Wednesday, May 7, 2014


 What do you have to lose? 

What are your excuses in life? Aren't we all full of them? We have excuses for everything especially when we are put in a position to make a decision on something. For example, losing weight, leaving a job or relationship that is not healthy or you aren't happy in, quitting an addiction, addressing a medical issue etc... I could go on and on. Well guess what? I am the best "EXCUSER MAKER".  I have learned that I need to JUST DO IT and not think too hard and allow all the excuses to come in.  Hmmm maybe that is what Nike meant?  

I have been on this journey of a lifestyle change with my eating and workouts and living with less stress. I no longer find myself in a gym, instead working out in my basement, living room, hotel room, outside while walking the dog, without all the fancy , spansy equipment.  It's awesome... no excuses, right.. I can still get a workout in.  The clean eating has been challenging when traveling but I have found ways to keep it healthy. 

I completed my second challenge in Feb 2014 and had lost another 5 lbs and 5 inches all around. The most important is that I have seen so many people finding a new life through their 24 Day Challenge., especially my Hubby! He hit his goal weight this month and is able to maintain. He was recently diagnosed with a rare conditions, EDS. It is difficult to build muscle and has a string of other issues, including digestive. He has found so much relief from doing the 24 Day Challenge he is also building muscle from using other Advocare products. We also had co-workers and friends that joined us and found only minimal weight loss but have found a new way to eating, taking care of their body and new energy.

I am a true believer to this lifestyle and also attribute the "kick start" from ADVOCARE products.24 Day Challenge. If you are interested in learning more about the product(s), I welcome you to do your research. I was sold with the challenge some were sold with just trying SPARK. NO MORE EXCUSES, go out there and do a challenge, whether it is a workout challenge, spending less, cutting out sodas or sugar or a 24 Day Challenge. I would love to hear what you chose and if you have questions feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

30 day BodyRock challenge

I am on my 27th day of the challenge.  Most of the workouts were fun. I tried their "stretch and dance" days and have to admit, not my fav.  I could have done without. Most of the body rockers also posted they didn't like the exercises. I am feeling better and have improved my push-ups.  

I am also doing the "Love your body series" by Tone It Up!  This is the most recent exercise 

What is your challenge?  

Saturday, January 18, 2014

On a second challenge... post holidays

It has been a long time since my last post.  Blogging takes time, that is why I haven't dedicated this as my "full-time" gig.  I wish I could.  I wrote about my first 24 Day Challenge with Advocare back in October, 2013.  I am on my second challenge to support a few friends and my husband on their first challenge.  I am loving it!  No alcohol for 12 days now.  I feel great!

It has been great to see my husband on his journey to eating healthier.  He has given up Diet Pepsi a few months back.  He has now given up 7-11 egg salad sandwiches!  Yay!  I am looking for a clean recipe for the egg salad sandwich. 

I am encouraged daily to hear him say how great he feels.  

Off to my workout. I am also participating in Bodyrock Tv 30 day challenge. I am on my fourth day.  I know you will think I am crazy.... I am ALSO following Tone It Up gals with their Love your Body month. Wish me luck.

I will try to post daily my experience.  TRY!  Feel free to join me.  

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year

January 4, 2014…….. Happy New Years!What an eventful 2013.  

I have reflected on major events that have impacted and changed my life.  1) Selling “his” house 2) getting married 3) selling “my” house 4) building a new home and moving to a new town. Plus there have been other challenges and hardships in between that have been difficult.

I am a Gemini and love change, 2013 sure brought the changes of a lifetime.  I also completed a 24 day cleanse/challenge that changed kick started my health.  I would like to think I have always lived somewhat of a health conscious life. I also decided to do a cleanse. Not your normal cleanse. It is called a 24 day challenge.  It wasn’t a diet but a super charge in my eating habits.  It hit me that I was living a so called faux healthy life.  Remember, I lived and work in Boulder, CO!  I was living a lifestyle of what I wanted people to think.  Sure, I didn’t eat red meat, ate free-range chicken, organic veggies and food, Almond milk, food cooked in Coconut oil… blah blah. .but still drank a glass of wine or two or three every other night.  This Pilates instructor was getting pudgy and lazy about her eating habits. 
I only lost 6 lbs but lost inches.  I felt great!  I learned what true CLEAN eating was like.  This year I am staring a new challenge on Monday, to support my friends and newly wed hubby on their challenge.  Yay!  I can’t wait. I did gain about 3lbs back from the holidays. Oh well.  We have set backs but I am not going to judge.  I have posted a few posts on Facebook regarding this.

I took a new barre class today in our new hood, Berkley in Denver.  The Dailey Method!  I loved it.  It was so great to take a class and not be teaching it. I learned so much about my own body (how out of practice I am) my weaknesses and strengths.  I can’t wait to go back.  I also have given up my barre teaching in Longmont for now.  I am still teaching Pilates, but only two classes.  I am focusing on my adjusting to Denver and working on my own body as a student. 

I challenge you all to try a new exercise or a new instructor in whatever classes you normally take on a regular basis.  You will be surprised what new things you learn about yourself and the method.  I also have goals in providing more tips with Pilates exercises, Barre exercises or using Pilates Principles in your workouts or daily functional activities.

Stay tuned………