no other than, Mr. Tony Horton, and yes, he also created P90X, P90X2, P90X3, Power 90 and more!

This program includes a mixture of eight routines that alternate between total body cardio & resistance workouts. There is 1 workout per day for 6 days per week…no more and no less. 🙂 The workouts are fast paced (think Army training) and there is little or no rest. These workouts are easy to learn with no complicated choreography to memorize! You basically move from one exerces to the next to maximize time and results.
What Equipment Do You Need?

You will need:

*Dumbbells and pull up bar (or you can use resistance bands with a door attachment). The harder you push, the faster you change!

I’m sure you are thinking that you aren’t up to this workout..but let me just tell you that YES, YOU CAN!! It is for everyone and as I did the sneak peek workout, there were different modifications for every level and this is how I have always run my fitness workouts in group classes and one on one sessions. We can find a way for you too!!

It’s an 8 week program; the workouts are 22 minutes a day – 6 days a week. It’s totally do able!!!

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What will you get with this program?

• 8 challenging workouts on 2 DVDs
• Quick Start Mission Guide
• 8-week Basic Training Action Plan
• Rations for Results Nutrition Field Guide
• Cold Start pre-workout drill
• Hell Week Challenge Card
• HARD CORPS: Battle Buddy Workout DVD (Network Exclusive)

So now is your time, do you accept the challenge?

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I AM KICKING OFF MY 22 MINUTE HARD CORPS TEST GROUP EXCLUSIVE FOR MY NEW AND CURRENT CUSTOMERS ON THE MARCH 21ST!!!!

On the  21st of March we will start our pre season which consists of 1 week of goal setting, pictures, measurements, meal planning and education on the nutritional plan and then the following week is our official day 1.

******For 8 weeks I will guide you daily through the program with support, accountability, access to an online/app based closed group for support and guidance.  Each participant is required to purchase the 22 Minute Hard Corps Challenge Pack/Program and commit to replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the group.

If you are interested in getting more information about the program please complete the form below and I will contact you within 24 hours with details.

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HERE ARE SOME AMAZING RESULTS FROM THE 22 MINUTE HARD CORPS TEST GROUP.

 

Stephenie W lost 9 lbs and 7.5 inches in 8 weeks.  She said she loved the military/bootcamp style workout!!  The music and the beats of the drum motivate you to push thru to the end!
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Finding Time for Fitness

It’s amazing how much more efficient we can get with technology and multi-tasking in our lives; and yet we seem to have less time than ever. What is that about? I find that the better I get at organizing and getting things done; the more I actually do and less time is left after all has been said and done.

And it’s not just ME, I am hearing this common issue from so many women these days. We are so busy taking care of everyone else that we tend to overlook our needs and goals. Then one day, we “wake up” and wonder what the heck happened and why are we feeling so neglected and out of touch with ourselves?

There is nothing wrong with setting some time aside to take care of what we really want to do. And it it should actually be a NON-NEGOTIABLE practice to take care of our health and fitness. If we don’t, who will? It’s easy to overlook the fact of eating the freshest and most natural foods; and getting in some daily activity to help our goals and bodies run their best and stay strong and happy along the journey.

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But who has time for long workouts these days? The days seem to start off with a bang the moment we drag ourselves out of bed and don’t slow down or stop until we fall into bed, completely exhausted.

But what will that do for us in 10, 20, 30 years from now? What are the long term effects of running on empty and not taking the time to keep ourselves humming along through these years? They will pass either way; isn’t it a better idea to take hold of what you can do NOW instead of that elusive time called “ONE DAY”??

I know there are no shortcuts to getting fit and being healthy. It takes proper attention and the best care. To get a lean and toned body, you need to be consistent and willing to do the work that makes the changes. But what do we do about those times when life gets hectic, (like most of the time?), when the “to-do” lists begin to pile up and all of a sudden you realize that you’ve missed out on another entire week of getting started. Trust me, we all have been there at one time or another. I can definitely relate. Which is why I’m going to share some simple tips to start right now and add into your daily routine, that will help start you and keep you on track to reaching your goals.

