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Motivation and Trust the Process

Motivation
Motivation!  It’s what we all need to do something right?  It’s what drives us!  It’s the energy we need to make changes and get work done!
Motivation is defined as “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving a particular way” OR “the general desire or wiliness for someone to do something”
I hear people all the time tell me they wish they were as “motivated” as me to make the changes I’ve made.  When I hear that I wonder where their true intentions are because if you truly have the desire to make those changes…by definition you already have motivation.  The willingness is where most people get hung up I think. 
You don’t have to “feel” like you want to do something to do it, and do it well. 
Do you ever really “feel” like cleaning the toilet?  But I bet you still do it, and I bet it’s done well. 
Whether we know it or not, we all already have the motivation within us to make the changes in our lives we long to make.  Maybe the truly hardest part is that we sometimes …

Garbage IN means Garbage OUT

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I was reading a devotional the other day that talked about this.  It's a devotional on fear and anxiety and how we can deal with these emotions.  The devo talked about what early computer programmers would have to do to get a computer to output correctly.  They would use punch cards to do this, like this pic right here that I got off Google.    

They would have to make sure they were on the right lines and punching out the correct numbers or else the computer's output of what it received would be wrong.  If that happened the programmers would have to start all over again with a new card.  Can you imagine?!  This is insanity to me.  
Thank goodness our bodies and brains are not so fickle...or are they?  
Think about how you feel when you're eating right and you do a workout, then think about how you feel when you eat foods that are not so good for you or you eat an excess of food and then workout.  I bet there's a big difference.  
What about when you are feeding your …

21 Day Fix Extreme 7/21

Daily Journal during the 21 Day Fix Extreme What I eat, what I drink, how I feel, and whatever else I want to say!
Green = Veg Red = Protein Yellow = Carbs Purple = Fruit Blue = Healthy Fats Orange = Seeds & Dressings Tsp = Oils and Nut Butters
1200-1499 Calories a day CC Day: 3 Green, 6 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 tsp Extreme Day: 3 Green, 4 Red, 2 Yellow, 2 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Orange, 2 tsp
Water intake goal = 68oz
May 7, 2017  21 Day Fix Extreme 7/21 Yoga Fix Extreme CC Day: 3 Green, 6 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 tsp
5am:  This girl was snoozing!  I did not get up and do the yoga.  I will push play when the girls take a nap today.
12oz water while talking my thyroid pill
8am:  Power surge and we lost power for about 2 minutes, then we heard a boom and it shook the house slightly.  My first thought was a transformer blowing...we found out later that it was a sonic boom from a "secret" unmanned military space shuttle landing at Kennedy...the many things you experience living in Florida.  Hurricanes, tropical s…

21 Day Fix Extreme Journal 6/21

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Daily Journal during the 21 Day Fix Extreme What I eat, what I drink, how I feel, and whatever else I want to say!
Green = Veg Red = Protein Yellow = Carbs Purple = Fruit Blue = Healthy Fats Orange = Seeds & Dressings Tsp = Oils and Nut Butters
1200-1499 Calories a day CC Day: 3 Green, 6 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 tsp Extreme Day: 3 Green, 4 Red, 2 Yellow, 2 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Orange, 2 tsp

Water intake goal = 68oz

May 6, 2017  21 Day Fix Extreme 6/21 Dirty 30 Extreme Extreme Day: 3 Green, 4 Red, 2 Yellow, 2 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Orange, 2 tsp
7:30am:  Dirty 30 extreme...this workout in the regular fix and the extreme has always been a favorite.  My hardest time was with the pushup renegade rows, and the bonus move...which totally just kills me!  It makes me realize my core isn't as strong as I think it is.  So, it's a physical and mental challenge because I cannot complete it properly and it puts me in my place with where I am with my strength.  My girls watched me workout this morning, and they ask som…

21 Day Fix Extreme Journal

Daily Journal during the 21 Day Fix Extreme What I eat, what I drink, how I feel, and whatever else I want to say!
Green = Veg Red = Protein Yellow = Carbs Purple = Fruit Blue = Healthy Fats Orange = Seeds & Dressings Tsp = Oils and Nut Butters
1200-1499 Calories a day CC Day: 3 Green, 6 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 tsp Extreme Day: 3 Green, 4 Red, 2 Yellow, 2 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Orange, 2 tsp

Water intake goal = 68oz
May 5, 2017  21 Day Fix Extreme 5/21 Cardio Fix Extreme CC Day: 3 Green, 6 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 tsp

5am:  Cardio fix extreme, it wasn’t difficult to wake up like I thought it would be after getting to bed after 11pm last night.  The problem was when I tried to move my legs!  My hamstrings HATE me right now.  They are super tight and sore.  It hurts to sit on the toilet…yea, it’s that bad.  It’s been a while since I was THIS sore.  Even after doing that Titan Mud Run in April didn’t leave me this sore.   This morning’s workout was more cardio…fun, fun!  I was sweating like crazy.  I was slow, and I m…

21 Day Fix Extreme Journal

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Daily Journal during the 21 Day Fix Extreme What I eat, what I drink, how I feel, and whatever else I want to say!
Green = Veg Red = Protein Yellow = Carbs Purple = Fruit Blue = Healthy Fats Orange = Seeds & Dressings Tsp = Oils and Nut Butters
1200-1499 Calories a day CC Day: 3 Green, 6 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 tsp Extreme Day: 3 Green, 4 Red, 2 Yellow, 2 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Orange, 2 tsp
Water intake goal = 68oz

May 4, 2017  21 Day Fix Extreme 4/21 Lower Fix Extreme CC Day: 3 Green, 6 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 tsp
5am:  Lower fix extreme…I hated it!  It is a mix of regular leg work, like squats and lunges, mixed with plyo leg work.  It was so hard for me to get through, but I did it.  Some of my hops were very tiny though, LOL.  Extra small baby bunny hops.
Drank 25 oz water during workout and after while taking thyroid pill.  Filled up another 25 oz with apple cider vinegar added.
8am:  2 hardboiled eggs, 10 oz coffee w/ ½ tsp coconut oil added.  Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid which my body will burn a…

21 Day Fix Extreme Journal

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Daily Journal during the 21 Day Fix Extreme What I eat, what I drink, how I feel, and whatever else I want to say!
Green = Veg Red = Protein Yellow = Carbs Purple = Fruit Blue = Healthy Fats Orange = Seeds & Dressings Tsp = Oils and Nut Butters
1200-1499 Calories a day CC Day: 3 Green, 6 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 tsp Extreme Day: 3 Green, 4 Red, 2 Yellow, 2 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Orange, 2 tsp

Water intake goal = 68oz
May 3, 2017  21 Day Fix Extreme 3/21 Pilates Fix Extreme Extreme Day: 3 Green, 4 Red, 2 Yellow, 2 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Orange, 2 tsp
5am:  Pilates fix extreme with a resistance band.  That little red band makes that workout so much more difficult.  Not only the extra resistance, but keeping the band in position when I change positions. 
Drank 12 oz water during workout (not a cardio workout so I just take a couple drinks before I start and when I finish…not to mention that tube…once you’re in it, you don’t get out unless you want more hassle) and after while taking thyroid pill. 
Didn’t feel too ba…