My Trophy Life

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Unleashed

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014

Unleashed

When you know what you believe in, what you stand for, and who you are at your core what other people think of you will matter less. Other people’s opinions about you and what you do will hold less weight. You won’t be constantly seeking outside approval because you just won’t need it. The purpose of this challenge is to take you from the state of “IDK” to “This is me.” Stand for something. Believe in something. Who cares if you get it wrong…you can always change your mind! That’s the beautiful thing about being an independent thinker.   Just For Fun Let’s get warmed up with some light and breezy questions suitable for your online dating profile. Name 3 guilty pleasures. What are your top 2 favorite television shows? What are your top 5 favorite movies? What is your favorite love story? Who is your biggest celebrity crush? Action, romance, or comedy? What are your top 3 favorite books? What was the last book you read for pleasure? What was the last book you read for the purpose of learning? What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? Name three people that make you laugh (whether you know them or not). What position do you sleep in? Are you a cat or dog (or plant) person? Are you a baby person? Do you like musicals? Operas? Ballets? Which are your favorites? Would you rather spend most evenings out socializing or being cozy in your home? City or country? How many states have you visited? Ocean or mountain? Hiking or sunbathing? What was the craziest thing you did on college Spring Break? Have you traveled out of the country? Where? What’s your next trip? Are you religious? Spiritual? What do you believe in? If you don’t have children, do you want them? If you have them, do you want more? If you’re not married, do you want to be? How important is that to you? Are you a girls girl or a guys girl? Wine, liquor, or beer? Did you ever cheat in school? What about skipping school? What was the worst job you ever had and why? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest – you can only have one. Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry? Favorite color to wear? Favorite band or musician? What was the last concert you attended? What’s your theme song? Don’t have one?...

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6 Week Summer Slim Down

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014

6 Week Summer Slim Down

The count down to summer begins! I may have been born in a snow storm but that doesn’t mean I like the cold. I for one, cannot wait for Spring. I will happily exchange my sweater for a light weight top and my leggings for a cute patterned capri. But, summer….on the other hand, always seems to arrive before I’m ready. Not this year, ladies! I’m going to to spend the next 6 weeks kicking my own ass so that I am more than ready for bikini season. Shorts? Let’s do it! Tank tops? F*ck sleeves. Did someone say pool party? I’ll RSVP – Yes – to that bitch right now! I’ve pulled together an impressive and beta tested set of workouts that will get you ready for summer in record time. These HIIT + Tabata sessions are the answer to your bathing suit dreams. HIIT = high intensity interval training. These are all the rage! And for good reason. The days of spending hours in the gym working on your cardio are long gone. The science says shorter more intense exercise is the key to burning fat, improving your cardiovascular system, and total body toning. Tabata = 4 minute rounds of high intensity training. The tabata protocol has you perform one exercise for 20 seconds of all out effort, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for 4 minutes. Before you dive in, download an interval timer to your smart phone. I use a free version called Seconds. Here’s the link to the app in the iTunes store. Just for giggles – throw on that bikini and snap a before picture. I want to see your jaw drop when you compare it to your after shot. Below you’ll find 16 workouts. Your goal is to complete 4 sessions a week for the next 6 weeks. Most of these workouts you will complete in 12 minutes – all of them can be done in under 30 minutes. If you want more – repeat the rounds. Always start your workout with 4 minutes of dynamic stretching and warm-up moves. Examples include: toe touches, calf raises, arm circles, hip swings, spider man, inch worm, jumping jacks, and air squats. Workout 1 – California Fit Body #1 Type: HIIT     Sets: 12     High Intensity: 50 seconds     Low Intensity: 10 seconds     Repeat: 1-3 times Workout 2 – Tabata Tuesday #1 Type: Tabata     Number: 4...

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The Perfect Day {Visualization}

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014

The Perfect Day {Visualization}

Assignment: The Perfect Day When I first started this assignment I started writing about my real life. The way I live today. I was imaging the apartment that I live in, the clothes that I have, the kitchen that I use, and the car that I drive. I was describing a pretty great day. But then it hit me. This is about imagining my dream life. This is about being able to see myself living that life. The life I’m manifesting everyday by being aware, grateful, and daring. The life I’m creating by taking risks, betting on myself, and staying focused on my goals. That’s the life you’re describing in this assignment. It’s time to use your imagination. Picture every detail in your mind. Allow yourself to dream big. Leave judgement and doubt aside. What do you do? Where do you go? Who do you see? What do you eat? What do you smell? Where are you? How do you feel? Are you outside? When I allowed my mind to expand to the infinite possibilities of what my perfect day could entail I came up with the most amazing story. OMG, you all would love to come visit me on my perfect day. It wasn’t even that outrageous. It was just….my version of perfect. I imagined myself in my new car, wearing my new clothes, pulling up to my modern home with clean lines and flower gardens. I pictured myself walking into my open concept home with a gourmet kitchen and a glass wall that opens to the outdoor patio. All my closest friends and family are there, hanging by the pool, playing with the kids, helping me prep for the BBQ. We laugh, drink, and indulge in a few of my favorite guilty pleasures…… 😉 Now it’s your turn. Don’t hold back. Don’t be shy. Don’t miss a second. Describe your perfect day in exhausting detail. Once you’re done read it over and over again. I want you to be able to recall this perfect day anytime you need a ray of sunshine or that extra boast of motivation to get you through your day. Your perfect day is your happy place. Know it well. I awake gently, without an alarm, soft warm yellow light peeks through the curtains. A fresh welcoming breeze, the scent of jasmine, and the sound of waves crashing in the distance……and so begins...

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You…..Upgraded! {Assignment}

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014

You…..Upgraded! {Assignment}

A Trophy Life is achieved by pushing your potential, upping your standards, getting out of your comfort zone and reaching for the stars. You must strive for more than average and go beyond ordinary. You won’t find your Trophy Life by taking the easy road. If you want to turn your life into a life that makes you ridiculously proud, you’re going to have to be extraordinary. You need to dream big, dig deep, set goals, and overcome challenges. Each month I’ll propose a challenge, each challenge is an opportunity to practice being successful. Success in these challenges will translate to more success in other areas of your life…..not to mention more confidence, a sexier body, and a totally trophy worthy life. Week 2 of this month’s challenge…Project Me. Continue to journal everyday, even if it’s just a few lines. Think of it as your written record for the day’s events. You don’t always have to write about what you’re feeling. You can simply journal about what you did, who you saw, even what you ate. It may not seem memorable at the time, but in reality it’s the little stuff that makes up the story of your life. Be grateful. Assignment: I want The “I want” assignment is all about becoming ridiculously clear about what you want to create in your life. It’s too easy to get caught up thinking about what you don’t want to happen. “I don’t want this dead end job.” “I don’t want this fat belly.” The problem with this kind of thinking is that you’re actually giving energy to the very things you don’t want. You are unknowingly attracting these things into your life. WTH? It takes a bit of practice and mindfulness to change these thoughts into “I Want” statements. I want statements are like affirmations – always positive and never stating what you don’t want. They are also very specific. Here are my I want statements for my career: I want a career in wellness that allows me to work part-time from my home office or laptop while making full-time income and having control and flexibility with my hours and clients. I want a career based around nutrition, fitness, healthy lifestyle choices, humor, writing, videos, Pinterest, social media, speaking to groups, working with women and children. I want a career that enables me to positively impact the lives of hundreds of...

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