It's been a while since I've answered the question, “Who are you and how did you end up in my inbox/social media, wherever you found me?” so….
🎧 Allow me to reintroduce myself 🎧
(I really hope you just read that in your best JayZ voice!)
I'm Julie! And here's what I'm all about!
A little morning motivation coming at you in 3, 2, 1…. 🤸♀️
1️⃣ Schedule your workouts and put them on your google calendar just like you would any other important appointment
2️⃣ Lay out your workout clothes the night before
3️⃣ Follow a plan - the less you have to think about what to do, the easier it will be to just do it!
About 10 years ago the Insanity workout was all the rage. It felt like everyone was doing it and seeing amazing results. 60 days to a completely transformed and shredded body, using nothing but your body weight? Sign me up!
I took my before pics, pulled out the calendar, and went straight to facebook and told EVERYONE. Put your goals out there and you’re more likely to stick to them, right?
Within a week I knew I hated every second of every workout, and not long after that I found myself secretly hopping I somehow got injured so I had an excuse to stop. Yes, you read that right.
Take it from someone who was born in Canada and spent most of their life in Buffalo, NY…
Summers are wayyyyy too short to be stuck inside working out all day!
Let me break it down for you…
Lets say you workout at a gym
30 min drive + 1 hr workout x 6 days/wk = 9 hours each week
It’s a little better when you do your workouts at home
1 hour workout x 6 days/wk = 6 hours per week
But what if you can still get great results, at home, doing 30 min workouts, and only 4 days a week?
You don’t have to give up your social life when you have fitness and nutrition goals! I mean, abs are great, but not if they keep you from actually living life!
Instead of viewing things as “on” or “off”, what about just being “better”?
I try to keep my restaurant orders simple… tons of veggies and a side of protein. One of my go to's is a salad w/salmon, but another fav is a Caesar salad w/shrimp!
Happy New Year!!
Whether you've been showing up in our private facebook community all year, or you're just getting started, I want to let you know what kind of support is available to help you reach your goals this year!
Wow! What a couple weeks it's been.
How are you holding up?
If you're like most people, I'm guessing you're working from home, trying to home school your kids, wondering where your next toilet paper is going to come from, social distancing, and somehow trying to keep your sanity.
Two seconds on facebook or watching the news can send you down a spiral of panic and fear. You've received a bazillion emails from all your favorite businesses telling you what they're doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. And you just want some sense of normalcy back in your life.
Instead of reiterating everything that you've already seen, today I just want to share some tips to stay healthy, happy, and as sane as possible during these trying times.
If you've ever scrolled through Instagram past a post of a week's worth of perfectly laid out and planned healthy food, each meal neatly placed in it's own container, and it's given you instant anxiety..... don't worry, I've been there!! In fact, I've been there as recently as just a couple weeks ago. So I feel ya!
The past two weeks I've made some changes to how I view (and tackle!) meal prep, and I can honestly say that it no longer freaks the hell out of me. So I wanted to share them with you while they'e still fresh!
I think we've all been there. We see that one friend's fitness post that hits us at just the right time. We're feeling like shit, we're not exactly sure what happened or how we seemingly ended up gaining that 10 lbs back *overnight*, and we're determined to make this "THE. LAST. TIME".
We reach out to our friend, order our new package that going to give us alllll the fitness and nutrition tools we need and is going to make everythingggg better, and then by week 2, or 3, or sometimes not even until month 2 or 3, we hit a wall. We don't feel like doing it anymore. We're not in the mood. And we can think of a laundry list of excuses why we can skip our workout, not have our shake that day, and eat and drink everything in sight.
Your girlfriends' guide to everything that makes you a fit, sexy and HEALTHY babe! Here you'll find tips on fitness & nutrition, while still maintaining balance and rocking your kick ass social life!