How to Lose Baby Weight

Losing weight can be a struggle for any woman. It can be particularly hard to lose weight when you’re a new mom. As a new mom you might experience things like low energy, no time, no patience, a lack of resources, as well as feelings of the baby blues, so to speak. New moms have a hard time losing weight because of a multitude of reasons.

I want to give you hope. I lost 45 lbs after having my first son and I’m about to go for it one more time. After having my second baby, I have 30 lbs to lose. I have a bullet-proof method of getting and keeping the weight off to get back to my pre-baby body.

Here are the four simple and easy to follow; methods I implemented to lose 45 lbs of baby weight:

1) Simple, easy to follow meal plan
2) Quick, workouts that can be done in 20-30 min per day
3) Daily meal replacement shake for accelerated weight loss
4) Online bootcamps for accountability

I’m excited to lose the baby weight this time because I know what to do. This is a proven method to losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Having a baby can be stressful and hard,  but it doesn’t mean that you can’t look and feel amazing about yourself. You don’t need a lot of time to get back to your before baby body. You can look and feel confident. For more information go to www.SlimDownWithHolly.com

Shortcut to Reaching Your Goals

The topic of goal setting and achievement has been on my mind for quite some time and today I want to share with you a goal setting tip and the skills to achieve your goals. If I just had a jump start, or if I just knew the steps to follow to reach my goal, I would be well on my way. Are you the type of person that wants a shortcut or something to jump start you in the right direction of that goal? Do you just need to know the steps and then you will be on your way to setting and reaching your goals? If this sounds like you, this is going to be a powerful message on how to achieve your goals.

When we were young, we had so many big dreams of what we were going to do, what we were going to be. We believed we could do anything! We didn’t let “reality” set in and skew that. I want to encourage you to start dreaming big again. At a pretty young age, I felt like this was stolen from me, and I feel like there are so many of us that feel the same way. I want you to set your goals, reach your goals and have those feelings of success and achievement.

Look around at what is going on around us, in our own lives along with the heavy burdens of what is going on in the world. Right now I am rereading the book The Compound Effect and also going through an online academy called High Performance Academy with Brendon Burchard and in both I am reminded of just how important your self talk is. How you talk to yourself, your mindset, is going to be the differentiating factor as to whether you reach your goals or not. I want to give you the steps to achieve your goals and some goal setting tips.

As many of you know I am a health and fitness coach, but that is just a small part of who I am and what I do. By nature, I am a person who wants to encourage people and I love helping people start and build businesses. There is one thing that changed my life, my business, my fitness, and my relationships and this is not new information, we all know this to be true, it is how we talk to ourselves, what goes on inside our brains, is what holds a lot of us back from achieving the life we want. I had all these people and circumstances, that I thought were holding me back, they were the reasons that I wasn’t able to move forward. What you are allowing yourself to think to yourself on a daily basis will be what pushes you towards your goal or it will push you farther away from it. If in your mind you think to yourself that you are fat, or that you could never get that business off the ground. Or if I was younger, or if I had a better wardrobe, then maybe I would feel more confident and put myself out there.

Pay attention to how you are talking to yourself and your self talk. God does not make junk. Naturally, things are going to happen, but you have control over how you are going to deal with it. You have the control, the final say, on whether you will accept the thought, meditate on it, or completely ignore it. Start meditating on the correct self talk and it will become easier to do over time. Write down your hesitations, or what may block you from getting what you want. Now, cross each one off and write the opposite. How to achieve your goals will start with you changing your mindset and what you allow in your mind to start with. Think of what you can do to change the things that wouldn’t serve you well. You will become your self fulfilling prophecy.

Tune out the negativity, this goes for negativity in the world around us as well. You choose what you allow to come into your brain and for me sometimes it means not watching the news which is filled with negativity much of the time. The subconscious mind takes commands very well and will move in the direction of what you are telling it. Become aware of what you are allowing into your brain and protect your mindset. How to achieve goals in life starts with your mindset. Success and achievement won’t just come to you without you first having the right mindset.

That’s the SECRET!! It is what you are thinking, and what you are filling your brain with, that will be the differentiating factor as to your ability to reach your goal.

