As I’m sure many of you already know, October is breast cancer awareness month- a month that’s dedicated to the education and spread of awareness and fundraising for this disease that has touched so many lives of most people around us, and all over the world.  Take action and be informed about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and about finding a cure.  By doing so, you’re not only helping yourself, you’re helping those who are already affected.
Share your picture wearing your pink #ShoesForACure and spread the word about breast cancer awareness month.  Being knowledgeable and smart about your health is something that should be a constant, not just for one month.  So check yourself, get checked, and encourage those around you to be proactive as well.  There is always a way that you can help and contribute to finding a cure.  Even if it’s just talking to someone around you about it.  Knowledge is power, so spread it.  If you’d like to learn more about how you can help the cause visit The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Their mission is to “help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.”  And you can too.



When You’re Just Not Feeling It…

So, I am writing this post to you all the Friday after a holiday weekend.  What prompted this was my workout on Tuesday night.  I took my usual Sunday rest day for the weekend and, because of some much needed fun and relaxation of the holiday weekend, ended up taking Monday off as well.  Did I drink alcohol over the weekend?  Yes.  Did I overindulge in sugar cookies, and chips, and other deliciousness?  Yes.  Did I have an amazing time with some amazing friends?  Hell yeah I did.  And because of this, I didn’t regret one bit of it.  But when it came time for me to knock out my BBG Legs and Cardio for Week 5, I was far from motivated.  Like I DID NOT WANT TO WORKOUT AT ALL.  I had absolutely no motivation.  But you know what?  I did it anyway.  And I was so happy and felt so much better afterwards.  Now how did I muster up the energy to crush that workout?  I wish I could tell you that I took some amazing pre-workout product and it gave me the energy and motivation and that there’s some magic pill that will do that for you.  But sadly, there’s not.
What I did do was sit there for a moment and think about this.  I reminded myself of my goals, of what doing this workout would do for me, not just physically but mentally.  I told myself that in a short time I would be done and feeling 100 times better than I did right now.  I told myself that there are girls out there that I admire in the fitness industry that are probably crushing their workout right now and I should too.  I told myself that I could do it and that I was the only thing standing in my way.  One thing that always sticks in my mind is the fact that I’m not where I want to be yet, is more than enough motivation to get me going.  So, I got my ass off of the couch and got a killer sweat in.  I was so proud of myself afterwards and made myself a lean and clean dinner and got a good night’s sleep.  There is no one who can tell you to go workout if you don’t want to.  You have to overcome the mental battle, which in my opinion is even harder than the physical one, and just do the damn thing and be a badass while you’re at it.  Get your sweat on and improve every single day.  That’s all we can do in this life.  Take it day by day, workout by workout and sometimes even rep by rep.  But with consistency and dedication, you can reach all of your goals.  I’m still reaching for mine, and we’re all in this together. Fitness is a journey, a lifestyle, not a deadline.  So next time you’re feeling unmotivated to get in your workout, think about what it’ll do for you.  Both physically and mentally. 
 If you guys would want me to do more fitness and health related posts on here please let me know because it’s something I’m super passionate about and is a huge part of my life.