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Find Your Tribe & LOVE Them Hard

 

I am still recovering from IDEA World and Blogfest that I attended this past weekend. While the conference was incredible, I am exhausted. While I was there I felt as if I was stuck in a time warp. I didn’t know what day it was, barely went outside (thank god it was 100+ degrees), and was constantly stimulate by new information, products or the pesky beauty care line that kept harassing me about my bags under my eyes. (Hello, I am at a conference and operating on very little sleep. I don’t need you $400 eye cream. I need my bed!)

 

Every year that IDEA rolls around is my favorite time of year. It is like Christmas for me. I learn a lot, get inspired and always come home with new ideas and dreams.

 

But my absolute favorite part of the IDEA Conference is the connections that are made.

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The people that you see pictured…that is my tribe.

 

They are my supporters.

 

Working out with De and Lorri!

 

 

My co-workers!

 

Hanging with Sara!

 

Old co-workers and new…

 

They are my friends.

 

Adina, Jenn, Steph, Pauline and Rhonda

 

 

 

They are my mentors.

 

 

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They are like family.

 

 

With Lisa & Amanda! xo

 

 

Without them, I would not be where I am today in this industry. We lean on each other. We lead each other. We share knowledge, insights and information. Together, we want to make a difference and change the health of the world one person at a time.

 

 

We have different backgrounds and specialties, but we all have something to contribute. So, find your tribe and love them hard. When you do, what you receive in return will be magnified times 10!

Find Your Tribe & LOVE Them Hard

 

I am still recovering from IDEA World and Blogfest that I attended this past weekend. While the conference was incredible, I am exhausted. While I was there I felt as if I was stuck in a time warp. I didn’t know what day it was, barely went outside (thank god it was 100+ degrees), and was constantly stimulate by new information, products or the pesky beauty care line that kept harassing me about my bags under my eyes. (Hello, I am at a conference and operating on very little sleep. I don’t need you $400 eye cream. I need my bed!)

 

Every year that IDEA rolls around is my favorite time of year. It is like Christmas for me. I learn a lot, get inspired and always come home with new ideas and dreams.

 

But my absolute favorite part of the IDEA Conference is the connections that are made.

 Contagiasm with Todd Durkin and #sweatpink at Blogfest

 

The people that you see pictured…that is my tribe.

 

They are my supporters.

 

Working out with De and Lorri!

 

 

My co-workers!

 

Hanging with Sara!

 

Old co-workers and new…

 

They are my friends.

 

Adina, Jenn, Steph, Pauline and Rhonda

 

 

 

They are my mentors.

 

 

 Todd Durkin

 

 

They are like family.

 

 

With Lisa & Amanda! xo

 

 

Without them, I would not be where I am today in this industry. We lean on each other. We lead each other. We share knowledge, insights and information. Together, we want to make a difference and change the health of the world one person at a time.

 

 

We have different backgrounds and specialties, but we all have something to contribute. So, find your tribe and love them hard. When you do, what you receive in return will be magnified times 10!

Fab Friday: Fitness Gifts, Gadgets & Gear!

FAB FRIDAY

Fitness Gear & Gadgets

(These are a few of my favorite things!)

Are you still looking for a gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life? Or, maybe you are looking for some fresh new gear and tolls to kick 2017 of right! I have complied a list of some of my favorite gadgets and gear including somethings that are on my personal wish list.

Check ’em out and click on the links below the picture to shop!

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1. Tigger Point STK  2. Trigger Point Grid Mini 3. Happy Hour Sweatshirt 4. Slay T-Shirt

5. Ninja Yoga Capri’s 6. Flight Fitness Kit 7. Nike Medium Resistance Band 8. Nike Gym Bag

9. Yoga Mat 10. Yoga Strap 12. Glass Water Bottle

14. Fitbit Alta ($30!!!)  16. Yes to Cucumber Face Wipes 17. Jump Rope

18. Happy Bud Headphones

Trigger Point STK & Grid Mini: Perfect tools to help relieve and restore those tight, tired and achy muscles. What I love most about these two is that they are small and compact so they can fit perfectly in a gym bag or suitcase.

Graphic Sweatshirt & T-Shirt: Who doesn’t LOVE to rock a fun saying on their shirt. I always find that when I have an outfit that makes me feel good and a little bad-@$$y my workouts are so much better. There are plenty of fun sayings out there, which one speaks to you?

