Monday, December 26, 2016

Take Pictures

Every Monday morning, I take a progress photo, I try not to step on the scale (as hard as that is at times) and I use this photo to see how I am doing with my fitness and nutrition.
I was not expecting great things this morning as this past week was crazy busy and we had Christmas the mix! Workouts were on point, but nutrition, not so much! I tried, but I didn't always get all my meals in and they weren't always the healthiest, but I'm okay with that!
Life is about living and finding balance! Your fitness and nutrition is going to have ups and downs, don't beat yourself up over it, just keep pushing forward!
Focus on how far you have come, not how far you have to go! And take pictures, they tell you more than a scale!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

Foam rollers are essentially a self-myofascial release therapy.  They are a quick and easy tool that you can use daily to rehab injuries, but also prevent injuries! Foam rolling can also help with muscle soreness and tightness.

You can foam roll anytime - before a workout, after a workout, after work, before bed, whenever you have time.

A preworkout foam rolling session warms up your muscles, whereas a postworkout session helps increase your flexibility in the area you are rolling.

The most important thing to remember is to go slow and when you find a tight spot, hold it there for a bit longer to work that spot out.
You use your body's weight, so you can make it is challenging as you would like.

And know that it may hurt a bit at the beginning, but it's a good hurt. And the more often you do it, the easier it will be!

If you are just beginning, I would start with a smooth foam roller, not the rumble roller that I have here! :)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Living Your Passion

OMG! What a fun night last night! First a call with Beachbody corporate about a trip I earned to LA.  And then I was a guest speaker with my success partner on another coach’s call!

Old Becky would have been scared to death to be a guest speaker and probably would have backed out.  But not anymore! New Becky was not only excited, but I was confident in myself and what I was sharing! And yes I was in my bathroom - good lighting and quietest spot!

When you are living out your passion, you embrace the uncomfortableness, you take chances, you strive to be better each and every day, you learn from your mistakes and celebrate the wins!

Last night was a win on so many levels! Deciding to get fit after babies and becoming a coach has changed my life in more ways than I ever imagined!