Tag Archives: fitness

Forgive Yourself


No One is Perfect


On your weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey there will be obstacles; there will be self-doubt. There is no such thing as perfection. Every day brings the opportunity to make the decision to select good choices.

As we all navigate this crazy beautiful life, anything and everything happens; kids get sick, you get sick, work stress, relationship stress, your work responsibilities, the household responsibilities, finances, car repairs, four children pulling you in different directions with their busy social lives, and constantly trying to be the best wife/mother/friend/sister/daughter/employee that I can be to everyone in my life. But hey folks, guess what? Life happens, regardless if you are ready for any of it, whether it is good or bad.


PLEASE REMEMBER: If you make some negative choices during your journey, don’t beat yourself up. Forgive yourself. Be strong in the knowledge that no one is perfect. Everyone stumbles at some point(s) in their life. Last week, I had a sick kiddo, my cold came back, I was stressed about a great job opportunity (that I ended up getting), I was tired and exhausted, and a super busy schedule. All are “great” excuses; however, I made the decision to not eat and what little I did eat was junk food. Also, I made the decision to not exercise at all. I was really hard on myself, but I realized I have to stay positive and move forward.

I am so ready to get back into the swing of things with my healthy lifestyle. I am working on being nice to myself (mentally) and taking everything one day at a time. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. I am definitely going to maintain a positive attitude and strive to be a better version of who I was yesterday. Stay strong everyone! Live! Have fun! Take care of yourself.



Exercise Plan, Updated


A New Exercise Plan

Back in February, I enlisted the help of a personal trainer and gained valuable insight into what a productive and efficient exercise plan would be for me and my body’s needs. We came up with an extensive exercise regime that was difficult to plunge right into due to time and my level of abilities. Also, I have learned a lot about HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and its many benefits, which I would like to incorporate into my fitness repertoire. I really like this new plan that is more in sync with my current fitness level.

Core/Ab Workout
30-minute Elliptical (Crosstrainer Setting)

Jillian Michaels Video

Core/Ab Workout
Weights/Gym Equipment (Upper Body)

30-minute Elliptical (Crosstrainer Setting)

Weights/Gym Equipment (Lower Body)

Bob Harper Video


I will perform my first work-outs in the afternoon (or possibly the early or late morning).
I will perform the second work-outs after dinner.

I have a Rec Center with a fully equipped gym within our housing community. That is where I can go to run and use the weights/gym equipment. I have a core ball, which I will use with the many exercises I have found on Pinterest as well as my Gunnar Peterson video to supplement my core/ab work. I will be alternating the videos I have available from Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper on those days indicated.

Here is the listing of videos:

Jillian Michaels
Ripped in 30, No More Trouble Zones, Banish Fat Boost Metabolism.

Bob Harper
Total Trainer Plus, Ultimate Cardio Body, Cardio Conditioning, Pure Burn Super Strength.

Also, to help me be more successful with my fitness goals, I printed my schedule off and posted it on the kitchen fridge and in my office. My hope is the posts will keep exercise at the forefront of my mind as well as keeping me motivated.

no excuses