Its Important to me…..

I can’t even begin to think about what has occured over the last 12months as its been a touch longer than that since I last blogged.

You know I just LOVE to blog, blogging allows me to express my thoughts and emotions unlike any other form of Social Media conservations. So in a nut shell…

We have launched some new classes this year at The Studio, we have re located The Studio, I now have a staff member, numbers have increased in our Commitment Fitness members and life is full steam ahead, in a nut shell.

Lets be honest though, relocating my business whilst still running a business (and another business of mine) and Mr CF harvesting, 3 kids, it was far from ideal, not that there would  have been an ideal time either to be honest, but this was tough. I opened my eyes on more than one morning at 4.30am to take loads of equipment, clean properties, so i could be home for Mr CF to go milking, so he could come home earlier so I could go and start work, so I could get home again to get kids sorted for school etc so we could both start that day…at 8.30am, no wonder I was looking for lunch by then! The nights were late, the tension was high, we were all exhausted, overwhelmed and tired..really tired. We had no option but to keep going and in hind sight without an end date – it doesn’t push you too those big limits you know, I could go on about more of those two weeks, but you get the gist.

I had someone ask me the other day where did I find the time, this is a sensitive topic I find as people are time poor, I get that, we all have the same amount of time in one day..however, we have different priorities to how we want to spend that time and what is important. Its important to me to fuel my body with good food, so I meal prep on Sundays, Its important to me that my children lunch boxes follow a suit of food, so I bake in abundance on Sundays also, Its important to me to find time to exercise and get my own endorphins, so I wake early. Its important to me to spend time with my husband, so I stay up late, this is how I find time, because its important to me.

I have been ridiculed in the past for making a comment about myself and how I felt like I had it all together, instead of commending my choices, I was told I made women feel inadequate. I don’t, I never would, I see no need to compete with anyone or explain my actions for how I conquered the world that day.

So here I am nearly 2 years on, letting you know today I have my shit together, tomorrow I could be rolling in it and Sunday I doubt ill be baking it…but today I do. I don’t have my shit together to make you feel inadequate, I have it together because its important to me and I want to make it happen, I made the time to do so.

I hope to be back here again soon, big things are happening so watch this space…

Your Trainer,

Bec

Drawing a blank…

Sin sin..i haven’t posted here for a month and I feel i have so much to report that Im not even sure how to title the post for it.

Lets start with the quitting sugar and how thats going, a little recap;

Week 1: I cruised through the first 2 days then hit Wednesday…I won’t forget that day, it was awful and i could have been found in the bottom of what felt like a black hole, you could have kicked the dirt over me and i was done. It was tough. I go to work and am this vibrant bubbly go getter person, I had to paint that face on on that Wednesday as I was awful…i won’t forget that day. But i made it to the Friday and thought…I feel alive…I had energy and it was good.

Week 2: The detox began, I couldn’t have my x50 green tea…or fruit, for 4 weeks. Was this program insane, 4 weeks..no way was i going to manage. Nothing stood out in week 2 that was painful or had, the food was great, i love the menu plans and its seemed to coast along this week..

Week 3: Following along the same path as the week prior, all good here

Week 4: Clean week..an extra detox, as if the 4 weeks wasn’t enough lets throw in no alcohol, no gluten & no coffee….*insert scratch the record noise and stand to attention* no coffee…because on the Sunday of week 3 i felt pretty good, surely i could do 5 days of this. That was until about 12pm on Monday…it wasn’t fine. I was EXHAUSTED, i have felt tired sporatically throughout the program but here this Monday topped the Wednesday in the first week. It was worse than ever. Who said the day before i didn’t think it would be that bad, WRONG. I needed sleep, i went to sleep at lunch for nearly 3 hours, i then woke to carry on with my day and work but made sure at 7.30pm it was lights out and i wanted to sleep for an eternity and wake up cinderella. Well i woke better, no fairy tale on the Tuesday morning, but it was better than the day before, i hope there is no topping that worst day, ever. But i managed the 5 days, how….hhmmm support. I have an amazing support group where we bounce off each other, but the program is so amazing you can’t go wrong, there is questions on EVERYTHING and an answer for ANYTHING. Im already saying i will do the program in January again..why not, knowledge is power! On the Sunday i decided it was 28 days and time to weigh in, measure and re do photos. Mr CF and i agreed the photos didn’t replicate what we both see in real life, the scales were welcomed with open arms and a nice result and measurements were pleasing also. So Welcome the new week.

