2017

2017.

I can’t believe we are here.

I started this blog 5 years ago, as a way to keep myself accountable in my journey to healthy. 5 years later, I’ve completed 2 marathons, 5 half marathons, countless 10k’s and 5k’s and am now at a different part of my journey.

I took another plunge straight out of my comfort zone at the end of 2016.

I became a TRX Bootcamp instructor at Turnstyle Cycle (Kendall Square), and a Fixx Instructor at SweatFixx – a new rowing focused studio in Wakefield, MA. On top of that, I’ve decided to kick up my Beachbody coaching business.

Why?

Because I’m passionate about watching people learn to love themselves. Watching a client go through class and struggle with a set – only to see the determination in their face the next time they come in, and then watching them CRUSH what they couldn’t do before is AMAZING. Having someone come up to me and say “I was able to catch up with my kid today, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that without you” is one of the best things I can have anyone say.

So 2017 will be a little bit more reflective on here of that. I’m still recovering from my stress fracture.  I still haven’t been cleared to run yet. But that’s ok. I’m at peace with it. I’ve found that I can see have that training cycle, with cross training, Core De Force, PiYo, TRX, Spinning and Rowing. I found that community that I was missing at the studios where I teach, and the team that I am a part of.

Here’s my promise to you. I will always be here for you, and my resolution for 2017 is just to be a little bit better than I was yesterday.

And with that – I also promise to blog a little more 😉

TGIF, y’all!

30 days later

It’s been a little more than 30 days since I took the PiYo challenge.

In total I lost 9 lbs, and a bunch of inches (including 2 from my waist), but something more important happened – I re-sparked my passion.

After hurting my foot, I was disappointed in myself and in pain. My body failed me, after so much training – physical & mental – my body broke down. I gained weight. I pretended to stop caring. I had no way to manage my stress since anytime I did a workout my foot would hurt. I turned into a mean human, and my reaction to benign things would sometimes shock me.

So, at the height of my frustration, I signed up for the 30 day challenge, and figured the cost would hold me accountable.

Quickly I realized, it was the community that came along with it.

I woke up, unrolled my yoga mat, and popped in a DVD the first day, and got surprisingly sweaty in my living room. I never knew that an at home workout program could do that. Thanks to the B You Fitness group, I was able to chat with people every single day and share a #sweatyselfie and chat about the craziest moves we learned that day.

Soon after, I fell in love with how I was feeling. I cared more about what I was eating. I was able to calm my mind a little bit more. The more I checked in, the more I kept MYSELF accountable. And with that, the more I saw results.

I’m currently right now in the 2nd 30 days of PiYo (the full PiYo program is 60 days) and I am so grateful to Julie for introducing me to it. It’s truly allowed me to start my day on a positive note, and once that happens, it’s hard to ruin the rest of the day.

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