Fall is upon us and with the colder days, brings the increased desire for comfort foods. These types of foods are the ones we gravitate towards to help warm up our bodies and gives us that sense of cozy. Casseroles, stews, pastas and soups, we typically crave heavier and more satisfying dishes.
Detox is such a hot word when it comes to health and wellness. And rightfully so. If I can compare our bodies to a car here for one second (bear with me) I can explain to you why there is such a focus on it and why it’s so crucial.
Today is Mother’s Day. And I had a beautiful day celebrating with my family and spending time doing the things I enjoy. We played outside, planted trees and shrubs in the backyard and had make your own pizzas! I would say this one is definitely one for the books.
Today was also the last day of the challenge I have been doing. Six weeks ago, I was invited by a fellow coach friend of mine to run through her program with a group of other women. I was so excited for the invitation, as it came at the perfect time for the way things were going in my life. My husband just finished his 2 months away from home and I was feeling a bit scattered. During those two months I was just trying to keep everything at home a float and I was in need of a reset.
The six weeks consisted of weekly meal plans and pre-recorded workout videos to follow along with. These videos were filmed and done by Kim and I loved having her energy along with me. Though these last six weeks didn’t come without their share of setbacks (I got sick for nearly 3 of the weeks with a serious cold, worse than I’ve had in a few years), here are some things that were validated for me when it comes to fitness and eating well.
The Power of Community- There really is something to be said when you’re doing things on your own versus doing something with others. I personally love the idea of being with a group of people (figuratively or literally) and doing the same thing as one another. It creates the feeling of not being alone, and who likes feeling alone all the time!
The Power of Accountability- As a coach, I am so passionate about being that person other people can be accountable to when it comes to their health and wellness goals. I have had clients time and time again tell me that what they have valued the most has always been knowing someone is checking in on their success and helping them along the way. That is something I was reminded I really love as well! Having Kim checking in on me, and knowing she was watching for my workout check ins was so great. I love being that person for my clients that helps to keep them going, and I really enjoyed having it to.
This is a Forever Lifestyle- When you hunker down for a time limited challenge such as this, it’s easy to get focused on the end goal. Lots of women will strive to get through the period of time, only to feel the relief when it’s over to eat the way you did before and not have to workout anymore, but that’s just not the reality of what this is. This way of living should be a lifestyle you adopt forever. And when life ebbs and flows at it will, taking care of your health and your fitness should always be important and a priority.
Overall, these last six weeks were great! I enjoyed switching things up, and having a bit of a more strict schedule and routine to follow, typically I am more free spirited when it comes to what I eat and how I move my body. But the biggest take away is that whatever works for you- schedule or not, it’s important to surround yourself with like minded people, peers and coaches to help keep you on the wellness path!
I hope all you beautiful mother’s out there enjoyed being celebrated and acknowledged for all the amazing things you do for your family.
Hugs and Kisses,
Well hi there!
I know right! Where the heck have I been? It’s been quite a while ( a month or so maybe) since I have written a blog post, so what on earth have I been doing!
Essential oils have changed how we approach wellness in our home, and with my daughter, there is no exception. As a 3 year old who is constantly absorbing what is going on around her, and is always wanting to learn, I have enjoyed getting to share these tools and this experience with her, and her being able to reap the benefits as well.
We are almost through the first month of 2019, just like that! And if this is indicative of how the rest of the year is going to go, then we are in for one wild ride, and one that is going to fly by if we aren’t more mindful and paying attention.
When I find something that is delicious, I cannot help but share!
I love cooking with cauliflower! Roasted, raw, riced, tossed, mashed- any way you can eat cauliflower I likely will. I have frozen it and put it in smoothies for crying out loud. I love it!
Last year around this time, I shared with you some tips to stay well over the holidays, and I wanted to bring some of those tips back for you.
Happy Sunday Y’all. I had a pretty great day today! We got some family photos taken on a Christmas tree farm, I just finished an awesomely rejuvenating yoga practice with my husband and I finally finished a book I have been reading for the last month and a half.
Tis’ the season for illness. I am talking, coughs and colds. And this is about the only thing about this season that I don’t enjoy! Give me all the of colorful leaves, the sweater weather, the Christmas cheer, the lights and the coziness that winter brings. But colds. Ain’t nobody got time for that.