Week 5: This is now, so I’m only one day into it. Today i started to clean out my pantry..bit of label reading went on and i started cleaning it out..no more need for a lot of that stuff..and i don’t think i have ‘bad stuff’ anyway. Watch this space on how this week ends 🙂

But moving along, what else has been happening…

There has ben a few tweaks to the Timetable in The Studio, The Studio is hosting a cooking evening on how to make a few items (one being fudge & chocolate) with DoTERRA Essential Oils and then we are having an Intimo Fundraiser for a local cause in town to help raise funds. There is also an open day that myself and a few of the natural practitioners out the back in the clinic are hosting, a great opportunity to grab any Christmas Presents (vouchers) for loved ones, help them to look after there health and wellbeing!

Im am about a week off being signed off on my Pregnancy & Post Partum Qualifications, thats super exciting and I have loved the journey on that course! I have a few more courses planned for 2016 🙂

On Friday night I hosted a ‘Girls Night In’ which was a huge success and i thank everyone who attended, helped and donated time or product to make it such a success. Currently the raised funds are sitting at $1700, amazing.

I wanted to touch base also while I’m here on how lucky I am with the clientele that enters my doors. The men and women that attend classes are supportive, caring and such selfless people. They bring each other up and build empires amongst themselves, I am so lucky to have these clients that I am surrounded by day in day out. I don’t take things for granted ever, I know at times i truly don’t know how much of an impact commitment fitness has had on peoples lives, But I do see the support of one another and my eyes are wide opened to that. Thank you all, that is so comforting to see day in and day out.

Your Trainer,

Bec

Quitting Sugar…

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So this image says it all…Hey everyone Im quitting Sugar…look how happy Sarah Wilson is here..perhaps this is meant to be my face right…I am a tad concerned i will end up like this. Note: googled crazy hair lady to get this image.

Furious woman

But lets back up a bit ok. I am not a sugar addict, my nutrition is not woeful, BUT after extensive research into my own health..I have realised i need to quit sugar. Incase you weren’t aware sugar is EVERYWHERE. Its in majority of foods you eat. In my busy schedule I need to have a plan, I prep a lot of food so we always have ready made snacks or dinner prepped if not made in advance and I LOVE meal plans. This works well for me, i enjoy structure and routine and this is exactly what ill get. Sugar makes me bloat, I can look 5 months pregnant after 1 meal off the rails…it makes me tired, i know my life is exhausting on its own, but sugar makes me tired.

So i start on Monday and i will document my journey as i know my clients will enjoy following this as well as perhaps some people who are thinking about quitting sugar. I know for me it will be great, but I also want to do this for my family. I have a family member who is addicted to sugar, I have monitored this and I can see how pronounced it is. But i will fix this for myself and my family.

Until next time,

Bec

When it mounds up…

I can work well with words, I can write them down and speak clearly. Often if i have to public speak about my passion I tend to get all chocked up and emotional as I become overwhelmed with it all. But when i can put my words out there for anyone to read i feel a sense of clarity amongst it all.

I too am on a journey, a journey of finding myself again as life is different now, 2 businesses, 3 kids in the mix..then the normal you know…i know mums out there are nodding going, yep i know!

But it all mounds up sometimes…it becomes so overwhelming i need to get that clear headspace sorted. I said to someone today I feel so overwhelmed that if you put that teaspoon in the wrong place i could quite possibly cry…nodding again..you get it?

Mr CF is so awesome, he just listened to me today as needed, when needed, me knowing full well there was nothing he could have done today to lighten the load, but his listening was more than enough and each time when i needed it…yes, several times today.

Ive been burnt lately..today i felt like each way i turned it was burning and i was just looking in disbelief wondering how to put the fire out..but the day is done, tomorrow is a new day, I had some amazing people touch base today with me and so thankful to be able to have those wonderful people in my life.

