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Sharing in the journey of women everywhere!

Music IS the answer!

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There is no better way to get into the workout groove then listening to your favorite kick butt songs! They make you smile, sing and keep you motivated- they can also give you extra strength when you need it!

This is my current playlist, I shuffle and go! I use this to run, food shop, and sometimes to fold clothes lol whatever I just like being pumped up!

  • Travie McCoy- After Midnight
  • Flo Rida- Wild Ones
  • Nicki Minaj- Starships
  • Beyonce- Get me Bodied (It’s old but it works for me!)
  • Chris Brown- Turn up the Music
  • Train- Drive By
  • Jessie J- Domino
  • Pitbull- International Love
  • Swedish House Mafia- Save the World
  • Rihanna- We found Love
  • Outasight- Tonight is the Night
  • Nelly- The Champ
  • B.o.B.- So Good
  • Ke$ha- Take it Off (Another old one but I love it!)

I currently have no Britney but you can’t go wrong with her songs!

My advice, find what you like, turn it up and kick some A$$!!!

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Get out of your own way…AKA Stop your BITCHING!

Sounds harsh right? But the biggest culprit for us not achieving our goals is US! I am relating this to fitness but it really fits wherever! Here’s a newsflash, people who are fit and healthy or just starting out on that path are doing SOMETHING besides complaining (although I have my days lol) but the point is if you want something, get off your ass and go get it. No one can do it for you, I have tried so many time to motivate people- it doesn’t work and I end up feeling bad!

All you need to do is decide that you want to do something, whatever that is and do it. Here is an example of how this works for those that need it. I want to run a 5K and do a mud run this year but I haven’t run consistently in years! So I sought the advise of some friends that run and I woke up one morning, laced up my sneakers and hit the sidewalk. It was awful, I was panting and sweaty and I am sure I looked like a dork on the road but I stuck with it and when I got back home I felt so accomplished. I went one mile and you would have thought I ran a marathon, but I made the decision to do it and I will stick to it. This is week 2 and it’s not that it’s so much fun for me right now but I refuse to quit, I refuse to be like everyone else and just want and wish and do nothing.

YOU CAN DO THIS!!

To help, I printed all these “stupid” motivational pictures from pinterest, or facebook and plastered them everywhere- my fridge, my desk I even have one as a background on my phone and when I feel like quitting or even skipping a day I read them to myself and force myself to move.

It’s hard, it sucks, you will cry (I do!) but for yourself, DO IT. Do not let fear or pain dictate who you are.

I seriously love helping people and I find that reaching out to people on the same path can really help keep you on track. If anyone needs a boost I am always here!

🙂 Happy Wednesday!

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Advocare

Ok, what is Advocare here is what you get direct from the website:

“AdvoCare is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.”

If you want to know the real story, keep listening!

I was down to the last 10lbs and it was killing me, I mean I was eating perfect, working out and that scale refused to move. I was either going to put it through a wall or my fist I was so frustrated. Then my friend recommended that I do the Advocare 24 Day Challenge. I was basically like whatever and I blew her off for a few weeks. As my frustration grew I decided to try it- but I had no confidence it would work because nothing was working. I said I would do whatever, follow the plan to the T to lose whatever I could.

It’s not easy, it’s a 10 day cleanse and 2 week weight management program where you eat clean and cut out all the goods like sugar, coffee and alcohol. I was desperate!

Ok so I had the misconception that cleanse = a million trips to the bathroom and I was freaked out. Well nothing happened- basically since you are eating clean your body is absorbing all that good stuff meaning there is less waste. Not a bad start!

By the end of 10 days I forgot all about the coffee and sugar, and I was just starting to feel really good. I suddenly had all this energy thanks to the SPARK energy drink (which is still my favorite!) and my skin cleared up- I mean no more blemishes not a speck. All of a sudden people at work were complimenting me on my glow even though I am still not getting a good nights sleep! It was a great feeling and I wanted more!

After the cleanse, the real fun began, the weight management system which consists of kick-a$$ vitamins, a meal replacement shake and that lovely SPARK started to kick in and I felt awesome. It was like my whole body was rejuvenated.

In the end I lost 10lbs and several inches of body fat. I was at my goal weight for the first time in 3 years and I wanted to stay here forever.

Needless to say you need a plan for when the challenge over, if you go back to your bad habits the weight will come back with a few lb friends! I decided that since I really liked how I felt I would continue on my eating clean journey. I have maintained my weight for 3 months and with the help of Advocare products I feel better than I did in my 20’s. I love that I can keep up with both kids, work and my household responsibilities with no problem anymore.

Since I was ordering so much stuff I decided to become a distributor. I wanted the discount period. But so many of my friends were inspired to try the challenge that I shared enough to make me and advisor- and I am still sharing the challenge and other products today. It’s amazing how it feels to inspire and help people reach their goals.

If anyone is interested, I can help you too! I have helped people figure out what their goals are and put together a program of healthy eating and exercise..and all have been successful.

Email me for more details!

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Jillian Michaels

It’s crazy, people either love or hate this woman!

I looked into her workouts completely unbiased. I have never watched the biggest loser so I had no preconceived notions about her, all I wanted was a workout that I could do every day at 4am and not die in the process. I bought Insanity and although I really liked it, I needed a change and I wanted weights. Plus I am too tall for all that plyometric stuff in my basement lol

I watched an infomercial for her Total Body Revolution. It seemed easy enough and it’s only 30 minutes. I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it- and I did have a few people on facebook tell me they tried this or other Jillian videos and they liked them.

I am in week 6- although I am not following her 3 phase plan lol I know I have to be difficult!

To be honest after week 4 I still felt that I needed to strengthen my core and after 2 C Sections it takes a little longer these days! I also wanted to master the moves, I have terrible balance and it’s improving but I want to make sure that I have perfect form so I don’t get hurt.

So 6 weeks and I am still rocking the first 4 workouts but I love them! I added heavier weights, some ankle weights and I still get a great workout every morning.  I highly recommend this series to anyone with limited time.

I just purchased her Yoga Meltdown video too, once I start that I will let you know how it is!

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