Why quitting on yourself sucks!

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Hello, my name is Rossy and I refuse to give up! I love to push, to grow and to help others…. so why the heck am I always quitting on myself?! You might be a little confused, well let me back up and let you in on a little secret of mine, it’s actually something I think I have never really shared… well with anyone! I have NEVER completed one of my own workout programs from start to finish! Seriously! I have started almost all that I have (I have a few I plan to pull out once I get closer to my goal) and I will stick to it, go 0-60 mph, all in.. then I fizzle out… usually about 2-3 weeks in. I will convince myself that skipping a day is ok and I will double up the next day, then I say that I will double up the next week… then it doesn’t happen and I stop posting about it…. and no one asks me anything about it…. cause I’m hiding. I am a fitness coach here to help YOU! So now I shift my focus…. how can I help YOU, how are YOU doing…. then someone asks me….. “how are you doing Rossy?”…….”oh great! thanks!” I lie…. 

After two years of this horrible cycle a friend of mine and I were on a walk and we asked each other… why do we do this? And it hit me: I’m not being real with myself, I give into my excuses and I hide from accountability. I know I am a people pleaser and I have let that side of my take over my priority of my own fitness… why? Well, cause basically I am ok with disappointing myself, but not others… “HOW SAD!” I thought, and I thought of what I would say if someone shared this with me… I would tell them how important their health and fitness is for their future, their children, to be a better version of themselves, to feel free and not weighed down by their failures, that they could do it and that I believed in them!….. so, do I not believe in myself? am I failure? Am I a hypocrite by trying to be a fitness coach and struggling with the same issues I am trying to coach people through? 

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

I am strong, I am fit and this is part of MY journey! It’s taken a lot to get me here, a lot of tears, sweat, binging, disappointment, restrain, prayer and just downright hard work. So now I know what I am doing wrong, I see this cycle and I ask, what will get me OUT OF THIS RUT?! Again, I go to my coaching mode and I start coaching myself- start small Rossy- you can do this- you’ve got this- you’ve got to do something!

So why am I sharing this with you… well, cause over the last couple weeks I have met, read about and watched how MANY people struggle with this, I am not alone, I don’t just suck at life. I know that this will speak and motivate someone else too. I firmly believe that EVERY part of my journey will make me a stronger coach and person. So this is where I start small and here is where I will plant a seed of accountability and pray that it grows beyond me. Today I started my newest fitness program. I am going to stick to it and post DAILY in my private Challenge Group page. The new program is called the 21 Day Fix, I am in love with it. Simple, to the point and dumb-proof. This post is not about the program, but I will be sharing my progress on this blog and doing a review after I complete the program in 3 weeks… yup, after 21 days (remember- start small!) I will be posting a full review of the program so you can see more about it yourself… of course if you want to know more about the program NOW, you know you can contact me and I can help you get the right pack for you.

So here is to new starts, a new month and new view of where I am today. I am not a quitter, but I sure felt like thats all I was for quite a long time. This is me, the REAL Rossy. It will be hard  and I’m sure I will want to throw in the towel and binge, but I know where that gets me, and that’s is no where I want to be, it’s not really me and I am tired of hiding here. Come back soon to see my progress…. and if you don’t hear from me- call me out on it!!

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April 2, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Turbo Fire 5-day inferno Day 1

I am an all or nothing type of person, it has ruined me in the past when I’d start something and think…ah, I’ll RE-start on monday. When it comes to my nutrition I have had to really reprogram myself, BUT when it comes to challenges it truly helps me PUSH myself like never before.
turbofire

Today I started the TurboFire 5-day Inferno a 5 day meal plan and workout plan that promises you will lose 10lbs or 10″ in 5 days, well I believe it! I had the honor of being selected and participate in this program’s test group and I personally lost 5lbs and 10″ now I’m at it again, to see what this 5-day inferno can do to my post preggo body. I am now approaching 9 weeks since the birth of my son and I have about 25lbs to go to reach my pre-pregnancy weight.
Here is my starting picture….I’m not proud of this picture whatsoever!

well, here we go!

October 28, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

My journey to fitness part 2! Where do I start?

Its been 8 weeks tonight since I had my baby boy. I’ve been cleared by my doc and I’m ready to run! I’ve been upping my workouts and intensity slowly, but now I am ready! Now where do I start? As a fitness coach I am asked this question A LOT and being on this side of the journey (again) I know EXACTLY how it feels!
Where do I begin? How can I do this? CAN I do this? Is it possible?! questioning myself and double thinking my ability to meet my goals is normal, its human-BUT- its what you do from here that counts! I will not let it stop me! So back to the question- where do I start?!
To answer this I will reflect on the last time I started my journey, before becoming pregnant with Ezekiel I had logged in a 75lb loss and I started that journey horribly! I spent countless hours working out, was at the gym daily, was pushing myself more then ever before- but was getting zero results! Because my nutrition was what needed adjusting. Its easy to sweat, we all know how to workout- but we don’t know how to eat, or should I say- how to eat CLEAN! So I will be spending the next month focusing on clean eating and I have a goal of reducing my weight by 15lbs! yes! My goal is drop 15lbs in a month-impossible? we’ll see! Will you join me? I’d like to have you on this journey with me! I will be hosting an Eat Clean & Get Lean challenge- you want in? please post here & like my page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/fatmomtofitmom
Be checking this blog & my facebook page for more details to come and for updates on my journey! I’d love to hear from you! please comment below!

October 21, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Introducing the newest amendment to my “why?”

