Sunday, October 6, 2013

Make yourself crazy...



So, I started an IG account a while ago.  Thought it would be fun to get inspired by others...then realized I could do the same.  AWESOME!  What? people want to see what I have to say too,  cool!
As I started to explore the fitness IG world I realized there were a lot of selfies of booties & body parts. No shame? Should I look like that since I'm a fitness professional? Should I be showing off my rump to prove I SQUAT?  Should I feel bad cause I don't look just like that? or cause I don't want to post like that?  
Well, I shouldn't say that.  They are proud of their beautiful bodies & trying desperately to get followers. 
I was making myself crazy.  Please don't do that.
I'm trying to get you...I'm wanting & hoping to help you see your potential.  Comparing yourself to others is a long & sad road.
Please, Look to where your were.
Look at what you've accomplished.
Look at where your are heading.
Be in competition with your own beautiful self.
Set your goals.  Hey, nothing wrong with getting good ideas from others;)
That said...
I love this quote. Yea, I know, I love a lot a quotes.  But come on, quotes are a clever way to say something that can really impact us & "sink in".
So, as this next week creeps up.
As Halloween candy is sold in ridiculous abundance, I WON'T BUY IT WILL THE 31ST.
This will help;)  Hey there's a good idea your can use.
Remember: Never compare your beginning to someone else's middle.
Forever strong!!!



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cookie Monster

I love chocolate. I love cookies. I love treats. It's hard to be 39 & love these things. The older we get the slower our metabolism:(. 
Keeping fit & strong helps this of course, but we still need to be mindful of the types of foods we put into our mouths. 
Ha! "Foods", like anything processed should be called food... Yes it shouldn't, but, Well it is. 
So, being mindful of natural unprocessed foods is key. With that in mind..I am constantly on a quest to find, make or create treats that are yummy & nutritious.
Blend in food processor: 
2c almonds
2tbs sesame seeds
1/3 c shredded coconut

Melt on low-med in pot
2 Tbs coconut oil
1Tbs coco
1/3 c choco chips
2 Tbs raw honey

Add & mix nut mixture. 
Press on foil in 9x13 pan. 
Cool in frig. 
Cut up & serve
Store in frig. 
ENJOY!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Be FOREVER STRONG!

I can think of many things that are easy,  Smiling, walking, hiking, getting my kids to just stare at the TV. LOL
But sitting on the couch for too long and complaining about how I feel or look, can only last so long.
Some people feel they don't have time to be healthy.
Some people think that healthy eating is too difficult to organize or too expensive.
Some people just haven't had the moment yet, where they decide what they really want in life is more important then their negative thoughts regarding the above mentioned.
Our thoughts really control us if we allow them to.  It's truly amazing that living on this earth is all about choices.  We have to make choices every day.  Everything we do & say is a choice.
WE ARE SO LUCKY (blessed) that way.
So, If something seams hard...it's probably because it is and it is worth it.
Many great things are worthwhile.
Many great things take time.
Many great things take effort.
But the wonderful part about difficult things it that, pretty soon, a little time goes by and we realize its not hard any more.  We have become stronger, or wiser, or both.
Then onto the next difficult thing.  Because if we are not challenging our selves...sadly we are not changing for the better.  We are changing all the time. Nothing stays constant in our minds, bodies, or souls.
It's either getting better or worse, but you get to decide. That's the cool part.
So, today right now you are choosing to read & broaden your mind.
Thanks BTW for choosing to hear me out;).
Now you get to choose about what to do with that amazing body of yours.
MOVE, SIT, WALK, ETC, The possibilities are endless.
You have the power to accomplish anything you set your heart & mind to.
So go for it.
Be FOREVER STRONG!

Monday, September 9, 2013

It's easier then you think.

