Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Goals

I can't believe it is October already- can you?!

With school starting, kids activities- WOW- it was time to start thinking about what I want my October to look like and set some goals.

I write down my goals each week of what I want to accomplish during the week,

but I wanted to do better on writing down my monthly goals.

So I am keeping myself accountable on my Blog

and hope to inspire you to write down your goals as well!

Do you like to set goals? weekly/monthly or just whenever you think of it?

Well here are mine:

Family
  • FHE board- who is doing what in our lessons- 
we have started to have our oldest do a lesson once a month

  • Play more games
  • Be Active- clean up yard/rake leaves, play catch/throw

Personal
  • Start a plan for Christmas gifts
  • Run a 5k
  • Complete Whole 30 Challenge

  • Food Storage clean out/Emergency Preparedness- Water!

Business
  • Marketing plan with my brother- email set up

I would love to hear your goals for October!

Thanks for checking in,

Melissa



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My 21 day fix Extreme Results

This workout program is not for the birds. It is tough! But I enjoyed pushing myself, and doing modifications when I needed to.  The 21 day Fix Extreme workout program is a way to push yourself a little harder in your workouts when you are already working out a couple of times a week and used to exercise.  It is also for those that want to tone and shape their body. Workouts are only 30 minutes too which is awesome!

So my goal was to workout 5 days a week, but I averaged 3-4 days a week and just finished my last day of the 21 day program yesterday!  It worked my upper body, lower body, worked my abs, got my heart rate up with cardio, and I did some pilates and yoga for recovery days. Cuz I sure needed them!

My eating healthy wasn't on point, but I did do my best to plan my meals and snacks. 

I love this program and am happy with my results.


Here were my inches lost in just 21 days!

Arms: total of 1 1/2 inches
Stomach: almost 2 inches
Hips: 2 1/4 inches lost
Thighs: almost 2 inches total

I was most excited about my stomach area, I felt more toned in 21 days of working on my core.
My muscles leaned out and most important- I FEEL STRONGER! And I love the change in my arms too! My shirt I wore didn't feel so tight after the 21 days.

I will definetely be doing this program again soon because it really pushed me to work hard!

Join me in my accountability group to keep yourself motivated and healthy!  I know it sure helps me!

Thanks for checking in,

Melissa

 


Monday, September 21, 2015

Getting started on a workout program


It is hard to get going on your health & fitness when it has been awhile,

heck- even a couple of days missed makes it harder to get motivated.

When you are at the bottom of a HUGE mountain, and you don't know how you are going to climb it by yourself, how do you get yourself to get started? Well- just start walking - RIGHT?



What to do? Where to start? How to begin? These might be questions you are asking yourself.

I wanted to share with you 3 tips on how to get started on a workout program

so you are active most days of the week:

Tip #1

Decide Why it is important for you to get in exercise and then Set your Schedule.

Know what time and what exercise you will be doing. And don't let any excuse stop you.
Remember YOU are important.

Tip #2

Get everything ready the night before. Set out your workout clothes, have your water bottle ready and tell yourself positive thoughts

Tip #3

Be patient with yourself
Know that you aren't going to be perfect, know that you might fail one day, or you might not have the energy- but tell yourself that you are going to get in your workout and Nothing is going to stop you!

I hope these tips helped you!

Thanks for checking in,

Melissa

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Healthy Ranch Dip

I love simple recipes. And I especially love simple recipes that taste good! 

This recipe I am going to share with you today

is a healthy way to dip your VEGGIES!

Yeah!


http://www.shambray.com/2015/09/healthy-ranch-dip-recipe.html



Alright! I am sharing this recipe and an awesome different way to 

use it! Head on over to my good friend

Shambray's blog
Shambray
click here

So excited for you to try it!

Thanks for checking in,

Melissa