Monday, July 28, 2014

gym vs at home workouts...which do you prefer?

I was up late the other night thinking about my workout routines. I have been trying to be consistent for YEARS and always failed. 2014 was a year of change for me, a year of double. Let me share with you why. So I was the girl that would go to the gym and literally stare around asking myself "where in the world am I going to start?" I always felt so out of place and out of my comfort zone. I hated the drive to the gym and couldn't wait for my workouts to be over. I realize that not everybody feels this way, this is just my story, and that is ok. So fast forward to 2014. I joined an accountability group with awesome ladies and felt so right. I just made myself work harder because I didn't want to fail on my commitment to them. I started with Beachbody's 10 minute trainer and that worked well for me. Then I sort of hit a plateau and needed to be pushed more. I actually needed to get my eating under control. That's when I started with 21 day fix after 2 rounds of that I was feeling better and eating even better. I wanted to challenge myself even more and I realized that this was my new lifestyle not just a temporary fix. That's when I signed up as a C O A C H and I started using Turbo Fire I love this program, it is fun and furious. My legs have never looked so good. I am getting ready now to do the 3 day refresh & then try the brand new program PiYo I cannot wait to share my results with you all! 
I am all in. 
I believe in Team Beachbody but more importantly, I believe in ME! 
Anyhow, I was thinking about the reasons why gym workouts failed for me & why home workouts were much better. There are a ton of benefits for either path you choose but these are the benefits for me.

home workout pros:
-convenience (no need to travel)
-24 hour access 
-price (I pay once for a workout program & get unlimited use)
-privacy (no weirdo creeper men bothering me)
-accountability (my husband or friends can workout with me & it's free for them)
-being part of a group (we log our before and after stats & share progress with each other)
-no need for a babysitter
-lots of floor space
-no need to worry about sweaty germs from other people b/c all equipment is your own
-one on one trainer (with my videos I have my own personal trainer)
-no volume control (I can yell or scream at the tv as I fight my way through the workout...believe me it helps)
-I can win money!!! If I log my workouts with teambeachbody I have a chance to win money. Who doesn't like that?


I hope that you can find this useful or even inspirational. 
It's been a journey for me and I am so glad that I started. 
Now I am on my way to becoming physically and financially fit.
Would you like to join my journey and have success of your own?
Decide. Commit. Succeed. 

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zucchini pasta!

I've been wanting to try zucchini pasta for quite some time now. Last night I finally did and it was yummy!!!! I bought one of those cool veggetti things at Walmart for $14.
It took about 2 minutes to turn a big zucchinni into this.
While I created my pasta I was heating up some grapeseed oil in a pan and sautéing fresh garlic and onions. I rarely measure anything while I cook so if that frustrates you....sorry! 


Once the garlic and onions heated up I added chopped grape tomatoes, tri-colored bell peppers and a cube of frozen basil.
                                
Then I added chicken broth. I covered that and let it simmer about 8 minutes till everything was a perfect softness.

When done, I sprinkled a small amount of Parmesan cheese on top.


                               
I also made turkey burgers to go with it. 
We really like turkey burgers around here.  
A delicious healthy blend of veggies and goodness. 
Enjoy and let me know if you tried it too!



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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Push harder for what you want!


Let's chat! I'd love to help you out with your fitness goals. So tell me what are your biggest obstacles/challenges in losing weight?
Let me help you through it. 
You can succeed.




Saturday, July 26, 2014

What does Christ's love look like?

Getting to the end of my #lampandlight devotional journal and I can't help but share what is on my heart tonight. Based off Col 3:16
{Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.}

What is the message of Christ? 
When I think about His ministry I came up with this:
1. always be about your father's business even if others don't understand 
2. pray, fast and worship even if you're doing it alone 
3. lay down your life for others even if they will betray you
4. love others unconditionally & pour into them even if they will deny you
5. and love God with all of your heart even if you feel that He has abandoned you

I'm trying Lord, I really am! Let Him work on your inside today.

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