Before and After Evolve Transformation!

Finally I am ready to post some pics since participating in the Evolve training at my workplace, MINDBODY Online. It was an amazing three months…that now, is part of an lifestyle and lifelong commitment! This is just one of the things I like about where I work, but they stress a work life balance that I have only experienced at one other job in my life thus far. I am very thankful!

We were able to attend three different gyms, each with their own unique style and focus. The one where I, for myself, saw the most results was at REV SLO Fitness.  And it is here that I continue to evolve. When I first went there, I knew it was something special…as my favorite color of green is everywhere! But the commitment by the staff to help us see results and then get them…that is magical!  REV is a family…the staff, the clients….there is no judgement…only the work.

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Then to meet the other people that are training…their transformations…it’s inspirational! There is one person, Stephanie Elizabeth who has been documenting her adventure. I am always inspired by people and their journeys and hers is quite amazing! She is also an amazing photographer!

Goals are important….my mama always reminds me to. ” have your goals out in front of you!” Well I’m here to share my ultimate goal of this: wanting to take boudoir pictures! Yup, going to have Stephanie take them too! Along with REV, I also have a group of friends on facebook that help  each other with monthly challenges….Jamee Sicat heads it up and it’s great checking in with the people there too! I also heed the words of my friend Emily Lo, who I still remember having a long day of different workouts with…we did running, biking, took a class, was on the treadmill and did weights….all at once! She said…”It can be done, our bodies can do this!”  Sue Conrad, another woman I did yoga on the beach ans spin with also inspired us to just do it! It’s what the Evolve Challenge has taught me too!  And if you cruise online, meet Jill Conyers….we were scrapbooking buds online, and now she has one of the most inspirational health and life blogs that is my goto daily read!

One of my favorite quotes from REV, that I hear all the time from all the trainers is, “Don’t think it through, just push through it!” When I’m taking a Spin and Gunz class, I secretly like being pushed to go farther and harder…reach my limit and then try more! Yes, now that I have said it, I will regret these words…but not really! The trainers are doing us service…but ultimately, it’s up to me! Half the issue is showing up…once I do, I know I am spending excellent quality time for myself…I at least deserve that!

Ok..so enough rambling…here are some befores and afters…and I still have a ways to go….but with my goal in sight, I know I can get there! The boudoir shoot will really be a medal for me…but maybe I’ll let Trevis see the pictures! 😉 Thanks to my trainers in life and to me!

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AFTER!

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PuraVida! Cheers to being happier, healthier and stronger! Cheers to the Journey!

And so it begins……MINDBODY Evolve

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Today is the first day of Evolve…MINDBODY!

Took an awesome class at REV SLO! Spin & Gunz……I haven’t sweated like that in a long time! Last time was when I took a class from my friend Sue! I’m really amped about this and hoping it will make a lasting impression…it will! More ON REV SLO tomorrow…have to get some sleep as I have a 5am team training to go to before I work at 6am. Here we go…..!

 

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Transformation….my word

So in honor of my little word for this year, I have decided to participate in a 5-Day cleanse. A friend of mine is doing it via facebook, and through we are only in day two, I feel so much better.  At first I thought it would be hard preparing my own meals while prepping the family’s, but to my surprise it’s working well.

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I’ll update as the week comes to an end, but it’s nice to finally see some positive results.

Also working a unique schedule has allowed me to still be in the girls classroom and be home with them in the afternoons. Sure there are some weekends, but all in all I am now getting used to it.

Been drawing and creating more and getting the girls involved more too….as I’ve been cleaning and organizing things I came across these old drawings…I love finding old things…in a sense…making them new–transforming!!

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And here are some of their creations too…the Birds are Isara’s

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And the starfish are Tamra’s

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Hope you can find some time to transform your time into creative time!

2014….Transformation…….Happy New Year!

Living in the now……it’s part of my word for the year…Transformation, transform, transformative. Sure things are ever changing. Change is part of life. But I want to make this a year of living in the moment by cherishing the present. That to me is transforming!

Other things will of come into play…a new job, a new schedule, new goals, new dreams.  But the point is really to keep dreaming right. So here is to the dreams, to the highs and lows, the getting through the tough times, to cherishing the simply times……..2014…another year, another chance. Cheers!

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Season’s Change

Just sharing some old, but new now, creations I made back in the day! I can feel the seasons’s change upon us. The weather, the crisp of the air…something is there! Enjoy the change of seasons! Have that warm cup of chai tea and study the rain…play and play often! I welcome comments and look forward to hearing how your seasons are changing for you!