Short on time during your day, too? Here you go! 😉

1. All you need is “10 minutes”…
If the idea of heading to the gym or completing an hour long workout is not going to work, consider doing 10 minute fitness bursts throughout your day. You know you can find a spare 10 minutes, especially during your lunch time break. I find that it’s really amazing how many calories you can rack up in a short amount of time if done right. In order to really torch some calories, you need to get your heart rate up. Consider doing HIIT type workouts…which stands for “HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING”. So give it just 10 minutes but give it all that you’ve got. If you need an idea, here is a short workout for you to try now..

2. Let’s get “sneaky” about some extra cardio…
You don’t need to go for an hour run to get cardio into your day. Look at ways you can add small amounts of cardio in, that will add up over time. Park your car further away in the parking lot, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and get up and walk around when you are talking on your phone. These are all small changes you can add into your daily routine, so that although they may not feel like much, they are a great way to burn more calories, without committing to hours on that boring treadmill.

3. Do super sets…
One of my favorite and most effective ways to get the most out of your workouts, is to start adding in supersets with your weight training. This is one training technique done in many of our workouts with Beachbody and I’ve noticed that Sagi def adds it throughout his Body Beast plan. Not sure how to do a superset? You simply pick a muscle group that you want to work on, and then do a few different exercises for that muscle group, with little or no rest in between.

For example, if you want to work your legs, you could start with deadlifts, weighted squats and dumbbell walking lunges. Once you have gone through one round of exercises, repeat it a few more times. Not only do supersets cut your workout time down, they also keep the intensity levels high which help you to burn your calories and fat from your body.

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For a full fitness and nutrition program that can help you achieve the body of your dreams, start with some simple goal setting so I can send you some info regarding my next online fitness challenge. Sign up HERE.

All levels are welcome and encouraged. This is not a “quick fix”; it’s about learning lifestyle behaviors and working around common issues that can keep us from achieving our biggest goals and dreams. They truly will change your life.

Who Wants ABS? (or maybe I should just ask who doesn’t to weed out the non-committed folks!) :)

IMG_0953This is for all the beautiful people who have been dreaming and wishing and hoping to one day have a sexy midsection! Is that YOU?? I am pretty sure it’s most of the population! LOL

When it comes to creating incredible abs, even the most effective workout programs can only bring you so far. That’s because you can’t get a flat, hard midsection without losing body fat. No matter how much effort you put into creating a six-pack, no one’s going to see it if it’s covered by a layer of flab.

Seriously, I know! I’ve worked out so intensely and so often that if this was a proven method, I’d have had a six pack for most of you reading this today! 😉  But, alas, foods are the KEY to getting those abs to POP!

If you’re following the dietary guidelines of a fitness program, you’ll automatically be eating the right foods to lose fat as you get in shape. But the following seven principles can give you an extra edge, and will help ensure that the effort you’re putting into your abs will bring you the results you want.

1. Get plenty of protein
Eating enough lean protein promotes fat loss and muscle gain, the two most important elements for developing great abs. It also helps keep you from getting hungry while you’re eating right. You don’t have to gobble down 12-ounce steaks—just eat a normal portion of lean meat, fish, low-fat dairy, or vegetarian protein with every meal, and make sure your snacks contain some protein, too. If you still have a hard time getting enough in your diet, a daily Shakeology shake can be a perfect addition.

By the way, protein is especially important in the morning, when a lot of people don’t get as much as they should. A protein-rich breakfast will help keep your blood sugar steady for hours, preventing the dips that can lead to cravings later in the day. (Try some low-fat chicken sausage, or an omelet with one whole egg and three egg whites, along with fruit or whole-grain toast.) Tell me how much protein do YOU get each day? I see and talk with so many women who DON’T bcuz they think it will “bulk” them up….

