Morning Routines change the Game

Getting up a little earlier in the mornings, getting in a workout, having some quiet time alone to reflect and plan out your day and then having a superfood breakfast pretty much is the best way to start a day!    Oh yes and I have a little energy booster before my workout too just to fire it up just a little more!   

I remember back to the days when I would hardly be able  to drag myself out of bed, get into shower late then be scrambling to get ready in a mad rush.  This was no way to live!  It’s not enjoyable and does not give the day a good start at all!  I was flying by the seat of my pants with no plan or positive feel for what my day was going to be like at all…not good.

With a morning routine that gives you breathing room, time to move your body, reflect, plan your day, have a green superfood breakfast, and breathe…it totally changes the game of life!   You are more productive, positive and happy as a result of starting the day in a good way…and it feels great too😁

Have a terrific Tuesday!!

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#NursePractitioner #EnjoyLifeNow #Reflect #Energy #DailyBoost

Beat the Weight and Perimenopausal symptoms (So worth it!)

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An early morning cardio core workout really got the sweat moving and the core burning! These exercise sliders are the total bomb!👍🏻. Feeling accomplished today with this workout. Officially done day 23 of 80✅ of current challenge!

I remember when I was battling with my weight over the years… 190-200 lb most of the time on my 5’9” frame was too much to carry around! My knees and my back suffered big time and I felt like I would never get better. I went through SO many diets like atkins, Somers, Mediterranean and so many more in a yo-yo fashion and was never ever able to keep the weight off!

I thank god for the day 3 years ago that I realized how truly out of shape and miserable I was! I did some cartwheels on the lawn then suffered with severe pain for more than 2 weeks after that! At that time, I knew I was about I become a new grandma and did NOT want to be a fat, lazy, boring and out of shape granny! No way! I wanted energy and to be fun to run around and play with!

I discovered p90x through a friend and ended up losing over 40 pounds and keeping it off by using superfood nutrition and by staying on track with different fitness challenges and nutrition plans to keep things interesting! (I get bored easily) …I even started running and did a number of 10 km runs and my knee and back pain got completely better!

Getting into shape and losing weight totally changed my life!! I am now pain free, have energy to run with my grandson and am keeping the weight off. It not only transformed me on the outside, but the biggest changes are on the inside! Being happy all the time is a great way to live!  …and totally getting rid of all those perimenopausal symptoms this way!

If you are  looking for a much better way to get into shape and feel the best you have ever felt in your life, message me and I can help you get started. Seriously, the accountability, support and success with this program is totally worth it!

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Health and Fitness for You (Yes You!)

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Day 10 of 80 of current fitness challenge is officially complete!✅.

These workouts are definitely powerful at toning and sculpting the entire body from head to toe!  Totally loving this 80 day challenge!   After doing 60 minutes of booty work yesterday just using an exercise band, I am amazed at how sore those butt muscles are today!

The biggest challenge for me in any program is to follow the nutrition system for a program 100%.   So far, I am keeping up with the nutrition plan about 60% but I need to improve on this.   For the next 10 days, I am going to try setting some short term nutrition goals and see if that helps me out. The nutrition plan I am on now with the 80-day challenge is designed so that you eat certain food types every 3 hours during the day.  I am finding it challenging to stay on point being on the road doing house calls since I have no way of heating up a meal in my car. Thus, I am feeling kind of stuck having cold food choices which I am getting tired of.  I have to find some new cold food options for myself to keep me going!  What is your biggest challenge in sticking with a program?   What are some good cold healthy food choices (besides salad)?

I have 70 more days to go to complete this program. I know I can do it! The support and accountability group we have around us is amazing! What are you doing to improve your health and fitness? Are you looking for a new program that will get you to your goal?

“Decide. Commit. Succeed”. Is what our program is about and people are getting great results with the support network we have for participants.  There are programs for every level of participant from beginner to advanced.  From tai chi and yoga to muscle building, toning programs and intensive cardio.  We have room for you in our program to help you change your life if you are feeling ready?

