Brace yourself….Thankful  Tearful Thursday post!  

There are days where it’s just plain hard to be grateful for anything.  We are SO affected by all the things that happen to us externally that we react out of fear, anger, stress, hate, exhaustion you name it.  Sometimes it hard to squeeze everything into a day so we eat crap, stay up too late, drink our sorrows away only to repeat it the next day.  

I can say all of this because I used to do it.  Sure I still worked out, but had plenty of other self destructive behaviors that kept me stuck in the revolving door of  insanity.  Fitness was my way of coping with all the other craziness going on in my head.  It’s pretty hard to run and cry at the same time. But I DID it!  Crying during my runs was my prayer life.  It brought such clarity in an inexplicable way.  I’m thankful I was able to “let it all out” during those runs so I could be the mom, sister, friend I needed to be when it ended.  

I’m SO THANKFUL that I had fitness in my life to help me cope. Fitness has allowed me freedom I could have never imagined.  Was it easy to get it?  Umm…..I guess it depends on your definition of easy.  I personally like breathing so hard that I can’t think of anything else except getting through it.  THAT’S what the game changer was for me.  So, I say DO SOMETHING SO HARD you can’t THINK of anything else but getting through it.  

What’s your coping mechanism??


Power Strength is coming your way today!  Whether you like it or not, it’s time to PUMP YOU UP!  See you soon.  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50


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I do a lot of computer work–a LOT and I always have a helper with me.  Sansa is never far away when there’s a blanket and a lap to curl up on.  One trick I’ve learned because I DO sit a lot more than I used to it to drink plenty of water so I’m forced to get up and use the bathroom.  Sansa doesn’t like it much, but my bladder and back sure do.  

Health tip:  if you’re sedentary DRINK WATER!  It forces you to get up and move!

Cheers!


It’s a Group Cycle kind of day today–who’s ready to get their sweat on?  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 come and get a wooping!


awesome cycling quotes, great cycling quotes

!! Do you feel like you’re holding the weight of the world in your hands? 

!! Does it seem like the world will crumble if you’re not taking care of EVERYTHING?

!!  Is everyone else a priority?  

!!  Is there NEVER enough time in the day?

!!  Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired, exhausted, run down and depleted?  

!!  Do you want to run away?

I get it!  I was YOU!  When does it turn around and become YOUR turn?

When you say YES to YOU!!!

**Accepting applications to TURN IT AROUND!   If it’s YOUR turn and YOU’RE ready…. apply for the 12 week Enlightenment Transformation Program.  Slots are filling up!  Deadline to apply is TOMORROW (Saturday July 27th. 12:00 pm MST)**

Motivational Quotes for Working Out

 

The hardest thing you might do today could be getting out of bed.  ORRRRRR a push up row!  Let’s break down what’s “really” happening here:

  • you’re in a plank position with hands on dumbbells
  • you’re supporting your body weight only on your hands and toes
  • you’re bringing your body weight closer to the ground where the gravitational pull is greater
  • you’re pushing away from gravity while pulling a weight into your hip pocket 
  • you’re stabilizing the pull with just one arm now

Seems easy in theory, but there’s a TON going on all at the same time.  

Take away:  OUR BODIES ARE AMAZING!


Speaking of bodies….do you want to CHANGE YOUR BODY?  Then you probably need to CHANGE YOUR MIND!  I’m talking your mindset.  If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you know I transform lives.  I’ve been transforming lives for 28 years now, and MINDSET is a big part of transformation.  If you’ve been thinking about making some changes but just don’t know where to start or have tried everything and nothing work….then maybe it’s time you tried something that DOES work.  I’m taking applications for our next 12 week Enlightenment transformation program.  We kick off July 29th and the slots are filling up.  So, CHANGE YOUR MIND and apply!  Deadline is Saturday high noon!


Power Strength today at Fuel Fitness AND the final photo shoot day!  You coming?  12:10 – 12:50 See you soon.  


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Vacationing is hard! I mean… let’s be real. The fun, the food, the weight gain… its tough.  So, yah sounds like I’m complaining– but I’m really not, because my philosophy is YOU GOTTA LIVE! It’s literally what I preach.  But here’s the kicker…. YOU CAN’T LIVE EVERY DAY.  Right? It’s truly about balance.  

Once you reach your ideal body weight it’s actually tougher to maintain it.  The easy part is losing it.  

It’s not about deprivation EVER! It’s not ONE SIZE FITS ALL.  It’s about what works for you. And discovering that.  It’s pretty hard to figure that out alone, but because I’ve been at this for… ok 28 years, there! I said it…. I’ve got it dialed in. 

It’s SUPER fun helping others dial it in. 

Yes, I gained 6 lbs vacationing for a week, but I know EXACTLY what to do to get it off in the LEAST amount of time.  

By following protocol I’m already down 3.2 lbs in just one day.  Ok,  ok…. a lot of that is water, but what happens when that’s back to normal?

Stay tuned and find out—

Cheers to vacations and living!


It’s BOOT CAMP WEDNESDAY! You ready for some Bosu? I’m thinking the weather may not cooperate.  So we may be inside.  Fuel Fitness 12:10-12:50. See you soon!


Taking the first step to change is ALWAYS the hardest! Once you take it, there’s never regret only more change. 

Awhile ago I posted about what to do when you’re injured and shared with you a little bit about my injury/journey to recovery.  This is a follow up to that post. 

I am happy to report I am 98% pain free!  Tip:  Doing corrective work PAYS OFF! 

Do you sit all day??  Can I just say…sitting for long periods of time KILLS your back, core, hip flexors, butt and slows down your metabolism.  I know first hand all to well about this.  Here’s what I did to heal my “butt”.  I hope this helps ANYONE dealing with back pain, piriformis issues, psoas issues or all of the above.  

  • Every 30 minutes I got up and moved
  • I worked my transverse abdominis daily with corrective exercises
  • I foam rolled my piriformis, IT band and quads daily
  • I did IT band corrective exercises
  • I stretched DAILY!

All of these things coupled with LOTS of water and natural anti-inflammatories (fish oil and Vit. C)  has really made a huge difference in my journey to healing.  Feel free to reach out if you have questions, I would love to help.  Cheers to health and healing!

Bomb bursts sound like a plan to you?  It’s gonna be a HOT Boot Camp day.  BRING WATER, sunscreen, lip balm and a hat if needed.  Fuel Fitness outside 12:10 – 12:50  Let’s DO THIS!

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The super bowl is RIGHT around the corner…are you ready?  Here’s tip number 3:  HYDRATE.  What does that mean exactly? 

  • Drink HALF your body weight in ounces of water.  (That does not include coffee, tea, pop, alcohol or anything that is NOT water. )
  • After 1 alcoholic drink, drink 1 12 ounce glass of water
  • If you are retaining water, take a salt shot.  (1/4 c. warm water with 1/2 tsp of pink Himalayan salt in it)
  • If you are working out, replace your water loss with 1 c. of water per hour worked out

It’s time to throw around some heavy stuff!  You ready to rock Power Strength today?  Fuel Fitness Octane studio 12:10 – 12:50

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When was the last time you laughed so hard you peed your pants?   I mean really had a belly burner, tears streaming down your face, can’t catch your breath laugh out loud laugh?  Did you know laughing not only works your abs like crazy, but it also releases endorphins into your bloodstream, stimulates circulation, boosts your immune system, prevents heart disease and helps your relax.  So, LAUGH to your hearts content your health depends on it!  Brought to you by 2 jokesters!  

Yes, laughing and lot of sport, combined, represent the healthiest therapy !