What You May Not Know About Me

Last week,  I completed the #7daystretch with prAna and Sweat Pink and could not be more proud. We stretched, bended our bodies, minds, and souls and came together to show how we truly #liveinprana!

So in honor of our marvelous #7daystretch, here are 7 things you might not know about me:

  • I am [wildly/strangely/obviously] obsessed with: routine.  It is kind of annoying and I’m striving to not be so type A.  I’m sure none of you could tell I was Type A ? 😉  This weekend has been a true reflection of broken routine and agenda leading to stressed mommy.  I need to stop that now!!
  • I have a collection of:  uhhh nothing really I don’t like clutter so collections don’t mix with me well BUT I would have to say workout programs, workout gear, workout equipment…I have a nice library of options so I can always be switching it up!
  • I am secretly (not so secretly): considering cutting back on this blog all together.  Don’t panic…but this past weekend I just realized it really is becoming more and more like a job NOT the passion project/business it once was and not sure I want that at this point and stage of my life.  Dan has heard me say I may just quit one day so it isn’t SO secret…but just putting it out there that this blog is for enjoyment more than anything….and if the joy isn’t there then… And sometimes I realize that my family is the first to be neglected lately….NOT GOOD!  
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it’s true…sometimes behind the scenes of bloggers we contemplate quitting…

  • When I was 7, I wanted to be: Dolphin trainer…I loved the water and still do love the water and I loved the show Flipper.  Anyone? Flipper?  Come on I know you are out there!  Well, I thought what better job than to be in the water with dolphins!
  • If I could do one thing today, it would be: Take a spa day…me day.  Wake up early, hard workout, slow breakfast, shower…then Starbucks on way to spa. Then massage, facial, pedicure, manicure.  Yep That is it. I look at that and it looks awfully selfish but I need some me time in my life right now.
  • I’ve always dreamt of….:living in the country near family, with my family…DREAMS DO COME TRUE.  And on the roughest of days as a mom I look out our back window and that is what  I remind myself.  I am surrounded by corn fields, moments away from my parents, in a wonderful home with the boys I love more than anything in the world (Dan is included in that group!)
  • My favorite way to travel is: I love to travel on foot!  Ok, ok so I like to fly to my destination ideally so I have more time to explore, but once at a vacation or adventure spot I prefer hiking and walking around.  You can pick up on so many more sites, sounds, people on foot than in car.

 

Join in on the fun! I tag ALL OF YOU but especially , ___Linz___ [person], __and Jessie_ [person] to tell me just 1 thing from above that I didn’t know about you! Just fill in the blanks, tag @prana @fitapproach & use the hashtags #liveinprana #7daystretch #sweatpink and spread the love. Tag your friends, readers, followers…whoever’s listening!

Don’t forget YOU can save 15% off any Prana order now through September 30th if you use the code LiveInprAnaF15

 

Squat Circuit

Welcome to our Wild Workout Wednesday link up! Each week I link up with Angelena Marie from  Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced , Annmarie at The FIt Foodie Mamma, and Michelle at Fruition Fitness  to bring you workout ideas, motivation, inspiration and recipes to try.  Join us for a wild workout each week by reading along or grab the button and link up if you have a fitness or healthy living post to share!

If you ever come to one of my group fitness classes or work with me through my online training, you will find that I have two favorite exercises (my apologies ahead of time :) )…burpees and squats!  Oh they both hold a special place in my heart.  They hurt so good! But if truth be told I love these exercises because they raise my heart rate, work large muscle groups, and also help my body to keep burning long after my workout is finished.

After some AWESOME feedback from you all, I’ve decided staying with AMRAP workouts is working for you!  I love that.  So I’m going to stick with 30 min AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) because I truly believe if you push yourself 30 minutes a day as hard as you can, you WILL see your health and fitness improve…and then go live your life, no need for hours on hours of training!

SQUAT CIRCUIT

Prepare yourself for this one…your legs will thank me it just may take you a few days to realize it.

