There aren’t many nights I work away from home- conferences are an exception of course. I’m very thankful for a hubby who can handle single parenting for a couple of nights and also Face time for making me feel like I am right there for all the action! But I am more grateful for the chance to not have to work away from home most nights.
I always used to have some sort of part-time job. I’m one that needs to busy and also benefits from the extra income. After Kinslee was born, the idea of being gone at night for a part-time job was absolutely out of the question for me, but I struggled without that little extra cushion of extra money.
ENTER- Health and Fitness Coaching!!!! It was seriously the answer to all my objections and problems-
~I don’t want to be gone at night/weekends
*Work on your couch while your daughter plays and sleeps
~I need to stay accountable to my own health and fitness goals
*In order to motivate my challengers, I have to stay motivated and work on myself
~I don’t look good enough, feel good enough, am good enough in general to do anything
*Reading personal development and gaining the confidence, I always had somewhere, and letting it shine!!!
~I am a mom now, I don’t think I’ll ever have any friends again
*I talk to my challengers and coaches EVERY. SINGLE. DAY and we get together for girls’ nights out more than I ever imagined!!
~I really need to pay off my student loans and vehicle payments- I want financial freedom
*This opportunity has allowed me to double those payments from the amount of effort I have put into building my business.
I never expected something like this to happen to me, but I have been so blessed by this opportunity in more ways than one! Yes I’m busy, yes I work hard, yes I push and want to succeed- fitting it in all those cracks of my daily life as a mom, wife, and teacher. It is possible to expect more and get more out of your life. It is possible to genuinely help others and grow yourself as well. Financial freedom is possible and will happen for my family.
Week 2 (official) is a wrap folks!! I did move my rest day around to Saturday and finished out the week on Sunday! I promise though, on week 3, I will get my rest day back on track! It feels really good to get through Week 2- sometimes I think that second week can be the hardest! Your motivation may be slipping a little, and you have to dig deep to motivate and re-commit!
First off: I wanted to share my accountability pictures for the end of Week 2.
So, I could nit-pick and tear apart this pictures- BUT I’m not going to do that. I am going to TALK UP MY GUNS!!!!! Seriously, from the first day I signed up, May 15th, 2015- I wanted to shape my arms. I wanted guns and definition! And FINALLY- I can say that I have guns and it shows!!!! So yes, there are other body parts that aren’t where I want them to be, but I see GUNS!!!! 😀 😀 😀
Other things I noticed about myself and the program this week– I am in LOVE with 22 minute workouts!!! Besides the time factor- I mean 22 minutes is INSANELY fast– but those 22 minutes pack a BIG punch!! I figured, ok 22 minutes- I’ll probably barely break a sweat— WRONG!!!!! Those 22 minutes are short but INTENSE!! The whole time.. Tony only gives you a 22 second break in between each round- ironic right?! So not only are we pushing play for a short amount of time, but that time is used with a purpose and nothing is wasted!!!
Cardio is still my weak point- but I think it’s because I know I need to work on it so much that’s why I dread it. But to be honest, the tempo on Resistance training days is pretty quick as well!! I’m breathing just as hard then! Here are some pictures from my official Week 2.
Week 3 Goals- NAIL my eating plan!!! This week is going to be tough- SPRING BREAK!!!! We’ve got a little family get-away planned and birthday and Easter celebrations to be had.. But I am going to make a plan, stick to it, and use my Shakeology to help me along the way!!!
Is your mouth watering yet?? Holy yummy deliciousness 🙂 I am a huge fan of pasta and Italian food- so when I can find a recipe of one of my favorites and it’s Fixed approved- sign me up!!!! Plus, this was pretty easy to make as well!!
9 Cooked Lasagna Noodles
1.5 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach
2 Cups Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound Ground Turkey Cooked (I used Chorizo sausage)
1 Cup Mozzarella Shredded
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cook Lasagna Noodles according to package instructions. Put ground turkey on skillet and add salt and pepper to taste. Crumble and cook until all pink has cooked out. Set aside.
2. Mix Ricotta Cheese, spinach, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt in bowl. Add in ground turkey. Set aside.
3. In a baking dish, place 1 cup of pasta sauce around the bottom of the dish. Spread evenly.
4. Lay a piece of wax paper on your counter, place lasagna noodles on paper and dab with paper towel to make sure all moisture is gone.
5. Spread cheese mixture evenly over each piece of lasagna. Begin rolling one strip of lasagna at one end and roll all the way up. Place in baking dish seam side down. Continue process with all lasagna pieces.
6. Top lasagna rolls with sauce and mozzarella cheese. Place aluminum foil over dish tightly and place in preheated oven. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve immediately.
If you are following the Fix- for 1 roll-up: 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green, 1/2 red
Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂
So at the end of the first week of 22 Minute Hard Corps, I got a little crazy with the lunges and dumbbell twists and my back didn’t necessarily appreciate it! SO, during week 2- I had to modify almost every single move. Pretty much just do the upper body moves for most of the week. I really don’t feel I got the full effect of week 2- so I’m declaring a week 2 re-do! Hope that’s ok with everything 🙂 But to keep up, I still decided to share about this week and also a few, not many of my pictures from the week. Over this weekend, I did both Cardio 2 and Resistance 2- both of which are a big step up from level 1. I love that this program is SO much different than any other Beachbody program I’ve done before. It’s not all cardio, it’s not all weights, but it’s an amazing butt-kicking combination of both!!! Ok- so this week’s update is pretty boring 😉 But I’m back at it this week and will give you a much better insight next week as well as my accountability picture!!!
If are you still interested in being one of the FIRST to experience this brand new program- I still have a handful of spots available my EXCLUSIVE test group!! Simply comment below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/846669408789314/ to get all the details!!! Group starts March 21st, 2016
You have a full-time job.. You have a kid and a husband.. You have a house to care for.. You coach a few seasons of the year.. WHY oh WHY would you add something else on to your plate??
I’ll tell you why– because I honestly believe I am meant for something MORE. I have the passion and desire to work a full-day job, be a mom, be a wife, cook and clean, and STILL build a business on the side! A business based on helping people feel GOOD about themselves and to work on themselves from the inside out! To gain confidence and belief that they too are worth so much more!
I said yes to the coaching opportunity 7 months ago and suddenly realized I had the potential at my fingertips to build a business! ME- haha- build a business?? But it’s true! And now I have a vision, a dream for how I want our future to look. I have the ability to change our lives, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen!!
So, I am officially declaring myself a SIDE-HUSTLER 🙂 I will get up early, I will stay up late, I will build my business on my terms and work to create a life by design! A life of financial freedom. The life of a woman who can and will do it all!! You can sit back and watch me, or you can join me and become your own side-hustler!!!