June 26, 2015

Craft Your Friday Groove

Happy Friday! 
Leave your worries behind
'Cause rain, shine don't mind
We're ridin' the groove line tonight

                                                                       Diana Ross Studio 54

February 27, 2015

Craft Your Beach Body: Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

2015 is underway as are creating healthy habits. Tomorrow marks the final day of the Insanity Max: 30 fitness program which I began early January. This program was balls-to-the-wall intense. A lot of jumping, lunches and push-ups. None of which are my favorites. But I'm good for 30 minutes and that's it. No laborious workouts, endless hours at the gym. That's not my thing.  But, a commitment was made. Program was completed.

The results from the last workout compares Day 01 to Day 60. (Before and after pictures are part of these results, which won't be posted. (I'm shy) I have no idea my body measurements and no idea the number on the scale. They're irrelevant. My goals were to be fit with better eating habits. Done and done.

What's been most rewarding is finding a healthy eating balance which was enabled by the use of 21 Day Fix portion control containers.

It's NOT a diet, there are no counting calories, which is too obsessive compulsive to maintain as a lifestyle, if you ask me.

Each container allows you to be mindful about what you shove into your mouth, focusing on healthy eating choices; veggies, fruits, proteins with allotment for carbs, healthy fats,etc. AND it doesn't take any genius to figure it all out.

The next exercise program (beginning Sunday 3/1/15) is 21 Day Fit Extreme  which switches gears a bit incorporating yoga, weights, Pilates. I'm ready for the next challenge!

December 31, 2014

Craft Your New Beginnings

The idea of new beginnings, clean slate, fresh start is very appealing to someone who is in a perpetual state of personal growth. Although each day can also be considered a new beginning, the start of a new year feels bigger, more promising somehow.

While 2015 hopes to be the best ever, according to my personal journal, there are a few tweaks and changes being made which will make this year a shinier version then those before.

Healthy eating and daily exercise. I've committed to Shaun T Insanity Max:30 and Team Beachbody. This program provides a coach and a workout support group. This isn't my first time at the rodeo so I'm aware of my needs (support network) and limitations (biting off more than I can chew). 

Getting where you want to go is mostly knowing yourself and your limitations. It's one thing to push yourself it's another having a house filled with unused exercise videos and kettleballs.

November 23, 2014

Craft Your Moments

Now is all you've got. The past is memory. The future is wish. Now is real.
Keep bringing yourself back to now.
Get connected to your body now
Get connected to the earth now.
Get connected to this place now.
Get connected to people now.
Get connected to whatever is in front of you now.
Enjoy living each moment well!

Excerpt From: Tai Sheridan, Ph.D. “Buddha in Blue Jeans.”