Steps to Get Motivated to Workout

Here are 3 quick tips on steps to motivate yourself to workout.

Plan it, write it down if you can and just do it. Identify the reasons why you want to do it, why you are reaching for this goal. You aren’t going to feel the motivation until you get started, and once the ball is rolling your motivation to continue will be there. Create accountability, whether it is by joining a group or having an accountability partner, something that makes you show up. These steps will help motivate you and keep you motivated to continue with your fitness goals.

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Oreos Anyone?

Oreos anyone? There. I said it. I’m eating Oreos. I’m not stressed. I’m not tired. I just want some Oreos! I know it may seem counter intuitive to post something like this (since my “career” is helping people with diet, exercise and motivation) BLAH BLAH BLAH… 🤪    

On the real though, I am not a “food Nazi” by any means! What’s a “food Nazi” – it’s that person that shames you for ordering a burger instead of a salad. They’re the people that seem like they have willpower of steel and just plain make me want to punch something sometimes. 😝

I AM a fitness professional. I AM a motivator. I am NOT perfect. I believe in moderation (as I type this I’m crunching away on ANOTHER Oreo). Yes my friends. I’m gonna eat FOUR! Hahaha. And you know what? I’m gonna love ❤️ every friggin second because I CHOSE this moment. Now, I might get some flack from other people in the fitness world for posting something so horrific (hahaha). But, isn’t honesty better than perfection?

On social media it’s SO easy to feel less than, not good enough and judged, simply by reading what other people post. But let’s face it. They only post the good stuff right? (Well, except for those that are always posting to “blow off steam”…. don’t get me started on that whole “can I just vent please”… ok… another day for my strong feelings about that!) 😆 

Today is about EMPOWERING you to acknowledge when you decide to go “off diet” or CHOOSE (with complete awareness) that you just will NOT give up coffee creamer, no matter how many times people say you should! This should be a crime in my personal opinion. I love coffee ☕️ creamer and even when I’m hosting a Slim Down challenge or weight loss group, you’d better believe I’m drinking coffee ☕️ creamer every day because it’s AMAZING and it makes me happy 😊! Did I mention I love ❤️ COFFEE ☕️hahaha. I’m addicted more than the average mom, but I’m cool with that.

Everyone’s got something and I believe in personal pleasures as long as they’re not harmful to yourself or others. So, have four Oreos, or more… but make sure it’s a conscious DECISION. Not a punishment, not a compulsion, not filling a void. The motive behind it all is what is important.

Strength Training

I’m trying to add more strength training to my workout routine, and although I get my cardio by teaching Turbo Kick, PiYo, and Bootcamp style classes I need to find a way to hold myself accountable. Here is my challenge. Do you have this problem while trying to get in your strength training? Continue reading

Affordable Gym Membership

I am a self-proclaimed gym rat I have seriously been going to the gym straight out of high school at 17 years old. I discovered fitness classes back when step was super huge, back in the glory days of step. It was like super confusing and I would trip and fall and but it was amazing. By the way, the only format that I seriously crashed and burned trying to teach, I didn’t realize just how difficult of a format it was to teach. So, if you are a step instructor out there props and more power to you!

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Health Is Everything

This is shocking! Did you know that communities with no access to organic, healthy foods live 18 years LESS than communities that do!?!

This is an outrage! Don’t you agree?

When I was young I didn’t pay too much attention to what I put in my body. I thought if I worked out then that was enough. I didn’t realize what a giant impact my nutrition played in my overall health.

Now, this may sound ridiculous, doesn’t it? Isn’t it common knowledge that “you are what you eat?” Continue reading