It's Not Called Toddler Weight...

If your baby's first birthday has come and gone, but the weight hasn't - you've come to the right place.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Motivate Me Monday - 6/15/2015

Happy Monday!

It's rainy here today and I woke up with a headache but I'm trying to not let it get me down. 

For the first time in a long time I was able to get up really early before my kids and have a cup of coffee. I've been trying to do that since the beginning of the school year! Now that it's the last week of school - go figure! 

And then even though I didn't feel like it I worked out and ate a really healthy breakfast and was able to have a fairly productive morning with my son. 

As I ate my lunch earlier I thought "Wow, why can't every day be like this?"

And then of course I laughed. I can certainly strive for each day to be more on purpose and meaningful. But when you have a lot going on, two kids and just life in general it's a bit much to expect perfect days all the time. But today made me grateful I was able to do what I did.

So to remind myself I came across this:

Strive for progress, not perfection.

This was so fitting to see and take in. Right now I feel it applies to so much for me with health, life, exercise, parenting, organizing - anything! 

As long as there's a progression in the right direction I consider it a win.

I will attempt to get up early again tomorrow but just in case I don't, I will take this morning as progress and put perfection aside for now :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What's Up Wednesday 6/10/15

Hey there!

Just wanted to post a quick update as to what I've been up to.  As I mentioned I started doing PIYO about a month ago and while I really love it and will continue to use it, I just don't think I'm getting the results I want from it.  I'm definitely more flexible and stronger from the program but I'm lacking the cardio aspect and toning I was hoping to get.

Soooo, again I'm switching it up my workout and trying a program I found via Instagram by an Australian woman named Kayla Itsines.  She's got 3 million followers and is constantly posting these AMAZING transformations of women across the world with her Bikini Body Guide.

So, I figured while I'm on my exercise kick, why not give this a whirl?  Kayla's 12 week program includes circuit training, high and low steady state cardio and stretching so I will plan to do PIYO for stretching benefits and possibly even on my rest days.

I've also made my Refreshing Quinoa salad a few more times now - yeah, I'm addicted!  And just keeping clean eating and making sure I'm drinking enough water.

That's what's up for this Wednesday.

Catch me on Instagram, too!

Have a great one!