Burn This

So…what’s the buzz for today??  Well, I’m very excited that I have gotten 60+ hits on my website in 2 days.  Everybody has to start somewhere and I’m thrilled that people are visiting!!  Just like our wellness journey has to start somewhere, my sharing journey had to start somewhere and I am over the moon about it.
I started using an app just last week called BurnThis.  Again, I am not getting paid to promote this app, I just love it.  They market it as Pinterest for fitness.  It is just that.  People post workouts, nutrition, motivational sayings, etc and you can like the posts and leave comments.  People in turn like your posts and leave comments.  It is great motivation and is a great resource for anyone trying to get healthier.  They have challenges where you post pictures with specific themes and hashtags AND you can win prizes.  They may ask you to become a BurnThis ambassador, which I have done.  It’s a cool little item that you can put in your profile.  I have seen people post workouts, shout outs for workout partners, recipes…all great motivators and supporters.  If you like Pinterest and your are into fitness, you will love it.  Peace out and have a great day!!


Pact App

This is one of the very first posts I ever did on my blog.  I am re-posting it in the November Fitness Blogging Challenge because it is about my favorite fitness app.

Wow, I survived the first day…LOL.  I have so many ideas and resources to share and I don’t know where to begin.  I joined a gym on New Year’s Day 2013.  I just wanted to try spin to see if I liked it and to use the treadmill occasionally.  Boy were my expectations wrong.  I ended up LOVING spin, couldn’t get enough AND I signed up with a personal trainer.  Little did I know that that was going to be the beginning of my love of getting fit and healthy.
Fast forward 2-1/2 years…some things have changed.  The two trainers that I worked with both left the gym and then the gym closed:(  You would have thought that was it for me.  NOOOOOOO!!!  I started going to Pure Barre and taking a boxing class.  LOVE both of them.  I signed up for an online nutrition program and lost 11 pounds…yes!!!!!!!  I wanted to share the things that have worked for me so I started this blog and website.  By no means has it been easy, but every little step in the right direction is a victory.  It doesn’t matter how small the step is, as long as it is in the direction of getting healthy:)
So my first resource that I want to share is the PACT app.  IT IS AWESOME.  You sign up for a weekly goal that can include workouts, food logging and/or fruits/veggies.  You can pick as little as one workout, food log, and/or fruit/veggie all the way up to 7 workouts, 7 food logs and 20+ fruits/veggies.  Each week that you hit your goal, YOU GET PAID.  That’s right…you get paid for what you are already doing…how great is that.  If you miss any of your goals, you pay for each one that you miss and you decide how much you will pay for missing the workout, food log or fruit/veggie.  The more you would pay for each missed item AND the more items you add to your goal, the more you get paid.  I have been doing it for over 15 months and I HAVE NOT PAID ONE PENNY.  I have made over $100, which may not seem like much, but if you are doing all these things any way, you might as well get paid.  It’s easy and definitely motivates you to keep to your intended goal.  Try it out…I am not getting paid to promote this app in any way.  It has helped me and I wanted to share how great it is with others.  Hope you try it out.  Have an awesome day!!!



Hello World

 Okay…here I go…my first post!  Will they like it???  Will they think it is stupid???  Will I like it??  Ahhhhhhhh!!!  But seriously…I was always the tall, bigger girl since I can remember.  People ALWAYS thought I was older than I was because I was tall for my age and therefore expected more from me.  I was the good kid growing up, never in trouble, good student…definitely an introvert.  Anyway…fast forward many year..and I mean MANY years and here I am.  Starting a website about being the best you that you can be.  That, of course, is different for everyone.  If the best you is going to a drive thru 2x a day instead of 3 or 4…so be it.  If the best you is drinking one less soda a day…bravo!! It the best you is walking around the block instead of sitting on the coach, well alright!!!  That’s okay…total acceptance…we all start somewhere.  Be proud of your accomplishments and keep going.  Work hard and play hard!!  Hopefully, I can be here to help:)
     Just wanted everyone to know that I have a sense of humor and I’m not always super serious.  Being the best you is serious business, but you have to be able to laugh too.
Also, as you can see, I am not opposed to tattoos…that is not a tattoo that
I currently have, but it is one that I want to get some time soon.  I love that saying and hopefully you do too.