Stop Struggling to Lose Weight

Are you tired of the struggling to lose weight? You may have received invitations in the past to join one of my online health and fitness boot camps. I don’t do these very often, they’re pretty few and far between, maybe once a quarter. I’m excited because I’m launching another weight-loss group starting soon.

There is an investment, the investment is in YOU! If you need help losing weight, I promise to deliver! I promise to give you a complimentary weight loss meal prep plan that uses the principles of the 21 Day Fix, one of Beachbody’s most popular programs . Along with accountability and motivation, you will get weight loss tips to help you achieve the results you want.

There is a financial investment, but the cool thing is you are getting the best meal replacement weight loss shake on the market, so your investment is going directly into your body. You’ve probably heard me rave about Shakeology before, which if you are already on Shakeology then your admittance to this group is completely free. If you’ve been waiting or wanting to try Shakeology, maybe you’re feeling like you just keep hitting a wall or not seeing the results you want with regards to your weight loss, then now is the time to get the extra motivation you need to stop the weight loss struggle.

Shakeology is going to reduce your cravings, it’s not magic, what it is is a meal replacement drink full of supplements, or superfoods, that deliver the best nutrition to your body. Your initial cost is only four dollars per day. I know it is crazy! Your investment of four dollars a day gets you the best meal replacement shake on the market that goes straight into your body. Can you even remember the last time you got a meal, a super healthy meal, that helps you lose weight and completely fuels your body with energy for four bucks? Can you imagine buying a healthy meal for only four dollars at the grocery store? We can’t even go through a drive-through and get something for that price, let alone a weight loss supplement packed with vitamins.

Make the commitment to yourself to stop struggling to lose weight. If this is something that you’re ready to do I need you to click the link and I look forward to working with you on your weight loss journey.  Have a wonderful day! Holly 🙂

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Self Care Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

Today I want to share with you some time saving tips I use to make sure I take care of myself without neglecting my kids.  I am a busy mom of a 3 year old and a 1 year old and as much as I love being a mom… let’s get real for a minute they can be a handful.

 

I don’t like to spend too much time on myself, including my workouts. All this without taking too much time away from my family. My top three tips for making sure you get your workouts in, feel good about yourself, without taking too much time away from your family are listed below.

Tip #1– Wash your hair every 2-3 days. I use dry shampoo on the days that I don’t wash my hair and I do my hair in cute styles, such as braids and cute up-dos. When I used to color my hair a lot, hairstylists would tell me that it really wasn’t good to wash your hair everyday.

Tip #2– Save time with your makeup. I sweat like crazy, especially when I am teaching fitness classes, but I have three products that work well for me and they last a long time. I wash my entire face and go heavy with makeup on the first day and then will wash my face, while avoiding my eye area.  This leaves my eye makeup good for another day at least.  There is ten minutes saved each day by not applying eye makeup.

Tip #3– Dealing with your workouts and what to do if you have little ones at home. If you are fortunate enough to belong to a health club that offers a kids club, then put the kids in there and get at least a 30 minute workout in while the kids are in the kids club.  If this is not an option for you, I would suggest a stroller walk with the kids, I often take my kids with me in the double stroller.

Figure out how you can save time and not feel frumpy at the same time. I do like to get up and get dressed, I know I feel better if I am wearing a dress, even though I am a stay at home mom. For me, it makes me feel better about myself. Make sure you don’t give up on yourself! Make sure you take time for yourself even if it means you are taking your kids with you to make time for you. Try to exercise at least 10-20 minutes at least five days a week.

Don’t give up on yourself just because you are a busy mom, use these time saving tips to look and feel good about yourself.

Sore Muscles and How to Avoid

I just taught Turbo Kick and one thing I do religiously is take a post workout drink to make sure my muscles recover and are less likely to be sore. The number one thing to do within 15-45 minutes of a hard workout or a hard day is to drink a post workout drink to replenish your proteins and carbohydrates. This will refuel your body and help repair your body which means your body will feel less sore.

