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Top 5 All Time Best Health and Fitness Decisions

Good morning #fifam! It’s actually Monday morning and with the day off I have some time to write blog posts for the next few weeks.

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More importantly I’m sitting here freaking out! My heart is literally racing.

Want to know why? Good. Because I need to talk to someone and who better than the fitfam! I know you guys will understand.

Today marks Day 1 of a training cycle for my goal race in May. As soon as I looked at the training plan my heart started pounding. Along with the racing heart rate came a feeling of vulnerability which is prime time for feelings of fear and doubt to creep in. And, all at the same time, a feeling of excitement for this journey to begin.

Yes, full on freaking out mode!

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Back to the The Fit Dish topic for this week:

Top 5 All Time Best
Health and Fitness Decisions

Do you ever think about the person you are today compared to who you were a year ago? 5 years ago? How did it happen? Was it intentional? Was it fate?

A series of actions and journey’s taken that culminated into living my best life and finding clarity, meaning and purpose of who I am meant to be.

Clean Eating

In May of 2011 I challenged myself to eat clean for 30 days. My husband always says I never really ate “bad” but making this one change did something for me that doctor’s and medications could not.

Clean eating stopped my migraines. I’m talking headaches so bad Chad had to take me to the emergency room. MRI after MRI. Gone. I have not been back to the ER or taken a single medication for migraines since May of 2011.

June 4, 2011 “at the age of 43 I am more fit, stronger, healthier and happier than ever before. I owe that, in part, to clean eating.”  -Jill Conyers

Becoming A Runner

In 2006 I signed up for my first race, a half marathon in southern California. That decision irrevocably changed my life forever. That was the beginning of becoming the person I was meant to be.

October 30, 2006 “From the stretching to the finish line it was the hardest and most amazing thing I’ve ever accomplished!” -Jill Conyers

Home Gym

In 2010 I made the decision to cancel my Lifetime membership and set up a home gym. I loved Lifetime but the travel time became an excuse not to workout and an obstacle to consistently working out. Eliminate the excuse along with the unbeatable convenience and workouts became more consistent than ever.

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Move Nourish Believe

Embracing the Lorna Jane Active philosophy has made all that I believe to be true doable. It gives me the much needed clarity to be the best version of me.

August 28, 2014 “Those 3 words embody a sustainable lifestyle. A simple perspective that has helped me get rid of all the extraneous “stuff” that I don’t need. I’ve actually lived an active lifestyle for many years but MOVE, NOURISH, BELIEVE breaks it down to simple concepts that remind me living my best, most beautiful life doesn’t have to be complicated. With busy lives it’s not always easy, but the concept is actually quite simple.” -Jill Conyers

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Unconditional Self-Acceptance

Giving myself the gift of unconditional acceptance is the most treasured of all. This was one decision that evolved from a series of actions, thoughts and changes.

August 8, 2014 “A happiness that doesn’t come from stuff and things. A happiness that isn’t contingent on success and accomplishments. It’s a happiness that is gained from looking within and seeing and accepting who you are. It’s a happiness that is unconditional and is not subject to the all too familiar comparison trap.” -Jill Conyers

What are your all time best health and fitness decisions? Do you prefer to workout at home or a gym?

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Workout Recap + A Menu Plan

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Another wonderful week of running and yoga!

Still going strong with #30daysofyoga with Yoga with Adriene and yesterday I tried a new yoga studio that just may be THE studio I’ve been looking for.

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I love my home gym and I haven’t been to a gym/studio in years so not only was the class amazing it was fun to practice in a different place and meet new people.

Plus the sweet option of hot yoga!

I’m trying different classes and instructors throughout this week before I decide whether or not to join.

A little change in my workout routine is exactly what I needed!

WORKOUT RECAP

Monday: #30daysofyoga
Tuesday: #30daysofyoga,
Wednesday: #30daysofyoga, Run 4
Thursday: #30daysofyoga,
Friday: #30daysofyoga, Run 4
Saturday: #30daysofyoga, Drishtiq Yoga
Sunday: #30daysofyoga, Run 6

Notice what’s missing that shouldn’t be? Strength training. I can’t seem to get motivated to strength train.

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BREAKFAST
Green Protein Smoothies

LUNCH/DINNER
Green Protein Smoothies
Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad
Vegetables and Quinoa Soup
Veggie Burritos
Fennel and Spinach Soup
Lentil Soup

SNACKS
Tropical Chia Pudding
Oatmeal Bites
Peanut Butter Cup Pudding
Fruit Salad with Walnuts
No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Squares

Have you made any changes to your regular workout routine lately? Have you tried hot yoga? Yay or nay?

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If I Was Your Personal Trainer

Motivation from a [Soon to be] Personal Trainer

Happy and joyful new year to the #fitfam!

I couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming year of The Fit Dish! Jess and I are  making plans.

BIG plans to build a community that inspires, supports and motivates!

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One of my goals for 2015 is to complete the NASM personal trainer certification. It’s a dream I’m turning into a reality!

Jess suggested the [optional] topic for The Fit Dish this week,

What would your imaginary trainer say to motivate you?

I knew I wanted to be that imaginary trainer! I think about it often. I visualize being a personal trainer. What I would say. How I would interact. Seriously, I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it.

So, as your personal trainer, motivation would be individual. It would center around you, where you are in your fitness journey and your personal experience and perspective.

Motivation would also be based on 3 quotes that have left a lasting impression on me and the health and fitness journey I’ve taken that has lead me to be the happiest, healthiest and best me I can be.

