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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm Feeling the "FIYA"

Day 9 of the Cinderella Pact Challenge and Day 16 of the TurboFire ® for me. The results are showing and there is a definite buzz on the thread amongst the girls. The buzz is because IT IS WORKING! They are moving pounds and inches. We are getting through the detox with minimal complaints. We are moving forward and reaching a whole new place, maybe some of us are experiencing for the first time. We are seeing for ourselves the MAGIC can happen with whatever program you are following once you get the nutrition right. Life as we've known it is about to CHANGE!!! And this change is "good" change. No let me repeat, this CHANGE is DOWNRIGHT AMAZING! HOOYEAH! This is where we learn what we are really capable of. This is where the "I Can'ts" die and the "I Wills" are born. This is the dawn of something special - and we are just now hitting Week #2!!!

This morning I showed up for class, I didn't hesitate as I made my way to the front of the room. And when Chalene told me she needed 110% I said, "I'll give you 130%!" I got my mind right. It wasn't about how perfect or how high I could jump - it was about giving the most INTENSITY I could find once those sirens went off. If you've never done this program, let me tell you there is something psychological about those sirens. It is like this subliminal message that Chalene has planted somewhere in your subconcious from the very first day when you listen to the "Get Fired Up" motivational dvd. Once the seed is grows each and every time you "PUSH PLAY"- YOU BELIEVE IN YOU because SHE BELIEVES IN YOU! Let me tell you, I have dug deeper, pushed harded than I ever thought possible - and my fitness has totally taken off!

Remember me? I'm the girl that couldn't even jog a few short months ago. I'm the girl that twisted and reinjured her knee just weeks ago. I'm also the girl that did the TurboFire ® HIIT 25 Class this morning and went on to RUN 1.77 miles with my puppy!!! HOOYEAH!!! I BELIEVE IN ME!!!

Seriously, this has pushed me to a whole new level. What I once saw as impossible - now looks possible. I am now starring down the tunnel to the light at the end and it looks AMAZING!!! I am very close to my goal weight and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, I WILL GET THERE! All it took was learning how to fuel my body properly and then reving up the engine and watching it BURN, BABY, BURN! Life is good - but it is about to get so much BETTER!

Keep PUSHING PLAY and BRING IT! Impossible does happen, when you BELIEVE!

I normal don't post unflattering pictures of myself, but this is picture is worth more than anything I could ever describe for you. So get past the fact that I wear absolutely NO makeup when I run - and you will see underneath all that SWEAT is a face of accomplishment - this may not be pretty, but it sure felt GOOD!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Challenge Yourself to Become Better

“To succeed…you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. Tony Dorsett.”

I am now on Day 4 of the Cinderella Pact Clean Eating Challenge. For the girls on the thread, it is a coming together of community. They are working hard to encourage and support one another through this challenge. Four weeks of restricted clean eating is going to be tough, but we are mapping out the road so others can follow. We are overcoming the obstacles and supporting one another to reach the finish line. We know the taste of success is far greater than that of the things we have been asked to give up. If I didn’t believe 100% in my heart and soul that this definitely is one of the most beneficial challenges, I would not promote it so strongly. This truly is an experience like no other and the victory is there for all those that choose to participate. You will feel better. You will sleep better. You will see the light at the end of the tunnel. But most importantly…YOU WILL SEE WHAT YOU ARE MADE OF!


Just you and nutrition like you’ve never seen done before. The benefit from all of this is getting closer to the HEALTHIER, HAPPIER PERSON you’ve always wanted to be. I know at first glance it is a lot to conceive. But trust me, it is doable. If you will just allow yourself to come out of your comfort zone, you will find it is possible to adapt to a healthier lifestyle that has benefits beyond getting through the challenge.

“You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the imitations of your own mind. Darwin P Kingsley.”

We all find excuses why we think we are not capable of reaching success. The truth is the only reason we often don’t make our goals is because WE stand in the way of reaching them. This is time to dig deep and not allow yourself to succumb to those excuses. This is your moment to rise above and PUSH YOURSELF. You need to believe in yourself. You need to quiet that inner voice that answers to fear. You need to let the person that you have always wanted to be come forward and shine through. It can happen. It can be you. All it takes is a little determination and a whole lot of heart.

“Impossibilities are merely things which we have not learned yet. Charles W. Chesnutt.”

When I did my first TurboFire ® HIIT Class 15, I was all over the place. Seriously, I looked like that one relative at the wedding dance that thinks they have rhythm, but whole family knows otherwise. Talk about marching to the beat of a different drummer. But I gave it 110% intensity, just like Chalene Johnson asked. I made my way to the front of the class and I gave all I had to give for that given moment. Was it perfection out of the box? Hardly, not even close. But it was my best for that moment of that day. That is all you have to do. No one is looking for a “hero” here. Just plain and simple, show up – push play – eat clean and the results will happen. You will improve each and every time.

It doesn’t have to TurboFire ®maybe it’s Slim in 6 ® , Power 90 ®, P90X ®, 10-Minute Trainer ®, ChaLean Extreme ® or even a walking, jogging or some other type of fitness regimen…whatever your program of choice. All that really matters is that you get up, workout and make better choices with your nutrition. I promise the changes will take place. You will find more energy. You will see the weight come off. Before you know it, you will be the person you’ve always wanted to be. All things are possible…you just have to believe.

“A challenge is an opportunity to prove your ability to yourself and others. Joe Brown.”

When you take on a challenge you are really telling yourself that you know you can become better. That’s what challenges do. They test you. They push your boundaries. They make you want to be better. They are hard—but they are supposed to be! So for me, it’s not about win or lose. It is about giving my very best to help me improve who I am. Because no matter the outcome, if you are giving your very best – you are becoming your very best!


This is where I begin. I will be posting updates as I progress. 
BIKINI FINE on the way!!!