Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I think I can, I think I can....

Happy Tuesday everyone! I guess I’ve been missing some blogger days here, my apologies. This weekend was full of fitness adventures! Saturday we took to the trails out here in the Coachella Valley with a group of fitness friends from the gym. Taking to the dirt we started our adventure in chilly 32 degree weather!! The beginning of the run was rough for me, inhaling the icy air; I pushed through the first incline. As we get closer to the top and out of the valleys I began to feel a lot better. Run like that is always a fun challenge. You find out where your body can go & how your mind can easily propel a weak one forward. I’m not sure the mileage on the course but I’ve been told it was 2 miles up. After our 4 mile jog we went to refuel at CoCo's. After inhaling my shrimp egg white omelet with nut grain dry pancakes we headed off to take a nap. Recharging, refueling & reflecting on the workout of the morning. It was a great Saturday. This week I challenge everyone reading this blog to try something new. Try a new trail, workout class, cardio, healthy recipe... SOMETHING. Then post your adventures here. Pictures are welcomed & encouraged. Let’s see who gets to try the craziest thing this week. I have a seminar coming up January 17th in Rancho Mirage! Stay tuned & I will post the details soon. Im excited to share some yumminess on the health front with you all.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Christmas time is here, I mean WAS here & now its almost the NEW YEAR!

Such an exciting time for everyone. The closing of a full year. The ups, downs and maybe even standstills you experienced are all in the past. What did you take from them? What did YOU learn in 2012. Its so cliche to do a New Years Resolution. Why? Why is it that everyone sees a calendar turn & gets so motivated to do something different? Hate it all you want but its a perfect time, TODAY is a perfect time to change. Leave an old habit behind, create a new one & continue improving ones already implimented.

So you go to the gym, GREAT, what about setting a new personal best? Maybe in the last few months you havent changed anything in your workout, CHANGE SOMETHING. Try a new class you used to laugh at or were to intimidated to try out. Get into some Yoga pants & bend yourself into a pretzel, try that MMA class you see at your local gym, shoot, Try CROSS fit if you feel the urge. I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone & make a commitment.

Commit to changing your life for the better. My husband and I have been talking a lot lately about change. We need a change, for the better of course. WE decided to make a year long commitment to ourselves and our little Ellie to not consume alcohol in the year of 2013! We are excited to go on this venture.

A former boss of mine always had us write down our goals for the next quarter & year. It had to be so specific it got broken down TO THE DAY. What will you do on a daily basis to reach your goals. making shorter term goals not only helps keep you focused but keeps you on track to the larger goals you set for yourself.

Get out a pen & paper.

Set your mind to achieve

and get started. :) Happy Commitment SETTING ! :)