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The Top 20 Secrets of Fit People from Chalene Johnson:

  1. Look at exercise as a pleasure and a privkege, not a burden or a chore. Think positively about the changes regular exercise will produce. Rather than obsessing about your next meal, get excited about your next workout!
  2. Focus on short-term fitness goals with an emphasis on completing daily exercise.
  3. Work to take your exercise to new levels of intensity.
  4. Make it your goal to do some form of exercise 6 or 7 days a week. If some days you exercise once in the morning and once in the evening, even better! If you’re eating right, exercise will fuel your energy level.
  5. Create an exercise schedule the day before instead of leaving it to chance or waiting to “find” the time. If th elast three Presidents of the United States can make time to work out every day, you can make time, too.
  6. Enjoy contributing to the health of others by having a partner or friends to exercise with, as well as recruiting others who want to feel better and have more energy. Have a neighbor who’s sitting on the porch every morning when you walk by? Ask him or her to join you on your walk.
  7. Avoid monotony by taking up new forms of exercising, or using things that keep you motivated and inspired, like new shoes or great music.
  8. Invest in the right tools – good shoes, a portable MP3 player/iPod, fitness equipment, a new series of motivation tapes, etc.
  9. Subscribe to fitness magazines to keep focused on health as an overall way of life.
  10. Limit alcohol intake to special occasions.
  11. Eat well-balanced meals and remember that excess calories, even if they’re from food that’s fat free and high in protein, will turn to excess weight. No matter what the latest fad diet says, extra calories equals extra weight!
  12. Limit caffeine and exposure to even secondhand smoke.
  13. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink from it often. Water should always be your drink of choice. To kick things up every once in a while, try adding lemon, lime, cucumber, or a few berries to liven up the flavor without adding significant calories.
  14. Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely. Remember that no matter how hard you’re working out, if you’re consuming too many calories, you will never see the muscles that lie beneath layers of fatty tissue.
  15. Keep a daily log of what you’re actually eating. This includes every time you grab a handful of chips here or eat the crust of your kid’s sandwhich there, and ALL of your snacking.
  16. Enjoy an occasional (once a week) “unhealthy” treat, but never an unhealthy week or unhealthy vacation.
  17. If your diet is unbalanced, take a daily vitamin and mineral supplement for total health.
  18. Don’t compare your body to others; instead, work to be your personal best.
  19. Move beyond the boundaries of weight loss and into total fitness. Measure success by the way your clothes fit, not some number on a scale.
  20. Get adequate amounts of sleep, but remember that people who exercise regularly fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
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So, tonight, I made dinner for my parents. I used a new recipe from skinnytaste.com, which is an amazing site for healthy, delicious recipes! The recipe that I chose to make was Taco Stuffed Zucchini – and it was amazing! Definitely check out http://www.skinnytaste.com and get this recipe, and more. Anyways, here’s the photos from dinner. Also, serving size is to zucchini boats and I was honestly stuffed with just one! And they are under 300 calories, so definitely make a salad with it!🙂

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Enjoy!!

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Dream Life & Fitness Coach: Chalene Johnson
Chalene Johnson is incredible. I mean that. She is just beyond words. She’s a fitness guru who knows her stuff. She created TurboJam and TurboFire – two fitness workouts that are just incredible and will absolutely give you results. She’s energetic, fun, and motivates you to keep going because you can. You are not tired. You are not weak. You are capable, ready, and able to accomplish the fitness goals that have been set. Also, Chalene picks awesome music in her workouts, so you’ve always got music to keep you energized. Chalene is a part of BeachBody and, honestly, you just can’t go wrong. She also wrote a book called PUSH: 30 Days to  TurboCharged Habits, a Bangin’ Body, and the Life You Deserve! It’s definitely more than just a diet book because Chalene does not believe in diets. She believes in a life change. I am currently in the beginning of this book and it’s like she is speaking directly to me. You can find it online or in a local book store!

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Dream Fitness Coach: Jericho McDuffie
Jericho McDuffie is amazing. She is a part of the Les Mills revolution. Les Mills is a part of BeachBody and has been dedicated to making our planet more fit for over 20 years. Dedication is a science these days, and Jericho has it down. She’s insanely ripped, super smart, and very knowledgable about creating and obtaining goals. If I could have anyone push me, and make sure I never faulted, I would have Jericho be that person.

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Stay with the fight. xo

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Fitspirationivation – so it kind of rolls off the tongue pretty well, even though it isn’t even a word. It’s a multi-word. Fitness-inspiration-motivation. Fitspirationivation. I’ve been told by a lot of friends, family, and strangers, that I have given them inspiration and motiviation to challenge themselves to become fit, and it’s pretty rewarding to know that I have given others the ability to do so. I am, by far, not the most fit person. I still have trouble running long distances. I can’t always make up and down flights of stairs without heavy breathing. Oh, and I am not a serious weight lifter; however, I have dropped sixty pounds from when I was my heaviest, and have kept it off. I gained a little bit of weight at one point, but I have consistenly kept my weight under 120lbs, which is around normal for my height (5’2.5″). I’m still trying to build muscles and tone excess skin from the weight loss, and believe me, it is difficult. I don’t always eat the healthiest either – I love my cheeseburgers, my greasy fries, my bacon, my chocolate, my ice cream, my Mexican food, and well, you name it. I just love food in particular; yet, I have managed to learn to cook healthy and substitute what I can to afford certain calories, and keep taste together. I use inspiration from websites as well as creating my own meals. I can manage to feed my husband, my friends, and family, healthy items and keep their interest peaked with flavor and deliciousness.

At the latter of 2012 (somewhere around September, I would say), I joined a fit-club with my work, and became obsessed with BeachBody workout programs. I have been a member of Golds Gym for years and I love it, but classes that are challenges and challenge you to do things on your own, are what motivate me. I absolutely love TurboJam and TurboFire with Chalene Johnson. If I could pick anyone to be my life coach, my life mentor, it would be Chalene. She is incredible. She has a book that is amazing to help you change and challenge your own life (I’ll discuss in a different post). I also love the Les Mills Combat/Pump series. I am obsessed with martial arts workouts – kickboxing, karate, etc. Dan Cohen and Rachel Newsom run this series and they are awesome. A girl that works with them often is Jericho McDuffie, and if I could have anyone be my fitness coach, it would be Jericho. She is ripped, positive and such a good influence on those around her. I also really enjoy the programs by Shaun T. This guy has it going on. He created Hip Hop Abs, Rockin’ Body, Insanity, Insanity: The Asylum, and his latest creation, T-25, where you work out for only 25 minutes a day with his discs for five days for ten weeks. He is incredible! And my obsession with BeachBody led me to become a BeachBody coach. I’m not in it to sell and make money – I am in it to inspire, to motivate, and help others on their journey while I am on mine. Help and strength is better in numbers, right?

Anyhow – I created this blog to channel my thoughts, my cravings, my journey, my ideas, my recipes, my temper-tantrums, and whatever else springs to it, to share with others, to gather feedback, and to publically show my fitspirationivation. If you’re in it, I am in it. And as Les Mills always says – stay with the fight.