I heard a quote recently that is really helping me a lot as I go along in my health and fitness journey.  The quote says “Focus on Winning the Day”.  This quote was a good one that woke me up to really focusing on being successful and doing my best for today so that you can be proud of what you have been able to accomplish today.   Sometimes if you focus too far in the future about what you “need” or “want” to accomplish over 3 months, it may be challenging to stick to the plan.   A daily goal of winning the day seems more satisfying and doable as I go along.  What do you think?

#decidecommitsucceed #programsforyou #superfood #fitness #support #athleticgrandma #over40andfit #NOWisthetime #wintheday

Put more UMPH into things (and be happier and more successful!)

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After one of those nights where I tossed and turned all night till 4 am then finally got a few hours sleep from 4-8 am, it was hard to get up and going this morning! I need a LOT of extra UMPH to get me onto the treadmill today for a morning run … I totally needed it though… I am super stiff and sore from all that tossing around and need to loosen up big time.  The concept of extra “UMPH” really got me thinking…😁

Having extra UMPH applies to all other areas of life too! It often takes an extra push to go a little outside our comfort zone to make progress and change in our life. It could be in our relationships, decisions, finances, business, emotional health, fitness, work, social skills, life skills and more.

I would say as we are heading towards the new year, put a little extra UMPH into some areas of your life and see just how dramatic the positive changes will be! Lets get out of the rut we are living in and make some amazing progress in 2018!   Get your excitement and passion for life back again!   Pick 3 areas of your life that need it most, then go for it! (And be sure to write them down!… Putting pen to paper, makes the achievement and success more likely!…)

Enjoy your Holiday Season and let’s get ready for a fabulous and incredible 2018 with all that extra “UMPH”!! 😁😁

#umph #pushyourself #comfortzone=zeroprogress #getoutofcomfortzone #progress=growth=happiness #newyear2018 #timeforchange #letsdothis #athleticgrandma

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Challenge yourself physically and mentally (Run!)

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Got up early to do some more training today. Holy crap it was super tough to get through it today, but I got it done and am now proud of myself for pushing through those tough moments and finishing!

Running is so tough …especially in the training phases where you have to really push past the comfort zone to get better, build endurance and get faster! It’s in those tough moments that I wish I had kept running all year.  Out of all exercise, I find that running takes the most mental toughness.   When you stop training, it doesn’t take long to lose all you have gained… gotta keep running all year from now on 😁

Running is a great way to lose weight too…you burn a LOT of calories in a short time!

Have yourself an awesome day!  …if you are looking for a challenge, give running a try! 😁

Life is like that (but loving my workout partner)

 

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This mornings yoga cardio was topped off by a little participant during the final stretch. Feels great to have him close and he boosts my motivation!

This boy was the big reason why I shifted and realized my health had to be #1 in the first place! I had decided 3 years ago that if I was going to be a Granny, that I better pick up the pace and get into shape! I wanted to be a fun and energetic granny that can run, play soccer, travel and enjoy life with the grandkids and not be old and sick in a chair.

Being on a structured program that taught me better nutrition habits and gave me hundreds of fun and effective workout options was great! I dropped 40 pounds at that time and WOW what a difference in how I felt. I had a little falling off this year with work stress and an illness, but I am back at it and feeling much better!

Life is like that, isn’t it? Get thrown curve balls, challenges …like life has to test you… to see how you react. 😬

Regardless, I am so happy I am back on track and feeling happy and positive and energy is climbing! I have my little sidekick here to smile and cheer me in which helps too!
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Have a wonderful Monday!!

 

Loss of self-belief is destructive (I did it to myself)

Little did I know, everything I needed was always inside me!
Little did I know, everything I needed was always inside me!

I really did it this time.   Putting myself on the back-burner and focusing on developing a new business to help others with their medical care.   For months, I was not focused on my health or fitness whatsoever, had huge stress at work (the JOB) and ended up sick with pneumonia and 20 lb heavier.   YUP, not smart.

I started a new business back in March 2017 with a focus on providing medical services to clients in their homes or offices and even through telemedicine.   It was super fun and I was VERY focused on getting people the care they needed with top notch quality.   I found out that when I took my focus off my health at the same time, I ended up on a downward spiral with my health that just kept getting worse.    I was snacking more to keep awake, I was sleeping less, drinking more caffeine, too tired to get up in the morning to work out, just a vicious cycle I was in and could not snap out of it even though I was feeling crappy and knew what I needed to do.

