Don’t Fall Out of Your Fitness Routine

It is easy to fall out of a regular exercise plan. From lack of motivation to excuses such as the weather is bad, to pure avoidance—the are many reasons why you may not be meeting your fitness goals. There are so many benefits to exercising including improvements to your health and overall well-being. So, the sooner you commit to your fitness goals, the sooner you’ll see noticeable results. Here are a few ways in which you can stay on top of working out so that you can avoid this common problem and experience the healthy body that you deserve. #1 Be Internally Motivated In short, exercise for yourself! Do not let external factors such as what others think about you, negative comments, or social stereotypes infiltrate your ability (or inability) to exercise. Exercise is important. … [Read more...]

How to Stop Fear and Doubt from Ruling Your Life

Fear and Doubt.  Two of our worst enemies.  Are they ruling your life?  I know that if I don't watch myself and stay vigilant they begin to creep in and start their own podcasting duo in my brain that I do not want on my playlist. No, really. How do we stop fear and doubt from running their crappy commentary in our life and sucking up our energy and brain power?   Here's what happened with me and how I'm dealing with it. Subscribe to my channel for more from me on cars, fitness, fashion and more. So daily, I'm using my mind, body and soul to kick ass and kick fear and doubt to the curb.  I listen to lots of podcasts each day and read a lot while I work to combat them.  I have practically wall papered my office with quotes and images that assist with this ass kicking … [Read more...]

That Annoying Post About Gratitude

Gratitude. One word and so many eye rolls and heavy sighs. At least from a lot of people I know. It's a great idea in theory they chant. "Oh right, that journal thing?" Is another one I hear often. Yes. That's one way to look at it. Or you could think of gratitude like this instead. I get it. I really do. I find 30 days of gratitude sappy and I often end up feeling like a failure at it because after day 4 or 9 I have forgotten about posting my daily gratitudes. Is that a word? But what about looking at it this way? Subscribe to my channel for more good stuff, more information and if you have questions just hit me up in the comments. What if you start your day not turning on your phone and searching social media and emails first thing? Those two things create feelings of … [Read more...]

Stop Feeling Guilty

Raise your hand if you have ever felt guilty about doing something nice for yourself. I think it is safe to say that we have all been there, done that.  Knock it off and change-up your behavior. Like, right now. Here's why you should stop feeling guilty and start being healthy. Subscribe to my channel for more good stuff, more information and if you have questions just hit me up in the comments. This isn't groundbreaking stuff or new to anyone.  We all know we need to take care of ourselves, but somehow we get these mixed messages from the outside world that tell us that to be a good person, mother, wife, friend, co-worker we need to be giving to others all the time.  If not, then we are selfish. That's a bunch of bullshit right there.   If you feel guilty trying to eat … [Read more...]

Create Different

New Year. New Ideas. That's what is all about, right?  Now, I don't make resolutions but sometimes I create goals.  This year I'm feeling different.  I need to be different and create differently.  SO! Here's what I'm going to do.  Just watch... Subscribe to my channel, learn with me and let's create something different here in this space. *What I didn't mention in this video is that I'm also writing a book. Time suck? Yes! Worth it?  I think so. … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Staying Motivated Exercising Indoors

I woke up to temperatures in the mid-thirties this morning and I just wasn't prepared. My outdoor run turned into an indoor sweat session.  It's totally perfect for today's guest post by fitness expert Amy Dixon who is offering up tips to motivate your own indoor work out. So what are those super tips for staying motivated – and fit – indoors? Set a goal (but be realistic) - Studies have shown that having a ‘prize to shoot’ for help us achieve better results.  What’s your prize?  Looking good for your wedding?  High School reunion?  Bikini season?  Setting a goal is the first step toward reaching it.  So what are the characteristics of a great fitness goal to set? Pick a buddy – Few things are more motivating than that pal that kicks us in the butt and keeps us going, even … [Read more...]

Stay Fueled for Fitness

Since July I have been pushing harder to get back into running and more regular workouts, basically being fueled for fitness.  It benefits everyone in my family, trust me.  I wrote this post over at Social Moms to help get me into the swing of things. What do you do to stay motivated and fit? Don’t let the summer schedule derail your workout or quest for fitness. Stay focused and motivated all summer long with these great tips that will have you ready to workout, hit the gym or power up that DVD first thing in the morning or anytime of the day. New playlists, workout buddies and just-bought fitness attire are all excellent ways to motivate you to move. But when they stop working, try these small tricks and tips of the mind to get you moving. Busy Bees We are all super busy … [Read more...]