As I was preparing all of my clients routines for the new year, I had the same thought keep popping into my head, “All these women are SUPER WOMEN!” How can some of them not see their true talents and awesomeness? Why as women are we so hard on ourselves that we can’t just STOP and enjoy and revel in our SUPER POWERS?
1-One of our Super Powers is SELF CONTROL!! The ability to turn down something that we want is unbelievable. The power to control what our body does by having self control is even more impressive. We are creatures of habit, so, to be able to deny foods that we are used to is exceptional.
2-The ability to do and manage 10 million things at one time is FREAKING AWESOME! I literally was cleaning dishes, helping a kid solve a problem, and making appointments at the same time the other night! I know, I’m a BOSS!!!
3-The ability to adapt to any environment or situation that we are put in is pretty incredible. Can you think of any animal that if taken out of their environment and put into a different climate doesn’t have problems? I am constantly putting my clients in crazy and new situation and they adapt easily. On top of that, they thrive!
4-The ability to push our bodies to the breaking point is insane! I am constantly challenging myself and am always surprised and impressed with how far I can push it.
5-This last reason in my mind is probably the most important and incredible. We all have the ability to.. CREATE AND CHANGE OUR FUTURE WITH OUR MINDS AND THOUGHTS. How empowering is that!
So, we have self control, we can manage a ton of things at the same time, we can adapt to different environments, we can push our bodies to the limit and we can control the future. I don’t know about you, but that seems pretty Super Hero-ish to me!
Seeing as it is the New Year and most of us are on fire with enthusiasm. I feel it is fitting we start out with a diet challenge. So we are all going to put our SUPER HERO powers to the test and practice some SELF CONTROL.
THE NO SUGAR CHALLENGE
Sugar is the cause of such bad things! It wrecks havoc on your body. It can make you tired, sluggish, fat, and even sick. Did you know that cancer feeds on sugar? Literally, when they do cancer tests they pump you full of sugar and the cancer attacks it. There is no better way to start a New Year than to correct some of our bad habits that do nothing for us.
This challenge starts today and ends in 5 weeks on February the 6th.
Get your notebooks and pens out and get ready to take notes.
There are two natural sugars that you are allowed to have and they are..honey and fruit, and I would like you to cut those off after 3pm. I know I am bossy. It is only for your good. 🙂
No list Yes List
*no protein bars *coffee (no sweeteners)
*no juices *protein shakes(under 5 g of sugar per serving)
*no bread *any kind of fruit before 3pm (don’t go crazy though)
*no soda *green tea
*no sugar free items *protein cookies (will post recipe tomorrow)
*no cereal *have oatmeal for your breakfast cereal
*no energy drinks (except pre-workouts)
*no substitute sweeteners
*no candy, cake, cookies, etc.
Be conscious of what your eating. There are many foods that you wouldn’t think have sugar and before you know it the grams have sneaked up on you. I try to keep everything under 5g or less. Dressings, ketchup, and even hot dogs have sugar in them.
Message me if you have any questions that you need answered. I know you are going to feel amazing after a couple weeks and you will be so glad you did this.
I am so excited to FINALLY talk about my NEW YEAR GIVEAWAY. I want you guys to take this year by the reigns and rock its world! To give one of you a good head start I put together a gift bag with some gym bag treats!
A NEW YEAR GIVEAWAY
This gift bag has everything you need to get your fit on! Protein bars, pre-workout, water bottle, protein powder, wraps, a shirt, jump rope and much more.
Enter by doing 2 things..
1-Subcribe to Dumbbellhousewife.com
2-Leave me a message on my Dumbbellhousewife facebook page with a question, your favorite inspirational quote, or what one of your New Years goals are.
You must do both things to be entered into the giveaway.
The winner will be announced on January 23rd.
Good Luck and much love, Amie
P.S Make sure to go check out my post on Over The Big Moon. You will find workout routines and healthy eating tips. Show your girl some love, you won’t be dissapointed.