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Five Constants I'm Keeping During Lockdown

The time has come.  We're home and we're not going anywhere for a while.  In the first few days I spent a lot of time staring at the television, scouring the internet for answers, living in our pajamas, and quite frankly feeling lost with a million things I could be doing and no direction to them.  Then I snapped out of it and while I understand the next few weeks... months... whatever it is might be a little more go with the flow, I know without a doubt that it's more important than ever to show up as my best self.  And that's why I'm committed to sticking with a few social isolation "rules" if you will.  This is no time to lay down and do nothing.

1. Get ready every morning.  Even if it means changing into a fresh set of pajamas, I'm committed to getting myself together in order to start the day.  A shower and a little CC cream can go a long way, even if it's just for your own mental state.

2. Stick with 80% good nutrition.  I have my shakes, my greens, my fizz.  I have canned veggies and frozen chicken and plan to do the best I can for as long as I can.  What you eat has a HUGE effect on your anxiety and mental clarity and now is the not the time to be letting that all go.

3. Move every day.  This week I pulled up the good old Beachbody On Demand and started a program.  I found some free YouTube workout channels.  My kids getting in on the action may or may not add to the intensity of the workout lol, but at least we're moving.  And as the weather continues to get warmer, the opportunity for outdoor exercise will broaden our options even further.

4. Daily devotions, gratitude, and prayer!  With God we are strengthened.  With God we can do anything.  I am using this time as an opportunity to lean into Him and find out what He wants me to do.  I encourage you to do the same.

5. Go to bed.  I'm typically an early to bed, early to rise girl, but I've found my nightly routines floundering since I know I don't exactly have to get up to go anywhere the next day.  But you know what it's also doing?  Messing with my morning routine.  And that for sure is going to cause problems.  Set a bedtime for at least the majority of the week and do your best to stick to it.  Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you.

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Light Your Own Fire

I'm not really sure what happened to winter and TBH I feel like I'm still sitting around here waiting for that first snow, but in the meantime.... Spring is looming people! 

The swimwear is launching, the tanks are out... heck I even rolled my windows down yesterday and enjoyed a nice breeze.  It's time to stop living in denial and get serious here.  I DO NOT want you looking back and wishing you had done something to improve your self image earlier.  I'm here to be your kick in the butt.  Your impetus.  That annoying voice that you know is right when I say you are not living up to your full potential.  You deserve to have it all and be it all and by George, that starts with putting our health first! 

While motivation is not always easy, we are in luck that at this time of year, we start to feel that itch that something is changing. We're ready for Spring cleaning.  Let's utilize that feeling to truly kickstart changes and go all in! 

Some things I might do that really get me focused on a goal:

1. Purchase clothes I WANT to wear, even if I don't feel ready yet.  Then I picture that clothing and how bomb I'm going to feel in it when I make the right decisions and move myself in a positive direction. 

2. Surround myself with health minded friends - that appreciate a good nutrient dense recipe, high five me after a good workout, and notice the glow up in a good way!  If someone is not supporting your journey, find someone else who will!

3. Follow people with HEALTHY bodies that are similar to your own body type.  I have gone down a rabbit hole too many times comparing myself to taller, more model like bodies which is not fair to myself or God who gave me this body for a reason.  We have to be real.  We have to learn to love what we have and who we are.  But we can also strive to make progress while we are doing this.  You have to actively ask if this is motivating or deprecating.  Find the inspiration you can have confidence in.

4. Take progress photos.  Nothing is more honest than looking at your own dang self, so step up to the mirror and snap a selfie.  You don't have to show anyone but yourself, but create a separate little album in your phone for progress photos and do it every couple of weeks.  Pat yourself on the back when you're seeing a difference and when you aren't, drop the excuses and start examining the plan.  Are you sticking to it?  Can we tweak anything?  Reach out to me and I am happy to help in this process!

The next months are so key in hitting our summer goals so I'm gonna ask again... are you ready?? Light your own fire and jump in with us!  I'm excited to do this together!

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25 Days of Fitmas is Coming!

Who is it for?

This group is for those who want to maintain balance during the holiday season. It's for people who wish to incorporate more exercise into their routine while still enjoying those holiday cocktails, cookies, and feasts. This group will focus on establishing exercise as a part of your healthy lifestyle as well as keeping our bodies pumped with nutrients through a daily vegan protein shake. If you want to seriously get to business and shred, you'll want to join the "30 Days to Healthy Living" group, but this group will keep you focused and on track while still enjoying this festive season in moderation.

What products do I need?

You will need to make sure you are stocked with Arbonne protein, digestion plus, and fizz sticks (I'll even show you how to make some healthyish cocktails with these). Optionally, since we will be exercising consistently, I recommend the Arbonne Phytosport line for pre, during, and post workout. Finally, if you're like me and really trying to BUILD muscle, I'll be adding the protein boost to my shake as well.

What else will I get?
Besides the products, you will be provided with plenty of shake recipes, healthier alternatives to your favorite baked goods, cocktails, and dishes, workouts that you can do anywhere, and me as your personal coach. Note: the exercise commitment of this group is totally a personal decision and it is not at all necessary for us to all be doing the same thing on the same days, however I WILL provide written, easy to follow workouts for those who would like more explicit instruction.

What is the cost?
The cost of the protein, digestion plus, and fizz sticks together is $148. This includes shipping, 20% off everything for an entire year, and an additional free product of your choice up to $98 value on your next purchase! This price stands through November 30th so don't delay!

For directions to join us, please enter your email here and I will send you the next steps!

3 Skincare Secrets that have NOTHING to do with a cream!

Taking care of our skin is SO important.  Having a quality, safe skincare regimen... SO important!  But if I'm being real, I have seen more skincare results from what I have put on the INSIDE than on the outside, which is why my team and I preach and live by the phrase "healthy from the inside out".  And today I'm sharing my 3 top difference makers that have nothing to do with an external face cream...

1. Drink your greens!  With a full serving of rainbow fruits and vegetables, prebiotic fiber, and powerful phytonutrients and antioxidants, this powerful supplement is actually aiding us in cleaning our cells from the inside, revealing a healthy natural glow.  It will also protect against free radical damage and oxidation that will happen naturally in the environment.  Add this to your routine.  You won't be sorry!

2. Skin Elixir... the newest and most cutting edge addition to the lineup.  Is it nutrition?  Is it skincare?  The world may never know.  But we what we do know is this super powder is helping us to BUILD COLLAGEN FROM WITHIN! Collagen that is strengthening our skin and helping it to keep its bounce and resilience.  It also contains drinkable hyaluronic acid - a must have in any healthy skincare routine - that will allow your skin to retain moisture and plumpness.  Legit there is nothing else like this on the market.  Get yoself some and watch your skin glowwww!

3. Hydration, hydration, hydration... something I used to SUCK at terribly.  Can you be bad at drinking water?  Yes, honey you can!  Luckily my stash of selections keeps me engaged and looking forward to the next thing, as well as flooded with the water I need!  Here's just a few of the things I keep in the mix and a brief explanation of each...
          Fizz Sticks: Natural energy and a ton of B Vitamins.
          Complete Hydration: Electrolytes... the healthy way.
          Mind Health: Long term cognitive function and focus.
          After Workout: Eases post workout soreness and recovery.

If I've piqued your interest and you're ready to up your skin game, shoot me a message on Instagram!  Let's get you glowing girl! 

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