Success Stories

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sugar Addict No More!

Ok, so I didn't realize how completely addicted I was to sugar until the past few days um, ok, a month.
This summer has been really stressful for a few reasons. Here are two of them:

I have been coaching more classes and absolutely loving it, but I haven't exactly been taking good care of ME. A brownie here, some ice cream there, and before you know it- BAM! Full on addict.

Last week we had nothing sweet in the house and I was seriously feinding like some kind of drug addict! I almost called my neighbor during the kids' naptime to see if she had anything chocolate in her house- WTF?!!

International Man of Mystery

My husband, if you recall, is doing his 24 Day Challenge and crushing it! He looks and feels amazing- but that's another story. He is on the 2nd phase of the Challenge and is taking his MNS3 packets (follow the link to read more about it). I decided to steal some...

This is good stuff. I took it last year and had major fat loss, but decided to give it a break for a while- which you should do with supplements from time to time. Anyway, I decided to get some good core nutrition in my body and see what happens.

It's been 4 days now on the MNS3 and I just realized I haven't touched sugar in 4 days! Not even a craving!!

This stuff WORKS. I had forgotten how amazing I feel when I'm taking it- more energy, no sugar or carb cravings, and (fingers crossed) hopefully fat loss.

As for Tommy, he said he hasn't felt this good since he went on a Pop Tart fast in his early 20s-(you think I'm kidding)

If you are interested in MNS3 or the 24 Day Challenge, let me know!
It'll kick start your life!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Om, Baby

Tonight I went to yoga. I LOVE my yoga practice, but it's gone by the wayside for, oh about 3 months. Yoga makes me feel grounded. It is meditative. I always feel like a sponge that has been wrung out- allowing fresh blood and oxygen to seep back into my body. Someone once said that yoga is like a massage on the inside. I like that!

My favorite form of yoga is Ashtanga, and my favorite Ashtanga teacher is Matt Borer over at Austin Kula Yoga. Matt is a calming presence, not annoyingly full of himself like some yoga teachers, but also funny and playful. You should check him out...

But back to me :)
Tonight I was able to calm my brain a little. Get outside my head. Concentrate on my breathing and alignment. No thinking about making dinner, laundry, emails, or my unfinished to-do list.  At the end of the 90 minute class, I felt like I had been exorcised- all my crabbiness and irritation left- and I feel so much lighter and peaceful.

In the day-to-day chaos that is Life, I need to remember to take some time to check-in with my body, my mind, and my well-being. It will make all the difference! 

A peaceful Mama makes for a peaceful Household (I made that up)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Small Changes Make a HUGE Difference!

Tommy (my husband) just started the 24 Day Challenge on Monday. He is in the first phase- The Cleanse Phase- which includes drinking a Fiber drink first thing in the morning followed by a Meal Replacement Shake that is packed with 24 grams of protein. This is what he had to say this morning:

"You know, the past few days it seems like my day has really gotten off to a better start. Usually I drink my coffee on the way to work and by the time I get there I'm all jacked up and don't eat my breakfast until a few hours later.

But since I've been drinking the Shake on the way to work, I actually feel more focused and satiated and my days have been starting off not as hectic and jacked up from all the coffee and no food!"

Wow! Mind you, my husband is NOT the kind of guy who is overly excited about things, but he is pleasantly surprised at how good he feels in just a few days.

Tonight we are taking his pre-measurements and "before" pictures- I see big changes ahead!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Food Logs = Big Success!

Last week was the start of July programs and I am challenging everyone to begin Food Logging. For the next few days, write down everything you eat. That's the first step. You have to see where you've been so you know where you're going!

Food Logging is an amazingly effective way to get results- whether you are looking to lose weight or gain more energy- let me see what you are eating! We'll get you on the right track.