Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Good Day

I had an awesome workout this morning! I lifted shoulders, biceps and triceps. I really got the blood pumping in my biceps. I even saw a vein!! You have no idea how excited I was!! Oh, how I love thy veins! Then I went to a one hour spinning class. I hated the music but focused on the mind/body connection and all the little muscles that were working. It was a stellar workout! I was so exhausted by the time I walked out of the gym.

So this might sound weird, but every time I have an awesome workout I always want to eat super clean because I worked so hard at the gym I don't want to throw it all down the drain. And every time I eat extra clean, I always have better workouts because I feel good about myself and confident. Guess I just need to keep it clean and focus on my workouts and life would be this good everyday! HA - easier said than done!

Anyways, today was great. I ate good and had an amazing workout. Now, off to bed so I can get a good night sleep. I have a HIIT session tomorrow so I want to make sure I'm well rested for it.

Train Hard -

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nothing Beats A Good Run Outside

It's been an awesome day! It's absolutely gorgeous outside so I decided to take advantage of it. I went for a run outside and wouldn't you know...I set a new PR for myself! I was even running against the wind. I guess my sprints on the treadmill all winter long have paid off!

I feel so much better after soaking in some fresh air. doesn't look like the warm weather will stick around for long. As I was watching the weather, they said we might get snow next week. Bummer...I want the warm weather to stay. Oh well, I'll just enjoy today!

Yesterday and today, I've done an awesome job of sticking to my nutrition plan. It's amazing how much better I feel!

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Favorite Clean Eats

Happy Friday!

I wanted to share a couple of my lastest addictions with you. I love these clean foods so much I eat them every day.

The first is edamame. It's actually a soybean that is nutritionally loaded with a ton of good stuff. It has fiber, protein, antioxidants, and iron. What more could you ask for in a little bean? I usually roast them and put them on my salad, in an omelet, or eat them by themselves as a snack. Thanks to the fiber and protein they do a great job of keeping me full. They are delish!

The second item that I cannot live without right now is Ezekiel bread. This certainly isn't anything like your typical slice of bread. It's actually flourless! It's made from whole grain and legumes, which when combined create a complete protein. It contains all 9 essential amino acids and is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It's more dense than your average slice of bread. It also costs a bit more, but it's worth it! I prefer it toasted with a bit of natural peanut butter. It is simply wonderful!!

So if you're headed to the grocery store this weekend, I highly recommend you give these two clean foods a try! I think you'll love them as much as I do!

Eat Clean -

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What a Day...

This morning I had a really good HIIT session. It was intense and my legs were burning!! I'm trying really hard to stick to my diet, but the past few days I've been so hungry it's hard not to eat anything extra. Yesterday I did have some extra chicken and today some extra peanut butter (the natural stuff of course!) Anyways, I need to push through the temptations and stick to my nutrition plan. I just got done looking at picutres of Monica Brant - that's inspiring!! The fact that swimsuit season is just around the corner helps a bit, too!

People don't realize that it takes years of eating clean and working out before you create a solid, lean figure. It doesn't happen over night so I continue to remind myself of that. Otherwise, it's too easy to get frustrated. It's important to congratulate yourself on the little victories you have during the day. For me today...getting out of bed and going to the gym was a small victory. I was super tired and didn't know how I could possibly keep my eyes open long enough to even drive to the gym let alone have a good workout...but I'm glad I did because I had an AMAZING workout. I needed it too because today was a stressful one. Well, now I'm off to bed so I can get a good night sleep, let my muscles recover and have another intense workout tomorrow.

Train Hard -

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Time to Refocus

It's time to refocus. Things have been hectic here lately so today I've reminded myself of my goals, and what I need to do to accomplish them. It's easy to get off course, but it's just as easy to get back on course so that's exactly what I will do.

No matter what life throws at us, we can't sacrifice what we want most. Stick to your goals and dig deep to push through those tough times. I keep telling myself those tough times are only temporary. I will make it through and become stronger than I am today because of it!

Resist the urge to give in, and refocus on what it is you really want to accomplish. Rise above the challenge.

It's your life, live it your way!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Prepared Meals: Convenient, But Are They Worth It?

It amazes me how many people I see stocking up their grocery carts with pre-packaged, frozen meals. Okay people...let's just get this out on the table...these are NOT good for you! Just because they contain the words "lean" or "healthy" in the name doesn't mean they are. They are filled with chemicals, sugar, bad fats and carbs. There is no doubt they are convenient, but you'll make huge sacrifices in the quality of food you're eating. Bottom line...the convenience is nice, but not worth it. Next time, try reaching for a chicken breast on whole wheat bread with some veggies. Your body will thank you!

Eat Smart-

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Today's Workout

Hey Everyone - Not much new today. Had a pretty good lower body workout this morning. My legs are still sore from lifting on Saturday so I couldn't push myself as hard as I would have liked. I need to start taking Structure on a regular basis because that stuff is amazing. It really helps with diminishing soreness after my workouts.

I've been busy working on my newsletter for March so keep your eyes open for that. It's going to be a good one!

If you want change, you need to change.

Train Hard!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Defatten America

Pauline has a great post here about what changes she would make to 'defatten America.'

My favorite? Tax the junk food, and use the funds to make healthy food cheaper. :)


So I had an alright workout this morning. Lifted upper body and did a spinning class. I'm just glad that I had good energy during my workout as it was hard to get out of bed after a long weekend.

Also, I created a new client today, which is always a good way to start out your week.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Catching Up . . .

Wow! What a busy month February was. Training is going well. I'm really trying to focus in on my diet right now and on leaning out by April. Business is strong and has kept me running. I hope to announce a big upcoming event here soon!

I also updated my blog roll with a couple more ladies that I like to follow. Hope you enjoy them too!

Train hard!