Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Struggle Is Real, Ladies!

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My husband began his weight loss journey on Father’s Day. He is a crazy man.  Anyway, he has really been wanting to get back in shape and to his credit, he created a plan that he could follow and I have been trying to make meals that will help him reach his goals.

But remember, he started on Father’s Day. Today is Wednesday. Literally 3 days later.

He has lost 4.5 pounds.

I have been working out for the last 5 years. Lost a ton of weight. Gained some back. Decided this past week to challenge myself with a fitness program from start to finish. Been following it this week to a T and following the nutrition guide (and stick out my tongue and literally move around in circles because, well, LIFE! Just kidding….not really)

I have lost .5 pounds.

Do you feel me ladies??!!!!

I know I am not the only one who is one the struggle bus when it comes to fitness and nutrition. It can be so frustrating when we see our husbands begin their journey’s and it appears to be so much easier for them. They lose weight faster or see change faster. I get it!

But don’t give up.

You see, men will also lose and change faster than we will. The majority of men naturally have more muscle mass on their bodies.  That means, they are burning more at rest than we are. Women have to work to build those muscles. We have some, but they are not as defined as men’s are. It is what it is and that is how we are designed.

Personally, I like the fact that my man has all of those muscles naturally. *wink* Don’t worry, this is a G rated blog post!

But even though my own transformation may not happen as quickly as Dan’s, I am not going to quit. I am going to continue working out to my current program (21 Day Fix Extreme in case you are wondering. It is so hard but I love it!). I am going to remind myself often that every day I choose to push play and nourish my body means I am one step closer to living healthier and living well.

Dan roots me on regularly and notices how hard I work. He is always quick to tell me about the changes he sees in me and in my health (and in my attitude! LOL!)

If you don’t have someone like that in your life, grab some girlfriends to do this with you. Health is a continual journey. It is not a one time destination. We all need some cheerleaders in your life. Find yourself some!

Your body is a temple created by God.  Treat it well. Be grateful that you are able to move it each day. There are many through no fault of their own who are not able to move their limbs like we do. Be grateful for the opportunities.

The struggle happens. It is a part of the journey. But don’t quit.  You got this!

Sweat. Nourish. Pray. Inspire.

Be a Size You,

Tiffany

 

Get Be a Size You Ready This Summer with a Few of My Favorites!

Hey all!

I know with Summer literally around the corner, most of us are thinking about bathing suit season. Swimming and fun in the sun come with the territory! This is my favorite Season and I love to spend most of my days being lazy with an iced coffee in my hand and next to body of water with my family.

For those of you concerned about how you look in a swimsuit, don’t be. (Easier said than done right?!) However, it is okay to want to feel good in your skin, so I have an awesome surprise for you so you can get started on your own Be a Size You transformation!

I know that not everyone can always afford to purchase one of my fitness packs for my bootcamps. They are an investment, one I fully believe in because you get so much and they really do help you build a healthy lifestyle.  But, just because you can’t afford a fitness pack, doesn’t mean you can’t get started.

Here are a few of my favorite programs you can pick up today and bonus, they are on SALE! All y’all who love to save money say HOLLA!

Image Via Disney's Frozen. Found on Google Images.
Image Via Disney’s Frozen. Found on Google Images.

TurboFire: This one always goes fast.  So if you have been wanting this program for awhile, as soon as you see this, click on the link and buy it.  I am serious. Cardio/kickboxing/dance. It is a high intensity, high energy workout that will absolutely help you have more energy, burn more fat in a shorter amount of time, and help you have a good time while working out.  This was the program I did after TurboJam (also on sale) and it was my soulmate workout for a couple of years.  Transformed this momma’s body and I gained so much from this program. Plus, Chalene Johnson makes working out fun.  We need more fun in our lives ladies!!

 

Insanity Max:30:  I will be 100% honest with you. I hate Insanity. But I LOVE Max 30.  It will push you. You will feel like you are dying at first, but it is only for 30 minutes each day so you can totally do it!  And there is a modifier in this program so it is perfect for those of you who can’t do all of the high impact moves but still want to strengthen your body and challenge yourself a bit. Plus, you are using only your body weight.  No equipment necessary. Again, this will go fast.

There is also Les Mills Combat for those of you who love MMA. And some fun fitness gear as well.

Don’t let money be the reason you can’t begin your Be a Size You Journey.  There is something for everyone, so if you are ready to get started, head on over and grab a tool that will help you reach your health and fitness goals.

Also, those who order from me during the sale qualify to be in my upcoming Be a Size You Bootcamp. So you get tools AND support.

You got this.

Be a Size You,

Tiffany

 

 

 

Fight Back Against Fear

Fight the Fear

I was  listening to some  old school Christina Aguilera this week (Don’t judge) and the song “Fighter” came on and y’all, that was my jam nearly 15 years ago!

I know Ms. Aguilera sings about a relationship gone bust and that did her wrong, but it made me think about our relationship with fear. Yes. FEAR.

Think about it:

“You were there by my side

Always down for the ride

But your joy ride just came down in flames

‘Cause your greed sold me out in shame.”

Fighter (Stripped 2002 Christina Aguilera)

Fear is no friend of ours.  It hangs around like it is a close friend. It tells us lies about ourselves and about others, making us believe that it is out to “protect” us from harm but in reality, its big goal is to keep us from moving  forward.

So let’s fight against it sister.

God did not give us a spirit of Fear.  He makes it clear, Fear is not our friend. The Holy Spirit wants to give us a spirit of power and love. Perfect love casts out fear.

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18 ESV

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

I love the imagery in the  song of coming out stronger and not allowing this person, even though they did her wrong, keep her from moving forward and growing and become stronger.

God’s word is that powerful as well.  If we allow ourselves to be captivated by who He is and if He get to know Him by knowing His word and living it out, then we too are fighters.  We come out a little wiser because we know the truth.  We come out a little stronger because we are armed against the arrows of the evil one.

Imagine yourself, girlfriend, in a boxing ring with Fear staring you down.  As Fear tries to deal you blows full of lies and deceit and shame, your hands will deliver blows that will disarm and place fear where it belongs.

Defeated and Bruised.

Be a Size You,

Tiff

P.S. I bet you never thought I would tie in Christina Aguilera and Jesus. LOL!