Exercise

Weekly Workouts 8.17-8.23

I really need to start keeping track of my workouts as I go because when I sit down on the weekends I have to dig real deep to remember what all I did!

Sunday – Work gym workout. 1 mile each on treadmill, elliptical and lateral x machine. Plus an upper body circuit workout.

Monday – HIIT the Beach II from the second Beach Babe DVD.

Tuesday – PiYo Core (sore obliques!) and a pup walk.

Wednesday – 3 long walks at work and at home.

Thursday – Love Your Body HIIT and a pup walk.

Friday – PiYo Strength Interval WO. Loved this one. Short, sweet and sweaty!

Saturday – HIIT the Beach II from the second Beach Babe DVD. Pup walk.

Overall this was an alright week of workouts. Most workouts were 30 minutes or less. I don’t feel like I really pushed myself, considering I had a few late mornings that I slept right through. This week I’m focusing on cardio to try and hit my goal of 150 miles by Labor Day (started mid July) and since it’s my last easy week before school really gets crazy I’m going to use the time to push myself and get real sore. Check ya later.

Evolution of a selfie

I’ve been organizing my office space lately in preparation for school (it starts Monday!!). In the process, I was cleaning up old computers and consolidating everything onto one external hard drive. I stumbled upon a treasure trove of photographs on an old computer that I had completely forgotten about!!

This particular group of photographs was all from late high school to my first year in Denver. Meaning it’s a wealth of “before” photos as this was during my heaviest period. Don’t be surprised if I update my Before & After page in the near future (it needs a good updating, too).

I thought I’d post a picture combo that I put on instagram today titled “Evolution of a Selfie.”

Same pose. Same glasses. Same lack of any hair styling ability. 5 years and somehow a lifetime of difference.

Before & After

I’m still the same person and yet I am completely changed. I can’t even begin to tell you how much better and happier I feel on a daily basis now. It’s not just about weighing less, either. It’s about finally becoming the person I wanted to be.

Whoever you are, wherever you are in your life, I hope that you have the courage and drive to become the person you want to be. You deserve it more than you could know.

Mile High Training Plans?

Hello lovely people. I’m here today with a question and a proposition….I’ve been thinking about ways to make some extra money during school as time is tight and my wallet is light.

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I’ve been putting a lot of thought into the different things I could do that would work well with my crazy school schedule and also be fulfilling in the process.

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I have been bouncing ideas off of my husband, friends and coworkers and there’s one idea I keep coming back to time and time again.

*Online training and meal plans*

It’s something that I was planning on doing after school as a side to being an RN, but now I’m thinking why wait?

But before I plop down the money to invest in my personal trainer certification, I wanted to see if this is a service you guys would be interested in. I would like to offer weekly personalized workout plans and routines and/or meal plans specific to your diet, interests, and goals. The beauty of it is that I am already a student of fitness and nutrition as a personal hobby so I understand the different needs out there.

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Do you want to lose weight? Build muscle? Manage your blood sugars? Know that you love Zumba and hate running? Simply get in 30 minutes of fun activity per day? There’s a workout routine for that!

Are you vegan? Gluten-free? Diabetic? Bulking? Slimming down? There’s a meal plan for that!

Are you a gym member? Want to work out at home? Don’t have the money to invest in any workout equipment? Trust me, it can still be done!

And if you are interested in healthy weight-loss…you know I’m your girl!

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I’ve done it all and found my own healthy way in the world. I understand that there is no one size fits all for weight-loss and healthy living and that we need to find our own individualized plans that work for our lifestyles so that we are more likely to stick to it for the long run. I’d love to work with you to find your niche to make healthy living a breeze.

So the big question is….is this something you would take advantage of? And HONESTLY, how much would you be willing to pay for weekly workout routines, meal plans or both (along with email support, of course)? Would you pay more for skype sessions to talk about goals, progress and pitfalls of your weight-loss/healthy living attempts? Please be honest in your feedback as I’m really weighing my options and can’t afford to spend money without making money. I’d love your comments below or as always you can email me at milehighhealthy@gmail.com

Thank you all!!