Mind and Body

My 90 Day Challenge!

Hello loves!

I have been asked by some of you what this 90 Day Challenge is that I have been talking about.

I am always looking for challenges to join to not only challenge my body, but to challenge my mind. I also think joining a challenge where you have amazing support helps your weight loss and health goals. AND challenging yourself is FUN! It really is! It gets you motivated to work out, to eat better and to see the end result!

There are few things that I am doing during this challenge:

  • Meal Replacements

I am replacing 2 meals a day with a shake or a smoothie. Then eating a normal meal and incorporating healthy and clean snacks in between. I am not dieting or restricting… I am simply replacing a meal with a shake. These shakes have the essential nutrients, fiber, protein and vitamins that I would normally consume… and probably EVEN MORE! Let me just say for the record… I was not happy with my eating habits. Too many carbs and sugar and not enough raw foods. I am adding a shake powder that I LOVE to my shakes and smoothies, too.

Check out my Be My Valentine shakethis shake is AMAZING!

valentines shake

  • Water

I am consuming 2 liters of water per day! I retain water and hold sodium so I am pushing the liquids!

water

  • Gym Time!

I finally found a great gym to join and I am starting to run and lift again. It makes me feel amazing!

gym

  • Supporting My Team!

I have recruited some friends and family members to join this challenge with me and we are such a huge support team for each other! Texting encouraging messages, sending emails, checking in on Facebook and hosting challenge parties! It’s great for those that need that accountability to push through! Plus, we are ALL losing weight, gaining muscles and feeling amazing!

So that is my 90 Day Challenge! Do you have 90 days? If so, contact me! I would love to give you some more information on this AMAZING and EFFECTIVE challenge!!!

Be Beautiful, Be Healthy, Be YOU!
Tasha

Daily Affirmations, journal, Mind and Body

Your perfect day! An exercise to help make your dreams come true!

Happy Saturday night! I am a little late for today’s affirmation… but there is no better time for a daily affirmation! Affirmation’s can happen any time during the day or night – there is no rule on this! I tend to write my daily affirmation’s in the morning since I am in reflecting mode then. Coffee, pen, paper… I feel confident, powerful and ready to tackle anything!

But the night is also a powerful time for me. The world becomes calm, the light becomes dim and I start to unwind. I can sit and visualize without the added pressure that I should be doing something else; like laundry, feeding my child, errands and so on. This is my time. And I LOVE my time!

I have a little exercise that I want you to do. It can take as little time as you like, or as long as you want it to last. I want you to visualize your perfect day. Money and obstacles do not matter – everything is YOURS to visualize!

Now take that visual and write it down.

It can start from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed. Write anything and everything down – silly, serious… this is YOUR DAY! Write what you want to see or have. A beautiful home, a beautiful family, a rewarding career… ENDLESS opportunities!

If you are having a tough time visualizing your perfect day just start writing things down that you love and what you enjoy doing. What makes you smile and what makes you go that extra mile. Chances are it might be to spend more time with your family, take that hobby and turn it into a career, or maybe you are picturing yourself on a warm sandy beach smelling the salt water. Whatever those thoughts and dreams are write them down!

Here is a little glimpse in what my perfect day would be like:

I would wake up, start a cup of coffee, kiss my sleeping little boy on the cheek and sit to write out my goals for that day. I would take this time to feel centered, grounded and charged for the day! I’ll practice yoga, go for a run or maybe take a nice walk. I will use this time to prep myself for the day that I am starting!

I am successful and happy with the career I have. I am working for myself, making my own schedule and allowing me both freedom with my chosen career and having a wonderful work/life balance. My career will be based around helping others – life coaching, personal training, nutritional counseling, etc. I want people to look up to me, trust me, confide in me and look at me as a leader. I want to be able to teach people and help mold them into the person they want to be.

I will also be financially stable and sound. This DOES NOT mean I want to be a millionaire… this means that I feel confident in my financial situation presently while knowing I am paving the way for my future. Sending Jordan to college, buying a home, becoming debt free… while still maintaining a sense of freedom knowing that when I go to store my debit card will always work, my bills are paid on time and that I have enough funds to put in a savings account.

Most importantly, I love myself and who I am. I am PROUD of who I have become. I am proud that I have made my own dreams come true by not giving up, staying strong and following my heart and passion. I am a strong leader, a loving mom, a compassionate wife and a dependable friend. When I close my laptop for the night and finally lay my head down I know that I have just lived and created a wonderful day for myself. I am confident that the choices I chose where the right ones for me.

That would be my perfect day.

The next step is look at this and start putting them into action. What are the steps that I need to take in order for me to have this perfect day… or a day that is pretty darn close. 

But you might say… well my perfect day is me being a ninja, battling villains and being a super hero!? You know what? That is amazing!! You should never dismiss your dreams, EVER! They may just need to be looked at in a different way.

So you see yourself being someone that people look to for help. You are helping keep people safe on a daily basis. Maybe your dreams say Ninja or Super Hero but when you visualize you might see yourself being a police officer or going into the military.

It’s perfectly normal to have amazing dreams! But if they are truly not realistic then start to analyze why you want to be that way and go from there!

Still need help? Let me guide you! I am offering coaching sessions (by popular demand!) to help you sort your dreams, give you tools to work with and allow you to be the best YOU can be!

Please send me an email and I would love to chat!

Be Beautiful, Be Healthy, Be YOU!

Mind and Body

Early Morning

 

coffee

As we are approaching the weekend I am sure most of you are counting down until you can stay up late and sleep in. As the 5:30AM wake up call beckons you Monday through Friday, you start to become a little bitter with possibly your career, your commute or maybe your alarm.

Before I had a family I remember I would sleep as long as I could, sometimes that meant I was in bed until 10AM or later. Granted I have always been a night owl and stay up fairly late. I seem to be very creative at night – a lot of dreaming, writing and visions happen at night. It’s a magical time for me. But I have noticed that the early mornings are just as magical. Mornings where everything is still and calm. Peaceful. Relaxing. Mindful.

I was reading one of my favorite mind and body books, Wherever You Go, There You Are, and I re-read the chapter titled Early Morning. This chapter is about the magical moment as you start your day where you are connecting with yourself. This chapter really resonates with me because even though I love sleeping in, my day always seems more calm, more productive and more positive when I wake up early before any one else does.

I usually sit and do some personal activities to help jump start my brain and and get my creativity flowing. Sometimes I will doodle, or write and reflect. I am always in a mindful place. I don’t judge myself – I am just being me.

I will also take the time to write out my goals for that day and what I want to accomplish by the end of the day. If the weather has blessed me with no rain I will take a nice walk outside to collect my thoughts, re-charge my energy and help get the blood flowing. Or sometimes I will sit cuddled on the couch, coffee in hand and just be. No phone, no computer… just focusing on my breathing. This is also a great time to practice some yoga poses and stretch.

I want to challenge you to try getting up a bit earlier in the morning. It can be before work, school or on your day off. Start at 15 minutes or 30 minutes. And if you just cant get up out of bed, lay in bed and focus on your breathing. Pull your arms close to your chest and hug yourself. Give yourself a mental pep talk to start the day.
I am beautiful! I will accomplish my goals! I am confident and worth everything I want in life!

Be Beautiful, Be Healthy, Be YOU!