Insanity Max 30 DAY 1 & 2

Yesterday was my very first day of Insanity Max 30!! It was awesome!! I am LOVING that these workouts are only 30 minutes! …….and they pack a punch!!
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The first day is Cardio Challenge and it is just that — pure cardio!! Shaun T is killer and the cardio moves certainly cause you to sweat and push through!!! Ya gotta DIG DEEP as he would say!!!  I maxed out at 9:30 — -which will definitely give me something to work towards for next week! I started to yell at that time — haha — next week I will yell and PUSH THROUGH!!!

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WHAT IS MAXING OUT????

Maxing out is when you feel you need to stop and take a break to re-group! Shaun T will give you mini-water breaks along the way….BUT once I started to yell (haha) – I figured it was time to stop and MAX OUT! The great thing about this program is that you are ONLY in competition with YOURSELF!! You can see how much you improve each week, because it will take you longer to max out each time, because you are getting stronger! It is brilliant!! 🙂

TABATA POWER

Today was Tabata Power and that was awesome too! It is interval-based — 20 sec on and 10 sec off!! So, I maxed out around 14 minutes. Just when you are at your limit with doing a cardio move, he switches it to a strength based move! Its awesome!! There are ab intervals at the end. I love the tricep work because as we all know ladies, we DO NOT want the bat wings!!! haha!!! The end is the toughest in my opinion because he has you doing POWER tricep dips and tuck jumps!! OOOOMMMMGGGG!!!!

 

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The rest of the week will be great!!! I have never been so excited for a workout or to see results!! I LOVE that the workouts are only 30 minutes. I get up at 5:00 am and get it done before my little one wakes up. It sets my day off right and I feel amazinnnnnng!!!!

 

Stay tuned for the NUTRITION program that comes with this workout! Its SIMPLE and effective! 😉

 

 

 

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May Cause Miracles – Gabrielle Beirnstein

My team and I have developed a lil “Book Club” of sorts and we are reading Gabrielle Beirnstein’s, May Cause Miracles. I am loving this book!!! I am so drawn to her and to her work. Her YouTube channel is on in m house at least once a day & I LOVE her website! I am a very spiritual person, I have always believed in higher powers, in higher beings and in the power that we ALL have in creating our own destiny, our own happiness and our own miracles!

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This book is divided into daily meditations. They are short and sweet but pack a punch!! They are SO powerful — IF you do the work! Today focused on having an attitude of gratitude. I think that this (miracle) mindset is SO important to have IF you want to see and feel change in your world.

There is so much to be thankful for if you just take the time to see it. Yes – there are probably MANY things in your life that aren’t going right. If you choose to focus your lens on those things, that’s all you’re going to see, and you will be inviting more of that in.

It’s easy to focus on the negative. FORCE yourself to look at what you DO have, and what your life has been blessed with. There is SO much! I had to focus on this after earning my **second** master’s degree! Not only did I have student loan debt but I am was not working ((outside of the home)) in a corporate job or in the field of education. I have an MBA as well as a MS in Elem. Edu! Yup — two degrees & all of the loans to match!

After I had my daughter, I was job searching and nothing was working out for me that made enough sense for me to go back to work, while having a new baby at home. There were opportunities that looked absolutely *perfect* and I had had connections at certain organizations, it looked like a “shoe-in” for a job. I thought that I would get a job FOR SURE!! All of the stars were aligning and it seemed PERFECT! I had thoughts – “Finally, this is all going to work out for me!”.

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Guess what — it didn’t happen! I then had a choice — do I become bitter, upset, regretful that I have these two degrees under my belt and no job?? NOPE! If I had — my life would be miserable!!! INSTEAD – I KNEW, in my heart, that I don’t make the plans, GOD does! HE has something else in store for me. At the time — I had no clue what that was — but I trusted, I had faith and I KNEW that I would be okay because I put my faith in God and I was grateful for what I did have.

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Needless to say, that is when this opportunity for Beachbody coaching entered my world. I thought that it was a TOTAL scam and that I would never make anything out of it, and that those people who did it were weird! haha!! My hubby literally laughed in my face when I told him about it!!

All I know is — I am on track to make MORE INCOME next year than I would as a teacher, I am the HAPPIEST that I have ever been in a “JOB”, I have freedom to choose when and where I work and I GET TO SPEND EVERYDAY WITH MY BABAAAYYY!!! I mean — is this real life??

I truly believe if you have an “attitude of gratitude” and TRUST that there is a higher power in control — not you — than GOOD, GOOD things will come your way!! Pass the test people!! It’s worth it!!! God will test your faith. He wants to know, that in those times, when things are NOT going “your way” that you STILL believe in Him and TRUST that HE KNOWS what is best for your life. Do you think that your Heavenly Father would wish negative things to occur in your life? Would you want that for YOUR child? NO! You are a child of God and He wants NOTHING but the best for YOU!

 

Stretch your FAITH and KNOW that even though things may not be happening the way that YOU want them to be happening — there is a GREATER PLAN for you. It is THERE waiting for you to see it — you just need focus your lens on the GOOD! XO

 

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Break Out, by Joel Osteen

One component that is VITAL to your success as a coach is something called, Personal Development. When I first started as a Beachbody coach and learned of this, I was not as convinced as I am now, about just how important Personal Development really is to not only your business, but to your life! It can improve and enhance you in SO many ways by developing your self-confidence, your self-worth and your knowledge of how to build and run a successful business!

 

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I have been reading Break Out, by Joel Osteen and I LOVE IT!! I have always believed in God and in a higher power. I was raised in the Catholic Church and went to “Church School”, as we called it; however, I had never really developed a strong relationship with God. I feel that I now have and in doing so, my life has been even more fulfilled. I can feel His presence and I know that everything that happens to me, is for my betterment.

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This book does a good job of explaining how by developing a relationship with God and building a strong level of FAITH in Him and in His works, how your life can be more rewarding, fulfilled and how you can truly have everything you have dreamed you would. God would not have put a dream in your heart, if he did not equip you with the tools to achieve it. You have to BELIEVE in yourself and in your GOD that know that no matter what, your destiny will be fulfilled. You may not see a way, but God HAS a way.

 

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You see, God’s vision is so much greater than our own. We aren’t able to envision what God has in store for our lives, because it may be TOO big.  You may be asking God for a dream to pass and you feel that He isn’t listening. You may have asked Him to help you to achieve a promotion, a new house, a new partner —-> and it hasn’t happened. The KEY is to NOT get discouraged or let down. You need to have FAITH that he is doing what HE envisions for you life — and that it is EVEN BETTER than what you could have imagined!! You cannot get discouraged when doors close or when opportunities don’t come to pass on YOUR timetable. Have FAITH, believe that something BETTER is on it’s way. God knows what he is doing. He has already planned out your future and your opportunities, and he wants them to be for THE BEST. HIS timetable is what you need to trust — and that can be very freeing once you do.

 

So…..I ask that you step out in FAITH, TRUST  that the Creator of the Universe has your BEST interest at heart. He only wants what is BEST for you. Know that. Believe that. Stop worrying……….and start BELIEVING!

 

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XO,

Sara