FEED YOUR GOALS: 3 Weeks Into RBBC

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This past week has been a really inspiring one to me because I am reaching some goals that I have had for awhile now and am at the point where I don't feel like I am in bootcamp anymore; I am just living my life and sending Natalie pictures of everything I eat along the way. That's a really good feeling. I don't crave food that much anymore, I just eat food that will help me reach my goals. Last Thursday my family and I went to Aptos to visit my sister and take our daughter to the beach for the first time and we had lunch at Whole Foods (I LOVE that place) and it was delicious. I love eating at Whole Foods because they tell you every single ingredient that is in your meal--it makes clean eating out a whole lot easier. I bought a few things at the store and as I was unpacking my groceries that night I read the bag I was given and I instantly felt like the words were the exact mentality that I have grown to have toward food--the food I was eating vs. the food I am eating now.temp-post-image

The side of the bag said:

"If you eat well, you'll feel better.

If you feel better you can do more.

If you can do more, you'll hit goals."

THIS. IS. THE. TRUTH.

This past weekend I went to a birthday party that I KNEW was going to have incredible food (catered BBQ, hot cocoa bar, dessert bar, etc.) so I came prepared. I brought my lunch and my snack and just stayed away from all the food. I could've easily cheated. Natalie would never know, but what would that have done for my goals? Nothing. I'm going to continue to feed my goals because that is getting me where I want to be. I don't feel guilt with what I am eating anymore because these dreams that I have had are actually coming true BECAUSE of what I'm eating.

MIND BLOWN.

I made it a personal goal to be able to do box jumps by the time bootcamp is over--which may sound silly to some of you but I was genuinely freaked out to do them because of that whole possibility of falling to my death. Last week I had this new mentality; I decided I was just going to try it and see what happens. I stayed after class and Tara, one of the owners of Get Fit, coached me through doing them and GUESS WHAT?!

I DID IT!temp-post-image

I don't know about you, but I have a pair of jeans that are my absolute FAVORITE. I've had them for about 8 years and they are so broken in that they are just so comfy. Well I haven't been able to fit into my favorite jeans for about 2 years now. Today (after two years of them being on the shelf), just for kicks, I thought I would try them on to see how much longer it might be until I could fit in them again. I put them on and GUESS WHAT?!

THEY FIT!

I seriously can't believe that they fit. 3 weeks into Rock Body Bootcamp and. they. fit.

I feel like it's so easy for us all to set goals, but when we actually attempt to reach those goals, that is where we will find the drive to achieve them. Even if you fail in your attempt--KEEP GOING. Sometimes we have to strip ourselves of our pride and just ask someone for help/advice.

I want to encourage you to set some fitness goals for THIS WEEK. Lift heavier. Run further. squat lower. Do your cardio faster.

My goals for this next week are to log at least 12 miles of running (we are moving this week so that should be interesting), choose weights that are 5-10 lbs heavier than what I normally lift with, and to endure each workout move until it's over instead of when I'm tired.

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This is your week. Make it a good one.