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!

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Back and There Again-Fresh Start Fitness Challenge Now!

So it has been awhile.

 

Soon I hope to share more pictures of our surprise, wonderful trip to Kauai….oh how nice and relaxing that was! It was tropical, rainy, and just beautiful….more on that soon!

So now that we are back and school is in full swing, I am in dire need to get back on track to the pre Kauai prep I was doing for myself. Working out, logging what I ate, etc. So the timing on finding FitKnitChick-Tamara’s The Fresh Start Fitness Challenge now, couldn’t have come sooner! The idea is to track three different things: my nutrition, my physical activity and my emotional well being! Love that the last one is included! And yes, I am a week behind since I just found this through my friend, Jill Conyers, who also has a wonderful fitness journey and lifestyle blog. So my renewed journey begins today!

I’m also prepping for a City to Sea 1/2 marathon in October and Dirty Girl Run in November! Excited to be trying these fun new events and hoping to do more!

Let’s go!

Emotional-Personal Goals for the challenge:

-Work out at least 3xtimes a week, Spin, Running, Yoga

-Increase current running in prep for 1/2 marathon in October

-Practice Positive self talk 3x a day- starting with, “You are capable of anything you set your mind to!”

-Any negative self talk, do pushups!

Nutritional

-Started logging on MyFitnessPal again, thus keeping a daily food journal

-identify my trigger foods-ice cream,…bye bye~

-eat breakfast everyday

-no alcohol

Physical

-Good Form Push ups- 12 in really good form, and 10 more in ok

-Plank Position hold-90 seconds

-Body Weight squats-25

-Perform at least 120 of intense cardio this week-spin on Tuesday (60) Run on M, W, F, (30 minutes each)

Let’s do this!