July Weight Loss Progress

Over the years I have tried pretty much every type of fad diet… and it never worked. One huge reason was I was looking for a quick fix. I loved the headlines in magazines when I was a teen, some such as – “Lose 10lbs in 1 week” or “Get Bikini Ready in 10 Days”. These articles always made me think I could lose it quick. When I think now about about my weight gain, it was a steady gain over several years… so why would I ever think I could lose it fast.

Now I know better and that is due to the new lifestyle I am living. I have been following a simple plan of 30 minutes of exercise daily and a no fail eating plan. I can enjoy everything I love in moderation 🙂

Here is are progress pictures left side is April 2016 and right side is today (July 20, 2016). I am very proud of what I have accomplished and I cannot wait to see where my hard work and dedication takes me. If you are looking to make a change with your health, weight or fitness level please let me know! I have another accountability group starting up shortly and I am looking for 5 more ladies to join me!

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Burning all the Calories!

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This is the smiling face of someone who has just done A LOT of calorie burning today. Burnt over 1300 calories from my walk and my upper body workout. I feel like jelly everywhere. Keep in mind this smile is hiding back tears of frustration and pain. But I am happy none the less. In the words of Autumn Calabrese:

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

Long Weekends and Fitness

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On a long weekend Saturday night in the past I would have been out eating bad food and drinking. I would have pushed myself to stay up until the wee hours of the morning sitting around gabbing and watching netflix.

This year after making some huge changes in my life I now stay home and have a lovely BBQ steak dinner with my Hunnie and finished my sweaty workout.   This is just one way my life has changed for the best.

What are you willing to change??

Chiseling my body!

Yahoo!! Hammer and Chisel – Chisel Cardio is done!! Oh how I had every excuse why I couldn’t do my workout today! After some grumbling I just did it. Was it hard? Yep. Did I want to cheat and not do the full 60 seconds for each rep? You betcha! Did I cheat? Thankfully, No. As Autumn Calabrese said right when I was ready to give up – our reason for starting this workout is bigger than all the BS excuses we make as to why we don’t have to.

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Watch my workout here!

Did you know 70% of people who start a workout program QUIT?? Those 70% of people (who I was one of them) were really just quitting themselves!! I know I am more important and so are you!! I’d love for you to join my upcoming fitness accountability group!! Ask me how you can be part of it with me!!

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If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail…

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“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” – Benjamin Franklin

I had one of those mornings. I ran out of eggs which I had prepped for the week and was making a mad dash this morning to get ready.  It was easy for me today because I had extra items in my house which I can grab easy.  I had prepped on Sunday I was able to grab my healthy clean items‬.

In the past I would have said to hell with it and went to drive thru Tim Horton’s or worse McDonalds. Not anymore because I have made a point to plan ahead.

I would love to share with you how you too can plan ahead and eat clean!! Just ask me how!

Fresh Foods For a Fresh You!

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Do you struggle with clean eating or knowing WHAT to eat? I am putting together my 5 day FREE clean eating challenge. Starts on Sunday March 27 (I know after we ate all the lovely EASTER food) and runs till Friday April 1st.

I will be giving you a complete menu and a shopping list to take the guess work out of nutrition…

Please comment “I’m in” on this post if you want to join….again this is absolutely FREE!!!

Feel free to check in on the Facebook event!  You are welcome to invite anyone and everyone who you think can benefit from this! I just ask if they are your friend and I do not know them have them send me a Facebook friend invite so I can get connected with them!

Note you are required to check in daily with the group to stay involved-and of course you have to eat clean lol.

What’s stopping you?

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After a great chat with a new friend tonight I have learned that we all really know what we need to do. But we sometime get bogged down in what it is, resulting in us not actually doing it. We all have our own struggles and it is how we overcome them which shows us who we really are.

I learned tonight that a piercing comment that someone made 2+ years ago does not define me and that I am the only person giving it credence. Well enough is enough… I am taking my own advice and getting out of my own damn way.

What are you stopping yourself from doing, obtaining, overcoming??