Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring & the Beginning of my New Journey to Good Health

February brought the snow this year and along with it one of the hardest winters of my life. Business came basically to a halt once we started getting slammed with snow over and over and over again. My day job changed their work from home policy effectively cutting our income in half. Then came the entire household getting the flu. Then the stomach flu. Hardest of all was my grandfathers passing last week. And through all this trying to get to the bottom of my own health concerns. Today, although it's a mere 30 degrees, the sun is shining and there's a promise of Spring in the air. With that I will shift my focus to getting, and staying, healthy.

After several specialists and tests I finally have some answers. My esophagus is in bad shape. Severe gastro esophageal reflux disease has lead to an inflamed and ulcerated esophagus as well as a condition called Barretts. So onto the cure.

With the exception of a prescription acid reducer I'm going to take an all natural approach to healing. One day at a time I'm working towards eating clean with no exceptions, working out daily, losing weight and getting on a healthy sleep schedule. I'll be using my It Works products to help make sure I get all the vitamins and nutrition I need while eating at a calorie deficit. I'll also be using my wraps to help wrap away the inches.
First Wrap of the Spring!
I started my program yesterday with the help of the 21 day fix. It takes 21 days to break bad habits and create new ones. My first goal is to make it through this 21 days and come out slimmer, healthier and more energetic on the other side! I'll post my before and after pictures at the end. If you have an interest in any of the products I am using send me an email!

Products I'll be using over the 21 days:
It Works It's Vital plant based multi vitamins
It Works Thermofit
It Works Fat Fighters
It Works Greens and Greens chews
It Works Profit
It Works Body Applicator and skin care line
All It Works Products can be purchased through my website


Friday, February 6, 2015

One Year Later

It's been over a year since I've written. Turns out running a fitness studio, working a full time job, taking care of a teenager and a toddler, managing a household, blah blah blah... takes a lot of time. Who knew? Some things had to fall by the wayside and unfortunately, writing became one of them. However, writing is something I find theraputic, so I'm finding my way back.

So much has happened in the last year, I could fill a book. I'll start with a summary:

Running a pole/aerial studio has been a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I learned a lot of life lessons. For example, I would NEVER go into business with a partner again. EVER. That was an expensive lesson to learn. Also, you have to be organized! I'm so bad at this. This is my main resolution for 2015. Become organized. And, the stress of running a business makes it difficult to stay healthy. Your sleep suffers, eating habits change (I'm a stress eater), relashonships with friends and family suffer - I hardly see the family I live with any more, nevermind my mom, dad, sisters...

But there have been many positives too. I have met some AMAZING people. I have learned lots of new and fun ways to workout. I am much more confident in myself. I have created a space that I love to be at. That is full of positive energy and motivating people. That other people call "My Happy Place". That is what it's all about.


My life is hitting another major transition point. My day job may be going away. Unexpectedly and within the next few weeks. This is incredibly scary but incredibly exciting at the same time. I will finally be able to focus my attention on my business. On being healthy myself and motivating to my clients. I'll have more time to spend with my own family. I'll be able to once again make real, healthy dinners (which the kids will most likely not eat, but still....).

I worry a lot about finances but I'm going to go into this change with a positive attitude. You never know what you are capable of until you take that leap. #fly