I went into my trip feeling cloudy and physically weak, exhausted and almost numb mentally.
It was like I had been doing what needed to be done every day, I was connecting with my clients and helping them grow but I was just standing there. Over Analyzing everything in my space. Not really sure anymore where I needed or wanted to go from here.
I cried the morning I left. I felt sick. I was scared. and I cried at my kitchen table. And then again in the Jeep as I was gassing up. And crying isn’t something I do very often…ya know, because I’m super tough. Rawr.
Continue reading “Gathering Bones”
My 2018 starting point is a body I barely recognize most of the time. Something I never thought was possible for me.
Figuring what makes my body run at peak performance and allows me to FEEL good has been such an interesting discovery ride.
This past year I have discovered which foods maintain a stable blood sugar for me, I started eating a high fat macro based diet, fell in love with building my shoulders, back, and arms, and now squat 175lbs on a regular basis.
I’ve added over 2 inches of size on my thighs and glutes, and over 1 inch on my biceps. I’ve gained 8 lbs in muscle and am down to 19% body fat. Solid fucking growth for someone who always struggled to maintain 118 lbs for most of her life, if you ask me.
But have I been 100% on my diet and workouts? Nope.
I’d say I was about 75% on my diet and 90% on my training. Looking back at the past 365 days and seeing the progress I’ve made and the strength and mass I’ve created I can’t help but ask myself, “where would I be if I stayed 100% disciplined?” Well, we’re going to find out.
I’m not going to drop my goals here in a “new year” post for you, you’ll see my results as I keep putting in the work and turn up the heat on it all.
Stay tuned. It’s just getting better from here.
I also wanted to note that I share much more of my fitness journey over on my Instagram so follow me there if you want to see more regular updates.
P.s. My fitness journey started two years ago. I’ve been diligent about figuring out what works for me in diet and training for two years. That is 730 days of choosing every day to focus on this mission. Thats 730 of choosing this lifestyle. So before you say “oh, I couldn’t look like that” ask yourself how many days you’ve been consistently committed to it?
You CAN build the change, you just have to do the work every day.
I often think to myself, “Why must we make things so complicated?”
While yes, this is the case when it comes to business and planning and execution more often than not, we also do the same thing when it comes to our personal lives. We make everything so damn complicated.
Continue reading “Complicated”
“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection with nature, we have actually lost our connection to ourselves.”
A couple of months ago I made a promise to myself to spend more time out in nature so I could feel more grounded and “reconnect” with nature. But recently every time I went on a hike or out to one of my favorite places, I noticed that I still wasn’t feeling connected…it just didn’t feel “right”.
And that’s because I was at a transition in my world and for a glimpse in time I had allowed myself to lose connection with me.
Continue reading “Nature”
I get asked a lot “How do you stay so motivated?”
Well the truth is, I don’t.
Motivation has nothing to do with it. I don’t wake up everyday motivated to work my ass off. I don’t want to do all the things on my list, hit the gym, and eat the veggies instead of the cookies… but I still do it.
You see, you’ve got this whole thing twisted. Just because you constantly see me doing stuff and you have witnessed my growth, doesn’t mean that I’m super motivated all the time. It simply means I CHOOSE to do these things, even when I don’t really feel like it.
It comes down to drive. Are you driven to be in control of our own life?
It comes down to: How bad do you want it? If you REALLY want it, then you do the work. Even when you’re not feeling motivated. You do it anyway. Continue reading “Motivation”
Did you know that you’re actually cheating yourself before you even get started?
You can’t have it for free AND expect to get results, it doesn’t work that way.
Here’s the deal guys…the internet is exploding with free information. Anything you want to learn, you can. It’s at your fingertips. Trust me, I’ve done it. I learned how to build websites, create promo images, how to properly use every project management tool I know, and a ton other things that I’ve ‘self taught’ through free information that is available online.
You want to know why the majority of people STILL don’t make shit happen even though the information is readily available to them?
BECAUSE THEY’RE LAZY. That’s why. Continue reading “An Open Letter to People Always Looking for a Discount”