WOO HOO!!!! DECEMBER IS HERE!! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!?
Here is your new workout calendar for the month!! I'm just warning you... I didn't go as easy on you as I did the past 2 months! I know you guys are strong and determined, so I figured the more reps, the better shape you'll be in by the end of the month!! Try your best to stick with these and if you want to push yourself even harder, repeat the workouts more than 1 time per day!! Here are a few quick fitness tests you can do from home before you begin each week, so that you can have see your progress!! ENJOY! And let me know what you all think!
ALSO... If you're interested in joining our private challenge group on facebook, you can join by 'liking' my page on facebook (Kiss My Abs Fitness Fam) and commenting or messaging me that you'd like to join the FREE fitness challenge group!! This will help you stay accountable for your daily workouts and give you a "team" of challengers who you can share questions, concerns, recipes, motivation, success, etc with!! They will become your fit fam! :) All are welcome! The more, the merrier! As of now, we've got almost 50 challengers! WOO HOO! Awesome!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Hey guys! Just thought I'd share with all my wonderful blog followers!.... Since I'm coaching for beachbody now, I've got all their awesome Black Friday deals going on NOW before Friday even hits!!! Shhh.... some of these things are like ...68% off regular price, so take advantage of it while you can!! Once everyone knows... some of these will be sold out ASAP! Hope you guys enjoy! Some of these will come in handy after all that turkey and stuffing!
You can order right here!! I wouldn't wait long!
You can order right here!! I wouldn't wait long!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I'm looking for 5 mom's to join my health and fitness online support/accountability group that's going to start on December 2nd! I help you decide which program will work best for you and your lifestyle! I began my journey this summer, right after my youngest daughter turned 1. I also have a 3 year old and a 5 year old! My main goal was to get toned and tightened again after having 3 children. I was also guilty of eating way too much junk food and drank coffee throughout the day to try and give me the energy to keep up with my kids (which wasn't working), so I needed to start a healthier diet for myself and for my kids.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, then please comment below with your email and I will send you a message or you can fill out your information under the "Contact ME!" caption to the right of the page! I can't wait to CONNECT and see how I can help! Time to invest in YOU for a change!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
This morning, I noticed a friend of mine posted a status on facebook that read:
"The plain fact is that the planet does not need
more successful people.
But it does desperately needs
more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers,
and lovers of every kind."
While I think I understand where she was trying to go with this, I completely disagree with the 'successful people' statement. I agree that we could absolutely use more peacemakers, healers and lovers in the world today, don't get me wrong about that! But in my eyes, success isn't only measured by how much money someone makes, how big their house is, how many extravagant material items they have, but success can be measured in so many other, positive ways!! A peacemaker can be successful! Lovers of every kind can also be successful... and we have so many successful storytellers who have come along and changed our lives and our children's lives... everyone's heard of Walt Disney, right? He was one of the best storytellers around and was super successful at doing what he loved and sharing his love of storytelling with families then and families today!
What about that person whose goal in life is to help others, whether it be helping the poor, helping teach children, helping elders, helping people get healthy... The people who accomplish this are considered very successful people in my eyes! And I'm sure that if they're doing and accomplishing what they love, while inspiring others to do the same, then they consider themselves to be pretty successful people.
I do agree that we need more people in the world who are willing to base their success on their ability to help others, rather than focusing so much on their own selfish needs, which is another reason that I am so fortunate to have found something that I am truly passionate about, while giving me the chance to inspire and help other people achieve their own goals in the process.
Unfortunately, there will always be those people out there who don't have the motivation to follow their own dreams, find faults in those who do and will probably never become successful in anything but trying to find the negative in most situations. To these people, I want to say this: If you want to make a change in the world or even in your own life, then stop worrying so much about other people and their success and be the change that you want to see in the world. If you want more peacemakers and storytellers, then go out there and do whatever it is that you can do to make more like that. How can you hold these expectations for others to spread love and happiness, when you aren't even doing it yourself?
And to those of you out there who have a dream and want to be successful in life, I say GO FOR IT! There's no one holding you back but yourself, but do remember that "Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life, it's about what you inspire others to do". So be the inspiration for others, be the example, that through hard work, determination and positive encouragement, you can help the world become the change we need to see... and we can all be successful in contributing in our own ways! :)
Monday, November 4, 2013
Hey guys! So how's your November going so far? Well, today is my 28th Birthday, so I'd say my month is off to a good start! Another year older, another year wiser and I can honestly say that I'm happier and healthier than I've been in a very long time! I have my workouts, healthier eating habits and my new beachbody coaching experience to thank for all that! I just finished my entire 10 week T25 workout program, combined with the Shakeology meal replacements on Friday and will be starting back at the beginning of the program today, along with so many of my wonderful friends who will be starting their own T25 fitness journeys today!
