Wednesday, January 30, 2013

An Awesome Motivational Idea

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Hey everyone! So today I have been thinking a lot about my journey and I am feeling kind of down/depressed. Sometimes I get this way, as do many others. Thoughts that run through my mind is what I am doing really going to make a difference? What if my body shuts down and I do all this hard work and I don't lose all my weight? Sometimes I feel like no matter how hard I work, I will not see results. So, to try and eliminate these awful negative thoughts, I came up with an idea on how to keep myself motivated and not  negative.  I have a  bulletin board at home which is a pretty decent size, not to big not to small. I am going to make it my fitness board. I may put a small calendar up or may not. Every week I am going to put either a picture of myself in something that hadn't fit me before and fits me now, or my measurements/weight. If I use a calendar, I am going to write in each workout that I do each day so I can physically see it on the board. Along with this, I think I will try and put some motivational quotes and/or motivational pictures on the board also. I am going to put it in a place that every day when I wake up, I will see it and any negative feeling that may have come across my mind, disappears.

Once this is made (hopefully by this weekend),  I will take a picture and show you guys exactly what I mean.  I feel like this is a motivational tool not just for me, but for everyone else who is on their journey or wants to begin their journey. This idea can work for just about everyone.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Making Small Modifications

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Hey everyone!  I wanted to discuss the importance of eating healthy and staying away from fast foods and fatty foods. As human beings, we were meant to eat foods filled with nutrients such as fruits and vegetables. Eating these foods helps our bodies flush out the toxins that build up from our liver, etc. When we consume fast foods/unhealthy foods, we are putting other toxins into our body and putting on unnecessary fat.  We need to change this. We need to learn how to cut out some, if not all, fatty and unhealthy foods. This is not just to lose weight, this is to make a new and improved healthy life for yourself. Check out the chart that I found (via tumblr) at the beginning of this post. All you need to do to start your journey is make these small modifications to your eating habits and it can help put you on the right track to a healthier lifestyle.

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Ready to Change Your Life?

Are you ready to change your life? Do you want to feel healthier and be healthier than you ever were before? If you are serious about this, join me on my Team Beachbody journey to a new and healthier lifestyle. Since I have started my journey, just a month and a half ago,  I have lost 9 pounds and 20 inches from my body. I am more active than I ever was before, i feel healthier than ever, and I am beginning to look amazing! If you are interested please contact me via facebook or email ( Don't forget to check out my beachbody site and browse the programs! 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

End of Week 1 of Turbo Jam

Hey everyone! I haven't posted in a few days an I apologize! School just began again so everything is getting a little bit crazy! So, today starts my second week of Turbo Jam which I am pretty excited that I made it through week one! I recorded my results today and I am not very happy with them. My weight stayed the same -_- and I only lost 3.1 inches all over my body. I guess I shouldn't get discouraged over it since I am seeing results but I put so much hard work into my workouts this week I thought I would have at least saw more results. To be fair, my body did struggle A LOT this week since my metabolism is kicking into high gear. Also, my body is probably still adjusting to the TurboJam workouts too. I am going to keep pushing play and work my ass off to see more results. Summer will be here before you know it and I want to be comfortable with myself in the humid weather for once in my life.

Since I have started my journey to a healthier lifestyle, I have lost 9 pounds and 22 inches all over my body. I look better and I feel better. I fit into old jeans now and I also look better in my clothes. I am not going to stop now. Team Beachbody has changed my life and still continues to every single day. The harder I push the better I feel and the more results I will see. If you are interested in changing your life like I am, visit and check out the programs that we offer! message me for more details either on my facebook or

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Just a little reminder!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to throw out there that I do have a Facebook page if you felt like following me on there. It may be easier for you to keep up with this blog via Facebook! The link is: . Just click the like button and you would be good to go!  Also, if anyone needs someone to talk to about their health, weight loss, anxiety, depression, or even to get more information on how to change your life, just message me via blog, facebook, or email. =D And remember....

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My new challenge

I have a new challenge that I have to face and I do not really know how I am going to work around it. This semester, I had to quit my job in order to finish school. My job was a very active job. I worked with children and I was constantly on my feet. I would dance, jump, and I was constantly getting up and down, rolling around.  Now I am sitting in class for about 4-5 hours a day back to back. My lack of movement is going to kill me. I am not going to burn as many calories a day as I normally do. Also, my eating habits are going to suffer. I can't sit in  class an eat something crunch or a sandwich, I need to figure out another solution. So, I did some brainstorming, and I think I came up with a few ideas to keep me going. 

