September, A Great Time for Change

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I got a great sweat on this morning with a yoga and Pilates continuous movement combination work out… It was really tough but I felt great and was dripping sweat afterwards… I never really thought that I would enjoy this type of exercise, but I’m finding out that it is really improving my health and I’m totally loving it!!

September is approaching and I don’t know about you, but I find September is a great time of year to start new things, develop my knowledge, and get creative by implementing new things into my life. I have always felt this way I guess because September is the start of a new school year and it’s just a great time to start implementing change. Some people get nervous about making changes but it truly is exciting if you make yourself do things outside your comfort zone!

Starting in September, I plan to implement a completely new diet regimen, a new exercise plan, and as well implement a new and exciting career in providing healthcare services with my own business. I am adding this to my already existing health business where I help people with fitness, optimizing their nutrition and lifestyle change as a coach … It is all just very exciting …even though it can be scary at times, I am pushing through the fear!

Make September the decision time to make a change in your life! Take a course! Start a new health plan! Revamp your financial plan! Dig into that relationship you have been afraid to take to the next level! Make a career change! Start a new business!

Do something to make fall time exciting! It makes the transition to winter much easier when you are feeling fulfilled, energized, healthy, happy and passionate about something you love!

FYI… My job as a FREE coach is to help you select the health program that will best help you achieve your goals… Be sure to contact me to discuss!

Hindsight is 20-20 (Those Aha Moments!)

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This may look like a relaxing pose, but in reality it’s very difficult! For me to sit still and relax, to breathe and get centered is a real challenge! Throughout the program I am doing now, it’s a continuous flow style of pilates and yoga which is amazing! The workout though has times when there is a need to stop moving, quiet the mind and turn those thoughts inward. These are the hardest for me to do!

You know how we have these “aha” moments when something bad happens to you and you realize that it has happened for a reason? Well I had one of those moments this morning when I realized that this type of program was exactly what I needed and my illness was what forced me into it! 😳

I am still coughing and feel rather miserable with my blocked sinuses and headache… but at least there are slight improvements each day which give me hope!  … and I am so glad to be doing a program and feeling some bit of achievement each day!  Every stretch and pushup these days helps me feel like I am doing something beneficial for my health.

I am starting a new 21-day intense nutrition reset program this coming week which is focused on cleansing, detoxifying and alkalinizing the body. I am eager for a total reset like this and I think it’s likely long overdue! I am excited about it and the potential for it to be life-changing!

if you feel like you need a health “reset” too, contact me!

#ahamoment #realizations #happensforareason #athleticgrandma #health #mindfulness #awakeninnerpower

New Beginnings (Its Not Easy)


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Having to start all over after an extended illness or after falling off the wagon… Is one of the hardest things to do. Not only has the fitness level dropped way off making those work outs really hard again and the loss of endurance and muscle really sucks.   …but also the habit of getting up in the morning and having a set routine and keeping up with the program has all disappeared and it takes a lot of work to get that back again. it is darn hard to implement new habits!!   It seems that habits are easy to lose and very hard to build…

Since being sick for a month, I’ve lost a lot of my cardio  endurance and strength… Yesterday,  I made the decision to start doing a yoga and Pilates combination program to maintain strength and flexibility as I heal… Day one of Program is complete ✅.. it was actually a very difficult workout for me today, but I feel accomplished since I was able to do the entire thing… Not without some sweat though😊   It feels great to be back at it… But now to maintain this habit for at least 21 to 30 days so that I can get it back again…!

#pilates #yoga #continuousflow #accomplished #nevergiveup #athleticgrandma

Time to Make a SHIFT in Your Life? (Yes! Now Is The Time!)

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The physical transformation is only a small part of what I have achieved over the last 2 years. The leaner body, 40 pounds less, more muscles, stronger and looking younger are only a small part of the transformation that has occurred…

The most amazing transformation from one picture to the next here is the inner transformation! I went from a miserable, emotionally unhealthy, crabby, no energy, could not sleep, body pain, impatient, unhappy person and became someone who is ultra positive and completely changed!  I went from someone who would get sore from walking (left), to someone who can totally crush 30 minutes of Insanity like I did this morning! (right)

I can honestly say that my emotional transformation has been the most dramatic! I am happy, have higher self esteem, a tonne of energy, am passionate about life, have more close relationships, am successful in business, and just a better person overall!