NOT! Get that protein in yo face asap! 😉

2.Reconsider your carbs.
Despite the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets, the average American meal is still too high in sugar and fast-burning starches to bring body fat down to ab-baring levels. It’s time to say goodbye to sweetened soda, ditch the Doritos, and save the cake for your birthday. DUH!  If your fitness plan calls for a sports drink before a long cardio workout, or a carb-and-protein recovery drink after resistance training, that’s fine. But the rest of the time, stick with foods that are on the low end of the glycemic index (refer to GlycemicIndex.com for more information)—these foods burn more slowly, so they won’t spike your blood sugar and insulin levels.

3. Have fun with fiber.
Something about the word “fiber” just doesn’t sound appetizing. But high-fiber foods can actually be quite delicious: fresh berries and other fruits, salads loaded with colorful produce, your favorite steamed vegetables or vegetable soup, stews or chili made with beans, chewy whole-grain breads and cereals…You get the picture. (These foods just happen to be loaded with nutrients as well.) High-fiber foods keep you fuller with fewer calories, and they help keep your digestive system working at its best—a double-whammy for getting rid of belly bulge. And “double-whammy” is such a fun word to use that I encourage you to try it out a few times this week!

4. Enjoy some yogurt.
Probiotics, the healthful bacteria found in yogurt and other fermented foods, have been proven to help reduce belly fat. In a recent study in Finland, new mothers who took probiotic supplements averaged smaller waist circumferences—and lower body fat in general—than those who didn’t take probiotic supplements. And while the topic is still controversial, studies have found that eating lots of calcium-rich dairy foods like yogurt may increase overall weight loss. It’s why I eat Greek yogurt and drink my Shakeology DAILY!!

5. Don’t forget to eat.
Tempted to lower your daily calorie count by skipping meals? Don’t. Seriously, I cannot tell you how many women tell me that they don’t know why they aren’t losing weight; since they only eat maybe 1 time a day!!! EXCUSE MOI??????

Going hungry can raise your levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, which research has found can increase belly fat even in otherwise thin women. And eating too infrequently can lower your metabolism and energy levels, while increasing the chance that you’ll get too hungry and decide to chuck your meal plan entirely. If you’re eating the right foods, regular meals and snacks will keep your body fueled while you’re working toward that strong core. You MUST eat!!! It’s the ONLY way! 😉

6. Drink more fluids. Hydration is important when you’re on a fitness plan, but drinking plenty of water has particular benefits for your midsection. It helps keep your stomach full, so you don’t overeat, and it helps flush out excess sodium to prevent belly bloating. (Eating more potassium-rich foods, such as tomatoes and bananas, will also help in this area.) Plain ol’ H20 can’t be beat, but you can also switch it up with flavored waters, iced tea, and anything else you like to drink that isn’t full of sweeteners. How much do you need? The old rule of 8 glasses a day is a good start, but everyone is different: drink more if you’re exercising or it’s hot out, and drink less if you’re running to the bathroom every 5 minutes.  I will challenge you to drink the recommended amount for fit individuals; 1/2 your body weight in ounces!! So for someone who is 150 lbs; they would need to drink at least 75 oz of water every day! Or a gallon if you are really up to the challenge!

7. …With two exceptions.
It’s time to cut down on those mood-altering substances, coffee and alcohol. Too much caffeine raises your cortisol levels and can impair your sleep, which can lower the production of fitness-promoting hormones. Meanwhile, the proverbial “beer belly” isn’t just the result of extra calories—alcohol actually makes it more difficult for your body to metabolize carbs and fat. Booze also stimulates your appetite and lowers your inhibitions, which can lead to bingeing. The best road to flat abs is no alcohol at all, but if you really like a drink now and then, just have one at a time (and no more than a few a week), and stay away from higher-calorie beers and sugary mixed drinks. Something to seriously consider especially over the weekends, am I right or am I right? (you are SO smart! lol)

If you add these rules to your fitness plan, you’re sure to see faster improvements in your midsection. Of course, there’s an added bonus to eating this way: it’ll keep you healthier, too. That may not be as big an inducement as great abs, but that’s just  for free.

