Feb 01 2016
The Girl with no Goals
The girl in the before picture never made goals, felt self-conscience ALL the time, and had no idea how she was going to teach her kids about not giving up-because that’s all she knew how to do. She wasn’t in a place of need or guidance from God because she balanced it all on her own shoulders. She stayed in her comfort zone. Goals weren’t even in her thoughts. She ate her emotions and hid her true feelings from just about everyone. This was 9 years ago.
Fast forward 6 years and there was an opportunity placed in front of her. She watched as others shared their stories of where they came from and what they had accomplished. The goals they had made and accomplished. She wondered, why not me? Why couldn’t she earn extra money and make my own hours, actually make goals and hit them?
Working at Nordstrom’s left me wanting to not give up the niceties of life. Hello fashion, shoes and cosmetics!! Being able to support the family using the talents God gave me would be a win/win, right? Being healthy in mind, body and spirit for a career seemed pretty legit. To have something that fit in the cracks of my mommy-life and build on itself seemed too good to be true. I didn’t have all the health answers but I knew what was working for me and loved encouraging people. To have something that would teach me to step out, learn to fail and get back up and would continually build my character. Here’s more of my full story!
The Girl with Goals…..and Hitting Them!
Fast forward to present day. I’ve been able to use the gifts God has given me. I actually have made goals and hit them!! To invite others to join me in having more energy for their families. To stay home with the kiddos and work in my Juicy Couture sweats. To be challenged daily and fight the good fight of life and NEVER give up.
Maybe you don’t have kids yet but you want to make a career out of something that keeps you accountable to your own health goals? Maybe you’re a mommy but want something on the side for yourself? Or perhaps you want to grow a business at your own pace for when the kiddos are in school full time or off to college? Maybe you want to switch careers to something more meaningful than what you’re currently doing.
As I look at how much I’ve learned and grown, I can’t keep this to myself. I set goals, hit them and now help others do the same. Coaching has given this worker-bee girl a sense of pride and purpose. It allows us as a family to give more and be together lots. No more punching time-clocks for me. Only freedom to pay it forward and teach others how to share their stories. Message me to join our group next week to learn more….let’s hit some goals! ??
Nov 30 2015
Hammer and Chisel is Almost Here!
Hammer and Chisel, a new program, launches in 3 days!!! Don’t wait to grab your partner and get your groove on before the new year! My husband and I are about to do this together!
Seriously though, rewind 5 yrs ago…we were always sick, ate family size Papa Murphy’s pizza’s and I would make us homemade chocolate chip cookies ( all in one night ?)! We didn’t think long-term about our health yet and we thought fitness and nutrition were two separate things. Well, he got serious while I was pregnant with our second baby and then I got serious. Now we’re both serious if you can’t tell by our faces!
Has it been easy? Nope! But we can finally say after all the arguments and discussions about who wants to workout when and who bought junk at the store ect ect ? we have a plan and we stick with it. The bonus is….we get to do some of them together. We will also be sticking to the meal plan, and yes it comes with containers to help you prep correctly!!!
Hammer and Chisel is Official Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese teaming up to bring an amazing 30-40 minute workout you can do with limited equipment and space. We start Dec 14th and we are going to rock it through the Holidays. If you have to start late, that’s okay! At least grab your stuff before it sells out and have your plan!
What do we do from here? You comment below “I’m Interested” (as long as you’re not working with another coach) and we will add you to our group. You get first access to the challenge pack once it launches. Then we help you get started when the time is right for you! You can also email me at: [email protected]. ?
Nov 03 2015
Fit Couples Here We Come!
When on vacation, I see so many fit couples. When we were younger, we were in a different place in our health and fitness. We ate what we wanted, when we wanted, and didn’t think anything of it. We didn’t think of consequences. When you get into your early thirties, that doesnt’ work anymore!
Today as we leave for the farmers market with the kids (and we are weirdly excited to buy kale). I think back on the health journey we’ve been on the last three years. It started with the fear of having a second child… yeah, that’s kinda scary haha. But he realized that he would need to have more energy to help me and that means focusing on his health. I realized we were done having kids and I wanted to push myself beyond what I ever had before. To see what my strong mom body was capable of.
It was time to become one of these fit couples we had seen on the beach. Not really to look better, but to feel better and be healthy. I won’t lie though, it is really nice to feel better in your own skin, knowing that the decisions you have made are helping your body. It’s also really nice to fit in your clothes comfortably. We made a decision to have our super food smoothie daily, add fitness to our daily routine and (not just talk about doing it). We looked at the future progress it would bring not just the instant results. We made a decision and looked at the big picture. Oh and we cut out all fast food, soda, double batches of chocolate chip cookies and family size Papa Murphy’s pizza because those were our weakness. Sometimes you just have to say goodbye to things, right? Have to keep the goal and that vision of those fit couples in your mind.
I have to say I would have slacked more if it wasn’t for him and I bet he’d admit the same thing. We bounce ideas and frustrations off each other but we never quit. Quitting is not an option for us. We had quit too many times before and lost all the progress that was made. Consistency is key in those lifestyle changes. I love this man! Almost ten years of ups and downs but we manage to keep communication open and promise each other to keep striving to be our best.
So here we go, sharing our journey and inviting others to join. We love our team and clients like our second family. Our #fitfam. They keep us accountable and we get to grow and share together. Embracing our health today and thanking God for those hard times because those are the growth periods that help you push past. We are working on helping many more become fit couples, being comfortable in their own skin.