Today I’m 38

Hey Friends

It’s been a while. Well, today I’m 38. Yes it’s hard to believe I will be a 40 year old in only two years. I never imagined it, I thought I would be 21 forever. No joke. I thought my 20s would last forever. But I can’t complain because with age comes wisdom and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. I have learned a lot in my 30s and I know it will only get better. Continue reading

21 Day Challenge (Week One)

Hey Friends,

How are you?

A little over a week ago I decided to join Noelle Benepe’s “Booty Core and More” 21 day challenge. I have been following Noelle on Instagram for quite some time because she is pure inspiration. I have been in what I call a winter slump and needing a change and motivation so I decided to give her challenge a try. I just completed week one and I’m feeling good so far.
This challenge has been filled with squats, lunges, bridges, and every
“booty” exercise imaginable. My butt has been on fire this week and I’m loving it.

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Goals for 2016

Hey

I waited until the very last day of January to post my goals for the year. Not really. I’ve been on the go alot and sort of put it off but today is a very rainy day and I figure its a good time to sit down and get my goals together. I thought curling up on the couch but this more productive.

New Years resolutions are a thing of the past for me. Year after year, I would write a super long list of things I wanted to accomplish and never take into consideration how difficult they were and failed to create a plan on how I would accomplish them. Every year, my goal was to lose weight. Although I could stand to lose 5 or 10 pounds after the winter, it is no longer my focus. I’ll explain a little later.

If something seems to overwhelming, most people including myself will give up. In order to reach goals, they much be reachable.

As I sit here and write, my mind is flooded with all the things I want to accomplish this year but instead of writing it all and later getting upset with myself for not getting it all done, I will keep it short and simple because for me, that’s the only way it gets done.

EDUCATE –My main goal in this category is to complete my NASM personal trainer certification. I started on in last year and never finished. I will also be attending IDEA world 2016 and Blogfest which I’m so excited about. Last year, I was not able to make it and was pretty disappointed.

READ OFTEN- I think reading is so important and have let it slip in the last year. There are so many books I want to read and continue reading (yes I start and don’t finish sometimes) but the book that is at the top of my list is the bible. 

LOVE MYSELF – Oh boy. This is a hard one! Instead of criticizing my body as I tend to do, I will treat it with more love and care.

IMPROVE MY POSTURE- I have dealt with chronic back pain for years and I’m very tired of it so I’m committing to yoga every day in addition to my strength training routines.

ORGANIZE AND DECORATE MY KIDS ROOMS: This is a fun one for me because I love DIY and decorating, almost as much as fitness.

I will post a breakdown of each of my goals in future posts so keep and eye out because I have a lot to say. 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Marlene