Friday, January 23, 2015

Nonscale Victory Forever

Confession:   I am approaching the end of my journey with Insanity Max 30!!!

I am not sure if my progress made a difference on my body's appearance but I feel a lot more toned and stronger during the workouts and during the days I have worked out with this program.  The meal plan guide helped me refocus on eating to fuel the body for the workouts because this program gets me starving!   I eat like an athlete those days except for the birthday mint cookies, yea- you can get the recipe in my previous blog post.

I watched this #thisgirlcan video million times since it came out and had many triggering flashbacks to myself growing up trying to brush away others comments, judgements, normalcy of being able to fit in a decent size jeans, and many insults by boys and girls. I enjoyed moving my body, just like the girls in this video... but back then, the others approach towards me wasn't exactly nice and it damaged me.  

It healed me at the same time... I have grew to became nonjudgemental towards others however I make mistakes at times.  

I am observing how the kids develop an attitude towards others' appearances so that I can prevent them from going any further.   How I can help them stop considering one shape having more golden status than other shape, skills, ability, skin color, activity preference or background.  Anything really. Everybody is different all the way to their thoughts.. Nobody thinks the same way!


But will my "before and after" photos show a difference -- big enough for people to want to give this program a TRY?

I am wondering WHY people NEED to see before and after photos to go for it--  

I am not judging anybody who enjoys motivation from those before and afters because I LOVE READING the stories of before and afters along with awesome visuals.

But right now... I am not able to LOSE any more pounds to prove something about a workout program.

Its been around 50 days of Insanity Max 30 and I didn't lose an ounce.  I definitely gained muscular mass but this is not the point.  I don't even know if I will post a photo but I will send beachbody my photos so that I can get my TSHIRT!!!! YAY!  I will even tell them my story of how I can't jump and do crazy stuff that may be risky for my knee that has screws and still do this program because they added a new feature of dual screens where you are able to see the modifier all the way through workouts! I appreciate this part very much. Thank you, Beachbody, for every single tool you give us all!!!

The point I am trying to make is that I wonder everyday as a coach... How I can convince you to get in a workout program without worrying too much about before and afters of YOUR appearance but to THINK about the lifestyle, how good it feels on the days you workout, how the fun trainers in the dvds are so loud in their cheers, how they are so creative with the workouts, I love the captioning as I am Deaf and I love how this whole program improved my pushups form and endurance. Some examples of things that cannot exactly be measured by anybody but you.

Just enjoy a workout everyday! Our body deserves to be moved enough for vitality. Do not worry about how people look at you when you workout because your body isn't theirs... it is your job to stay inspired and motivated for the RIGHT REASONS, despite their statements. Don't let their stares cause your failures.  

Speaking of failing...

I hate failure, but it stings a lot less if I know I tried my best.  Acuff 

But.. if a "before and after" photo helps motivate you and myself... so be it and be sure to check back for some photos here and there to see how much more muscular I am with some programs than others if I stick to them throughout as I mix and match dvds during off program days.   I know I tried my best with each workout and with keeping my lifestyle the healthiest I can.

Up next for me is 21 Day Fix Extreme and I hope you will join me with this challenge. Inbox me to get started!     After this, I am thinking about following the Turbofire program all over again and see if I can go through the original 3 months plan with piyo here n there to keep my flexibility throughout the spring-summer.

What are your plans?   What are your thoughts about the video?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

What Did a Birthday Health Freak Eat Instead of Cake?

I love Chocolate! That's all! 

Here's the delicious recipe that my husband decided on to celebrate my birthday this year. It got our kitchen splattered with chocolate but the kids and I didn't mind! The cookies were gone within few hours. 

Does this remind you of how fast your Girl Scout cookies vanish? 

That! 

Here's a screen shot from my Facebook page because I love what he said in his post!! 

The bottle of peppermint extract is used daily now as I pour 1/8 a teaspoon in my chocolate shakeology and have this tiny love everyday since my birthday! 

Tag me if you have tried this recipe!! I would love the eye or mind candy of knowing you have experienced this burst of joy!  Do let me know! ❤️❤️

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015 Goals = Once Upon a Mama

I love LISTS--- goals, grocery lists, to do lists & you name it.. I love them!

Here is a list of 22 things I want to do in 2015 with all intentions on being a cooler mama!

Why 22? I am challenging myself to break down some goals into smaller ones so that I can see them clearly when I review my goals everyday. In addition, I am repeating some of the stuff because there are always room for improvement especially being a mother because I experience motherhood just since they were born so theres always a first phase of their life that I am learning about.

I stick a note of my goals in evernote and set a reminder on it so it pops up into my email and notifications so that I can read them or at least remind myself to acknowledge my purpose in life each day. My planner has them listed on one page and I tabbed that page so whenever I am blessed with a moment, I will review em.  I will be writing em on a large post it and stick it on my wall year-long calendar which I love so much because I get to see the whole year at one view n see the big picture.

