Friday, March 19, 2010

Pump it up!

This week I have had to really push myself.  What's funny about that is knowing I can dig a little deeper and push harder.  The weight isn't melting off as I had hoped it would, but I suspect my body is in shock with all the goodness it's receiving.  In response, it's going into salvation mode. However, it will adjust to all the vegetables, fresh fruit and cardio. I have faith that it will. Tracking my food (protein, fat, carbs & calories), water intake, exercise etc... will get me where I want to be. I've totally given up diet sodas! That's such a huge win for me.  Even if I did only lose 1 pound this week, the fact that I didn't drink soda fills me with a great sense of accomplishment.

Rather than leaving it up to the programs on the Wii, it's become apparent that I need to rev up my workouts by varying my routines with Beachbody's Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs and power walking (the weather has been perfect). I recognize that the soreness I feel is from waking up muscles that've been inactive. So, I do not let that ground me for a day.  The muscles in my thighs have been awakened! Taking the advice of friends, I remind myself how incredible I feel after a workout.  Thinking about how awesome it will be to not have my jeans wear out between the thighs once I lose weight motivates me.  Truly.

That being said, I'm putting my money where my mouth is, so to speak.  As a matter of fact, if you look at my blog title banner you'll see an addition.  That is a link to my Team Beachbody Coach page.  My commitment to being healthy won't be limited to my blog posts, eating healthier and exercising.  My initial reaction when it was suggested by my coach, John Hays, that I become a coach was, "But I'm not fit ... I'm chubby and so far from my goal."  His reassurance that my attitude and belief system in succeeding was all it took.  You've all read how much I love Shakeology. If it wasn't awesome I wouldn't talk about it.  My son even requests a 'chocolate smoothie' for breakfast or as a delicious snack.  Because of Shakeology, he no longer desires McDonald's chocolate shakes. And I feel like a much better mom knowing he's getting something truly good for him.

I must tell you that Beachbody doesn't just offer products to help you attain goals through fitness programs or supplements. The website has vast perks to being a Team Beachbody member while you make strides toward being a better you.  Visit me there. Sign up and build a profile. Peruse all the features available (you can even win $$$$$). What's not to love about that? Don't be shy about clicking the link and checking out all the goodies it has to offer.

I look forward to having you with me on my journey.

A sample of Beachbody's Turbo Jam: Cardio Party 1:


  1. You are totally inspiring me, girl! Keep it up!

  2. You're wildly motivational. I'm happy for your positive changes. Remember, a series of small changes over a lifetime makes this marathon called life manageable. A lifetime, not a day. Tiny, positive habits, not uncomfortable change and burnout. A marathon, not a sprint.

    You are inspirational, Wild.

  3. THANK YOU! Coolkayaker 1, you're so right. I've learned not to bite off more than I can chew. Retraining myself to see the small changes each day is an enormous help. Only working towards the BIG pay-off is counterproductive for me. Doing so is too discouraging because it forms the thoughts of wanting it now! One day at a time of unhealthy eating and sloth got me here. Each step is as vital as long as I keep stepping forward. and I think that goes for anyone in any situation not just striving toward a healthy lifetime.

  4. Congratulations!! That's very exciting - you know I'm thrilled for you! I think this is a great opportunity for you. I bet you'd make a great personal trainer/coach.

    good job Riss!!

  5. Angie & Coolkayaker, sign up under Marissa and JOIN her in journey!! Inspire EACH OTHER!!


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