Goals!

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This week #SweatPink asks: “What are your current fitness and healthy living goals? What’s your strategy for staying on track with achieving your goals?”

This couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, with the season change quickly approaching {where I live at least} and the face that I’m currently battling a significant slipped and bulging disc that is pinching a nerve in my back {do to a serious fall} and lot of taking it easy {Bummer!} This seems like a perfect time to set some new goals! Hmmm, you know what? Some time a little reevaluation is exactly what you need to get motivated!

My Current Fitness & Healthy Living Goals

  • Heal & find workouts that I can do with my injury:

Because I really have to take it easy on my upper back and shoulder I’ve really been focusing a lot on lower body workouts, walking and running with my husband!  I have been doing Zumba and honestly a whole lot of Pinterest searching for lower body workouts that will be gentle on my back, that will make me sweat, and give me the cardio I’m looking for. Like this one from the always encouraging and lovely Natalie Jill

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Let’s talk ZUMBA!!! Honestly guys, if you are feeling down, discouraged or just not motivated I HIGHLY recommend Zumba! It’s so much fun, gives an awesome cardio workout and you can do it at home when ever you want! For me personally there is a huge plus, even with my injury I can still ZUUUMMMBBBAAA! Here are some of my favorite YouTube videos all from CLUB FITz…my personal fave! These 6 videos can act as a super fun and intense cardio workout {the first video is a slower warm up video. I end with it again or stretches}

I dare you not to have fun and feel ready to conquer anything the days throws at you after doing one or all of these Zumba routines! I know I do injury and all!

  • Give my body the right Fuel:

I have recently really gotten back on track with my healthy eating goals! YAY! A few months ago I kind of slipped off my low-carb eating…ugh…yes I paid the penalty and gained back some weight. I was extremely disappointed {even thought it was my own fault} so my husband and I reassessed our eating and realized we needed to get back to our low-carb lifestyle and hit it hard! I have already seen results {we were on vacation and ate like crap but I didn’t gain at all!} I feel so much better, I have so much more energy and I know it’s because of my low carb lifestyle!

One of the ways that my husband and I have achieved our low-carb lifestyle is honestly by using the entire Atkins line! I have shared before how much I love the Atkins so I won’t go on and on about it! See my posts about Atkins HERE!

  • See my progress: 

Keeping track of my fitness, weightloss and eating is really important for me. There is just something about writing it down that makes me feel more accomplished! For this I have been using a few different printable that I created months ago for my readers!

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  • Get more sleep:

This remains an ongoing struggle for me.  I aim to be in bed by 10:30/11. However I have a really bad habit of  “oops I forgot” until oh 11pm. My goal is to delegate my “day” time better and learn that I DO NOT have to do something I forgot to do during the day….it CAN wait. It will be difficult but I am determined to get the sleep I need and my family needs me to get!

What are your current fitness and healthy living goals? I’d LOVE to hear! 

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What makes me an #LJInspired girl?

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This has been such a fun week full of healthy swaps, my favorite encouragers and so much more! Together with  @lornajaneactive and @fitapproach we are ending with what makes you an #LJInspired girl? So here goes…

What makes me an #LJInspired girl?

I work hard and strive for my goals on a daily basis. When I fall I get back up and continue, I refuse to look backwards and dwell on missed opportunities, failed goals or injuries, I ALWAYS move forward! I’m not afraid of hard work and always give 1000%! I believe in my self and have an amazingly supportive husband that helps me know that I can conquer any goal.

I’m a #LJInspired girl because I have a deep longing and desire to encourage every woman who is fighting and working hard to meet their goals not matter what they are. My passion is to help each and every one of you know that you are worth it and you CAN do it! It doesn’t matter where someone has come from, its about where they are going, don’t allow your self to get trapped in the “could haves” focus on the now and what today holds! Remember that everyone falls and has set backs. We are not alone…just ask and I will always be there to support you!

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What does happiness mean to me…

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Day 4 of the #LJInspired Instagram Challenge! Today I want to know… What does happiness mean to YOU. Where do you find happiness? And from whom? From what?

Happiness to me is….the LOVE I feel when I’m with my kids and husband no matter what we are doing or where we are! Happiness is when I surround myself with loving and supportive family, friends and of course the #sweatpink community, happiness is when think I can’t do it then I do it and realize I’m so much stronger than it thought! 

So what’s happiness to you?

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Inspired by Instagram

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Today I joined Lorna Jane and Fit Approach on Instagram by sharing who inspires me! There are so many amazing people on Instagram that inspire me to push past the giving up feeling, the discouragement, and to just DO IT! There are just too many to list so sadly I had to narrow it down…OH SO HARD! But…here goes, these amazing ladies inspire me every single day:

😘 @elishavfitness 

😘 @annasfitlife 

😘 @nappybeautylove 

😘 @petite_heartbeat

😘 @peacce2784

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My Favorite Healthy Swaps

unnamedHello my lovelies! Today I’m joining Fit Approach and Lorna Jane in sharing my favorite healthy swaps! Here are some of my all time favorite swaps:

✨ Coconut oil instead of canola oil

✨ Frozen Strawberries and Bananas blended instead of Ice Cream

✨ Greek Yogurt instead of mayo and sour cream

✨ Avocado instead of mayo

✨ Honey instead of sugar

✨ Quinoa instead of rice

✨ Mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes

✨ Sweet potatoes over other potatoes

✨ Nuts instead of chips

Now its your turn! What are your favorite Swaps? I’d love to hear!! If you are on Instagram follow me @gettinfitwithbrit and @lornajaneactive @fitapproach

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