Ninja Yoga Capri’s: These are super cute, high quality and are at the top of my wishlist.

On the Go Essentials: Do you travel a lot? Well now there is no excuse not to miss a workout. These resistance bands are a easy to tote with you in the Nike gym bag or any bag of your choice. I happen to like the look and style of this Nike bag.

Yoga Mat, Strap and Cleaning Wipes: Yoga mats are always good have on hand. I have one for my own outdoor workouts, in house workouts and nicer one for yoga classes. The yoga strap is a great tool to increase flexibility and work on mobility. I also had the opportunity to test out the Seven Yoga Mat Wipes and was pleased with product and they smell great!

Glass Water Bottle: Even knowing the health benefits of using a glass water bottle over plastic I was apprehensive to transition for a long time. I am clumsy and though for sure it would break. I have now switched over and refuse to go back. It also allows me to use my essential oils to add a pick me up to my workouts.

Fitbit Charge 2 & Alta: I happen to find Fitbit and their products perfect for my needs. They are easy to use, sink with your smart phone and the Alta is on sale for $30. You can’t beat that!

Post Workout Needs: Dry shampoo and good cleansing wipes are a must! These are perfect additions to your gym bag for easy use and a quick pick me up so you can run errands after your workout sesh!.

Speed Rope & Earbuds: Two things that can increase the intensity of a workout. A jump rope allows for hard hitting cardio and is perfect for when you are short on time. These earbuds are super cute and music can make or break a workout. Select your butt kicking play list and get moving.

So there you have it.

I am curious to hear from you, What are some of your favorite things?

Leave them in the comments below!

Need A Little Motivation???

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At 6am this morning I crawled out of bed to a freezing cold house and clouds covering the sky. I live in th San Francisco Bay Area and this is supposed ot be the start of our Indian Summer but that has not happened yet.

Today, was one of the rare mornings where I didn’t have early clients. I popped open my laptop with coffee in hand and a blanket across my lap trying to keep warm.

I answered some e-mails, connected with my virtual training clients and watched a little GMA.

Although my morning was open, my afternoon was packed with meetings, conference calls and ends with catching up with a good friend I have not been able to connect with in a few weeks.

As I am cuddled up under my warm blanket I am contemplating working out.

If I wanted to get it in, it had to happen right then and there. If not, something else was going to get knocked off the to-do list as they day went on. I am still on a mission to make this year my healthiest year yet and I didn’t want pure laziness to get in my way.

I needed some extra motivation.

I grabbed my jumprope, bands and ab wheel. I put on a cute workout outfit but even that didn’t seem to help. So I grabbed my essential oils.

I have become fascinated with oils the past 2 months. Originally I started using them to help with my sleep disorder and then saw the benefit the offered when used for anxiousness and stressed. Now, I am trying them with just about everything.

In a world that is moving so fast we forget to stop and smell the roses, I find oils a great way to get the aromatherapy our senses need and also to help regulate our energy forces.

Today I used Peppermint and Motivate to give me a little extra push and it worked! Peppermint helps to promote clear breathing and is a great pick-me-up oil. Motivate, the Encouraging Blend, promotes confidence and courage. It also has a chocolate smell for all the chocolate lovers out there! Together they can give you the boost you may need on tough days.

Workout is done and I can now go about my day with no regrets!

Have you worked out yet today? Here is a cardio blast workout that can be done anywhere!

Have fun!

~ TIffany G.

Cardio Blast Tabata Style

Weekly Challenge: COMMIT!

Set a goal & COMMIT to it.

Being clear about your goal is critically important to be able to achieve something you WANT.

It’s important to take control of the direction of your life and to live your life ON PURPOSE, and not just let life “happen” to you.

If you don’t, you might wake up in 10 years and wonder how you got there!

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Your Challenge of the week is:

Define one of your goals and COMMIT to achieving it.

No matter how big or small your goal is, if it doesn’t CHALLENGE you, it doesn’t CHANGE you.