  • To get myself moving more, I decided I will park further away from my classes and I will take the longest way to get to them if I can. I am also going to get up earlier in the mornings and make sure I get one workout in and then another one when I get home from school. I am thinking that this will end up balancing out and I will still be as active, maybe even more, than how I was when I was working.
  • For my lunch, I am going to drink shakes. I bought slimfast for now (I am not a huge fan) but I am planning on starting shakeology within the next month. I need something fast and filling. I am going to bring fruits and little snacks for in between. And of course water!
I will try this for a month and see how it goes. I am hoping this works and doesn't effect my journey to a new me!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Turbo Jam

Hello everyone! Today I wanted discuss the program Turbo Jam! The workout program is absolutely AMAZING. Turbo Jam is a kickboxing and body sculpting workout with one of the best trainers in town Chalene Johnson. You work out to upbeat and fast pace music. This program is a good beginner program for people who want to change their lives and get fit! I just ordered this program a few days ago. Today was my 3rd day into it and let me tell you, it kicked my butt! You feel the burn in your abs, butt, arms, legs, and back. The calories that I burn doing this workout is INSANE. I know for a fact by the end of this month I will be thinner and a lot more fit than I am now! If you would like to know more or are interested in Turbo Jam or any other workout program, come check out my Team BeachBody page at

I hope I can help you achieve your goal and begin your journey! Message me with any questions you may have!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Today's weigh in

Good Morning everyone!!! Sorry I didn't post yesterday, I was very busy!! Today was my weigh in day. I am pretty please with the results! I weighed myself and it said I had gained 2 pounds since Tuesday. I was kind of discouraged but I believe thats only water weight. I then took my measurements! I lost...

  • 1 inch from my ches
  • 1 inches from both of my arms
  • 1.5 inches from my waist
  • .8 inches from my hips
  • 1 inch from my right thigh
  • 2 inches from my left thigh
  • TOTAL: 7.3 inches this week! =D
I am pretty excited. Seeing results does motivate me more each day to push play and go to the gym. If you guys want to feel as happy as I do and want to see those results message me! I am a team beachbody coach. I do want to help you through your journey. Check out the programs that will help you change your life at

Friday, January 18, 2013

A little Inspiration for today!

Good morning everyone! I am going to talk about a few key factors that are involved in your journey to weight loss.

  • Exercising
  • Eating
  • Negativity
  • Your Self-Esteem


For a lot of us, the reason why we want to lose weight is to be skinny. Though that is a valid reason, it is not the logical one. What does "skinny" mean? What fulfillment does one get from being "skinny"? The number one reason for why we want to lose weight should be to live a longer and healthier life! If we put that in our heads, we will see more results. Just think of how much you would gain in your life if you were to be healthy? So, we should exercise to be fit and healthy, not just skinny!


As  human race, our eating habits have been getting worse over the years. We have more people who are obese, including children, in the United States than in any other country alone. We eat bigger portions of fats and starches rather than vegetables, fruits, and dairy. To me this is outrageous. I am guilty of this, but I have chose to change my life. We need to eat foods that have tons of nutrients such as vegetables and fruits. Our body thrives off of them. Our body needs these nutrients to flush out all of the toxins that our body creates. This is why we need to eat to nourish our body. Our body is a temple, and we should be taking care of it!


All we ever hear is negativity. We hear it from the media and from other people. But the main source of negativity comes from ourselves. As human beings, we can beat ourselves up pretty badly. It's like we have an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. The angel says "eat the fruits and vegetables" and the devil says "no you really want that big mac". As human beings, we cave in and get the big mac and we beat ourselves up over it. No more of that! No more listening to the negativity from yourself and other people. You can be strong. If you feel week there are always people out there to help you through it.

You and Your Self-esteem

Bottom line is, you are worth it. This is your life you are trying to change. You can do it. Surround yourself with positive people. Make positive choices. Push yourself until you can't push any more. Remember, you are worth it!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today's Struggle

I found this on  It seemed to fit what I went through today!

Today I woke up feeling very down and unmotivated. I hate when I feel that way. I knew I had to push through that feeling. I immediately put my gym clothes on and went to the gym. While there, I was still unmotivated. I do not know where this feeling came from but I tried to push through it. As soon as I was about to stop my workout, a trainer gave me a compliment. So, I kept going, pushing harder. I ended up getting that same unmotivated feeling that I had earlier in the morning. A song came on my ipod called "nike air". How ironic is that? It was an up beat fast song about pushing through and you can do it. So, nonetheless, I finished my workout! 435 calories down and I feel amazing! Just push on through it!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What helps me and motivates me to lose weight

There are a few things that help me and motivate me to lose weight.  They are:

  • Fitbit
  • My Fitness Pal
  • Hip Hop Abs
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Eating Healthy and Juicing
The Fitbit

The Fitbit is an amazing device. It is this little itty bitty device that tracks how active you are. It tracks how many steps you take, how many miles you walk, how many stairs you climb, and the best part how many calories you burn throughout the day. This device is one of the most accurate devices on the market along side the body bug. This device connects to your computer. You then have a dashboard that keeps track of all the calories you burn etc. You also can view it on the Fitbit. You have the ability to track foods and workouts too but I use another device for that.

