Summer Is Coming!

With less than 60 days to summer my Facebook and Instagram feeds are full of weight loss ads, friends ‘shaping’ up and women worried about bikini season.

Let’s be real, I am not one of those people right now because of my current situation. However, I am concerned about maternity swimsuits for our upcoming lake trips. LOL!

With all of the hype about summer, I figured I’d share my best tips for starting (and keeping) a healthy lifestyle.

To create a habit of any kind, you truly need 21-30 days of doing. Whether this includes exercise, nutrition focus, or water intake, 21-30 solid days of doing this will create a lasting habit. This is why I recommend a program such as Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix. In just 21 days you create a habit of working out daily for 30 minutes, while altering your nutrition for your best results!

The second tip is water, water and oh yeah, more water! I reside in Arizona, where it’s a very dry heat and dehydration is an every day occurrence here. Did you know that lack of enough water causes headaches, fatigue and can lead to poor skin? Sure enough, lack of water can do more than just that! A quick calculation will you give you a desired amount of ounces per day. That calculation is your body weight, divided by two.

The final tip is all about my current favorite thing, NUTRITION! You can exercise all day long, you can drink an excess amount of water but, if you’re fueling your body with CRAP you won’t get awfully far. Additionally, eating the right food but the wrong portions can be harmful to your goals.

I hope this helps you kick off your summer goals and maintain them into fall! As always, I’m readily available to be YOUR coach! Even pregnant with twins, I’m still out here hustling to make sure my body is as prepared as possible.

XO – Sabrina

Putting Aside Your Ego.

Can we talk about ego’s for a sec? Not your puffed out chest saying “I am a badass,” but the egos we utilize to go against what we know isn’t best for us.

Take me for example… When I first started with my weightless journey, I was completely on my own. I knew I could do it by myself, I wasn’t sharing my journey or even talking to anyone about it. I just did it. So when I failed, I failed miserably and beat myself up for it over, over and over again.

It wasn’t until I found a tribe. You’re right, a tribe sounds “clique-y”. The saying rings true, “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” Without the group of like-minded woman I was invited into, I wouldn’t be where I am today. In fact, I probably wouldn’t be writing this post.

Today, I am on bed rest, not because anything is necessarily wrong. But, because I let my ego get ahead of my bodies needs. I took two days away from exercise after transfer day, and then hopped right back into my routine. I shouldn’t have, but there I was crushing it! I felt great after every single workout, some of my friends and even my coach said “you’re glowing!”. But, what they didn’t know.. Is that I was threatening to waste close to fourteen thousand dollars because my ego said “keep going”. So, now, I put my ego aside. I put it away and I reached out for help.

When I reached out at home, I found my kids sticking to my nutrition plan bringing me healthy snacks in my colorful containers, water, breakfast, lunch and checking in on me so much (sometimes too much, lets be honest). I’m really proud of them for stepping up to help out their moms and keep their baby brother(s) away from mama’s ego.

When I reached out to my tribe, I found support regardless of not being able to work out with them. I found them cheering on my non-scale victories (NSV’s) and checking in with me personally to see if I needed anything. I have found a group who enjoys me for me, and lets me come out of my shell just a bit more than usual.

Long story, not short – Put aside your ego to do what’s best for you. Even when it’s not what you “want” to do, you have to learn to listen to your bodies needs!

XO – Sabrina