30 day results!!!

 

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This is very difficult to put these pictures out there for everyone to see. Initially I was going to wait until I got my final results to share my complete transformation. It’s hard to share this because I’m still far from where I want to be, I’m half naked, and dang….that belly is white!!! But you know what? I am proud of my hard work so far, and I think that these are pretty spectacular results for only 25 days. I am hoping that this may inspire someone who is has been thinking about getting started. Just think; if you get moving now you can get results before Christmas time! There’s a 21 day challenge group starting 12/1, ending right before Christmas. Send me a message for more details. We can do this together!

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Brownies!

Brownies!

Yes you can have these delicious treats! Shakeology has nearly eliminated my cravings for sweets, but sometimes a girl just needs chocolate. These are so easy to make.. that’s what I love about raw foods..and they’re so incredibly satisfying! I like to keep these on hand, just so I don’t get myself in trouble if I find myself craving chocolate. The recipe is courtesy of Sarah Britton at My New Roots .http://www.mynewroots.org/site/2011/04/the-raw-brownie-2/   I reference her site a ton for healthy, delicious recipes. Enjoy!

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Halloween

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Halloween was terrific! We had so much fun trick or treating in our Mario Bros costumes. I was glad that people knew I was going for princess peach and not just some floozy in a mumu. I was able to put together our costumes from thrift store finds and items we already had, aside from Junie’s adorable toad hat made by a great friend of mine. It was cheap, easy, comfortable and fun, and most importantly, Harper was digging it.

I was concerned in advance about all the candy and snacks that would inevitably surround me, I didn’t do too badly. I did have a small pack of peanut M&M’s and 2 brownie bites which gave me so much guilt and really no pleasure whatsoever. I think it was more out of habit; like I felt I was denying myself something if I didn’t have any candy on Halloween. I should have listened to my inner, wiser self. I’ve been learning lately to keep mental notes of how I feel when I eat certain things, good and bad. It really makes a difference when I am tempted with a big greasy piece of pizza to think about how I am going to feel like I have a meatloaf sized lump in my belly when I am through. Or if I am about to eat something chemical laden or super sugary I know afterwards I will get tense and antsy. But when I eat clean all day I feel calm, energetic and light.

Anyhow, I’ve been learning that if I slip up, I need to just get over it, move on, and make it a point to not do it again. In the past if I was trying an exercise plan or diet as soon as I slipped up it was like all was lost. I’d think, “Well, I screwed up, guess I’m done with that” and beat myself up about not being able to stick with anything. I’m learning lately to forgive myself. To not obsess over something as tiny as a pack of M&M’s or a missed workout. We’re human. Life happens. We’re going to mess up sometimes. It’s dusting yourself off and keeping up your momentum after falling that’s important.

So today, after missing 2 workouts this week and feeling glum about the inability to resist holiday treats I decided instead to focus on what I am kicking ass at. I’ve nearly eliminated dairy from my diet. I have had one latte in over 3 weeks! (I used to have a very expensive and unhealthy daily latte habit) I’ve been eating really well. I’ve been working out 5+ days a week! I haven’t had any french fries!!! Ask all my friends and family how nuts that is??  I’VE BEEN TRYING MY BEST! Yes, you are still trying your best even when you slip up. Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t let minor set backs get the best of you. The fact of the matter is it’s the screw ups and struggles that add to your journey, because with them you are gaining strength for the next temptation. We’re not perfect. You’re not ever going to do everything exactly right.  Just get back up once you fall and keep on keepin on.

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Welcome!

aboutmeHey there! Welcome to my page! I am so glad you found yourself here!

My name is Gina. I am a 38-year-old mama of 2 sweet little ones, Harper and Juniper.

I love eating well, thrifting, getting dirty outside with my kiddos, dancing, camping, helping others live their best life and straight up enjoying the shit out of life myself.

How did Fitting in Fitness begin?

I’m sure many of you busy mamas out there can relate to my story.

I had trouble losing the weight gained after my two pregnancies.

I had trouble mainly because I didn’t try!

Even though I gained a bunch, I knew that it was well deserved and that there was incredible purpose for the pounds that I put on.

My body carried two beautiful babies, birthed them, and nourished them. My leftover softness was a place of comfort for my children’s tear stained faces when they were hurt. My daughter loved to knead my belly rolls while she nursed herself to sleep.

Even though I felt beautiful pregnant, and beautiful post pregnancy too, after a certain point I was ready to be strong, fit and energetic again. I felt heavy and unhealthy. And even though I didn’t HATE my body, I knew that I didn’t feel like “myself” anymore and that I was ready to get back in shape.

Thing is, it took me forever to find a plan that worked for me, because who the hell has time to workout when you have 2 little kids and a demanding job?

Fast forward to now

I’m down 30 lbs and 3 sizes
I feel FANTASTIC and full of energy
I quit that stressful job to be home with my children and pursue coaching
I LOVE WHAT I DO
and
I AM NOT STOPPING

I created this blogto share what’s working for ME with YOU (the- tired- busy –mama- who- just- wants- to- get- back- to- herself –so- that –she- can- GIVE- more –and- be -that –confident- energetic- mama- that- she- misses -ever –so- much-)Here you’ll find

– clean eating ideas for you and your kiddos
– regular features:
“Things he Says” (quotes and real talk from my 5 year old son)
“ Real House Series” – (photos of my messy ass house, to make you feel good about yourself)
“ What Junie Eats” – ( pics of my little firecracker’s toddler meals)
” The Latest Treasure”- Favorite deals, products, purchases, or thrifted finds

-My fitness progress, tips, struggles and successes

-Daily inspiration

-Information about my amazing team of coaches (and opportunity to join yourself)

-And a hodgepodge of all kinds of other random shiz!

I hope you’ll find something that strikes your fancy enough that you’ll follow my page and share with someone who you think may benefit from this also!

Either way, nice to meet ya, and I hope you’ll stick around!

Welcome!