Positive mind


I am currently reading a book called Push by Chalene Johnson. (Another reason that I love this Beachbody journey…I would have never heard of this book or had the desire to read it!) Although I’ve only made it into the 2nd chapter, it’s incredibly motivating. It is about goals, habits, your priorities and basically looking for your definition of success and happiness.

We all have things that we want to change in our life. We want to give up certain foods, lose weight, get healthier, workout more, save more money and the list goes on and on.

I’m sure that many of you have set New Year’s Resolutions that have gone sour by February.

Here is some food for thought….

Whether you believe that you’ll reach your goal and maintain a healthier lifestyle…or if you think that you’re wasting your time and you’ll never get where you want to be….either way, you’re right!
What you believe about yourself shapes your life! This thing hinges on your decision to try. Your mentality dictates your outcome.
“There must come a moment where you get over yourself and make a decision to do things differently….There’s no transformation, no life changing, no bangin’ body or better time management until you decide you are worth the effort.”- Chalene Johnson

Baby steps

Last week, I decided to write down 10 goals for the week. I’m reading a book right now by Chalene Johnson called Push. It’s about goal setting and priorities.
We have our hands on the steering wheel and we are in control of where we want to go. Sure, things happen that may throw us off track. If we have a map to guide us, we can find our way!
This is why setting goals AND writing them down is so important. Seeing them everyday gives you that motivation to get it done. Writing down your goals week after week will show you what your priorities are.
I was able to meet 6 of my 10 goals this week. Now I know what I want to work on (and continue to work on) this week!
They don’t have to be major life changing goals….baby steps. goals
Try making a list of 10 goals for the week with at least one of them being health related.
What is one of your goals for this week?

Choose your battles

Just one piece of happiness of my week! I lay the kids’ clothes out for the week on Sundays. So much easier to do this instead of dealing with it each morning!
What do you do to make your life a little easier throughout the week?


The small things…

picjumbo.com_HNCK4046-1024x682I always used to get overwhelmed with everything that I had to do in a day.  I would try to do way too much and just get mad when I had things left on my list.  I soon realized that the small changes that I made daily, made big changes later on.
Check out this great article about how to implement things into your daily life to help you become more productive.

15 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Become Highly Successful



Bananas getting ripe? Freeze them!
I love having bananas in my smoothie (especially with Chocolate Shakeology and PB2)! These frozen bananas are perfect for the smoothies and even for banana ice cream!


Morning motivation

This right here! This is how I get workouts done in the mornings. This is what gets me out the door on time in the morning!

I was so scared when I had to start back to work, Jeff was deployed and I was going to have to get both kids ready and out by 6:30-7am. Yikes!

I’ve learned that not every morning goes smoothly and you can NEVER predict how the kids are going to feel when they wake up.

You can only control what you can control sometimes. I do my best to set myself up for success. I greet the kids with a cheery, happy voice and I have everything ready in my kitchen to get me out the door.

What do you in the mornings to make it easier to get out the door?


Am I crazy?!

You know when you have a big event whether it’s crunch time to get in shape before Spring Break or a to-do list a mile long before family comes to visit?

We’re in crunch time till the time that Jeff FINALLY comes home!!
I know he doesn’t care if the house is clean, if the laundry is put away or really anything related to the house, but it makes me feel better to be organized. I want him to come home to “home” as he knows it. I want him to be able to come home and not have to worry about a thing except squeezing those kids and getting as much quality time with family as possible. I want to be able to focus on him when he gets home.

It’s not feasible to get everything done that’s running through my mind, but that’s ok!

The little things make a big difference sometimes and tonight….
The kitchen drawers got reorganized!

I’m taking one room at a time. When you focus on the big picture, it’s overwhelming.

Am I the only crazy one? Clearly Lucy thinks I’m crazy!!