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Squat, then squat, then squat, then squat!!!

Looks fun right?!?!  Try it, tag me @creatingbetter and show me on instagram how much you love squats…I bet as much as me!!!

Or better yet…take a picture of how you feel the next day.

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hmmm I may need to consider this for our house…carrying boys up and down after leg day is TOUGH!

 

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Patience Plan

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you all an awesome book I had the opportunity to read and review about success…well how lucky am I that the author, Jeremy Scott, agreed to be my featured guest blogger this week!?!?  Super opportunity and I think you are going to love his post today.  So without further delay…read and I’m telling you this one is so honest, true, and I believe in it so much…patience plan!

The Power of A Patience Plan

by Jeremy Scott

As the saying goes patience is a virtue and in today’s busy instant gratification society, it holds even truer then when it was first spoke years ago.

We have become obsessed with instant feedback, instant fame, instant news, instant results, instant everything…

So to many people both young and old I have learned they go into utter shock and disbelief when they venture into the fitness world as they quickly learn it’s a very slow and steady process to make changes.

The get abs in 10 minutes infomercials might get you excited but nothing worthwhile in this life every comes easy your body is no different. My old man once told me “if it sounds too good to be true odds are kid, it probably is”. Think about it for a second if all these “instant miracle” fitness products worked wouldn’t more of us be in great shape? Food for thought there…

There is no expiration date on this process; meaning you can’t just work hard for 3 months, eat right for 3 months and expect the results to last for 3 years. That would be like working hard at your job, saving money for 3 months and thinking that income will last you 3 years…it just won’t!

It NEVER stops; your body and your health are a 24/7/365 until you die work in progress with highs, and lows. 

Many of you have gone into fitness with the wrong mindset; let me help you flip the switch here this time around. Here is my quick Patience Plan to help you get your mind right and get your grind right when it comes to changing your body & your life.

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Health, wellness, fitness are JOURNEYS for life

Understand your fitness journey is going to take time, a long time, longer than you want it to take before you see results, progress or major changes – except that and you will be just fine.

Start Today – don’t waste anymore time, leave the past failures behind, learn from them – understand why things didn’t work to ensure you don’t make those same mistakes this time around.

Plan your goals – tangible real goals, start saying your goals to your yourself out loud – I MUST workout 5 days per week, I MUST lose 40lbs in the next 6 months, I MUST drop 1 dress size in the next 30 days.

Understand every fit person you know started just like you with Day 1 and then they went to Day 2…the process is the exact same for all of us.

If you don’t make a plan, if you don’t WRITE DOWN your goals, your results will never happen, and you will never succeed. Take a few minutes to seriously think about and write down your goals and A PLAN to get there.

Get detailed on your plan: All details matter!

Where will I be training? In a Home gym, private gym, big box gym, do I need a Personal training, do I enjoy Group training?

What time each day will I workout?

What will I do when I travel?

Do I know enough about nutrition?

Do I know what macros will help me reach my goals?

What foods will I be eating?

Do I need a nutrition coach?

Do I need supplements? What supplements are essential?

Without planning or knowing just the few questions above you won’t have a strategy for success, you are going in blind.

It’s like trying to graduate college just taking random classes to see if you can get the right match to fulfill your degree requirements…doesn’t make much sense right?

My last tip YOU NEED a support system, you need some accountability the biggest % of people I see fail, they fail due to lack of support and accountability especially when it comes to their nutrition.

YOU NEED a group, coach, trainer, community, someone to help keep you going, keep you in check, and help you not give up on your goals when times get tough.

A GOOD support system cares about you, cares about your results and wants to see you succeed. They are there to help, encourage and motivated you everyday. Do you currently have a support system ready to help you?

If not please feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email we would be happy to help you reach all your goals and beyond.

Have patience, the road is long and never ending, but I have NEVER met one person who become healthier who wished they had stayed in their old body and old life.

Until next time, eat well, train hard & be nice to people.