Thursday, June 2, 2016

Money Motivates - Earn Your Body!

I've heard it a million times before: You earn your body. Blah, blah. I know that. But to be honest, I wasn't ready to accept that until after Christmas and it came down to crunch time for the cruise. I made every excuse to not workout. Not enough time. Not a morning riser. Too tired after work. Just ate. Too sore. And so much more I could spew. Then one day I saw a picture of me and holy shit! That couldn't be me. The sad fact of life that I learned was that it really was me. Nope. Not acceptable. Time. For. Change. What was that saying I heard a million times... You earn your body. I realized that I didn't feel healthy. I didn't like the reflection in the mirror. I hated the thought of going out in public because my body wasn't one I was proud of. I knew what I had to do, get off my ass and work for it. The body I had was earned in the kitchen and by sitting on the couch messing on the computer. It was earned from all the bullshit excuses and laziness I was willing to let be greater then my desire to get healthy, look better and exercise. I was tire of it and decided to EARN the body I wanted, the one I had before. But this time I WANT BETTER! Starting was hard. I quit. Started again. I quit. But then something just clicked. The results started to be visible, not just numbers on the scale. This weekend I was asked if I play soccer because I looked athletic. That made my day. It was nice to have someone other then my husband notice my hard work. I am not yet where I want to be, but I've certainly earned not being where I was. I have to admit that part of my motivation to earn the body I want has been participating in 3 DietBets. I bet on myself that I could lose 4% of my weight. The first challenge I didn't make it. I felt like a loser. But then I realized I didn't work to earn my money back. So I joined another bet. By George I wasn't going to waste my money again. I was going to earn success and money. I did! It felt amazing! Another bet came up and I used the money I won to enter another challenge. Bam! I'm seeing progress and winning my money back plus more! The self confidence, advice, friendship, fitness recipes and workouts I've accumulated over these three bets has been priceless. That is why I decided to host my own DietBet
This is NOT an MLM or pyramid business. I'm not recruiting you to make me money. Okay, well I kind of am. The more people who join, the bigger the payout to all the winners! But what I'm really recruiting you for is to earn the body you want while having fun, making new friends, getting a FREE t-shirt, FREE goodies, and FREE money when you lose 4% of your weight at the end of the four weeks. Money is a great motivator. Bet on yourself. EARN. YOUR. BODY.
Four Week Get Fit Challenge

Monday, February 23, 2015

2 Races Coming Up!

I made a goal to put in 15 races in 2015. So far I have done one, the Flex It Pink Winter Runderland 5K. Now, I have number 2 and 3 coming up; Flex It Pink Heart & Sole 5k/10k between Feb 27-March 8 and the I Am A Hero Vitual 10K until March 15th. I am so excited to be lacing up for a good cause, and keeping with my goals. Also, I am a proud running buddy for Zachary who I was matched with through Who I Run 4. So to be able to participate in these events, knowing Zach will be earning a medal as well, is by far and away a great honor and one I look forward to saying, race 2 & 3 out of 15 - in the books!

Friday, February 13, 2015

I Can See the Finish Line

I haven't been posting in what seems like ions. Life has been a crazy yet beautiful whirlwind of 18 credits of college course along with 104 inter hours of classroom observations, being a mom of 4 kiddos who are involved in travel and school sports, and now, a course in Russian History and student teaching. Whew, that tired me out just typing it! But, I am making it. And by that I mean that despite what seems to be days that are jammed with so many activities I hardly have time to pee, I am surviving. But not just surviving, I am thriving. This is such a fun and rewarding experience. There has not been a day of interning or student teaching that I dreaded having to go in to teach. Sure, I dread the 5:30 AM alarm, but I have loved each and every moment with my classes. I can't believe that in just a couple months, well okay, I am counting... In just 10 weeks, I will have finished my BA degree requirements and on May 3rd, I will receive my diploma. Holy wow! I can see the finish line!!

I am hoping that by the time I walk across that stage, I have been able to drop some of the (ugg- 25 pounds) that crept up on me during these last 3 years of school. Talk about the "freshmen 15". Yeah, apparently my arse didn't get the memo that it was only supposed to 15, not 25. But, student teaching has helped me drop 5 lbs so far. Guess that's what being on my feet for 9 hrs without snacking does for ya. Fair trade. I'll take it. Just wish that the cravings wouldn't hit once I got home!!!

Anyways, off to type a history paper...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Pink Wednesday!


In honor of Pink Wednesday, I am up and at 'em to wake up my blog. Since I need to write everyday for my EDS methods writing course, I decided, what a great way to get my writing in and revamp my blog! "Kill 2 birds with 1 stone" right?! I was going to get my fitness blog going, but I am too attached to this one. My life is my kids and the crazy, beautiful world we are surviving, thriving and learning from everyday. So I will just incorporate my fitness into this world just as it is in real life.

Do you know what today is? Yah, sure, hump day. But it's more then that. Today is #PinkWednesday. What is it, you ask? Only one of the best programs that I am honored to be a part of!!!  Train Dirty Fitness started #PinkWednesday as "one day a week where we take a stand to prove to society that YES there are those who believe that everyone is #goodenough no matter where they came from, their age, size, weight, race, financial status- NOTHING prevents any person from playing the #PW game with us!! This has become a huge phenomenon and all people are encouraged and allowed to participate!" So why not give it a try? Today is a great day to start. Join us in sharing that everyone is #goodenough either wear pink, post pink or share a quote. Or be really ambitious and do all three! But don't forget to hash tag pinkwednesday on whatever social media platform you use and share the love and support!

Now off to rush around the house to finish laundry, dishes and organize my closet before it's time to be a student, then proud soccer mom! And remember, YOU are beautiful and strong!

Monday, January 13, 2014

No More Games! Commitment, Accountability, Integrity!

So I'm posting a little ass backwards here. Below is my "before" pic and my "current" pic. I can't believe I'm putting it up here. But, it's time to step out of my comfort zone. It's time to change!

If I want to get that mentally and physi...cally strong, confident girl back, then it's time to put it out there for the accountability.

Saying and doing as we know are two different things. I keep saying I'm going to workout, going to start. Do I? Yes. No. The treadmill will kick my butt for a day, but then I get "too busy" (aka lazy butt) and my chunky gut keeps growing.

I'm not going to hide behind the computer anymore. No more games. No more excuses. It's time to represent my Stand and Be Strong Fitness!

Here's proof of what a difference two years makes. Yes, totally ass backwards right? The first picture was me Dec. 2011 (102lbs) The next picture is me THIS Dec (118lbs). It is so disappointing to see how I let all those 2x/day workouts go to waste. What's even more frustrating is that it hurts the most mentally. I let myself down!

I KNOW what I need to do. I KNOW I can do it. But, I DON'T do it. Not anymore. The fit girl won't come back without good old fashion hard work and sweat!

So here it before current picture. It's Monday! What better time to start? New week, new opportunities, new memories to make, NEW ME!

Want to do this with me? I am going to be connecting on MyFitnessPal and work out with the Iron Bombshell Muscle Building Program as well as starting training for a half marathon.

There - I said it! Commitment, accountability, integrity! Standing by my word. Here we go...can't wait to have a new "current" pic!

Who's with me?