I have, in fact, got over so much childhood abuse issues now to the point where I realize how positive those childhood experiences were to shape me into the determined and passionate person I am today! Now THAT took a lot of inner work to get to this point! Without my clean eating, superfood, and fitness journey, and support of a team, this NEVER would have been a reality today! I am so thankful that I discovered Team Beachbody and I will never EVER give up on myself again! I will never go back to being that bitter and miserable person!!

Starting next week, our group is going to challenge themselves inside a 21-day private accountability group to completely SHIFT their body and mind even further! If you want to make a SHIFT in your life…then now is the time to get connected with me! We are gonna make it happen! Message me if you want in!

#transformation #lifehanging #youdeserveit #letsSHIFTourbodyandmind #pushself #challenge #athleticgrandma

Focus on Good (You Get What you Feed!)

Feed the disciplined side, starve the lazy side
Feed the disciplined side, starve the lazy side

We all have 2 sides inside us. We have a bad side that has the potential to be nasty, fearful, nasty and lazy. We also have a good side which has characteristics like giving, loving, abundant and disciplined.

So how do we determine which side of us will show up from day to day? Well…guess what? …It is the side of you that you live and feed most often that will grow and become more prominent! So, if you focus mostly on giving, loving, a feeling of true abundance and are disciplined…then this is the side of you that will grow and flourish! If you spend your time and focus on being angry, worried, nasty, judgemental, and lazy…then that part of your nature will expand and grow to have more of these characteristics! It’s scary when you think about it just how easy it is for the bad side to take over our thoughts and actions!

Take some time today to focus on the positive and feed your good side to help it to grow and flourish! This will improve every aspect of your life from relationships to work life and family relationships. If only more people would focus on growing their giving and loving sides…the world would be a better place!

I am focusing on building my positive and disciplined side this morning…day #18 of current 56-day fitness challenge is complete✅.

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Why Exercise Every Day? (Very Good Reasons!)

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Why do I push myself to exercise every single day even when I don’t feel like it you may ask? Why work out intensely and get my face red and the sweat 😅flowing?

I will tell you why…
1. Exercising keeps you looking and feeling younger!
2. Exercise helps keep blood pressure healthy and the arteries clean by boosting HDL (good cholesterol)!
3. Exercise helps keep muscles conditioned, strong and pain-free!
4. Exercise boosts mood, positivity and helps you enjoy each and every day to the max!
5. Exercise keeps your body functioning with its optimal abilities and boosts metabolism and hormone balance.
6. Exercise helps me keep up with my 2 year old grandson and I want to be around (and in great health) for my grandchildren for many years yet!!

7.   By pushing myself and doing new challenges, I stay motivated, am never bored and continually make progress in building my fitness level and strength.  As a result I can always do more much easier than I did the day or week before… Seriously, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone really  accomplishes a lot more than you might think!

Remember our body is made to move and be physical, not to sit around or lay on the couch! If you push your body to exercise every day, it will reward you with much better health in the long run!

Do something active today!💪🏻

#athleticgrandma #neverquit #exerciseiscritical #cleaneating #longevity #reducerisk #beatcholesterol #killdiabetes #preventioniskeytoahealthylife

Avoid Reacting to Life (Anticipate, Design and Be Happy!)

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One thing I have learned is that living life in reactive mode will not contribute much to health and happiness. If a person lets issues and problems that come up all day dictate your actions and decisions, then life and problems will be running you.

Conversely, if you live life by design and anticipate problems ahead of time, then it’s much easier to feel in control of your day. This gives you the chance to lead a pro-active instead of a reactive life! …huge difference!

