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Why giving up on yourself sucks!

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Hello, my name is Rossy and I refuse to give up! I love to push, to grow and to help others…. so why the heck am I always quitting on myself?! You might be a little confused, well let me back up and let you in on a little secret of mine, it’s actually something I think I have never really shared… well with anyone! I have NEVER completed one of my own workout programs from start to finish!Seriously! I have started almost all that I have (I have a few I plan to pull out once I get closer to my goal) and I will stick to it, go 0-60 mph, all in.. then I fizzle out… usually about 2-3 weeks in. I will convince myself that skipping a day is ok and I will double up the next day, then I say that I will double up the next week… then it doesn’t happen and I stop posting about it…. and no one asks me anything about it…. cause I’m hiding. I am a fitness coach here to help YOU! So now I shift my focus…. how can I help YOU, how are YOU doing…. then someone asks me….. “how are you doing Rossy?”…….”oh great! thanks!” I lie…. 

After two years of this horrible cycle a friend of mine and I were on a walk and we asked each other… why do we do this? And it hit me: I’m not being real with myself, I give into my excuses and I hide from accountability. I know I am a people pleaser and I have let that side of my take over my priority of my own fitness… why? Well, cause basically I am ok with disappointing myself, but not others… “HOW SAD!” I thought, and I thought of what I would say if someone shared this with me… I would tell them how important their health and fitness is for their future, their children, to be a better version of themselves, to feel free and not weighed down by their failures, that they could do it and that I believed in them!….. so, do I not believe in myself? am I failure? Am I a hypocrite by trying to be a fitness coach and struggling with the same issues I am trying to coach people through? 

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

I am strong, I am fit and this is part of MY journey! It’s taken a lot to get me here, a lot of tears, sweat, bingeing, disappointment, restrain, prayer and just downright hard work. So now I know what I am doing wrong, I see this cycle and I ask, what will get me OUT OF THIS RUT?! Again, I go to my coaching mode and I start coaching myself- start small Rossy- you can do this- you’ve got this- you’ve got to do something!

So why am I sharing this with you… well, cause over the last couple weeks I have met, read about and watched how MANY people struggle with this, I am not alone, I don’t just suck at life. I know that this will speak and motivate someone else too. I firmly believe that EVERY part of my journey will make me a stronger coach and person. So this is where I start small and here is where I will plant a seed of accountability and pray that it grows beyond me. Today I started my newest fitness program. I am going to stick to it and post DAILY in my private Challenge Group page filled with others who are striving towards their goals too. The new program is called the 21 Day Fix, I am in love with it. Simple, to the point and dumb-proof. This post is not about the program, but I will be sharing my progress on this blog and doing a review after I complete the program in 3 weeks… yup, after21 days (remember- start small!) I will be posting a full review of the program so you can see more about it yourself… of course if you want to know more about the program NOW, you know you can contact me and I can help you get the right pack for you.

So here is to new starts, a new month and new view of where I am today. I am not a quitter, but I sure felt like that’s all I was for quite a long time. This is me, the REAL Rossy. It will be hard  and I’m sure I will want to throw in the towel and binge, but I know where that gets me, and that’s is no where I want to be, it’s not really me and I am tired of hiding here. Come back soon to see my progress…. and if you don’t hear from me- call me out on it!!

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Am I too sick to workout?

So in the past I wouldn’t really entertain the idea of being too sick to workout… Well cause since I started my journey I really haven’t been… Until now 🙁 I’m down with an upper respiratory viral infection. Praise God it’s not the flu! But I am definitely in no place to workout.
So to answer your question. Am I too sick to workout:
If you are having trouble breathing, are coughing up your insides, your head pounds with every movement… Then yes- you ARE too sick to workout. And guess what?! THAT’S OK!! While you’re down for the count allow your body to heal! When you’re a chronic exercise freak or you just started to get your groove I’m sure you experienced that constant soreness. Use this time to completely heal- but there is something you CAN do that will make this time even more beneficial to your come back after the cold- STRETCH!
So my advice to you when your sick- rest & stretch. If you can manage some low impact yoga to keep your sanity-then by all means please do so. But don’t push through to a coughing fit or induce a migraine. It’s always key to listen to your body- not when it’s saying “I want chocolate cake!” But when it’s truly showing you that it needs some good ol’ R&R.

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Eat Clean & Get Lean strikes again!

Why do I do this every year on the month of thanksgiving?
Well, I do it for 2 reasons:
1-you
2- me
1: you need the accountability, you need to keep at it or get started, you need someone to pull you through when every where you turn there is a pumpkin pie with a dallop of whipped cream screaming “eat me!! I’m low fat!!”
2: ok I need your help for all the above listed reasons.
Really, we need each other so I do this for us!
If you have never experienced an eat clean & get lean challenge please consider, go to www.challenge.fatmomtofitmom.com and check it out. I don’t want you to miss out on something that could change your life- it changed mine.

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Health & Wellness Party wrap up

Couldn’t make it to the party? Well, I’m gonna bring the party to you!! I know that things come up, or maybe you live 5 states away, but regardless I still would love to help you achieve your fitness goals! Thats exactly why I had this party at my place to help YOU make small changes to your nutrition to get BIG results!

So here is what we went over! Click here for the document I created that explains the small changes I personally used as I began my personal journey to fitness that made the BIGGEST impact on my weight loss!

Next I shared this document about tools that can help you reach your goals.

Lastly I also invited everyone to join me for my Eat Clean & Get Lean Challenge! Challenge will begin on Saturday, May 22nd 2010. Next post tomorrow will have ALL the info about this! Please come back and hear ALL about the exciting challenge I have in store just for YOU and together we WILL FINALLY achieve the results you have been dreaming about! So what’s stopping you?! LET’S DO THIS!

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