Share it Sunday

Two weeks ago I started a new fitness challenge. We once again have a great group of moms and I’m excited to see them make positive changes and lead healthier lives.

In my experience, the more we share the better we do. Honesty is always the best policy. If we cheat and don’t own up to it, we are only cheating ourselves. We will fail. We will have bad days. Those who are most active are usually the ones who succeed. Success is defined in so many different ways. Blah, blah, blah.

Getting healthy is hard. It’s so much easier to sit on the couch and eat ice cream, chips, cookies and wash them down with giant sodas. Who wants to grunt and get sweaty? Yuck. I don’t like eating better or working out. But I don’t like busting out of my clothes either. I don’t like getting winded walking up one flight of stairs. I don’t like looking in the mirror and seeing extra pounds.

I want to feel better. I want to find healthier foods that are yummy. I want to make my own “fast food” (aka meal prep). I want to see my kids grow up. I want to travel when my husband retires and not ride on a scooter. I want to look in the mirror and love what I see.

I started these challenges to hold myself accountable. They have become so much more. I’ve seen some amazing transformations in many of my moms. That’s what keeps me going. They need the challenges, it’s like crack to some of those crazy bitches!! And I love them. I love their dedication, their motivation, their drive. I love seeing them fail and get back up. I love seeing them support each other and cheer each other on. They are amazing. 

Wow. Haha! This was supposed to be about sharing and it took a weird turn. Soooo, anyway…..what changes have you made to lead a healthier life? What made you stop driving through McDonald’s and make your own food? What made you put on your tennis shoes and walk or workout? If you are in my challenge or another challenge, how do you like it? What would you like to see? 

Share it Sunday!!!

Rita is RELENTLESS!!!

Real Fit Mom is about sharing the real struggles we, as moms, deal with as we struggle to get fit and healthy.  One of my moms shared the post below in our Relentless II private challenge group this afternoon.  This is why I lead these challenges.  This right here makes all of the work worth it:

“So I’m learning to try not to let stress take me back down on a bad path. These last two weeks have been beyond crazy. I have one child that needs a biopsy and another that I can’t keep healthy to save my life. On top of that I have TWO girls in my house with their period at the SAME DAMN time. Even with all of this I am still doing Bootcamp every morning at 6am and a walk or Cize at night. I only caved in once with the food and had a Whoopi pie (I’m from Amish country so I had to have one, but not the same here) and I have only had one glass of wine. I’m proud of myself. I am a stress eater. But this work in progress is working on new habits… now to go back to home to work and hide from the kids!!!” Rita

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!                                 YYYYEEEEAAASSSS!!!!

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BAM!  And that, ladies and gentleman, is how it’s done.  You have two choices- give in or dig in.  Rita chose to dig in and stick with her goals.  She knows what she needs to do.  She knows how easy it is to give in and eat that cake. She’s done it before.  But, she also knows how amazing it feels to make the right choices and see that weight come off.  Rita knows how wonderful it is to find the woman who was hiding under a bunch of fat and she doesn’t want to lose her again.  She doesn’t want to slip back into emotional eating, being lazy and eating junk.  Rita is RELENTLESS!!!

Ringing in the New Year- goals

I am finally ready this time. I don’t know why I haven’t been ready over the last nine years. I always thought I was motivated enough, driven enough and dedicated enough. Obviously I wasn’t.

I want to feel sexy again. I want to feel good about myself. I want to go SHOPPING!  I don’t want to fail. I’m tired of failing. I’m tired of not fitting int- STOP!  Ugh. I’m yelling at myself in a blog post. Here’s to going batshit crazy! 
Ok. Positivity. Optimism. Drive. Motivation. Will. Determination.

Goals. I’d like to be back down to 115 or 118. However, I’m weight lifting so I’m going more on measurements than numbers on a scale. I want to will feel healthy on the inside. I want to will fit back into size 5 jeans. I want to will rock out a bikini this summer.

But one of my biggest goals is to be able to wear my wedding rings again.

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I haven’t been able to wear them, comfortably,  since about a month after being rear ended in September of 2013. I gained almost 20 lbs in six months- most of that in the first three.

I’m also anxious to finally plan a renewal ceremony for Hubby and I. He bought me a gorgeous 1947 wedding dress when we were in St. Augustine ten years ago. When I lose 15 more lbs, I can start planning! 

I’m eating so much healthier and resisting the urge to cheat even though Hubby and my 17 year old made these last night-

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That’s how I know I’m ready. I’m still not waking up excited to workout but it’s only Day 9. I remind myself that it’s only 20 minutes.

Fit Bitch has new workout pants and wants to WILL defeat Slacker Fattie once and for all!