So Kelsey & I head to Trader Joes today.  We live out in the sticks. So its a good 25 minute on the freeway:(. I'm thinking since she's never been and I just was there a week ago, I'l just pick up some nuts & dried fruit.  Lol. Then spend time showing her around...
$88 later & 3 grocery bags full. I have all the yummy things I forgot I needed. 
Hummus
Feta
Dried fruit
Roasted almonds
Lime chilli cashews!!!
Artichoke spread 
Turnkey apple bacon brauts 
Rice crackers 
Olive oil
Blue tortilla chips
& a ton more. 
It's easy to eat healthy. It may seam expensive, but you can buy a butt load of crappy (empty calories), sugary,  preservative packed food for the same price. So, why not spend your $ on nutrient dense, nutritious, healthy & yummy foods. Your body requires vitamins, minerals & antioxidants that are naturally  found in foods that are not processed. Processed & packaged  foods lack all these essential nutrients. 
Eating well, eating cleaner is for mind body & soul. Am I getting to Yogi on you??
Your body will be happy. You will feel better. You will have more energy. Take care of your body. It's worth it. 
What are your favorite healthy foods? Share
with us:)
Kelsey got all her yummy nutritious foods too & found her new favorite store. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Back to business!

 

Now, the kids are back at school...I'm kinda sad. I truly love hanging with my kids. They keep me young. They keep me laughing. They don't let me take myself too seriously.  Dah, really, what sane 39 yr old jumps off cliffs?  But, dang, what a rush;).
So, now my crazy little buddies are at school and I gotta get on a bathroom cleaning schedule...poo;(
Now is your time to get on a  regular fitness routine. 
It wont happen unless you PLAN! 
During vacation I was lucky to be with girlfriends who loved (well mostly) rock climbing, jumping skiing, tubing, surfing, and joining me on early morning runs through sage brush while I spat out orders to do push ups, dips, jump squats & planks in the dirt.
I was blessed to have that happen.  Realistically if it's not on your schedule, it usually doesn't happen.  I live by my calender.  If I don't check it daily, I can miss important stuff.  HOLY crap, i missed my massage appointment;(
So, If you are maintaining you weight: give yourself a leisurely 2-3 days of exercise. BUT if you want & need to get firmer, leaner, and tighter: then 4-5 days of 20+ min of intense moving, lifting, & sweating is what your body needs. 
WOW, yes! You don't have to be in the gym for 2 hrs a day or just running miles a day.  You need to mix it up. HIIT or high intensity interval training is a basic way to get started.
Of course my H2 is a great workout too.
What do you do to get moving? Whats your favorite exercise?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mom's vs. Kids meal



So, way back in the day when I considered getting pregnant; I told Heavenly father "if u send me a girl, I'll most likely send her back. May I please have boys?"  Some of this stemmed from not getting along with my little sister. Not the case anymore, SHE ROCKS! But I'm thinking cause I always thought of my self as the ugly duckling & more of a Tom boy, I'd get along with boys better. I'd know what to do with them :).
Well, now I spend my days being surrounded by the cutes boys on the planet. Really they are. Plus all their crazy & cute little friends.
 Like the other day they wanna dress in morph suits & want me to take them to Wally mart so they can make videos. Sooooo crazy silly. I love these kids. But them one friend acts a little too crazy & some old fart yells at them to take their masks off, turn off their camera & get out of the store. Some people just don't know how to enjoy life. So sad:(
 Next they con me into taking then to the out door mall. Which actually worked better. Now they are on their way to...snapping pics with cute girls, high fiving strangers,  and showing off their 2 gun point & wink, (but you couldn't see the wink because of the masks). It was adorable. They got a good 15 min of video before being ousted by the most polite Mall cop ever.
What adventure will they think I next??

Food adventure...No you dont' have to eat what the kids eat or eat their left over french fries off their plate either.  Time to shake it up a bit...add some spinach to the taco fixings, add avocado to your burger & skip the bun or white tortilla.  Here I steamed up some of my favorite veggies.
2 TBS water with a dash of seasoning.
1 Cup of shopped sweet onion & peppers.
2 Eggs.
YUMMMY!!

Now tell me what your Moms vs. kids meal is????