What goes first?

“You always have time for the things you put first.”

But what do you put first? And, more importantly, how often do you put YOU first? I can say that for a long time I was very much towards the bottom of my list of things. My husband, our house, my work, my students, and now my baby are usually prioritized about my own self. Does my list change constantly? You betcha! Last year, I would leave myself towards the bottom of the list and focus on those around me.

It wasn’t until recently that I realized that I had to put myself higher on my list in order to better serve those around me. As I finish up Core de Force (I’m on day 26) I have made my health a priority in my life and, because of this decision, I always have time to get my workout in.

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To most people reading this post, the picture above just looks like a bedroom. And, most days, that’s exactly what it is. But for a small amount of time each day, it is my solitude. It is where I go to focus on me; to focus on my health and my well-being. I push play and for that time I only focus on me.

My results in a few days will not be a dramatic weight loss but it will be so much more in so many ways.

As I was working through the rounds of MMA Speed last night, I felt the difference from day 1 to now. I remember thinking ho hard the 6 rounds were on day one and questioning if this would even work. Tonight, I’m left wanting more. 6 rounds were nothing and I could see and feel my muscles working differently than they had the first night.

In the course of this program, I’ve fit back into pre-pregnancy pants! I’m talking multiple pairs of pants! Pants that I couldn’t button last month! I’ve had more focus throughout the day, both at work and in my home life. Because of my gained focus, I am getting better at planning and executing my day. Things on my daily to-do list are getting crossed off! I have energy and don’t feel stressed like I typically do at this time of the school year.  img_4261

While I know I am not done with focusing on my health when CDF ends in a few days, I now have the tools to maintain a healthy life and focus on the habits that allow me to better myself and those that depend on me. As a society, we so often put ourselves at the bottom of our lists. Move yourself up and see the benefits it has on all aspects of your life.

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Meal Prep

While the baby sleeps, momma mops and meal preps. 🍇🍠 Brown rice with grilled chicken, baked sweet potatoes and red onions, spinach and homemade dressing. Bagged up grapes and made to-go peanut butter containers for easy snacks. Took a little bit of time but will save time in the mornings this week! #btsprep #cleanmealprep #fitmom #fitlife #teambeachbodycoach #maximizeyourtimetumblr_ojhd7ijGYk1rzdluco1_500.jpg

January Jump Start

It’s been said that with the New Year 🎉comes a blank slate. Why not use your blank slate to become a healthier version of you? 🥗💪🏼Are you looking for a jump start but not sure where to start? 🤔Talk to me! 🤚🏼I’ll be starting a challenge group for those that are interested in using Team BeachBody to jump start their new year! The group will officially kick off on January 16th but we will begin all of our prepping next week. Here’s what you need to be willing to commit to in order to join the group:
✔️Follow any TBB program for the duration of the group ✔️ Check in daily with the group ✔️Focus on you and your health ✔️Not be in another coach’s challenge group. That’s it! Seems pretty easy right? 😺Let’s jump to it! Leave your email in the comments so I can add you to the group! #teambeachbodycoach #januaryjumpstart #itsallaboutyoutumblr_oj7vqudti31rzdluco1_500

All Access Pass!

This is just what I needed for the new year! Team Beachbody is offering an ALL ACCESS PASS to every. single. workout. evvvrrrrr! Plus unlimited access to new workouts as they’re released! 😱 With a little one that hasn’t been cooperating at the gym I can workout in the comfort of my own home while she wanders around in her walker. 😂 I can choose from Insanity, Core de Force, Cize and so many more! Such an awesome motivator to lose the last few baby pounds. This special isn’t around for long though. If you’re interested let me know and I’ll get you the specifics. Seriously, if you are trying to figure out how to balance work, life and exercising this is for you! #teambeachbodycoach #allaccesspass #fitmom #fitlifetumblr_oj6l4ryvib1rzdluco1_500

Shakeology & Planning

When the baby sleeps for almost 11 hours and is up at 5:00 AM with no intention of going back to sleep, you grab your Shakeology and life plan! This is my first Panda Planner and I’m so excited! Just filled in the monthly and weekly pages.

My major project this week is to complete my PASC application. If I get accepted I will join the April cohort through the Madera County Office of Education and have my administrative Credential in a year!

My monthly focus is to simplify and my habit is to exercise daily. (I love that there are daily habit check boxes so I can mark it off each day I workout!)

Monthly goals include:
✔️putting $1000 into our savings
✔️completing the Core de Force program
✔️utilizing my tumblr more (see posts from the last two days, haha)

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