But anyways, I wanted to share this awesome little gadget that my husband got me for my birthday!! It's a little bracelet, called UP BAND!
How awesome is that! It can tell you specifics! Not only how many hours of sleep you got, but how long it took you to fall asleep and even how many hours of light sleep vs. deep sleep, you got... WOW!! Not only does this provide you with great information about your habits, but it will also be a great visual to help you realize the areas where you are slacking and what changes you need to make in you're everyday activities! It also connects with other great apps such as the 'MapMyFitness', 'MyFitnessPal', 'LoseIt' and more!!!
Friday, November 1, 2013
HELLO, NOVEMBER!! Today is not only a brand new day, but a brand new month... and we're quickly approaching the end of 2013! Can you believe it? It's going to be 2014 before we know it!!
So the question is...
Are you going to continue with your unhealthy eating habits for another 2 months, put off working out for another 61 days... just because you feel like it would be a "waste of time" to try and start getting healthy before all the holidays hit?
Well let me help you put this into perspective... your health and wellness should NOT only be something that you try to achieve once January 1st hits! This is your HEALTH we are talking about! Some people seem to care more about having the most up-to-date smart phone, than they do about having a body that is functioning at it's maximum potential! Our bodies are what get us through this life, so even if you aren't noticing the effects of your unhealthy diet and lazy tendencies right now, I can promise it will catch up to you and affect you later in life! You know why I can promise this? Because if you're feeding your body junk food on a regular basis and not getting the exercise that you need, then the inside of your body isn't healthy right now! And chances are... those lucky ones who can't "see" it, can feel it on a regular basis. You're tired, unmotivated, depressed and don't seem to really know why? You're unhealthy... that's why!
Did you know that TWO-THIRDS of Americans are overweight or obese and 2 out of every 5 children in our country are overweight or obese! So to break that down into numbers for some of you... that is 200 MILLION Americans who are overweight or obese today!
WOW! To me, that is INSANE!!! But I can easily see how it could happen. We have fast-paced lives... and to help us keep up with that pace, we've got McDonald's and Taco Bell to "help us" feed our family meals on-the-go! We've got those favorite television shows that we're obsessed with and have to sit and watch when we get home from our busy day and want to kick back and relax. How about football! I don't know about you guys, but I know plenty of guys who use Sunday as their excuse to sit in front of the tv ALL DAY LONG to watch the games! Oh wait... and don't forget about college football on Saturday... can't miss those! Oh wait and isn't there Monday and Thursday night football too? Wow! I dare you to add up the time that you spend in front of the tv each week! It adds up! And what's football Sunday without a big, greasy pepperoni pizza from Papa Johns?
Don't worry... I'm not 100% innocent in some of this! I went through a phase where once the kids were in bed, I vegged in front of the television for hours! And yet, I was that same mom who said to myself, "I wish I had time to workout, but with 3 kids... it's IMPOSSIBLE!" Well guess what ladies and gentlemen... it's not impossible, because I do it EVERYDAY now!
You want to know what the difference is?...
I now MAKE TIME to workout! I made working out a PRIORITY for myself! And I've noticed HUGE differences, not only in my health and my body, but in my energy levels, my mood, my overall happiness!!! I learned a while ago, from one of my favorite movies (Legally Blonde) that when you work out, your body releases endorphins. Endorphins make you happy! And it's so true! Even on the mornings where I don't necessarily feel like I'm in the mood to workout, I force myself to "push play" on my T25 workouts or go for that jog, because as soon as I start... I FEEL my mood do a 180! It's seriously an instant mood changer when you're feeling down!
So I'm sorry if I sound pretty frustrated with this post, but I am! I know that each and every person out there has the ability to make a change, but it upsets me that there are so many people out there who just don't have the motivation or confidence in themselves to MAKE A CHANGE! And there's always a chance to change that! Each day is a new beginning... so if you're one of those people, then just GO FOR IT! If you think you need someone on your ass to push you and help you through it, then private message me and we will work something out! I want to help people realize their full potential and I want people to start setting better examples for these younger generations coming up! For 2 out of ever 5 children in our country to be obese/overweight is heart-breaking to me!!
So have a happy Friday, and look at your life choices! If there's something that you realize you need to change, then stop making lousy excuses, slap your past self in the face and tell your future self that you are GOING to do better for yourself and for your family! :)