For me, I know that I will be hungry on the road and will hit a drive through if I am not prepared… so, I pack a cooler of healthy food every single day before I leave home. I also know that once baby wakes up, I won’t be able to get a good workout done, so forcing myself out of bed at 5 am to get it done is a proactive way to ensure it happens and is enjoyable.

There are many other ways to live proactively …be creative and anticipate issues that may come up and be well-prepared to swing with the punches with a smile! I have been learning this and it really is life changing! No more spending my days reacting to one issue after another!   Take some time to think about how much reacting you do in your daily life…you may be surprised!

Day #10 of 56-day fitness challenge complete✅

Have a fabulous Wednesday!!

#anticipatelife #avoidreacting #happinessbydesign #avoidstress #planahead #enjoylifenow #athleticgrandma

Be Brave and Push Yourself (and get results!)

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Each time you push yourself just a little outside your comfort zone, this is when we grow. It could be overcoming a fear, improving your self confidence, learning a new skill, speaking your mind, taking the leap to commit to a relationship once and for all, or something simple like with me this morning where I pushed myself to increase the amount of weight I was lifting. I was scared to but was surprised I was able to finish the set! I know that pushing myself just that little bit will make me stronger for the next workout and give me muscle gains too!! 💪🏻

Going outside the comfort zone can cause some pretty intense fear at times, but it is the only way to achieve true progress in life and to do things you never dreamed that you successfully could! It’s true! I used to hold back from trying new things and doing things that scared me, and I stayed in a non-growth and no-progress phase for many years as a result! Not any more! Face those fears, do it even if it scares you and you will be amazed at the outcome! 👍

Have a wonderful Wednesday and do something today that scares the s— out of you! 🙂

#facefear #feelfearanddoitanyways #progress #growth #getoutofcomfortzone #athleticgrandma #achieveanything #youcandoit

Get Started Now (Don’t Wait!)

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When it comes to health and fitness, you just gotta START.

Don’t wait until the time is right, don’t wait until after some event, or to start tomorrow…don’t wait until you have more money or until a loan is paid off. We will always have these procrastination style excuses, so might as well set them aside and get going!!

The time to start is as soon as you get the idea that you maybe should do something about your health. Drop everything and go for a walk, write down ideas for healthy meals for the week… whatever it is…just START right away as soon as the thought strikes you!  Recruit the help of a coach (like me) to keep you accountable to the promises to yourself.

Without our health, life is just not the same. Since I have committed to being healthy, every area of my life has improved… happier, more energy, more productive etc.    No more of being in pain all the time, miserable, not sleeping and just plain grouchy and unhappy.  I am proof that health and fitness, personal development, a coach to keep you accountable and superfood literally transforms you from the inside out.

Today was chest and triceps workout…day #1 of a new 56 day fitness challenge. Got it done ✅ and now time for some superfood to recover then a hot shower to get ready for a busy day!

Have a marvellous Monday!😁

#timeforchange #now #start #getgoing #avoidprocrastination #healthisking #athleticgrandma #nursepractitioner

Consistency is Key to Success

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One day at a time…one workout at a time… showing up consistently day after day… now this is what leads to achievement and success no matter what area of your life we are talking about 😊

Today, I just wrapped up day #90 of a 91 day fitness challenge and am feeling very accomplished and motivated to do more!! Some days it was hard to show up…sick kids, illness, busy lives, fractured toe, hand with torn ligaments, fatigue, soreness…all of these things can happen, but if you are determined enough not to let them interfere with your goals, then you will find a way to get things done. When the determination is strong enough, then really no excuse is valid.

One last day tomorrow of stretching and recovery then am starting the next 8-week challenge of a body beast / insanity Max 30 hybrid. Man, it looks like it is going to be tough, but it is going to be worth it! The feeling of achievement in accomplishing a goal is like no other!

Now to plan out the reward for completing this 91-day fitness challenge…I think perhaps a spa day is in order!😁👍

Do you have a plan to achieve your goals?  Would you like some help with goal setting that works?  Feel free to contact me for help or if you have questions!

 

#consistency #achieve #possiblewithdetermination #athleticgrandma #nevergiveup #worththework