FEBRUARY 2012

  • TWO FOR TUESDAY

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    Confession #1: I have a big crush on food.   This weekend I was at a health coach training {my job is seriously the best!} and I did a little role playing with my health coach {me & my guy with her & her guy-they lost a combined 80 pounds!}.  She was playing the part of coach & I played the part of the client.  She asked a question about what has been the struggle for me when I’ve previously tried losing weight. I said, “food.  it’s always food.” She asked what would be the hardest thing about getting on …read more

  • WINNER!

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    The winner of yesterday’s giveaway is

     

    LAURA,

     

    who said,

     

    “I would do the word Prudence, as it is my word for 2012!”

     

    Yay for your Laura!  Email me your ring size & addy at zkyoufit@hotmail.com and I’ll get that ordered & on it’s way to you!

     

    Thanks to all who entered-hope it was a wonderful Valentine’s day!

  • LOVE ME SOME LOVE DAY

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    Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope you all have a spectacular day filled with people & places you love.  To fit with today’s LOVE theme, I wanted to spread the love with a fun giveaway!

     

    Here’s my truth: The past couple months Husband has been working hard on making his body the best it can be.  He’s eating super clean, working out religiously, and getting enough sleep.  And, guess what?  It’s starting to show.  He has always been hot & I’m always attracted to him, but lately, wow!  It’s that feeling of giddiness when I see him standing without his shirt on, or the desire to linger longer when I catch him lifting weights or getting ready for the day.  There is just something super sexy about the person you love most taking care of themself.

     

    I expect the same out of myself, for him.  I don’t want to just let myself go, because I feel that part of a marriage-or any great relationship-is the willingness to consistently work on & improve our weaknesses.  I LOVE that Z works hard to take care of himself and stay in good shape for me, and I want the same from me for him {& know that he appreciates it, too}.

     

    I’m going to be so bold as to say I think we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to show love by taking care of ourselves.

     

    Sometimes, that means saying no to chocolate, dessert, or the abundance of all things sweet that surrounds us on Valentine’s day.  Does that mean you can’t have something you like or you have to deprive yourself completely?  NO, of course not!  One of my main goals in the beginning of my journey was to get to a place where I could fully enjoy these holidays that come around once in a while & not feel guilty.  However, if you are in the process of your journey & you’ve made a commitment to yourself, don’t give in.  That chocolate is not worth it.

     

    I propose {no romantic pun intended} that we focus on rewarding ourselves with things other than food.  A massage, a pedicure, a nap, a new book, a walk with our best friend, a new cd, a new outfit, or a new piece of jewelry.


    I found these Personalized stackable rings on Pinterest a while back and fell in love.  I immediately started writing down mantras that could fit on the rings to remind me of my goals & how far I’d come.  What better reward than something to have with you all the time to help you visualize what you’ve done, are doing, or what matters most to you!  Today’s winner will receive a stackable ring with their own personalized message {up to 15 characters}, from CinnamonSticks’ shop.  The giveaway is TODAY ONLY, so spread the word & think of what you want on your ring! Winner announced tomorrow.

     

    How do you enter, you might be asking?  Simple.  Possibility of two entries:

    1. Leave me a comment here telling me what you’d want written on your ring & something you love about me. {okay, just teasing about the what you love about me part, haha!}

    2. Post about the giveaway on your FB or blog {come back & leave a second comment letting me know what you did}

     

    Good luck & HAPPY LOVE DAY from me & my family!

     

    {giveaway is provided by me.  I don’t know or have any association with CinnamonSticks or their shop-just love their product!}

  • TUESDAY TELL ALL

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    1. I’m totally excited about The Fray‘s new album, Scars & Stories, which came out today!  Yay!  Currently listening to it on Spotify til I can buy my own copy. Thanks to my BFF for introducing me to Spotify, too.  Check it out if you haven’t already.  So awesome!

     

    2. Found this article about Soda that enlightened me & made me even more glad that I gave up caffeine over 6 months ago.  {I still have a non-caffeinated diet soda every once in a while}.  And, #2 is supposed to say 50% increase, rather than 500, haha.

     

    3. Number 2 brings me to another point I’ve been wanting to chat about.  I’ve mentioned before that I am a huge all or nothing type personality.  Here’s the thing though, I don’t want to be like that.  I want to be okay with having a brownie every once in a while or taking a day off from my exercise routine because I’m sick, or have a diet A&W root beer every once in a while.  I want to do these things and then be able to get back on track-with “on track” being my daily life-not anything out of the ordinary.  I want to live a life in balance.  Optimal health for me doesn’t look like 100% strict or perfect or nothing with sugar/salt/fat/carbs, etc.  It looks like a full life of activity with my kids & husband, food-the best & the worst-to celebrate being alive, and mostly, moderation in all things.  There are a few things I won’t do.  I’ve never had alcohol & never plan on it.  It’s okay because it’s a choice I made a long time ago.  I gave up caffeine for good because I felt like it wasn’t in my best interest to have it again.  It was something I didn’t know if I could ever allow myself to have & then keep it in moderation.  That doesn’t mean you can’t do that, though.  I’m a HUGE believer in not depriving my kids and/or husband of something that they like because “mommy can’t handle having it in the house.”  There have been times I’ve chosen not to buy certain cereals/ice cream/treats while I’m on program, but if Zac or the boys want something, I do my best to allow it, make it, provide it.  I’ve learned it’s not always about me.  Others shouldn’t be punished because of the choices I’m making in my personal life toward my health.  Part of my journey to moderation & optimal health is getting used to having things around the house that I am just choosing not to put in my body because I want something else or something more.  Just some thoughts.

     

    4. I started Couch to 5k {again} yesterday.  I totally got off my running routine a few months back and essentially feel like I’m starting over, but regardless, starting over felt so good!  I’m excited to just keep making progress.  And, LOVE this app & any by BlueFin.

    5. I’m excited to be advertising over at two of my favorite places this month.  Becky Higgins & Eighteen25.  Check them out, support their sites, send your friends, and enjoy the pure creative genius & beauty you’ll see at both places.  The clients who have come to me from my online advertising have been some of my most favorite & most successful.

     

    And, just for fun: my parents celebrated 30 years of marriage this past weekend!  Isn’t that awesome?  They have been the perfect example of marriage for me & I hope to be like them in so many ways.  Love them!