Tag: energy

Stop Saying You Don’t Have Time!

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This post may not be received well by everyone, but I think it is important to give some tough love… and that is… stop saying you don’t have time to workout and be healthy! If you really want it, you’ll find time… It might be hard to find the time and that’s what I’m here to do – help you find that time… but if you really want to live a better, healthier life, you’ll start prioritizing your health and stop blaming your busy schedule on your inability to workout a few days a week.

So you might be thinking what does this girl know? She works out 6 days a week and is pretty healthy and fit so it’s easier for her… and you know what, you’re right, but I wasn’t always like this and I sacrifice things like sleep or watching TV to get a work out in. Don’t believe me? Let me explain a typical day…

I need to leave my house at 6:10 to get to the train. If I work out, I’m up at 4:30 and if I have a rest day, I’m up at 5:15. During the day, I am a learning specialist and spend my time working with students from 8:00 – 3:00 (and yes my commute is over an hour and a half)… I am currently getting certified to be a Wilson Dyslexia Reading Specialist so I work with my practicum student from 3:00 – 4:00. Then I tutor (Monday – Thursday) from about 4:15 – 6:30. After that I take the hour and a half train ride home. On Tuesdays I actually get home at 8:30, Wednesdays I go to a dance rehearsal until 9:30, and Thursdays I have a team call until 9. I also have to find time to eat dinner, say hello to my husband, and get ready for the next day. On top of that I am a Beachbody Coach so have to find time to help my clients, am currently getting certified in 2B Mindset, am completing the coursework for the Wilson Certification, and work for two other nonprofit organizations…

I don’t write what my day is like to complain or say I am busier than you, but I am writing to show you that if you want it, you can find the time. 4:30 sucks and I HATE that alarm clock but if I didn’t work out then, I would say I don’t have time to work out… But I know if I take care of myself for 30 minutes a day, I am going to add years to my life. I owe that to my family and to myself. I also know that my workouts give me energy… sure I’m tired at 4:30, but give me a 30 minute workout, and I am beyond ready for everything else in my day.

So here are my steps to finding time to take care of you.

  1. Write down your goals. Don’t just say you want to lose weight but be really clear and these can constantly change. My goal right now is to get my body in the best shape possible because soon we’ll begin trying to start our family and I know my health is important for that.
  2. Map out your day… and like really map it out… There will always be things that come up that will change your schedule, but knowing it, allows you to see when you can work out.
  3. Decide on a workout plan that will work with your goals and your availability. Right now I’m completing an online program that is only 4 days a week and between 30 – 40 minutes a day, which works so well with a busy schedule like mine.
  4. Schedule your workout times for the week. Write it down! You won’t cancel on a doctor so why would you cancel on what would prevent you from visiting the doctor.

Still not sure… spend a week writing down what you do throughout the entire week… and be specific… Then look at your week – how much time did you scroll through facebook or watch TV, or sleep maybe more than you needed to?

Want help? Let me know! I can help you schedule out your day, recommend a workout program, or send you daily messages for accountability! Send me a message on cair4health@gmail.com if you want this help…

If not and you still think you don’t have time, you probably aren’t ready for this change or you may have other priorities… and that’s TOTALLY OKAY… I know plenty of really busy people with other priorities, but be truthful with why you are not working out. If you want it, you’ll find the time.

Why I Drink Shakeology

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I had a super fun night with my best friend and Maid of Honor last night. I can’t even tell you the last time, just the two of us went out… While I love everything about life right now, it felt good to just go out, sit at a bar, drink wine, and catch up for hours. Besides drinking wine, we also LOVE nachos, so we enjoyed some epic nachos that had buffalo chicken, tater tots, and bacon…

Anyway, while I enjoyed every moment of last night and don’t regret the food or drink choices, today hasn’t felt great. Not necessarily hung over (thankfully), but definitely sluggish due to the wine and unhealthy food choices. Around 4pm today I made my daily nutrient – dense shake with vegan vanilla, banana, and unsweetened almond milk… and let me tell you I feel so much better. So I wanted to share my top five reasons why I drink Shakeology everyday (in no particular order).

  1. After a night of drinking, Shakeology makes me feel human again. Before I started this journey, my post going out meal was Dunkin Donuts hash browns and a bagel and now its just a Shakeology. Because Shakeology is just loaded with vitamins, minerals, and pre and probiotics, my body kinda gets a ┬ákick of nutrients, which is what my body needs. Not to mention, its about 200 calories, instead of 400 – 500.
  2. Shakeology gives me energy, which is also why it helps after a night of drinking. I don’t need caffeine the way I used to and my energy is more regulated throughout the day. I also love having one at 3 pm since it helps with that afternoon slump.
  3. Sugar cravings have diminished. That doesn’t mean they are gone… but I used to NEED dessert after dinner, but now I need it maybe once every two weeks. Also, on a day like today when I’m on the couch since it is gross outside, I often just want to eat candy… and while I had a few pieces, I quickly made myself a shakeology and haven’t wanted any more sugar.
  4. It makes my nails and hair so much stronger! I love how my nails look each day and how long they get! Perfect for getting ready for the wedding.
  5. It is slightly costly, and definitely more than a lot of products out there… and I know a lot of people don’t even try it because of the money… but the cost actually helps me be healthier… Because I know how much it costs, I don’t like throwing away the money by eating junk later in the day… it helps me stay consistent throughout the day.

It also tastes good in my opinion and there are so many options! I also love that there are sample packets for both vegan and whey protein, and there is a 30 – day money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied. Interested in trying? Leave me a comment and let me help you get started!