Friday, May 27, 2011

Sharing a thing or two about Losing Weight



As you walk in front of the mirror, what is the first thing you look at? Is it the positive beautiful aspects of who you are, or are you looking for all the little negative things? Ah, didn't think I was going to say that did you? Well, I truly know that no matter how many times we tell ourselves that we are wonderful the way we are, do you really believe it? I do, but I often struggle with it too! I know how I feel when my weight is up a little bit more than it normally is. I know how I feel when it is down at a good healthy weight as well. So, what I am getting at is, it isn't always about what you weigh but how you feel. How we feel can be discussed in a couple of different ways.

1. You may be having feelings like you are not good enough or that you don't look good in your clothes and don't even think about being naked.
2. You may feel good about yourself but feel sluggish, overwhelmed with low energy and its hard to do things like bend over or go up the stairs, and run after your kids well forget it.
3. You may feel bad about feeling all the above things and start to blame everything around you for it happening. It couldn't be the food choices your making, its the fact that you have no time, you don't get enough sleep, these darn hormones are making me fat. If I could only had more money to buy healthy food that would help me.

Do you ever find yourself thinking any of these things?
I have, I also talk to others on daily basis that do. For me, I am a thinker, I have a strong focus on what I want and how I want to feel and live my life. I am human as you are and we all deal with these things from time to time. It is when they get out of control and you can't get the feeling and thoughts to stop, that is when you really need to look at this and ask for help. So, remember there is nothing wrong with reaching out to someone that can help you. Actually when it comes to eating issues, you will be more successful when you get help from qualified people that know what to do to help you. Working with a Psychologist, Trainer and Nutrition Expert are great ways to make sure you are getting all the correct advice on how to deal with and manage your eating issue.



So, as a woman who has been in pretty good shape and deals with 2-8 lbs here and there, I tell you that I have to think about what is going on in my life too, I have to do all the things I tell others to do.

1. Eat Healthy: not just to lose weight but to really feel good and avoid fatigue and to be well inside as well as look well on the outside.

2. Be active: Finding some way to be active everyday, move, move, move! Walk, take a group exercise class, lift weights, ride your bike, play ball in the yard or park with the kids, dance!!



3. Being Active is good but remember the intensity and frequency do count: So you are active, but how often? And How active, is it just a stroll around the block? Based off of your goals will determine what intensity is right for you. If you want to lose weight you need to do more than go for a stroll.

4. Supplement: Make sure I am taking my vitamins and supplements everyday is important too. I use Shakeology and whey protein powder as well as a multivitamin everyday.















5. Self Care: This is not just eating well and exercise it is about making sure that I get enough rest each day so my body recovers from what I do. Not only rest but things like massage or using my foam roller in between visits of a massage or chiropractic care, also taking quiet time for me each day, if its a bath, or sitting and reading. Keeping a good eye on my Thyroid and how it is doing is important too. Seeing your Dr for checkups and  also, talking to someone like a Psychologist to help you work through things like anxiety of life and help you learn to understand how and why you do what you do. I believe in personal development so much, taking time to read books, listen to audios and talk with successful people is a great way to move you forward in life. After all it isn't just about my body, it is my mind and soul as well.




These all play a part in you reaching not only your weight loss goals but your goals in life.
I have so much more info in some of the above Tabs, like: Healthiest Meal, Eating Clean, Training options and Join my team.   Please look around and get more tips to help you reach your goals.

As always comment below and let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Love Life, Laugh as You Live and Stay Fit,
Dani

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What do You think of Cellulite?

What do You think of Cellulite? Is it bothersome to you? Did or does your mom have it?
Many of us can't stand it. Share your thoughts here with me, as I get ready to put some more Tips together on what we can really do to help with cellulite!

Watch the video and comment below:



Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Turbo Fire/ P90X Journey Begins!

I am doing it!! Yes, I have started my Turbo Fire and P90X Journey! These are my two top favorite workouts! I am getting ready for a Trip to LA! This is going to be my first time visiting LA, I am so excited! For the next 30 Days I will be posting my videos and blogging on how I am doing with my journey! I have a goal to drop 5 lbs! I encourage you to take this journey with me! Let's Do It!!


Comment below with any questions! I look forward to hearing from you always!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

30 Day Workout Class Challenge!


This Challenge is specifically set up for the member of Elite Fitness In Homer Glen IL.
All right it is time to stay focused and accountable as we get ready to head into Summer!! Its an accountability challenge!!

Pick up your Challenge Card and start keep track of how many group exercise classes you are taking. It is required that you take a least 8 classes in the month of May to qualify for entry into the raffle for prizes!!


Yes you must be a Member of Elite Fitness: Visit: http://www.megaplexcenter.com for more info!


Prizes:
Personal Training Session with Dani 
Nutrition/Fitness Consultation with Dani
Shakeology packets
Slimming Formula
P90X Recovery Formula


Read more about these products in my favorite products Tab or Learn about Shakeology  in my Healthiest Meal of the Day Tab.



I look forward to seeing you in class! Let's Rock out MAY!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Winner of the Lose 8-10 lbs in 30 Day Challenge!

WE have a WINNER!!! Just for participating in this challenge and posting your comments on my blog I would like to say Congrats to ____________________ !!
Watch the video below to see if you Won!!


I am so excited to say that most of us lost a good amount of weight in these past 30 Days!
Some as much as 8 -10 lbs, some 5 some 4 and some 2 lbs!! Yes!!! We are all winners!
This prize is a Box of Shakeology, 12 packets of Chocolate and 12 packets of Greenberry.

Thank you for all your comments, I look forward to hearing from you in the future, See New post for my next challenge!
Dani