Category Archives: Fitness

Post-Holiday Weekend “Aftermath”

How many of you feel “bad” for things that you did or ate this last 4th of July weekend?? Did you over-indulge on something or skip a workout?

Guess what??? We are all human!!!
Did you enjoy this last weekend? If you enjoyed yourself, cut yourself  a little slack. If there is something that you can learn from the mistake that you made, reflect on it, learn from it and move on! Get back on track today and make the commitment to yourself to not let something from a few days ago continue to bother you.

As far as holiday weekends go, this 4th of July weekend overall wasn’t too bad for me. I have had much worse in the past.  However, I am guilty of feeling “bad” about something I ate and lecturing myself for not being able to get myself under control quicker.
The reality is, as I reminded myself, we only live once, and the french fries that I told myself I wasn’t going to eat but had a few of anyway will NOT affect me for the negative if I dont let them. I chose to eat them, so I ate them. Done and over! As I said previously, in reflecting on the weekend, it really wasn’t all that bad. For some reason, we are able to over exaggerate the circumstances in our head and make it into a much bigger guilt-trip for ourselves than necessary.
There is no need to beat ourselves up so much for things we chose to do. As I said earlier, learn from the choice (whether good or bad lesson) and move on.

I love this video posted by one of my #fitfriends and inspirations, Betty Rocker (aka: Bre). She is super fit, full of knowledge and has really motivated me in my journey. This video really hit home for me when I was reflecting on this weekend. There are so many great points – it’s a must watch! (it’s not Monday, but just humor me) Enjoy!

#sweet150challenge

Who wants to join me in the #sweet150challenge !?!

I recently started training for my first half marathon in October 2014, and I wanted to make the training plan FUN! Running is mentally hard for me, so the more fun I can make it, the better.

The #sweet150challenge is running, walking or jogging 150 miles by August 31st. If you are walking or running 5 days a week, this averages out to 3 miles a day.  If you are training for a half marathon then you may rest certain days and run higher mileage on other days. The point is, this is NOT just for people training for a race. With the weather being nice, its a great chance to get outside and get some miles it. If 3 miles is too much to do at once, you could break it up into 1 mile 3 times a day, or 1.5 miles twice a day… you get the idea!

I hope you will join me in this challenge – make sure to use the hashtag #sweet150challenge so I can see you pictures on Instagram.  150 miles is no joke, and what a fun way to reach some fitness goals and be more active this summer!

sweet150challenge

 

xoxo – Sarah

How to Pick the Right Workout Program

A turning point for me in my fitness journey was when I found the right workout program for me. I used to think the only thing I could do was go to the gym – use the cardio machines, take a spin class and/or lift weights.  I had been on my fitness journey for a long time when I realized that I wasn’t loving the exercise I was doing.

There is nothing wrong with going to the gym and doing all of those things if you LOVE doing that and are very passionate about it. The problem for me was, it didn’t motivate me. It didn’t make me want to get up out of bed everyday and high-tail it to the gym. I got bored easily and felt like working out was a chore. However, since I have found a program that I truly LOVE, working out is no longer a chore. I look forward to it every day, and the results speak for themselves.  Of course the most fit person is going to have days where they do not feel like working out; however, this feeling is much more seldom  now that I found a workout program that  motivates me to give it my all and push myself each and every day.

There are many other forms of cardio and even strength training that are not boring and mundane. I actually got in better cardiovascular condition by NOT using the cardio machines at the gym! Crazy-cool huh?!?

I want to share this information with you because it changed my fitness journey remarkably. Do you enjoy the workout program that you are currently doing? Is it giving you results? Are you bored? Maybe you are just starting your fitness journey and want to find the perfect workout! Whatever the case may be, this information will be helpful to you.

Fill out this short QUESTIONNAIRE  and watch my video below with my tips on how to pick the RIGHT workout for you!

Let’s make “gettin our sweat on” fun!!