As I’ve posted before without a why- you have no drive, no purpose. It’s the gas that fuels us, inspires us, motivates us. Your why can shift, grow & change as you do, but you need one to get somewhere.
My why began on march 8th, 2008 with the birth of my daughter- Isabella. Her coming into the world threw me into an unexpected journey to health & fitness that has now become my full-time career. Never would have I imagined being blessed enough to work from home- but here I am. And now I am pleased to introduce to you the newest amendment to MY why: Ezekiel: born on Saturday, august 27th at 12:10am. 8lbs 2oz & 19.5″ of pure baby boy! I’m blessed beyond belief & excited for how my life is changing!
Please continue to come check out my fitness blog as I continue my journey of reaching my goals and helping others reach their’s!

October 5, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Fit Pregnancy- Having a baby any day now!

August 5, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Who are your cheerleaders? The importance of a support team, starting with YOU!

A cheerleader is someone who is supporting you on your journey to clean eating and overall health & fitness. Who are yours? Who is supporting you, cheering you on? Who is out there emailing you ideas to try? inviting you to a workout, a hike, a walk? Who is always telling you that you are looking leaner? Who is asking how your journey is going? In order to succeed we need to have at least 1 or 2 main cheerleaders to help us keep on going when the tough gets going.

What if you don’t have any other cheerleaders? I’m sure you do and just don’t realize it! In order for them to cheer they need to know what your goals are so they CAN cheer you on! Share your goals with someone today & ask for there support! A cheerleader might be a co-worker you ask to help you make good choices when you go out to eat. Or a parent you call and share your goals with. A cheerleader might be your own brain who instead of giving you any negative feedback, you decide today I will talk to myself in a positive way that will push me to keep going forward- have a serious talk with yourself- I’m dead serious! If you don’t think you can accomplish your own goals, you WILL NOT! Tell yourself right now that you can do this, tell yourself your goals (out loud) & tell yourself that you need to keep pushing yourself when you feel like giving up. Once your own head is part of the cheerleader squad- you will begin to do amazing things!

So what are your goals? How far have you come?! I want to be your cheerleader, but I too need to know what to cheer for! 🙂 Please share your goals with me in the comments below or feel free to email me at Fatmomtofitmom@gmail.com I’d love to personally coach you to you goals!

December 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Rossy’s tips to survive, conquer & enjoy Thanksgiving! For the fit-minded & driven individuals

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Is it possible? survive, conquer AND enjoy? YES!

Follow these easy tips:

1- EAT! Yes! start with breakfast & don’t think fasting all day will “make room” or allow you to eat more for your Thanksgiving meal Eat all your regular meals and keep your metabolism roaring ready to take on your Thanksgiving turkey!

2- DRINK WATER! pack a water bottle to take to mom’s for dinner! keep it at hand and take a drink, fill it back up and repeat! Before you are ready to eat or snack try to finish a bottle 🙂

3- Stay active: running to the grocery store, squats taking things in and out of the oven, a long walk down the street because there was no parking- It ALL counts! If you can fit in a walk, workout or trip to the gym- great! if not, keep moving to keep your calorie burn up (or at least normal!)

4- Load up on veggies first! Take a plate and fill your plate 2/3 with veggies & 1/3 with protein. Ditch the chips & bread as appetizers and break out the veggies & hummus!

5- don’t go for seconds- take a break and have the next plate as your next meal! wait an hour or 2 and have your next meal!

6- pack dessert for the next day! Yup, how about some pie tomorrow morning? allowing you the WHOLE day to burn it off, resist the urge to keep all the desserts out in front of you as late night talks begins.

7- don’t forget to chew- I promise, no one will steal that piece of turkey from under your nose, take your time eating! Chew! Enjoy each bit & listen to the cues from your body and when you are full- stop!

8- INDULGE! Yes! I mean it! choose 1-2 things you MUST have and enjoy them! serve yourself 1 serving size of that thing and enjoy every bite, whether its “clean” or not- allow yourself to indulge, but plan before you sit down or else you might OVER-indulge 🙂

I will be enjoying a piece of pumpkin pie tonight! What do you plan on indulging in? Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Eat Clean & Get Lean, even on Thanksgiving!

Clean eating & the holidays may, at first, seem like they don’t mix- but they can! Its easy to fall into the trap of thinking healthy, clean eating = bland, it doesn’t have to! With the holidays among us lets take charge of our eating and enjoy while staying clean with some clean eating recipes!

please click links below for some yummy clean ideas!

green beans:
http://cleaneatingclub.com/clean-eating-recipes/holiday-cooking-and-baking/green-beans-with-almonds-recipes/

sweet potatoes:
http://cleaneatingclub.com/clean-eating-recipes/holiday-cooking-and-baking/mashed-sweet-potatoes/
*try swapping out brown sugar for agave nectar to keep it clean

sweet potato fries!
http://cleaneatingclub.com/clean-eating-recipes/side-dishes/sweet-potato-fries-recipe/

pumpkin pie!
gluten free: http://holdthegluten.net/tag/clean-eating-magazine/
this one calls for brown sugar & evaporated milk, swap out sugar for agave nectar- still stuck with milk
this one is truly clean!: http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-pumpkin-pie/

Enjoy! Let me know if you try any of these or find new ones!

November 25, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Join My November Eat Clean & Get Lean Challenge!

Interested? Go to challenge.fatmomtofitmom.com for more information and to sign up!

October 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

90-days to a leaner and happier version of you!

Check out this video clip : http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/rruppe?bctid=4605548001

It’s all about Chalean Extreme, this will be my next challenge starting Saturday, May 22nd- where we will be meeting together to measure and weigh in and take the fit test! First workout will take place the following saturday, May 29th. If you want to join us either in person or from your living room order your copy of Chalean Extreme NOW and start working out with me starting Saturday, May 29th! We will be working out together every saturday for a total of 90 days and you can be following along no matter how close or far you live! We will keep each other accountable and fired up to keep going! Will you join me?!

May 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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