Around the world in 80 days

Today was day 1. Day 1 of an 80 day program. I am already sore. Sure hope this ends well!

Made Keto Stroganoff this evening. Very tasty, but I’d like to tweak it a bit before I post it here.

Made with hamburger, not steaks. And cauliflower rice.

I will be doing it again soon….and as soon as it’s tweaked properly, I’ll share! Um, the recipe….not my meal. 🙂

stay tuned for pics, more recipes and updates on this program!

You can’t cheat your grind

I heard that phrase today. And I liked it so much I thought I’d borrow it so I could share it here with you….

You can’t cheat your grind…..

Why not?

Because if you’re working out, eating right, doing everything better today than yesterday, then you’re grinding it out. Your Grind knows what you’re doing. She knows when you’re present and accounted for.


If you’re just talking about exercising, talking about meditation or eating right, talking the talk but not walking the walk, your Grind knows you’re not there. She is very much aware that you are not utilizing her…you are cheating her out of her work and she is NOT happy about that!

Don’t cheat your Grind

Get up early and exercise

Do your morning gratitudes and meditation

Read your personal development books

Make a good breakfast if that’s your thing

Pack good food to take to work with you

Contact a health/life coach to help you identify and correct issues

Drive careful and be the best you that you can possibly be today…better than yesterday and not as good as tomorrow’s you

Don’t cheat your Grind

What to do?

Hey there…I hope your new year has been going great and if you made a resolution to work out, you have been.

You’ve scoured the internet and book stores for fitness plans, maybe even contracted with a personal trainer to help get on track at the gym….just remember though, it’s 80% diet and 20% exercise. You can NOT exercise away a bad diet.

And not everything you read applies to YOU…

So what to do? You think you should eat less but you’re hungry because you’re spending so much time on the treadmill and doing cardio…because that’s what you read would help with weight loss.

Yes, cardio is good for you…in moderation. However, cardio WILL make you hungry.

Lifting weights will build muscle, which will improve your metabolism, which will burn more fat…and you will be hungry but not ravenous like you will be with cardio.

But you’ve read all that before, right?

So what’s up with all this information available to you??? What they aren’t telling you is that these are generalized comments and suggestions. Generalized for a healthy individual who doesn’t have more than 10 – 20 pounds to lose.

If you are like the majority of us out there, a 20lb loss is just the beginning of your journey….and some of these plans simply will not work long term for you.

YOU are unique. your metabolism is yours and yours alone. Carbs might rev it up…they might also slow it to a crawl.

YOU are unique as an individual…there is a reason you’re over eating or not exercising. You might know the reason, or you may not. But until that reason is addressed and old habits are changed, YOU will not change, regardless of the plan you decide to follow.

Get with a coach. A coach can help you identify the underlying reasons behind your health and fitness issues. A coach will keep you accountable for your actions and help you stay on track.

I am that coach. Call or e-mail me. Let’s talk about your fitness and health goals. Let’s work together to get you where you want to be.

Happy New Year!

The holidays are over, waistlines expanded, hangovers dealt with, credit cards melted from over use and relatives have left your house a wreck. A hotwreck.

But the holidays are but a blip in time when it comes to your life….a few weeks in a year that you can ‘live it up’ and shouldn’t feel like you’ve ruined a years worth of diet and exercise, or that you must have your home looking like a model, or those bills filed away immediately.

Your health is 80% diet and 20% exercise. You can’t exercise a bad diet out of your life. And you CAN ‘cheat’ more often once you’ve hit your goals.

So now that it’s Jan 1, make a commitment to yourself. For better health, more organization, more exercise, frugality and repair of old items, perhaps repurposing things rather than tossing in the trash, donate appropriately. Whatever you decide you want to improve upon in your life for 2018, make that commitment and enjoy the success!

As for me…my goals for 2018 are indeed to be more organized. Get my paper files in order once and for all! I’d like to lose 30 pounds…and become stronger. Maybe get my thyroid health in check…if it’s even possible.

And my Hotwreck goal? To help you all….in whatever you may need.

As a Life and Health Coach, I can help you when you feel strong, I can help when you feel weak, help you find answers to your questions.

I’ll be posting regularly with my personal journey to health including diet tips, menu plans and recipes, so be sure to check back regularly…and leave your e-mail below if you’d like to be included in bi-weekly exercise tips, tricks and additional recipes!

Happy New Year and may you all be hot wrecks!