Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

These days I’m all about testing (or pushing) my limits. I think it is important to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Whether that is moving to a new city, starting a new job, trying a new workout….

Whatever it is. You HAVE to be ok not feeling like you are 100% in control. Because COME ON….you’re never REALLY 100% in control of anything. There are too many variables in the world.

So this week my limits are being tested in many ways….

FIRST…I applied to be a Fitfluential Ambassador….EEEK :-O

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I love the Fitfluential community….I mean the encouragement, the workout and nutrition info they provide….there are so many things they help you with….but mostly it is the support I’m in love with.

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I’ve wanted to be an ambassador for them for the last year or so, but didn’t think I’d have quite the following I need. I constantly question the relevance of this little blog or my social media efforts. Well not anymore. I put it out there and now it is up for the world to decide! (pretty please pick me! haha)

NEXT….I’m now officially announcing my presence in the Team BeachBody community!

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 That’s right. I signed up to be a Team BeachBody coach.

I got inspired by my girl Kat who is MY coach for BeachBody. She’s pretty amazing. We met way back in 2013 at FitBloggin and have kept in touch ever since. She inspires me daily with her blog, fitness coaching and just overall positive attitude.

So I asked her about Team BeachBody and she pretty much sold me on the idea. Now my   main focus right now is using BeachBody and PiYO, as well as Shakeology to help me get back on track myself. And so far it has been amazing. The support I’ve found from Kat, as well as my own friends, family, and online community has helped my jumpstart my program.

I’m going to build my BeachBody world though….slowly but surely!

Want me as a coach?! Contact me!

AND Just FYI….the PiYo DVD’s ROCK. MY. WORLD.

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Seriously.

They give me so many things I’ve been missing lately. The stretching I’ve neglected lately. The strength exercises to tone and build muscle, as well as the power movements to really get me sweating!

Want to know why PiYO? Take a look at Kat’s blog for a good analysis!

I’m also so in love with this workout it is also my other challenge!

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I signed up for instructor training THIS SUNDAY!

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Yeah…I’m kinda stoked.

Like…completely

So that is how I am challenging myself these days. Push that comfort zone right?!?

How are YOU Challenging your comfort zones? Are you comfortable being UNCOMFORTABLE?!

 

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And Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming…

It’s true. The last year has been consistently inconsistent in regards to this blog (as well as other things). My posts have been few and far between, and I was well wrapped up mostly with this thing called life.

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Yeah it gets kinda crazy. Lopsided.

This last year has been somewhat of a roller coaster….

Well, not really a roller coaster. More like a downhill slide. There were a bunch of different things going on in my work and personal life that I didn’t, and couldn’t, really share to the blogging world (my entire following of my mom and maybe my sister…what’s up ladies!).

These personal things were just that….personal. And they caused me to revert to some unhealthy tendencies. And during that period where I wasn’t eating the way I should, or working out the way I should (as in not at all), and sliding back on my journey (at least that is how I saw it…) I didn’t feel I could be here writing and sharing. It just felt hypocritical.

What I realize now is that my struggles would probably have been great reflection points for myself… AND anyone who dare stumble upon this little blog. That it shows that we can’t always be perfect. We stumble. We fall. Multiple times. And it may be for a period that is longer than we like….but the only thing that matters is that we GET UP.

Life isn’t about being perfect. Or fixating on your struggles or hardships. So here I am. Up and at ‘em. With a new perspective and a new attitude. I’ve been slowly but surely making the changes I need to and getting back to ME.

So here are the MOST important changes…..

I’m BACK IN SEATTLE!!!

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I’m officially 30 years old!

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Oh…and I have a puppy now. Meet Lucas…..

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He is insane…and adorable..and ridiculous :)

And I love him.

CHEERS to new enthusiasm, new honesty, and new adventures…

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Did you MISS me?!? How do YOU get through a difficult time(s) in your life?

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Back in the Swing of Things…

Last week I vented to interwebs about my lack of motivation….my lack of consistency.

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Well I’m proud to report that one week later I’m sitting in a slightly better mindset. Four days of weight lifting, 2 days of cardio, and six consistent days of eating well has definitely made an improvement on the psyche.

Many would say that is a significant improvement from where I was last week, but I’m typically hard on myself. Harder than I should be many times…and I’m working on that…little by little.

But I am also sitting here knowing that there were definitely moments in the week that were harder than others. Moments I wanted to buckle and have a sweet treat. That I wanted to say eff it. I can start again in the morning…but I didn’t. I reminded myself that we can ALWAYS say tomorrow, and that is what I said for months. That I’d made such progress in the gym this week and that I can already feel a difference in my energy levels and how I feel about myself….I didn’t want to screw it up.

I definitely still have things to clean up with regards to all of my nutrition behavior. I don’t always eat at the times I should because of my work schedule. I need to prep things to take with me while I teach…especially in the evenings so my dinners aren’t so late. But as long as every day is better than the last I’ll consider it progress.

My workouts have been pretty good. My body hurt for most of the week…hating me and loving me at the same time. AND my foot is starting to be on the mend. After taking it easy on the running (which sucks….) I’m not feeling the constant pain in my foot anymore and my PT seems to think its on the mend. So taking another ‘easy’ week on the running and trying to stick to the bike/elliptical as much as I can. It’s been rough….not the hugest fan of the bike…mostly because I’m stuck inside…

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I DID take a few long walks at the end of the week and the foot seemed to hold up well….plus it was nice to just get outside and enjoy the beauty of my city.

I might try my luck at a run toward the end of the week considering I’m supposed to run a half marathon in two weeks…..eek….that is slightly scary. Even more scary? 4 halfs are planned before the end of the year…..yeah about that….

Anyway. I’m just glad to be feeling a little more like myself these days. I may not be where I want to be yet, but I know I’ll get there. And in these beginning stages of getting back to me I’m not stepping on the scale. I know I’ve made progress because I can feel it and see it….and I know that if I step on a scale and don’t see a change I like in the numbers it would be discouraging. So just being in tune with my body for now and then we’ll check on the measurement side of things in a few weeks.

How was YOUR week? Did you get to the gym?

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