Superwoman Has a House Keeper

Superwoman

Superwoman has a big responsibility, saving people (or the world) from bad guys. I bet her house is spick n’ span too. I bet her bills are paid on time. I bet her laundry isn’t piled up. I also bet she has a housekeeper.

I get asked a lot, “how do you do it all? You must be superwoman!” Answer is simple: I do not do it all. My husband works 70 to 80 hours a week. Theoretically, that leaves me with two kids (and growing one more), the bills, the yard, the house, the laundry, the groceries, the cooking, my business (!!!), me, and NOT my sanity. I cannot keep up with all of those things, let alone do them well.

I “outsource” every single thing that I can afford to outsource. Outsourcing is my favorite thing! It wasn’t always like that though. It was hard to admit I couldn’t do it all. When I became a stay at home mom I felt like it was my “job” to do EVERYTHING except bring home a paycheck. When I became a Beachbody Coach, there was a period where I was trying to keep up with everything and start a business. I realized quickly that would buy me a one-way ticket to crazy town. Then one day Chalene Johnson gave me permission to ask for help. I was taking her FREE 30 Day Push series online (highly recommend – check it out Here ) and she told me it would make me saner & more successful to get help with things that didn’t require my personal touch. LIGHT BULB.

For our family, that means we get help with the deep cleaning (every two weeks!), the yard, the laundry every other week, and Quickbooks for each of our business’s. I have my business to thank for being able to afford the cleaning & laundry. I also occasionally send my mom to the grocery store with my list, perk of living two blocks away from family but one day I’ll officially outsource this too. I can’t wait. This frees up an INSANE amount of time for me to be with my boys and husband, to work on my business, and most importantly to let go of the worry. I don’t have “clean the bathrooms” hanging over my head any more, and I don’t feel like a bad mom or wife by giving up control of these things. I feel freedom.

You may not be able financially afford to outsource house cleaning. However, chances are that there is something in your life that you can let go of doing either by asking someone for help or just by letting it go, period. Don’t wait any longer to go for it! Ask for help! Let go of something! You can’t do it all, it’s physically impossible. Once you accept this and free up your brain, you’ll start to excel at the things you love doing. Being fit and healthy will be so much easier.

Even Superwoman needs help with some things so that she can focus on saving the world.

Me and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

Stop Counting Calories And Lose

Counting Calories

We’ve known for years that the key to losing weight is to take in fewer calories than you expend in any given day, right? Well, that’s technically still true, but just counting the calories you eat every day to balance your input vs. output is actually a pretty terrible way to diet.

Stop Dieting

First of all, you shouldn’t be “on a diet” to lose weight. Yes, you need to change how you eat and what you eat, along with how much you workout, to see the number on the scale tip downwards. However, if you don’t change your lifestyle, when you stop restricting calories, you’ll just gain weight again. Change the way you think about losing weight – it’s not a temporary diet, it’s a permanent lifestyle that must last forever.

Don’t Restrict Nutrients

If you count all calories the same, you’re running the risk of not getting enough vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients in your diet. You should never feel guilty about eating a handful of grape tomatoes or baby carrots, and the calories in a piece of salmon can’t be compared to the calories in a piece of cake.

Replace Unhealthy Snacks

If you’re trying to lose weight, carry around a notebook for a week and record everything you eat. Don’t feel guilty, and don’t try to change anything that first week. After that week, go through your journal and cut out one unhealthy snack for a week, then another, and another. You can start replacing some of those snacks with healthy snacks like apple slices, carrots, and other fruits and vegetables as you go.

Stress Less

Counting calories can be stressful. You might run out of allowed calories for the day early on if you eat something unhealthy or calorie-dense. Then you’ll feel hungry and stressed out for the rest of the day. That stress and hunger activates cortisol production, which promotes fat storage – the opposite of what you want to do. So relax, eat healthy foods, and exercise regularly. You’ll get there!