Do you need an added incentive? I have a BUSY MOM’S support group starting first of the month and welcome you to message me today for info on joining. You can succeed and have time for your family AND save money along the way! All thrown in for extra bonus!! 😉

Email me at: http://www.spazzykay@gmail.com

Are You Struggling Today?

It’s amazing to me when I hear people assume that if you don’t complain or talk about your struggles; that you must no have any.

BULL!!! 

Our struggles are our stories!!! Embrace them and learn to grow from them.  That is your message to the world around you.

In keeping with today’s topic; I will share some of mine…

I am a very happily married woman of almost 20 years to my amazing hubby.  Do you think that it’s been bliss ever since the day we said, “I Do”???

FAR FROM IT!!!

…and to those of you who are, or have been married know that it would have been a complete lie for me to say otherwise.

We started out as your average “happy” young couple with dreams of a family life, successes, growing in our faith and many blessings.

While I can’t say we aren’t enjoying all of these today, it sure has not been “easy” in any respect.

Which reminds me of a joke my son told us this summer;

“Why did the washing machine stop working?…. Somebody threw the towel in…”

=D =D =D

We all have struggles and if we stick with what needs to be done consistently; we can work our ways through them and come out stronger than ever. This doesn’t mean it’s a great idea to complain to everyone around you or share all over social media about your issues…

Because there is such a thing as an “unfollow” button and that will get pressed if you make complaining a habit. Instead, act as though everything is going great and your reality will become so. You have more power over your progress and success than you know.

My point is that although life has had it’s share of ups and downs for us, we never gave up. We kept refocusing on helping each other and moving forward in the best way we could understand at the time. There is no fairy tale life. There is no perfection for anyone. I know we will continue to have our struggles but without them, we wouldn’t be as happy and as strong as we are today. My hubby is my best friend and I know he has my back just as much as I do, his.

But you have to get a little bit (sometimes, a LOT) uncomfortable before you feel proud of where you’ve come from…

Let’s focus in on the happy parts of today!

If You’re Happy and You Know It!

Happy Wednesday to you!!

Today I wanted to share with you the whole concept of being where you are today.  Are you happy with your current financial, fitness, relationship, time-management, stress, etc levels?  Why or why not?

I have to say that I’m a recovering “blamer” to many of these areas.  For example, when I wasn’t happy with my fitness or weight; I’d simply blame it on something or someone else.  “I don’t have the time to workout like I want.”  “My kids take all of my time.”  “I don’t have a private cook or money to buy all the pre-cooked foods to follow a specific plan.”

Whatevs.

Excuses are just that; excuses.  Nothing more and nothing less.  They should actually be changed to “blah blah blah blah blah.”…because it accomplishes the same result.

NOTHING!!!!!

Did you know that you are exactly where you are today; who you are today and with your current situations you are with today because of the choices and habits you’ve made up to this point?

The first time I read that piece of information, I pretty much threw a fit.  Seriously.  MY FAULT???  How dare you blame ME!

But in all honesty, once I got over feeling blamed, I realized it was completely true!

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So, what to do?  I guess after you come to the realization that this is true for you too (many times, peeps NEVER get past this and linger in unhappy mode all their lives!), the choice is up to you on which path to take.

The current path that is making your unhappy and not taking responsibility…

 

or the path to change it up and make things happen.  Now, granted, a few changes won’t be that apparent in a few days or weeks time, but keep it up and that will compound to making HUGE changes over time.  Trust me, consistency does pay off.  If you keep plugging away (kinda like the tortoise and snail do); you’ll always reach your destination.  But, if you hurry up and get frustrated then stop and go into another direction; time after time, you will NEVER get anywhere!!!

Am I right; or am I right?  Bingo!!!

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