I can be a little over the top when it comes to organizing.   I like to have control over things.  So, it shouldn’t surprise people when they find out I track my eating and exercise routines.   Writing things down is another accountability piece that works for me.

What should surprise you (actually you should be worried) is that I write this all down in multiple places.  Right now?  Three places to be exact.

I know.

1. Right now I am co-hosting a 21 Day challenge group with two of my coaches.  We are all following a detailed eating plan of natural, whole foods but with a focus on portion control.   It requires some thought and effort to pre-plan meals – but the list of approved foods to choose from (proteins, veggies, fruits, healthy fats, grains, etc) makes it incredibly easy to follow.

Bonus piece is that there are exercise routines to follow so you don’t even have to think about what to do at the gym.  This is a HUGE advantage for those with very busy lifestyles.

What I like about these accountability groups is that it forces you to reflect on your day and post to a group of people what you ate and what you did for exercise that day.   The thought of fessing up eating a bag of M&M’s or admitting you haven’t worked out in a few days is enough to get your butt off the couch in a heartbeat.

A glimpse inside our Private FB group:



2. In addition to this group, I always keep a planner that I write all my fitness routines in.  What is a planner you ask?  Well friends… it’s a paper calendar, often times held together by spiral bounding, that requires the use of  a real life #2 pencil – or if you are feeling adventurous, a ball point pen.  EEK – the commitment!!!   I know… you poor technological people might not remember those handy little tools.  🙂

Anyway, I have to plan out my week in weight training, otherwise, I’d get to the gym and forget what it is I am doing OR I just don’t go.  I need a visual reminder to keep me on track – so I always plan a week at a time of workouts.  Writing it down also helps me to keep track of my teaching schedule at the gym and coordinate cross training workouts around it.


3.   I am also doing a private accountability piece with a High School friend.  I created a Google Doc that I am having her log her nutrition in addition to her fitness routines.   She wanted a little extra help staying on top of her routine, so I am doing it with her.

Below is a snapshot of my week.  I won’t be showing you hers for privacy reasons. 🙂



Does this require some time?  Sure a little – but it isn’t really that much time to login and type your food and exercise routines.  Like, 5 minutes kind of time.   Everyone has time for that.

Does it seem a little obsessive? No, it’s being dedicated.  It’s my passion.   It’s my way of helping myself but more importantly – I am helping others!  Two of the three tracking pieces is for others to benefit from.

It’s knowing my end goals and working my ass off towards them.  It’s keeping my health at the forefront of my mind.  It’s keeping my fitness routine in check.

It works for me.  It works for many others.  And it could work for you too.

Join me anytime.


Monday Motivation

First, thank you for the kind emails and messages regarding yesterday’s post about my brother Gabriel.  I will continue to update that particular post as the days go by.  As of today, Monday, January 13th, there have been no changes in my brothers condition.

We continue to wait and pray.

I am going to combine my Sunday Prep and Monday Motivation in to one very short post this evening.   You can imagine my brain is a little off as of late.

keep on

Sunday Prep looked like this: ___________________________________________.

Yep, that’s right.  Blank.  None.  Nada.

Ok, well, that’s not entirely true.  I swung by the MAC counter and picked up double of all my makeup and then made a pit stop at Target to pick up a few other essentials yesterday.   Everything is now all packed up and in my gym bag.  For good!  No more packing, unpacking, packing, unpacking.  All I have to worry about now is packing the correct clothes.


Food Prep: Yep, didn’t happen.  Tomorrow I am taking leftovers from dinner tonight, so I guess that is somewhat prepping.  I will be back on track Wednesday night.

As promised, my fitness calendar from last week.  Staying on track!   A little off this weekend, but for the right reasons.


Sorry for the lackluster post.  A little off from my normal ones, however, I know you all forgive me.  Trying to stay on track with my New Years Goals.  As promised.

How are you all doing?

Stick with it.  Persevere.  Stay Strong.  Rest when needed.  Stay focused.

You’ve got this.

I have to end this post with a gigantic HECK YA to my IWCC Turbo class.  Tonight was the first night.  They rocked!  I meant to take pictures, but again, my brain is off in another dimension.

I hope to find it again soon.


Cheers to a positive, healthy, uplifting week.  Keep those prayers and positive vibes headed my brother’s way.  ❤