Hello Beautiful Friends!

Have you ever stopped to think about how your unique personality plays into your fitness habits?

One of my visions for 2020 is achieving more consistentency (basically getting a grip) on my dedication to a fitness routine. I’ve worked out for as long as I can remember always being involved in sports, but I often hit the same roadblocks and demise of motivation. Because you know…life.

I have learned through mindfulness and some great guidance, the need for a strategy and setting myself up with a roadmap to foster success based on who I am and how I can best acheive that highly sought after success.

It’s really interesting how our unique personalities have such an impact on everything we do and HOW we do it. I have some “all or nothing” tendencies in that if I go off schedule for a simple disruption in routine I can get off track real quick and throw in the towel instead of taking the disruption with grace and resuming the schedule. It’s like if I can’t do it exactly as planned then I get rattled and quit or make bad choices. Not a great quality unfortunately! The good news is that I am driven by how great I feel when I can establish a routine and make my workouts happen and that is the path I am on now!

I’m the furthest thing from a health and fitness expert, but I simply wanted to point out that it’s really important to find the right scenario for you based on how you best operate and taking out as many of the possible roadblocks as you can in advance by being mindful. We all learn, do, and thrive differently based on our personalities.

As far as workouts are concerned, Im not the type that can go into the  gym and come up with a weekly workout routine on my own. I’d stand there and spin in circles not knowing where to start. A class or training session is good, but isnt neccessarily my ideal either as it puts some uncomfortable pressure on me that makes me want to retreat at times. Working out at home isn’t my deal. What does work for me you might be asking?! A pre-planned app based workout schedule. It has been a game changer for me. I know I need to get there at least 3 days a week and I have an upper body, leg, and total body day to get done. And I do…I get it done! And a I feel a lot better. It must be something about being able to check off a literal box and see stats that motivates me. As long as I get my 3 workouts in during the week, I’m pleased.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going”

Nutrition is admittedly another work in progress on my part.  If I’m not prepared, impulse eating can take it’s toll on me in a hot sec.

I have come to be religious about my morning protein shake. I tried a Mocha Madness protein shake one morning at Lifetime Fitness and I was immedietly addicted. At $9 a pop I knew I wasn’t going to be doing that on the regular, so I decided to recreate it on my own. And I did. And it is SO GOOD. Just as amazingly satisfying.  So I thought I’d share it here with you today. It starts my morning off right! Enjoy:)

The non-negotiable ingredient in the protein shake is Mocha Java Boost and I’ve linked it below.

We can’t talk about all of this without throwing in some fabulous athletic style, right?! Ive rounded up some of my favorites for you, but first:

Recently I received an unexpected package in the mail and I was THRILLED to find that Athletas CMO, Sheila Shekar-Pollack, had sent me a pair of their Salutation Stash Pocket 2.0 Tights in an exclusive color (which just so happened to be my FAVE;)) Can you say amazing gesture?! I loved the message she included.

“Our strength lies in the collective and our drive to inspire one another.” Mindfulness over noise. Positivity over fear. The right way over the easy way.” 

So about those pants? Ladies, behold!!! Not only are they the most comfortable workout leggings I’ve put on, but I didn’t have to pull them up over and over again!!! You know what I’m talking about, right?! WIN. They are ridiculously comfortable and give you a non constraining held in feel. They left me wanting more…more pairs that is.

Have a great Wednesday! 

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