Sources:
Personal Experience

http://pilatesnutritionist.com/6-reasons-to-stop-counting-calories-11-things-to-do-instead/

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/5-reasons-why-you-should-stop-counting-calories.html

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

Adapting to a Healthier Diet When You Feel Overwhelmed

Adapting to Healthy Diet

When trying to eat healthier or lose weight, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed. You might feel overwhelmed, confused, and discouraged. Here are some tips that will set you up for success. Any one can do lose weight and get healthy – it’s truly a matter of you deciding that you’re going to make a change and never look back.

Start Slowly

“Diets” fail because they feel like punishment. As soon as I know I can’t eat something, it’s all I think about! When you create strict rules to follow, you not only feel as if you are depriving yourself of things you want, but you also increase the chances that you’ll slip up. You must stop thinking about weight loss as a temporary goal with temporary behaviors. It’s a lifestyle, a way of living, that will make you feel great and allow the weight loss to happen naturally.

I recommend making small and gradual substitutions. For example, if you usually drink soda with your lunch, you can substitute water for soda one day a week, then two days, then three. Eventually, you will get used to the healthier choice and it will become a habit.

Another great place to start is by cutting out snacks after dinner two nights a week, then three, ect. Mindless night time eating is a trap for many women! This simple change alone can lead to weight loss.

Learn to Make Simple Dishes

Cooking at home is a great and tasty way to eat healthier, especially if you incorporate fresh vegetables. However, you do not have to be a gourmet chef or count every single calorie that goes into your dishes. I recommend that you keep it simple and just focus on incorporating fresh ingredients.

Healthy people tend to eat the same thing over and over. Find a dish that you like and stick with it until you have time and are ready to branch out. For example, instead of a chicken casserole bake chicken breasts and roast a vegetable. It’s much easier to keep track of portions when you eat simple, de-constructed meals.

Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself

Lifestyle changes are much more successful over the long-term when they are gradual changes. Accept that you may not see drastic results in just a few weeks, and learn to celebrate your small victories. It is worth celebrating when you find a new healthy dish you like to cook or when you find an exercise routine that you find fun. Appreciate these victories and look for ways to add to them.
Don’t use a bad day or week as an excuse to quit trying. Failure is your friend! It’s a chance to learn something about yourself, your habits and what you need to do to be successful.

 

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

 

Advantages of Having a Beachbody Coach

Advantages of having a Beachbidy CoachWhen people decide to do a Beachbody fitness program, one of the benefits that they enjoy is that they can workout in the privacy of their homes, with a top trainer, and easily fit exercising into their schedule. However, if you are using these materials as you work out, why do you need a coach?

Ensuring that You Have the Best Materials & The Best Price

There are dozens of amazing Beachbody programs to choose from so how do you decide? Choosing a program that is a great fit for your goals, current level, and preferences is key to your success. Your Coach will help you pick the program that is right for you so you don’t waste your time or money! She can also clue you in on the best deals on training materials. If it is possible to get a deal on Beachbody DVDs, she will be the one who can let you know about it.

Answering Your Questions

When doing any type of physical fitness routine, it is important for your safety that you are completing all of the exercises correctly. If you have any questions about the training or any particular routines, your coach can provide the guidance you need in order to get the best results. Additionally, you may have questions about which variation of the schedule to follow or questions about the nutrition guide. Those questions will get answered by your Coach.

Keeping You Motivated

When completing these fitness programs, it is essential to stay on track. The people who do not get the results that they wanted are often those who convince themselves that it will be okay to miss a days. Your Coach will plug you into an accountability group that will ensure you are staying on track daily so that you can reach your goals. When you do experience setbacks, your Coach will be there to show you how to get back on course.

Eating Healthy

To see the best long-term results from your fitness program, it is important to adopt healthier eating habits, as well. Many people find it difficult to follow the nutrition recommendations when completing these programs because it can be difficult to adjust and plan ahead. Your Coach can provide you with nutritional guidance to ensure that your body has the fuel it needs to succeed.

Don’t wait any longer to start working with your Coach! To make Meagan your Coach, click HERE

 

Meagan Norris- Beachbody CoachMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!

Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!