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!

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

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

Accomplishment Fuels Motivation (Oh Yeah!)

OH YES!! after accomplishing this 7-days, I am fired up for 7 more!
OH YES!! after accomplishing this 7-days, I am fired up for 7 more!

Holy crap! Did day number seven of the Shaun T week challenge and it was definitely no joke! Red faced, huffing and puffing, could barely keep up, and in the end I was dripping, smiling, and satisfied that I completed this seven day challenge! Oh yeah! Really hard but so worth it! 😅

I feel so much stronger and fit after only 7 days with Shaun T! I think I am going to do this 7 day challenge AGAIN!!   Are you looking for some motivation to improve your fitness level?  To be able to run faster, go up stairs without getting tired, have more energy?  Well, achieving short challenges really gives rewards for hard work FAST and boost that motivation to amazing levels!  As of yesterday, I really hadn’t planned on doing this challenge again.  Now that I have actually completed it…the sense of accomplishment is so amazing after such a short time, that I have changed my mind!  I am gonna DO IT!

Anyone want to join me starting tomorrow for a 7- day fitness challenge? This 7-day challenge made me realize I was not in good a shape as I thought I was! 😬. So if you think you are ultra-fit…I challenge you to try the next 7 days with me! I dare you!  Come on!  Message me to join our group for the next 7 days!

#fitness #challenge #dare #push #worththework #athleticgrandma #muscles

Push Outside That Comfort Zone (For Best Results and Happiness)

Feeling so accomplished today!
Feeling so accomplished today!

You know what they say… Change happens when you move outside of your comfort zone… If everything is easy, we don’t really accomplish too much…

This morning, did 30 minutes of intense cardio with Shawn T and then I also had chest and triceps on my workout calendar and I was not sure how I would find the energy for that… I had every excuse rolling around in my mind at that moment… Well, I really don’t have time, well I’m kind of tired, well I can maybe do it later, well maybe I’ll do this one tomorrow… And on it goes… I made a decision at that moment that I was going to do this no matter what. I got the 53-minute tempo chest and triceps workout done (wow, what a tough workout!) and then was super happy with myself afterwards and actually felt rejuvenated!

Why push ourselves?

It is true when we push ourselves outside of “easy” and outside of what we are comfortable with or what we WANT to do that we really make progress.

Shawn T week day number two is complete ✅ as well as day 79 of my 91 day beast and Core challenge✅. Feeling so accomplished now! 👍💪🏻😁. Time for my morning chocolate superfood and recovery drink then hit the shower to get ready for a super busy workday doing housecalls then 8 hours of walk-in clinic!

Have a great day!!!  Do something outside of your comfort zone today and see what happens!

#nevergiveup #determination #pushself #comfortzonessuck #athleticgrandma #muscles #accomplished #Happy

Regrets from Cheating (So Not Worth It!)

Push myself for extra calorie burn after having bad diet
Push myself for extra calorie burn after having bad diet

After 2 days of crappy eating, my energy is very low today! Bloat certainly adds a lot of weight when trying to do push-ups and jumping! Argh!

Regrets!! When you are not used to eating high salt foods then eat a bunch of salty popcorn and a couple drinks…you pay the price with swelling in legs, hands, abdominal bloat and NO energy!! Next time I will stick to tea and veggies!! It will likely take a few days to get back to normal now.

I guess if I were to find a positive from this, it would be that having a high calorie day may help my body have a higher metabolism for our fitness challenge this week!  FAT BURN!!

Despite these issues this morning, I forced myself out of bed, got an MMA kick butt workout and some yoga done over an hour. I do feel a bit better after exercising but have a few more workouts to do yet to work off all that crap. Day 77 of current 91 day challenge done ✅ plus day 14 of our 21 day challenge ✅. Now I am deserving of some superfood nutrition and will drink lots of water to flush the junk out today…

Now to hop in shower and head to work at the clinic for the day! Have a great day! 😊

#regrets #kickbutt #athleticgrandma #notworthittocheat #yoga #determination #nevergiveup

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7-Day Shaun T Fitness Challenge Starting June 12 (FREE! Join Us!)

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Just can’t keep my mouth shut any longer — Shaun T is returning to Beachbody On Demand!  Exciting!!

If you’re a fan of Shaun T’s functional fitness programs like INSANITY and FOCUS T25, then you’ve most likely been waiting for more of Shaun T’s legendary workouts. Well, the wait is over — Shaun Week: Insane Focus is coming exclusively to Beachbody On Demand, starting June 12th! No fancy editing, no high-falutin graphics, no fanfare — what you see is what you get: Shaun uncensored. If you want one week to challenge yourself and get back on track, this is it.

Get ready, Shaun Week is coming for you.

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What Is Shaun Week?

Shaun Week: Insane Focus is a seven-day, intensive, full-body boot camp developed by Shaun T to motivate you to dig deeper than you ever thought possible. Expect to be challenged, wiped out, and totally reinvigorated with cardio, intense strength conditioning, abs/core, and lots and lots of sweat. Shaun will tear you down, but build you back up better than before.

What: Seven days of furious, fat-atomizing workouts that are 30-40 minutes in length.

When: Starting June 12.

Who: Anyone looking to get fit. The workout’s modifier makes it adaptable to all fitness levels.

Where: Exclusively on Beachbody On Demand.

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Get Creative and Boost Your Motivation 100x!

Feeling all giddy and pumped up after a Beast Shoulders, chest and triceps workout this am
Feeling all giddy and pumped up after a Beast Shoulders, chest and triceps workout this am

Moved up to the BEAST segment of my 91 day fitness challenge today! (Day 71 done! ✅). I upped my weight, feeling great and after getting those shoulders, triceps and chest pumped up…decided to have some fun with it! Why not go for the muscular granny look 😂

Have you ever had a vision for how you want your body to look and feel?Having a vision is very powerful.  Every month on the first of the month, I visualize what I want to achieve that month and write it at the top of my workout calendar. I use power words that get me fired up and energized to kick my butt for the month. For example, my June power words are to be a: strong, determined, healthy, muscular and chiseled Granny… I find this process very motivating!  100x more motivating!

If you think about it…. telling yourself that you “should ” be working out and that you “should” be eating healthy and having to PUSH yourself into things you don’t want to do can have a de-motivating effect over time.  Having an exciting vision actually PULLS you along, creates excitement …then the goals are more naturally achieved with ease and less pressure. When your our mind believes in your vision it naturally just wants to do the right things to get there!

What kind of ideas do you have to boost motivation to keep you active and healthy?

Get creative!! Let’s hear your ideas!  Reply to this post…

#motivation #newchallenges #nevergiveup #visionpullsyou #becreative #havefun #enjoylifenow

 

An Accountability Coach + Self Discipline = Success

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I remember those days when I only did things when I felt like doing them. It really didn’t do me any good since I was 40 pounds overweight and miserable. Learning self-discipline has been the key to success in all areas of my life. Self-discipline is doing things because you know you need to even if you really don’t want to. This morning, I really didn’t feel like getting out of bed at 430 am, but I pushed myself downstairs to get it done and definitely no regrets!

Getting those morning workouts and superfood in every day definitely sets the positive and energizing tone for the day and I love how it feels! The bonus is that it also moves me closer to my goals at the same time👍

Do you have health goals for yourself that you would like to achieve? Consider getting yourself a free coach (like me) to help you out on your journey. For me, having an accountability coach was totally what I needed to be successful for the long term! It may be for you as well😁

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