Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: Focus On What You CAN Do (& Kindness Challenge)...

Good Morning my loves!!!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine consisted of working, errands, and doctor's visits.

If you follow on me on my social media platforms, you probably already know what is going on with my foot so I won't bore you with the details but thankfully, I got a cortisone shot on Saturday. Hopefully that helps and I have a follow up visit in two weeks. I must say that even though this has been a shitty experience,  all my doctors and technicians have been so awesome!

Obviously I still need to take it easy which sort of sucks because of work AND  I am right in the middle of the Oxygen Challenge. I am trying to remain positive and not focus on the things that I can't do. I can't do box jumps but I CAN do step ups..I can't run but I CAN spin. It is all about shifting our mindset and concentrating on what we are capable of doing. This little setback won't deter me.

Speaking of the Oxygen is going so great. Every week, Christmas challenges us and I am really feeling it. The other morning, I woke up and every single muscle on my back was sore and I absolutely love it! I looked ahead to next month and I am nervous but excited of what new milestones I will conquer. This is my second time participating in the Oxygen challenge and I highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for a new workout regimen. If you are self motivated, you will love it.

Check out my vlog below for even more rambles AND a little challenge that I have for YOU. I want each and everyone one of you to do something kind for someone else this week.

Have a beautiful week!!!!!


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Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: What a Difference a Year Makes...

Good morning my loves and Happy Summer Solstice.

I want to apologize for not posting last Monday. I decided to take a break due to the horrible incident in Orlando.

This massacre hit me extremely hard, I have a lot of friends and family in the LGBTQ community and a couple who reside in Florida. The minute that I heard what happened, I started to call my family members to make sure they were okay. After a few hours, I was able to get in contact with all of them and thankfully they were safe. At first I felt relief but it was instantly washed away with sadness for all those other family members who wouldn't get to feel the same peace.  When I started to see the names of the 49 victims, I felt even more pain (I didn't think that was even possible)...these were my people...Martinez, Fernandez, Flores, Rodriguez....

It's crazy because this time last year, I posted about same sex marriages finally being legalized and here we are, one year later speaking about this. 

I will never understand how someone can have so much hate in their heart but maybe that is a good thing. I never want to step inside the mind of a person like that and experience that darkness.

I rather live in the light and overshadow the darkness with my love...

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: Oxygen Challenge Part Deux!

Good Morning my loves!!!! Sorry for being MIA last week but since it was a holiday weekend, I had a feeling most of you would be enjoying the three day weekend.

Do you remember last year when I participated in the Oxygen Challenge? Well it that time of year again. I absolutely loved it the last time around, so when they announced that they would be doing it again; I jumped at the opportunity!

Here is some more information about the challenge from Oxygen's site:

Here’s What You’ll Get
  • Unlimited access to the online streaming videos
  • Three full months of workout programming
  • Step-by-step exercise instruction
  • Three full months of nutrition programming
  • Recipes, grocery lists and meal plans
  • Valuable info on motivation, rest and setting goals

And do you know what was the pi├Ęces de r├ęsistance? Christmas Abbott is one of the Coaches! Christmas is an Olympic lifter, Crossfit competitor, and was even in a NASCAR pit crew. I have been following Christmas on social media for awhile and have always admired her, not only because of her physique but also her dedication and all around "badassness". 

I started the challenge last Wednesday and haven't felt deprived at all with my food. I like Christmas's approach to nutrition; focusing on unprocessed foods and paying attention to your macros with each meal. 

Same goes with her workouts...I absolutely love them since I'm fan of functional training.  We are humans and should move our bodies instead of focusing on machines! I even went out and purchased a jump rope...and I am not the most coordinated person ha.

I am excited for this challenge and can't wait to see how I will evolve in the next 90 days.


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