I had a lot of stress at my “JOB”, since, when I started a private medical service in March, there was bullying that took place and, even though I knew I could not work in that environment, I hung onto it because of seniority and the fact that I could retire with my magic 80 after only 5 years!    It kept me going, but only hanging on by a thread.   I was working hard to stay positive, but the bullying got worse and even continued once i resigned from the position.   I felt strong through it all, but once it was over, I felt a heavy weight on me that held me down and made me believe less in myself overall.   I realized after it was all over that I really should have resigned MUCH sooner!

My Pneumonia knocked me flat for 6 weeks in July and August 2017 (which was likely from significant stress from work that had knocked out my immune system)…after that, my energy would just not come back at all.  My digestive system was shot, I had no energy at all, my whole body was sore and I started to feel demotivated and depressed.   Now that I am looking back, I can see what a horrible state I was in, yet I just kept going and helping others since that was the only thing I felt good about.

My mental and physical health seemed to be on a continual downer over September and October as I was not consistently exercising, was still sore all over and was just not sleeping well.  I was really feeling rotton and had no belief in myself at all!    I felt that the only thing that made me worth anything was to provide excellent care to my patients…   It  was fine when I was out on the road seeing patients, I laughed and smiled and enjoyed my work, but when I would get home, its like reality would hit again and I would feel down, and eat crappy food again.

I had booked an event to see Tony Robbins in November (UPW) earlier in the year and was not even excited about going to that.   Before I left, I was trying to pump myself up and feel good about it, but I was feeling guilty about not being available for housecalls while I was away, and just didn’t feel happy.   While at the event, I felt hope creeping back and the intense work we did at the seminar to rediscover the belief in ourself was helping me to re-discover that everything we need to have a happy and fulfilling life is right in side us already.  It is just a matter of finding it and expressing it.   Well, I felt my positive energy climbing and totally participated and did the work.   It felt awesome!

Then, we came home and I felt bloated and icky from all the eating out and snacks…so I weighed myself and realized I had packed on 8 pounds in just one week while i was away.   This really sent the belief in myself down the tubes again.  I felt tired, gross and my whole body hurt.   I made a decision to do a 10-day complete nutrition reset 3 days ago.   I got rid of all snack foods and unhealthy bits from the house and was eating only veggies, healthy proteins and fruits.    The first 2 days of this were very difficult!  I was so tempted to quit because of the severe headaches and body pains i was having.

However, I woke up this morning and could NOT believe how much clearer my mind was!  I was able to get up, do a HIIT workout and then did 30 min of YOGA which was super tough, but I felt a strength inside me that I really could do it!!   I was feeling belief in myself coming back which was very powerful!      It was this morning that I truly realized the power of self-belief and with my renewed energy, am feeling that I will be truly unstoppable from now on.   I decided I will never let myself get sucked into that stress vortex again without exiting PROMPTLY from the situation for my own health.   Sometimes we make excuses for not leaving such as we “need the money” or “don’t want to lose our seniority”….bah to that.   I left 27000 seniority hours and Magic 80 retirement plan behind.   To heck with it.  Being stuck in a stressful scenario is VERY destructive to our health and I was on that downward spiral myself, so I know how it feels!  I could hardly stand myself being like that, but could not snap out of it.

If you are feeling stuck and stressed and not believing in yourself…. seriously, consider doing a nutrition reset for yourself, get OUT of the stressful situation(s) you are in (get out quickly, do not wait!) and just feel the positive energy start to flow.   The belief in yourself will naturally start to happen!  Ask me if you need help with this!

I am feeling very encouraged today and ready to start sharing my health journey again with a new start and I hope that you will continue to follow me and learn from my mistakes.   We are human and do make far too many mistakes, but as long as we learn from them, we are still growing as a person.   Just KNOW that everything you need to have a happy and fulfilled life is inside you RIGHT NOW.

I am going to start today by re-educating myself on the key tips to achieve SELF DISCIPLINE.  I have put a copy HERE for you as well!

 

 

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!

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