One of the best ways I have found to fight fatigue and reduce muscle soreness is to drink a post workout drink to replace the nutrients your body has burned through during your workout. By doing so, you are helping yourself get through the day, along with  upcoming days.

Hope you have a great day. Follow me for more information regarding what supplements can do for you and your body.  I have been in the fitness industry for a long time and would love to answer any questions you may have relating to your health and wellness.

 

 

How I Eat Healthy on the Go

I have a super busy day ahead of me, if you follow me at all, you know that I have been helping with the filming of Chalene Johnson’s new educational program called the One3One diet. I normally work from home, but I feel so blessed to be able to help with the filming of this new program.

The days have the potential to run long, so I have had to make sure I prepare myself so I can sustain my energy and health. So, when I made my shake today, I added a fiber boost along with a power green boost, knowing that it would likely be a long day. I also added a banana so I have my greens covered, along with fiber and fruits.

Right now, I am running a support group to help people with healthy eating. I often get questions about what to do when you are traveling or when you know you have a long day ahead. I’ve developed these practices throughout the years and wanted to share with you some of the ways you can eat healthy on the go.

A lot of time my husband and I attend personal development and business conferences and if you add up all the time it takes to get to and from the event, along with the actual conference, you are looking at being away from home like 14 hours. What I normally try to do is pack nuts, protein bar, dried cranberries, normally a banana.

I also carry a shake with me that I could mix up if I can’t find a healthy alternative. Pack things that don’t need refrigerated so they will last throughout the day. Eat a big breakfast and bring with you healthy snacks that will keep you from grabbing something unhealthy during your those long days. Always carry water with you.

Those are the tips I have for preparing for a long day ahead. I would love to hear from you what kind of tips you have. I’m super excited to learn more today about the One3One diet and I will share with you all the details in a later broadcast. For now make sure you follow me for more tips from me on eating healthy.

 

How to Make Your New Year Resolutions Stick

I have a hot topic to you today on how to make your New Year Resolutions stick.  You may be from the camp that I used to sit in, where you say to yourself, “I don’t make resolutions because they don’t work.”  Do you feel that way?  If you do, then I’m going to challenge you a little bit.

I used to not make resolutions because I was nervous I was going to fail at them.  So, until I really started diving deep into how goal setting works and how to really go after a goal, even if it seems lofty or large, or really unattainable until I really dove in and figured out how goal setting actually works, I wasn’t brave enough to take the steps to make those huge, seemingly impossible goals but I’m going to let you in on a secret, people with written goals achieve way more than if not written

Have you heard the saying, a goal not written down is just a dream?  It is so true, because you can’t really go after something if it is not clearly defined.Here are a few tips I have for you for making your New Year Resolutions stick.  Your goal needs to be as clearly defined as possible, meaning you’ve thought about it and brainstormed about it.  Brainstorm all the things you are thinking about with regards to what you want to accomplish.  Write it all down, often times you aren’t quite sure what it is you really want until you start writing everything out. Think about what you don’t want, a lot of times this will help you really figure out what it is you DO want

Once you figure out what it is you really want, I want you to think about how it will feel once you achieve it. Explore why you want it, how it will make feel, and if you were to achieve it/obtain it will it be a long term benefit for you and your family.  This exercise really helps you clearly define and state what you really want.  It helps your brain move in the direction of what you really want and what needs to be done.  So much of what we do comes from our subconscious, so it is important to put our subconscious mind to work for us and not against us.  

Define what you want and what you don’t want, why you want it and then how it is going to make you feel.  To help you with this I have an acronym that makes it easy for you to define a SMART goal.  The acronym SMART lays out certain ideas that will make your goal more achievable.

S (Specific) The more specific you can make your goal the easier it will be to achieve it.

M (Measurable) There needs to be some type of number associated with it that can be measured.  For example, if you want to pay off debt, you need to know the number amount in order to be able to track your progress.

A (Action-Oriented) You need to be able to list the action steps needed to reach goal.

R (Realistic) Is it a realistic goal for you to be working towards?

T (Time Bound) There needs to be a time limit on when you reach your goal.  If you don’t have a time where you want to reach your goal by, it’s less likely you will achieve it.