And for all the judgemental people who will choose to read this…stop judging me for my crazy busy lifestyle as you don’t know any reasoning behind it all. Never judge people who’s shoes don’t fit you, let me tell you my shoes won’t ever fit you.

So no more today, I’ve typed this out for the world to read so i can blow it all away. I will walk away now and leave the day behind me.

DREAM.BELIEVE.ACHIEVE

Your Trainer,

Bec x

Happy Anniversary…

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This is my first post for my Website!! The timing seems uncanny because this Saturday (18th August) 12 months ago I kicked off Round 1 with Commitment Fitness, opening my doors & heart to the community and watched my passion, my new business evolve from there.

Yes my website has been 12 months in the making, correct on your presumption that I did not have time to complete it before then. Life has been busy for me, in the last 12 months we lost loved ones, we welcomed Joey Noel, we experienced sicknesses, I had heartache & betrayal BUT Mr CF & I stayed strong and worked together till the end, as we will continue to do, Day in & Day out. Don’t think for one minute we have our shit together (can i say shit…sure i can, this is my Blog for my thoughts right?!), we don’t pretend we do, just ask us and we will tell you, life is hard, Life on the farm for Mr CF has become busier, my businesses are busy (yes plural as there is 2) and we have 3 kids, the list goes on and on. But do you know what, I miss him, I really do. I can’t tell you the last time we had a night together, alone, to laugh and enjoy each others company, But it will happen, I am going to make that happen. Im completely getting off track here…you got the point, If something isn’t working, fix it, we work hard on our marriage to make this crazy world work. I work hard for the future of my family, he knows that, so he supports it, he knows what I have created for my clients is amazing, so he encourages it. We work as one. Without him there would not be a Commitment Fitness.

So this week i have had a huge week of reflection, I speak best behind the computer as when i talk about my business I become quite emotional as it means so much to me, I know how hard I have worked to build this from scratch and I have done it! My passion and knowledge in this industry is here and my doors are open if anyone wants to come on in.

So this week I have reassessed my personal goals, where I am heading, where I want to go. I started running again, I have been a runner for many many years, it has always been my go to exercise, the place where I can clear my head, But i decided this week, Im hanging up the runners, my body is tired, pounding the pavement is not for me for a while. Ive experienced lots of different injuries in my time in Fitness & this decision isn’t so much from injury, its just a lot of different factors. I do a lot of varied classes a week as well as my own training, so I need to look after number 1 here in this situation, it won’t be forever, I haven’t made the decision lightly, especially given my passion, but it is for now and a little way down the track, no more pounding the pavement. Trust me it will take my ALL to not go back to it in a week or a month, but i will stay true to myself and reassess this decision next year, yes I am giving it that long.

I will continue to mix up my training, its so important to approach different elements in training, strength, cardio, HIIT, flexibility etc, you need to be ticking the boxes and covering all basis.

I will continue to reflect this week on the last 12 months, I spoke to a client today about her commencement with me 12 months ago, people will always come and go and thats fine, you need to be comfortable with your trainer, if its not working for you, you need to find someone who will, and the same from a trainers point of view, you need to gel with them also. Your health is so important so make sure you both are comfortable in your goals and needs so you get the best out of it.

There are so many people i need to thank for supporting me in this journey, but you know who you are, so many people who have helped myself and even some elements with our children to make it all work, so thank you. I truly am thankful and so glad my passion for health & fitness has helped you in so many areas of your life.

I know we did it Mr CF, you and I did it. At times we wondered how we were going to, we wondered how we did, but we did. Thanks to you Mr CF, you support all my crazy dreams, i know it drives you bonkers when i say ‘so i was thinking’ as you know this means I have another idea and I would like it to of already happened. I know not often at all you second guess me as you know I never do anything without assess and evaluating all areas, so thank you, thank you for creating this with me, as we are changing lives and you are an integral part of this.

So here’s to new goals, drive & determination, passion & success.

DREAM.BELIEVE.ACHIEVE

Your Trainer,

Bec x