My Fitness Pal

The My Fitness Pal website is a site that helps you track everything that you eat throughout a whole day. It lets you set up how many calories you want to take in per day ( I take in 1200). I have found this to be the most accurate site according to the foods that you can log in. A great thing about this is that it actually links to the Fitbit and you can view everything on either My Fitness Pal or the Fitbit dashboard.  Sometimes I use My Fitness Pal to track my workouts but they do not recognize my workout programs from Team Beach Body so I use another site.

Hip Hop Abs/ Team BeachBody

I was NEVER the type of person to actually do a workout  video. I felt like I didn't have the patience to  stand infront of a tv screen and work out. Well, I was COMPLETELY wrong! As I said before, I was introduced to Team BeachBody by my cousin. I was currently enrolled in a gym so I figured I would go to the gym and do Hip Hop Abs on the side so I could work my stomach muscles. The first day I did the workout, I was amazed. It was so much fun and it kicked my butt! I couldn't believe that I use to think work out videos were boring and I didn't have the patience for them. I started to do some workouts with my cousin thats associated with the Turbo Fire program with Chalene Johnson. I fell in love again. These videos just keep you going. They are up beat and you get an AMAZING workout. Plus, you see RESULTS! Now this lead me to become a Team BeachBody coach. My goal is to continue my journey by helping others with their weight loss. Click to learn more about the Team BeachBody Programs!

Anytime Fitness

All I have to say about this gym is that it is AMAZING. Every branch ( I almost been to all of them in RI) are very neat and clean. There is no competition and the trainers are awesome. I suggest this place to everyone. The machines that they have are amazing. I have been to a few other gyms and nothing compares to them. I look forward going there everyday!

Eating Healthy and Juicing

Eating healthy is just as important as working out. They go hand and hand. I know you are probably saying "I am not going to live my life counting calories and measuring what I eat" but if you are ready to have a healthy life style and be fit you should at least try and do this just a little bit. I am not saying go crazy, just adapt it to your life. This is a lifestyle change, you need to be committed! So, figure out how many calories you want to consume a day. I pick 1200 because thats the lowest you could go and I still eat a good amount of food. There are ways you can figure out (online) how much your calorie intake should be. If you are iffy, then go to your doctor. Always make sure you have 3 meals a day and at least 2-3 snacks. Consume LOTS and LOTS of water! Fruits and vegetables are a key factor in losing weight. You need to get as much as you can in your system a day since our bodies require the nutrients to function properly. I am not a big vegetable fan so me and my boyfriend invested in a juicer. Oh how I LOVE my juicer. I suggest a juicer to anyone who isn't a big fruit or veggie fan because you just mix different types of fruits and veggies together and they taste delicious! Sometimes its better to drink them then actually sit there and try to eat them!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Me and Team Beach Body

That is right! There really is not a better time than now to start living a healthy lifestyle. That is exactly what I am doing. Let me tell you a little about what happened to me over the past few months. I was fed up and depressed about how I looked. I looked at myself in the mirror and could not believe what I saw. I let myself completely go. I weighed myself and I hit over 200lbs. I always told myself that I would never let myself get over 200 but I did. At that moment I knew I needed to start my journey some how, some where. My boyfriend and I signed up to Anytime Fitness. I met with a trainer. I had good intentions but I just could not stick to it. I heard about the Team Beach Body programs through my cousin who had heard about it from her best friend. I figured that I would give it a try. I decided to do the Hip Hop Abs program and also try the gym at the same time. After 2 weeks of doing it I noticed results! I could not believe it! I was losing inches and I felt amazing. I ordered Chalene Johnson's Greatest HIITS workout dvd. It's very intense but I fell in love with her! At this point I was doing Hip Hop Abs, HIITS, and attending the gym.  For Christmas, my boyfriend bought me a device called the Fitbit. This device tracks the number of steps, miles, stairs, and calories that you burn throughout the day (there will be another post on just this later). By mid January, I had lost over 12 inches all over my body and 8 pounds. Of course I am eating healthier and tracking what I am eating via MyFitnessPal (which links to the Fitbit which is amazing!). I finally wanted to continue my journey with Team Beach Body and become a coach. I feel like becoming a coach will benefit me and other people on their journey because I am still on my journey. I can relate to the people who want to have a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. I have done and still are doing the programs that are offered by Team Beach Body. I just ordered the Turbo Jam program and I am looking forward to doing that for the next few months.

If you are interested at all in the Team Beach Body programs message me or check out my page at . 
Good afternoon everyone! It has been such a long time since I have posted on this blog. When I first started this blog I wanted to make a change in my life and in others too. I was on the right track but I ended up not being mentally ready. When it comes to weight loss, you NEED to be mentally ready or it is either not going to work or you are going to have a hard time with working out and losing the pounds. It is very hard to get into the mind set but once you do, it is a phenomenal feeling. Anyway, I am finally mentally there which means I am ready to get this blog rolling. I am ready to help anyone that needs it! Besides being mentally ready, it is always good to have someone to share your weight loss goals and struggles with. It is also good to have a workout partner. I am going to try to post 3-4 times a week if I can. This week, I will probably post everyday. Just stay tuned. Remember to stay strong! =D