Tuesday, 15 May 2012

"Anchors"...Little things that keep you focused!!

I thought it would be a good idea to blog about what I like to call "Anchors".

Since my last blog I have been really trying to stay focused...eat clean...work out hard...and go for that summertime body ;)...I'll be honest... It's hard!

Nothing about training 5 days a week and eating clean is easy...but for me it's a lifestyle choice. I take the good with the bad. I feel good when I live this way...so even though at times it's hard...its very worth it.

In order to keep myself on track when I was loosing the majority of my weight I often used things I called Anchors.

If I was going to a party or an event I would use Anchors. ...What's an Anchor you ask?..lol. Well its something to keep me focused...to help me resist temptation. What I often used were coloured stones or beads in my pocket. I would put one for every 10lbs I had lost into my pocket to remind me how far I had come. Also...stones in your pocket do 2 things...they are uncomfortable at times...and they kinda screw up your outfit...the same things that happen when your overweight and out of shape. ;)... So it was a good reminder for me to not have that extra drink...or that cake, or another temptation that was looking me in the face.

Currently I am painting my pinkie finger nails black. I use black because when I was getting ready for the Around the Bay Race with my Friend Leanne, she suggested that we paint out nails black and be "Hard Core"...I loved the idea!...We were totally hard core..LOL. Anytime I wanted to give up during that run I looked at my nails and thought...NO WAY...you have black nail polish on...you are Hard Core...keep going! The tradition stuck and I've had black nails for every race after that.

My black pinkie nail that everyone keeps asking me about it my Anchor...it's there to remind me ...I'm Focused...Bad Ass, Hard Core...I'm an After!! ..Summer time Ice Cream has nothing on me...WHY?...Because I have black nail polish on. ;)

Get creative...find an Anchor...it's a good way to stay focused...and a great way to share your love of fitness with everyone that asks..."Hey...what is that one black nail for?"

Friday, 4 May 2012

Hitting Goals and Finding Inspiration and Focus

I'm so excited to share this blog...I ran my first race of the season and feel AMAZING!

I Killed it...LOL...yep I'm bragging a little ;)...I set a goal of under an hour and I finished my 10k in 53mins. The last 10k I ran I finished in 1.10mins...so I was able to cut 17 minutes off my time...I was sooo happy with my results. I'm even more excited to see what I can do with my Half Marathon time in October!!...my goal for that is 2hrs or less...my last time was 2:15... it's an aggressive goal but that's how I role ;)

Having my family watch me finish this race was awesome...I had my kids and my husband cheering me on at the home stretch...and I had my extended family and my at work family...and of course my beautyfit family cheering for me from home...it's awesome to have so much support!!

Getting my Strong on before the Run :)
BOOM...Got it DONE :)

So again post race I felt awesome...I hit my goal...I proved to myself that I am still good at running and actually faster and stronger than ever. I was feeling pretty good.:) Soon after I came off my high I once again felt unfocused and unsure what to do...I know I will own that half marathon in October...but what should I do until then??...There is no need to start training for it in April...I will be burnt out!

Again I got talking to Crystal Cox...My amazing sole sister and fellow beautyfit girl...I like to think we are bombshells... ;)...in talking with her I found myself scanning her body...yes that sounds creepy and weird but that's what I was doing...something was very different...Crystal always looks good, and is always dedicated...but during this particular conversation I wasn't able to stop checking her out ;)...I told her she looked smoking, and I needed to know what changed. Crystal told me that with the help of Sandra she changed her diet...she was working out more...she was "dilled" in...and boy oh boy it was showing...if you have not followed Crystal in beauty fit I encourage you to take some time and learn from her...she truly is amazing.

Beautyfit is so much more that products...it's a family, a source of support and understanding... Crystal is my sister...she once again inspired me and lead me back to where I want to be right now... right now I want to eat clean, be strong...lean...and ready for summer. I'm the closest I've ever been to having a "summer time body", and thanks to her I'm HUNGRY for it...ROAR!....she reminded me that I can do anything I want to do.

So thanks to my beautyfit family I have achieved goals...and continue to set new ones...I am one lucky girl (bombshell) ;)
Some of my Beautyfit Family...Coach Compton...Kayla...and Crystal :)