Dream big. Dig deep. Find your passion and make it happen! -Lorna Jane

and

Strength has nothing to do with external performance. It has everything to do with internal belief. -Dolvet Quince

and

Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of your determination and every step you take toward meeting that goal. -Jill Conyers

There is so much more that would go into motivating you to accomplish your goals, but I believe, when it comes down to it, if you can come to believe and live those words then there are endless possibilities of what you can accomplish.

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Next week’s topic (1/13):

Create a vision board that inspires and motivates you!

Not sure what a vision board is or where to start creating one? Check out Create a Vision Board and A Vision of What’s Beautiful.

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5 Things Friday

fitness, food, blogging and more from around the web

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A new type of Starbucks, yummy chocolate pancakes, fitness trends and more from my latest online reads.

{5 instagram things}

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  1. The annual Conyers’ family photo. The day was beautiful and the weather was perfect.
  2. Green Smoothies and my [unplanned] 30 day experiment. For almost 3 weeks I’ve made a batch of 3 green smoothies every morning (1-2 for me and 1 for my husband). I started this as part of my healthy happy holidays plan and it has worked out brilliantly. The benefits have rocked my world! I’m continuing 1-2 green smoothies daily for what will be 30 days to see if the benefits continue.
  3. The tea bag tag made me smile.
  4. Excited to be selected as a Nuunbassador 2015!
  5. With drinking smoothies daily it was wasteful using plastic straws so I bought a set of reusable stainless steel straws. Less waste and they look kinda cool.

{5 fitness things}

  1. 30 Days of Yoga – One of my goals this year is to deepen my practice of yoga. I’m considering joining a yoga studio to help me accomplish this goal. Still not sure on that so, in the meantime, I’m starting the new year with 30 Days of Yoga at Yoga with Adrienne.
  2. Speaking of yoga, I found an awesome website, Do You Yoga.
  3. There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner. – Dean Karnazes
  4. With looking for a yoga studio to join I need to know what I want. This was a good place to start → A Guide To 6 Different Types of Yoga.
  5. Top 20 Fitness Trends of 2015 – Philly

{5 foodie things}

  1. Yummy roundup of Healthy Bites recipes – Cotter Crunch
  2. How yummy do these Skinny Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Pancakes look and they’re easily made gluten free.
  3. I made Spinach and Mushroom Quinoa for Christmas dinner. It was my favorite dish on the table. So good.
  4. I store a lot of my grains in glass canisters instead of the original package. Now I can stop googling grains to water ratios. Download → Get Your Grain Ratios Right
  5. Have you heard about Starbucks’ new venture? The first look inside the NEW Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room

{5 social media things}

  1. Double Your Instagram Followers in Just 5 Minutes Per Day – Social News Daily
  2. How To Share Free Printables On Your Blog – Key Lime Digital Designs
  3. How Much To Charge for a Sponsored Post – Bloggers Bazaar
  4. How To Grow Your Blog with Twitter – Bloggers Bazaar
  5. I need to do a digital detox more often. How To Do a Digital Detox – Forbes Magazine

{5 motivation things}

  1. 10 Inspiring Mantras for Spiritual Journey – Do You Yoga
  2. I’m creating a new vision board! I love the whole process of this project.
  3. My favorite post of 2014, A Letter To My Body.
  4. Interesting read on Releasing Labels. Be What You Love Not What You Do. I love the “New Rule”, Start a revolution of introduction. The new rule is: You say a list of things you love and that you are crazy excited about, and you let that beautiful, joyous, unapologetic list circle around your essence.
  5. This will be my next Lorna Jane purchase. Love it → I Woke Up Happy

Linking up with Friday Favorites at Housewife Glamour.

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What new trends would you like to try in 2015? What do you think of the NEW Starbucks? What should I look for in a yoga studio?

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I’m Back Workout Recap and Menu Planning

Workout Recap + Eat Clean Menu

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So so excited to be able to say this is my I’M BACK workout week in review!

No, not back after an injury. Back after a run slump. After the Pensacola Half Marathon in October I took one week off to recover and then back to running. No problem. Then, BAM, out of nowhere my running mojo practically disappeared. I ran anyway but my heart just wan’t in it. I didn’t particularly enjoy it.

I took a few weeks off with little to no running.

Then, as quickly as it left, BAM, my running mojo was back! An unexpected amazing run this week and running life was good again. Surprisingly that run was on the treadmill. I definitely didn’t see the mojo coming that morning!

WORKOUT RECAP

Monday: Piyo Lower
Tuesday: Run 4
Wednesday: Piyo Upper
Thursday: Run 4
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Run 5, Piyo Sweat
Sunday: Piyo Lower

I ended the week feeling like I had a PERFECT workout week!

EAT CLEAN MENU

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BREAKFAST
Green B-Strong Smoothies → new recipe on the blog tomorrow!

LUNCH/DINNER
Vegetable Soup
Garden Veggie Enchilada Bake
Big Green Salad
Grilled Veggie Stacks

SNACKS
Cocoa Goodness Protein Bites → new recipe coming soon!
Skoop A-Game Shake
Green Smoothies

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So excited to team up with Love Grown Foods to spread the LOVE in 2015. Yes, they create great products but they’re so much more than that.

Love this…

Love Grown Foods takes time to visit classrooms Kindergarten through high school educating kids on the importance of eating breakfast and fueling their bodies right.

Congratulations to Lindsay from It’s Linz! She’s the winner of the Fit Foodie Giveaway.

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There’s still time to enter the Fitness Enthusiast giveaway! Enter at Fitness Enthusiast Gift Guide and Giveaway!

What’s on your menu this week? What do you do when you hit a fitness slump?

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