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So now onto the AMAZING CHALLENGE!
Built to rejuvenate, refresh, and refuel your body and soul?!? Workouts start at 4 mins a day! What!?!?!? 4 minutes to boost your mind, muscles, and vibration. HECK YAS!!!
1. All you need to do is my one of my Fierce Tabata Workouts a day and repeat the affirmations on the video. Write out YOUR FAVORITE "I AM" statement and have it with you in your mind or on your iPhone wallpaper by taking a picture of it. Repeating your I AM statement throughout the day will ensure you engrave that truth in your mind. ***If at first, it’s hard to concentrate on repeating the affirmations as you're working out; no worries. Just keep trying.The more you do it, the easier it will get, and the more those affirmations will hold true in your body, mind, and soul.***
You can do the workouts as many times in a row. (for my 5 day results, I only did them twice in a row. An 8 minutes total workout a day.)
I do use some resistance bands, so here is the link to the ones I use, Gymbee Booty Bands. Love Them!
2. For the simple Meal Plan.
Swap 1-2 meals for these Replacement Smoothies. And of course no JUNK FOOD! THAT'S IT!
BUT ---> If you want to really step up your game in eating right, here is a complete meal plan guide.
3. Proud Note
Write a note to yourself every night before you go to bed on how proud you are of yourself. Give yourself a pat on the back. You do so much and it's time to acknowledge it. You can write it in your journal, a sticky note, or just a plain piece of paper you can keep forever.
Working out your body is more than just about losing weight. It improves your energy levels, blood pressure, stress levels, your ability to digest, and so much more. It's essential for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Your muscles need that stimulation to stay strong and your mind needs it to stay uplifted. These exercises are short but super-mighty.
Remember to modify any exercise that you need to. Under each video is an explanation of how to modify the exercise. Be proud of where you are today and excited for who you will become tomorrow because what you do today, builds your tomorrow. (Side Note* if your muscles are feeling extra tight. ROLL THEM OUT> This amazon link to a vibrating foam roller is the best EVER!
The first step in starting this challenge is to BELIEVE YOU CAN! Many people, including myself, stop working out because we secretly believe we cannot achieve the results we want. We self-sabotage ourselves even before we begin. This is where the slacking comes from and the no energy to even try.
OR...we start and then stop. Start and then stop.
I don't know how many times I restarted my diet and exercise plan. But I am not counting or trying to remember. I am thinking of today. I am thinking about how amazing I am for starting again. I am raising my standards for myself today. I am only thinking of the benefits exercising gives me, not how my body looks or will look. The way you look is not as important as the reasons why you deserve to exercise.
YOU deserve to take care of your body so that it is in tip-top shape to win the day. YOU deserve to empower your mind so that it can empower your future. YOU deserve to feed your body nutritious foods so that it can return the favor with vitality. And with that mindset, you will just keep succeeding.
Tomorrow is not promised. We live like we can take care of ourselves tomorrow. But tomorrow may not come. We only got one life and we ain't coming out alive. Take advantage of today to treat yourself better. To love your body, mind, and all that you are. To eat right, exercise, and empower yourself.
YOU can do it ALL.
Last but certainly not least. Be proud of yourself. Find your successes throughout your day. Whether it's for waking up on time, cleaning the house/your room, making food for your family, completing your workday, making someone smile, being a good friend, exercising, etc...give yourself a pat on the back. Treat yourself like you would a best friend. (I like to treat myself like I would treat my daughter. If you don't have a child, think of a niece/nephew, cousin, or dog. When you give yourself the same love as you would a child/pet, that inner child of yours will bloom to make you unstoppable.)
Here is a Check List for all that you want to accomplish. There are blank spaces for you to fill with any little goals you want to accomplish. It can be waking up at a certain time, doing yoga, keeping your room or car clean, homework, housework, getting to work on time, drinking water, saying you're proud of yourself, reading a book, meditating, etc....