Another tip-- give your goals a reason! Each of them!

Enough with tips.. here are my goals!

1. Find all the quiet beaches and hang out with my kids n Darrell alone! I do enjoy guests but as an introvert, I need to go on little trips with just my family sometimes.

2. Help another person lose over 100 lbs because that was my 2013-2014 joy! Habits die hard!

3. Let Magdalene plan her own birthday party for the very first time. Let the glitter pour.

4. Work closely with Maiya on becoming more comfortable at communicating because I would love to know what she's thinking!

5. Road cycle 2x a week.

6. 10k steps everyday to hit that 3 million something and I invite you to join me!

7. Finish my Maiya's scrapbooks.

8. Help Darrell with his 1940 Chev project because its long overdue and I owe him some elbow grease.

9. Pay off our crazy moving expenses debt because we would love to buy another home in Riverside, CA.

10. Cook some more main meals all by myself. Meats are a bit tricky but I will use my tools!

11. YOGA everydamn day so that my injuries stay at bay. Protection of the soul as well!

12. Finish Insanity Max30, the newest 21 Day Fix EXTREME and mix n match programs for rest of the year so that I stay sane from each day's workout. Maybe I d wash clothes on my 6pack.

13. Read 1 book a month. I said I would do 2 books but to stay a balanced mama, I am cutting it back to 1 book a month but always 10 minutes a day of personal development to stay snapfree.

14. Enjoy my hard earned 2015 success club trip to Cancun, from beachbody. Earn my 2016 trip by inspiring others to a healthier lifestyle each month in 2015. If you want a free vacation, enjoys sharing and working on ur own health.... email me pronto because we start right now in January 2015. I mean it, I thought it was not important when I started out but then after my first trip to disneyWORLD for my whole family, I am never turning back.

15. UNPLUG schedule. (that means when the kids are busy, I still can't PLUG in until its time to plug in. This will be a challenge.)  #goodbyegoogle #goodbyeinstagram #goodbyefacebook This will probably help with goal #7.

16. Buy more warm clothes for the next COLD weather in southern california so I don't end up wearing the same thing for 2 weeks!

17. Drink less coffee. MORE WATER. I know- I tried everyday and still struggle. I need a fitbit for water intake. I use lemon essential oil from Chelsea Nelson in my water and that helps so much!

18.  Read to my kids everyday. (Kids PLEASE pay attention to me!)

19. Teach my kids basketball, volleyball and soccer. They are pros at yoga and exercising already so onto sports hereafter.

20. Create ASL storytelling videos with my kids for other Deaf kids in the world.

21. Create a FUN walking at home workout video?? LOL Gotta hit that 10k steps!

22. Be an awesome tutor to my kids for homework time needs to become FUN.

One more tip--- prioritize your goals and put them in order when you have time and this activity helps you think out your steps and plan everything for more chances at successful tackling your list.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year, Important yet Simple Goals

EVERYDAY is a good time to do something to do a workout, try to eat healthier and pay goodness forward by staying strong and HAPPY! Resolutions are actually a good thing- they remind us how important our usual goals are because each one of our goals are important as long they are filled with good intentions.

Did you know that I am a Beachbody coach? I seek purpose everyday from helping you with a list of world famous workout programs, healthiest cleanses that aren't crazy complicated, simple no-calorie counting eating system that you can use for a lifetime and most important of all, an accountability buddy just a message away from YOU!  

I buy myself a program 1-2 times a year so that I keep my fitness library interesting and myself motivated. Our programs are cheaper than the GYM, even time effective & cheaper that you can stay at home, and my support groups can help you stay engaged longer. If you are not the support group type, I am just a text away! Everybody has different needs and

To find your next workout or nutrition program, you can ask me for the comparison chart. We have something starting at 40 dollars and up!

But for this month, we have 4 specials that you can take advantage of. (If you don't want the home direct, let me know and I ll instruct you on how to get the pack and stop the HD. You also can get a free coach sign up with the packs, so that you can get a discount on ur HD if you decide on keep drinking up like I did for the last 4ish years!  :)

3-Day Refresh and Shakeology Challenge Pack Promotion: only $140 USD (normally $160 USD).*

21 Day Fix and Shakeology Challenge Pack Promotion: only $140 USD (normally $160 USD).

INSANITY MAX:30 and Shakeology Challenge Pack Promotion: only $180 USD (normally $205 USD).

INSANITY MAX:30 Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack Promotion: only $220 USD (normally $245 USD).*

21 Day Fix En Espanol and Shakeology Challenge Pack Promotion: only $140 USD (normally $160 USD).*

I look forward to work with many new faces this year as well as my awesome old challengers who keeps me going!!!