May Fitness Goals

Like most months lately, April was busy and hectic!  I managed to keep most of my goals for the month, but had eating good been one of those goals, I would have totally failed!  For the most part, I ate ok M-F but then pretty much derail on the weekends.  If I'm being honest, that's been happening a lot lately.  So, yea I'm not making any progress in weight-loss. So, for May, I've decided to get some help, to get an extra push, and have someone hold me accountable.  I've signed up for an online training program with Reconstruction by Leti.  She won't be physically holding my hand or pushing me personally at the gym, but her program seems great for me.  Now, I didn't just google online training and picked her.  I started following her Instagram daily fitness challenge, #grinderglamchallenge and  then I began to follow her instagram (total stalker, right?) throughout the year or so I've been following her and playing along, I really liked how she keeps it real.  Ya'll know how I don't do fake!  I'm pretty open about my ups and downs with eating clean and working out and so is she.  Had she just posted tons of "perfect" images and posts, I would have stopped following a long time ago.  Anyhow, I met Leti in January when I joined her Team Grinderglam for the Spartan Sprint and then again here in Vegas for the Spartan Super.  Again, I felt comfortable around her and her honesty.  I also really like the community she's created on social media.  I've even met and become friends with some incredible ladies from all over the country just through this challenge and Spartan team.  Gotta love the internet!! 

So, I finally decided to give her program a try and I'm really excited about it.  It's time to change things up a bit, focus, put in some hard work, and start seeing some results again!  So, she'll be "virtually" working alongside me as I work to reach May's Fitness Goals:

Let's crush it in May!  What are your goals this month?  

March Goals & February Goals Met

February was a big month of adjusting in our household.  Dealing with Jason's ankle surgery and taking care of so much in the beginning of the month, was a lot of work.  I've been so tired lately, but I managed to reach half of my goals for February.  The first part of the month was tough, but things started to fall into a routine by the end of the month.  

I had been pretty frustrated recently (like this weekend) about my weight loss and how I feel I've reached a plateau.  I hadn't been super strict with my eating and it caught up to me, my waistline to be exact.  So, for the past 2 weeks I'd been working out regularly and keeping my cheat meals to a minimum.  I was very disappointed when there was no change on the scale.  What's a girl to do? Here's what I did, after stressing out & being upset for a bit, of course.  I decided to focus on the good.  To focus on the progress I've made and the positive changes I've had, not just physically, but emotionally too.  That's helping me tons right now.  I'm still determined to reach my goal.  Not really a goal weight, per se, but I do have some high goals I want to reach this year and taking care of myself is what will get me there.  Here are my goals for this month:

I'd love to hear all about your goals for this month too!  

 

Accountability & Reaching your 2015 Goals

Well, we're almost halfway through February and it got me thinking about how everyone's 2015 New Year's Goals were coming along.  So, it's time to fess up, how are you doing with reaching those 2015 goals?  Are you crushing them early, going slow and steady, or did you forget all about them?

Too often we get super excited about starting something new.  I know I do!  I'll write it all down, get a few things I "need" to make it happen, and then life takes over.  We've all been there and before you know it the year is gone and we don't have much to show for it.  It's happened to me more times than I care to admit.  I don't only mean fitness/weight loss goals, but redecorating my office, getting a cleaning schedule for my home, staying on budget, etc.  Well, let's not let 2015 slip away from us.  Let's reach those goals this year.  

I declared 2015 the Year for Finding Balance and I intend to find that balance in my life!  Not just with working out and eating healthy, but in all aspects of my life.  Work, home, family life, social life, etc.  

I wrote a blog post sharing 10 tips for keeping your health & fitness goals and you can read those HERE!  They're really great and practical tips that you can apply not just for your fitness goals, but your everyday goals too.  

Once you put those tips into action, I really think it's important we keep ourselves accountable to reaching our goals.  Here are 3 ways we can remain accountable and finally reach those big goals!

1.  Set small monthly goals that will lead to reaching the ultimate goal and write them down!  For example, if one of your goals is to go to the gym 5 days a week and you're currently just going every once in awhile, then you can set a goal to go to the gym twice a week for 2 months, then 3 times a week for 3 months, 4 times a week for 4 months and then it'll be way easier to add that 5th day by the end of the year!  

2.  Tell people about your goals.  Sometimes just saying our goals out load is good enough to keep us accountable.  Sometimes sharing on social media, like facebook or instagram works wells.  Sometimes we need a little more.  If so, find someone who you trust and can be your accountability partner.  Whether they're on the same path as you or not, tell them what your goals are and ask them to keep checking in on you weekly, monthly, whatever works for you.  Make them the person you call when you're feeling down or about to give up.  I guarantee you that they'll help you feel better and do all they can so you don't quit and pick you up when you don't want to keep going.  

3.  Have visual reminders.  You know the saying, "Out of sight, out of mind."   You don't want this to happen to your goals, so we need to keep them in sight and in our mind.  You can do this by creating a Vision Board and keeping it in a place you'll see it everyday.  Another idea is to have motivational sayings throughout your room, office, or fridge.  Sayings that will help keep you on track.  Other ideas of visual reminders could be photographs of your goals or even better photos of your rewards when those goals are met!  

Here's my lovely vision board sitting in my office reminding me of my goal for 2015: Balance in all aspects of my life! 

Here's my lovely vision board sitting in my office reminding me of my goal for 2015: Balance in all aspects of my life! 

Let's not let another year go by.  Let's not let another year slip away from us.  Not this time.  No, this year we will make it happen.  We will make the time for reaching our goals.  Think of how awesome it's going to feel come December 2015 and we can say, I killed it!  I made it happen.  It may have been hard, I may have wanted to quit, but boy was it worth it.  Because I promise you, it will be worth it.  You are worth it.