Here are a few things that are important to define when setting your new goal:

  1. They have to be S.M.A.R.T. Goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely.) and write it down.
  2. Write down WHY this goal is so important to you.  When things become challenging to you, your WHY will push you through these tougher periods.  If you don’t have a good enough WHY, then you need to choose another goal that is IMPORTANT to you.
  3. Create an action plan! List out EXACTLY what you are going to do in order to achieve you goal.  Are you going to work out 3 times a week at 6am?  Great- now block it off in your schedule Be as clear and as specific as you can.
  4. Imagine how you are going to FEEL once you have accomplished your goal.  Write it down.  (this is a really important step- so don’t skip it!)
  5. Share it with someone. A friend, family member, co-worker or whoever!  Have this person help you to be accountable for your actions.

Are you ready to get started?

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What goal that YOU are going to set for yourself this week? Leave a comment below and let me know how I can help you! 

Wishing you a Healthier Ever After!

x0 ~ Tiffany G.

Do Your Thing :)

I am a day late on my Wellness Wednesday blog post so this if going to be Thoughts on Thursday.

 

Well we are officially a full week into the start of the new year and I am beyond ecstatic of all the good things to come. I could have probably saved this for my Fab Friday recap but along with all the opportunities arising I have also been met with some challenges too.

 

But it is all about mindset. The energy you project is the energy you attract. And your reactions to situations or words are your responsibility. It belongs to no one else but you!

 

I set an intention the beginning of December to be more mindful and express more gratitude towards all things in life. As an entrepreneur you are pulled in many different directions and it is easy to lose sight of what is really important. You are constantly creating, dreaming, writing, programing, and systemizing blah, blah, blah… And lets be honest, most of that is not much fun.

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Building off of the momentum from December I decided to focus on overall wellness. To be more patient, less defensive, have more faith and going into each day knowing I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. And for the record, if you feel like you have to prove something to someone…move on. If being authentically you, flaws and all, isn’t enough for them to believe in you they are not worth your time or energy.

 

Knowing I have nothing to prove has been the toughest challenge in my life thus far. I do believe trust comes with time but the more I tried to prove myself to someone, the more I wanted to earn their respect, the more I stumbled and failed. And the worse I felt about myself.

 

I have received many opportunities this week for growth. There are writing opportunities, ambassador programs, leadership events and partnerships that sought me out because I have been honest and open and have authentically shared my story.

 

I have also had people express doubt or question my abilities. There is always room for improvement but this is where I am today. Tomorrow I will strive to be one percent better and same thing the day after that. But right now, today, I am who and where I am supposed to be. Last week I may have struggled with the comments and conversations of this week. But through daily practice I don’t have to prove anything to anyone.

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Health and wellness habits are best-implemented one at a time. In December I became more gracious, January is about healthy living with food and mindset and I am not sure my intention for February but I will continue to take this year one day at a time. One month at a time.

Do Yourself This ONE Favor…

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Yes PLEASE!!! Health is not a number on a scale or what size you wear. It’s not about hopping on the latest
fitness trend or diet fad. Health is about being strong in mind, body and soul which all stems
from daily healthy habits.

When adopting a healthy life, don’t consider it as a reduction, instead think of it as an addition. What can you ADD to your life that will enhance your health and well being? What daily habits can you incorporate that will improve the health of your loved ones? Think of all those little eyes watching you. How can you ADD more value to their quality of life.

This January I will be hosting a FREE webinar to teach you some simple tools to incorporate healthy habits and what to do when you struggle with the old habits. Change isn’t easy but is the only constant thing in life. Together we will address roadblocks, mindset and define our ideal state of being.

If you are interested in making lasting changes please click here.

 

Keep It Simple Silly!

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It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to fitness, setting a new goal or just trying to get back on track. The key to success is consistency. It is the small simple habits performed day after day that lead to a compound effect over time. Have you ever heard of the K.I.S.S. principal? Keep It Simple Stupid however I prefer to use the word SILLY. The more you can simplify things the easier it will be to adhere to daily habits.

 

Here are some tips to help you remember this principal as you move forward in your journey.

 

Keep It Short

 

There is NO need to spend hours in the gym! We all have things to do, families to see, places to go and friends to catch up with. When done right, you can get a killer workout in just 10-30 minutes. In fact, that forces you to increase the intensity, reduce the down time between exercises, and eliminates the main excuse I have no time!

