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Do you ever wonder… HOW some people LOVE their workouts??

Okay, you know what I’m talking about, right? You power through your workouts, but you dread it. Half the time you’re thinking of reasons to skip it. It’s a chore. So how come some people you see or know seem to LOVE working out? They’re crazy, right?

Well, maybe.

But that’s beside the point.

There’s a secret to loving your workout. Do you want to know it? It’s all about your MINDSET. Yep. That’s it. Of course, finding a workout that is fun to you is important, too. That’s the best workout! But first and foremost you must re-teach your brain (and body) that working out is your drug. It’s what will make you feel amazing. Remind yourself of those endorphins you feel after a good workout. Think about the results you’ve seen…or that you know you WILL see if you stick to your workouts (and healthy eating). Visualize having fun, and visualize the results you want to see (or feel!). You can absolutely do this!

Here are some tips to re-train your brain:

  • Start by smiling. Smile before your workout. It’ll make your brain think you’re happy.
  • Now, think about the reasons you’re getting fit. Is it for your health? For your family? To set a good example for your kids? To fit into your old jeans? Repeat your reasons out loud to yourself 3 times each. Write those reasons down and post them everywhere!
  • Good! Now here’s the hard part. Any and every time you think of skipping your workout, or you find yourself dreading your workout, remind yourself — “This is NOT punishment”. Your workouts should never be about punishing yourself. They’re about giving yourself what you deserve.  You deserve that time out of your day. You deserve the stress relief.  You deserve to have fun, feel great, and have a better day. And the RIGHT workout will do all that for you…if you let it. Keep reminding yourself. In fact, change your screensaver on your computer to something that reminds you of this. Repeat it 5 times every morning and before your workouts.

Before too long, your brain will realize your workouts are a GOOD thing. Something that’s FOR you. Not just something you have to do.

I mentioned that the right workout is key. This is very true. The best workout is one that you enjoy. For a while, I ran. I started running because my friends did, and I knew it was a good calorie burner. And for a while, it was enjoyable for me, I looked forward to it. (after the growing pains of the first month or so!). But at some point I started trying other workouts and found myself really, REALLY enjoying those. Even looking forward to them for real. And I was dreading running. I listened to my body and realize that this was because the other workouts were just more fun. Embrace what’s fun. If running is fun for you, then GO FOR IT! If it’s not, then don’t force yourself. But don’t give up, either. Instead, try other workouts. Check out a yoga or Zumba class. Try Insanity, Turbo Fire, P90X or Chalean Extreme. Personally, I found the intensity of Insanity way more engaging than most workouts. I felt like a BEAST after every workout; like I’d climbed Mount Everest. And I keep going back to Turbo Fire because there’s a huge variety in the choreography from workout to workout AND the music is actually GOOD. Imagine that!

So you see, you have control over whether or not you’ll love your workouts. Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every day is like nirvana. Of course, we alllll have days we just don’t feel like working out. But. Once you’ve found that soulmate workout, you’ll have less of those days. Oh. And on those days, do yourself a favor, just START your workout. Give it 5 minutes. I almost can guarantee you that after 5 minutes you’ll be into it. It’s worth a shot, right?

So. Tell us, why do you want to love your workouts? Why do you want to be healthy?


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Day 60 of Chalean Extreme

Alright, so yesterday was day 60 of my adventure with Chalean Extreme….so of course I took some progress photos. There’s one more month of the program left and based on the results so far, I’d say I will be PRETTY dang excited to see what day 90 will look like.

I’ve really enjoyed this program. I always feel like I’m working hard, and the videos aren’t too long, so that’s a big plus for me. And of course Chalene is always inspiring and makes the time fly! I wasn’t too sure about the program, I had it sitting around for months before I cracked it open. I just wasn’t sure I “only wanted to lift weights”. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised in finding that it’s not really like that. There’s a few days a week of weights, but it’s more creative than the old school weight lifting. And then the other days you’re doing cardio intervals which makes ya SWEAT & as always, even the cardio workouts are fun and interesting. And, well, I’m very happy with the changes I’m seeing in my body.

So without further ado, here’s some before and afters for you. I’ll be sure to update with the ‘final’ after photo next month! 🙂 (Sorry I don’t have a picture of my ‘before’ in the exact same pose/clothes, but you can totally get the idea from this before photo)

Before (5’7″, 142lbs, no muscle)

30 days in – 130lbs, a little muscle!

60 day progress – 130lbs including more muscle

So what do you think? Even though it’s only really about 10 pounds lost, the difference is noticeable because of the body fat change. Cool, huh?

Don’t forget, you can always try beachbody workouts risk-free, they have a money back guarantee. If you want to give Chalean Extreme a try, I’ll be your personal coach – to help you with the workouts, questions, even nutrition & motivation. You can order right through my webstore & you’ll get some bonuses that way too 🙂 You can read more about the individual workouts or order right here: & I’m always available if you have questions or want to chat, email me!

Would love to know your success story, post it below!

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