 

Invest In Yourself

 

I am not afraid to say it….money is a motivator. Think about it. How many times have you signed up for a FREE event and backed out at the last minute? Now compare that to the times you paid for an event. I bet the number is not as high, am I correct? Hiring a coach, trainer, nutritionist or life coach will help you get to where you want to go. Many people object because they don’t have money but will regularly spend $5 a day on Starbucks or at Happy Hours. Basically, by not investing yourself you are really saying that YOU are not worth it.

 

What cost would you put on a healthy life?

 

 

Start Early

 

Sure, it sucks when the alarm is going off before the sun comes up and everyone else is asleep. But that is also the beauty of it! It is the perfect time to get your workout in before the kids are awake, work spirals out of control or you get a tempting dinner invitation. Get it done before your body knows what is going on. It works. Try it two times a week to start and as you get used to that, gradually add on additional morning workouts. (KISS)

 

Socialize

 

Grab a friend. Heck, grab a group of friends, join a boot camp, training club or anything else that brings a community feel to fitness. This will help you stay accountable because you will not want to let others down by being a no-show. It will also increase intensity by providing a little healthy competition. Being a part of a group or having a workout buddy will help you stay true to your goals. They will lift you up when you are down and push you forward when you can push harder.

 

 

So there you have it. Pretty simple but not always easy. Start small, stay consistent and Keep It Simple Silly!

Wishing you a HEALTHY EVER AFTER!

 

~ Tiffany G.

 

 

 

Attack Or Be A Victim

 

 

 

webmail.motivated-fitnessHey there!!!

 

How is the day going so far? Are you excited for the week ahead, or are you sulking because yet again, the weekend has come to an end? Are you ready to ambitiously attack the day, or thinking about how many cups of coffee you need to consume before you find yourself comfy and cozy back at home?

 

Guess what? You are in charge of your life! Yes YOU. Right now you get to choose how would like your day to unfold. Sure, you cannot control every aspect of the day, but waking with a positive mindset will empower you to own how you react to what comes your way.
Every Monday we are flooded with tons of memes on social media that are filled with rainbows and unicorns wishing you an amazing day. Or, angry cats not wanting to be disturbed and flipped over dogs exclaiming, WHY? WHY? WHY?

 

The choice is yours my friend. You can choose to smile at a stranger or stare blankly at the ground. You can choose to curse out your boss in your head after a meeting that didn’t pan out the way you wanted it to. Or you may choose to strut out of that terrible meeting rocking that fabulous outfit you worked your tail off for. And hey, if it suits you, go ahead and flip your hair back while you are at it. IT IS YOUR CHOICE. But you have to own it!

 

So have you decided yet? Are you going to be a victim of this day or are you going to make the day yours?

 

Are you a miserable little feline or an ecstatic mystical unicorn.

 

Wishing you a Healthy Ever After!

~ Tiffany G. 

My NEW Obsession!

I have a new obsession! I can’t get enough of it and I don’t know how I possibly survived before my latest discovery.

 

SWEET POTATO SLIDERS!!!!!

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They are bite sized pieces of a healthy and heavenly snack. (You can add a side dish to make it a meal.)

 

Here is what you need:

 

  1. 1.5 pound ground turkey or lean ground beef, thawed
  2. 1 tsp garlic salt
  3. 1.5 tsp steak seasoning
  4. 2 large sweet potatos
  5. 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Toppings of your choice: Chopped onions, avocado, turkey bacon, tomato

 

Directions:

 

  1. Mix ground turkey with garlic salt and steak seasoning. Shape into mini patties (about 1/4 of a cup meat). Set aside. **size of your patties depends on the size of sweet potato slices you have since they will be the bun.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven at 400 for 20-30 minutes (flipping half-way through). You want edges to be slightly crispy.
  3. While potatoes are roasting, grill the burgers. Place patties on a well-heated grill flipping after 3-4 minutes, and cook until cooked through (and desired done-ness).
  4. Assemble burgers, placing a mini burger in between two roasted sweet potato slices. Garnish as you wish!

Enjoy!

WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: Anywhere Workout

Check out this workout you can do anytime and any place! No excuses 🙂

 

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5 rounds. 30 seconds each.

You don’t need fancy equipment or a special gym to get in a workout. All you need is determination, focus and a strong commitment to your health.  Get after it TODAY!