Sunday, May 22, 2016

MORE Motiv8er Perks!

Hi Motiv8ers!

Coach Vanessa here, and I've got some great news!  Have you seen the awesome Motiv8 shirts and tech shirts!?  Been coveting them, but didn't want to throw down the cash?   Super excited about our new Team Motiv8 and Yoga programs?

Great news!  We've decided to add a little MORE bonus to your lives...

In addition to the already FREE month of Motiv8 you receive by referring new Motiv8ers our way, we're announcing MORE MOTIV8ER Perks!  Check-ins on Facebook or Instagram can now be redeemed for your choice of Motiv8 shirt, or a pass to Motiv8 Yoga or Team Motiv8!

Here are the details:

# of Check-ins = reward

15 = your choice pass to 1 yoga or 1 Team Motiv8 session
20 = your choice of cotton or tech tee
30 = your choice of New Balance tech singlet or shirt

Here are the rules:

--Only one check-in per day will count
--Facebook: There are separate check-ins for each location so please try to find yours!
--Instagram: Include @motiv8hf and #motiv8hf in your post
--Number your check-ins to help us keep track
--Tag your coach!
--Screenshot and email to your coach when you've decided to redeem check-ins

If you have any questions, ask your coach!

That's it!  This will help us share our Motiv8ion with everyone! 

See you tomorrow at your SET!
Coach Vanessa

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Be Somebody's Hero!!

What's Up Motiv8ers!

Coach Ty Here.

Hope you are having one amazing day!  Remember Motiv8ers we are still in the middle of the Green Smoothie Challenge so keep making those healthy choices each day.  =)  It has been awesome seeing everyone's post on facebook.  Talk about helping each other stay Motiv8ed.  Thank you Crew. 

Alright Crew, lets get into today's blog post.  Today isn't a self help tip or a nutrition tip.  It is a reminder of how we should treat each other and how to be that positive example.

Today's Tip is about appreciating others and recognizing that everyone in your life, even you, is a hero.
Did you Know..........

We are all capable of doing amazing things.

We are all capable of accomplishing achievements we once thought weren’t possible…..if we try!

And when we do...…usually there is a hero who inspired us in some way to do so.

Did you know someone is inspired by YOU?

It’s TRUE…you are already someone else’s hero!

In order to continue being inspired, the best thing we can do is pay it forward!  But the way you do that isn’t by searching out people to inspire.  You do it by continuing to set goals and striving to reach them every day.  When you communicate that passion to the people around you and show them your determination, your spirit and your unwavering drive…you inspire those in your life who need your example most.

Go out there today or tomorrow in this awesome world and stay hungry in reaching your goals…just the simple act of staying consistent will inspire those around you.

It’s your turn!

Go be a hero to someone else...…you won’t need to seek them out…

They’ll be saved simply by seeing you IMPROVE EVERY DAY! 

Also Crew....If you are inspired by someone in your life tell them about it.  Let them know how much you appreciate them.  Don't just assume that they know.  Just the simple act of saying, "You are amazing" to someone can turn around one persons whole day.  So be kind to each other and if you are inspired by someone let them know.
Last Thing I found this simple Motiv8ional video about how just being a HERO to the people around you can have such a positive effect.  Check it out.  It is only 3 minutes.


Motiv8ers don't let anything stop you or de-motiv8 you from reaching your goals!  You all have the power to be great so lets show everyone HOW GREAT WE ARE!!! 

Motiv8ers Stay EPIC and Don't Forget to Be AWESOME!

Coach Ty Out!

P.S.  Be GREAT Today!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Turn Motiv8ion into Determination

Hi Motiv8ers,

Coach Ty here!  Today's talk is about something that is so important.

How to turn Motiv8ion into Determination, and keep your passion and drive alive EVERY DAY!

Motiv8ers, so many of us start our workouts with Motiv8ion.  We have a goal.  Whether that goal is to loose weight, prevent disease, be healthier for your family, or to do a race, such as a Spartan Race.  Everyone, when they start a new fitness program, starts with a drive to make a change in their life.

Well what happens?  After about 3 to 4 weeks you feel that drive slipping away.  Your passion and fire to make that change just isn't the same and you start to lose Motiv8ion to show up to your SET.  Your energy is dropping and you find yourself not making time for you and over working yourself at work or for your family.

What happened to the passion?

Crew, this is a very common problem for so many folks because they don't understand just 3 simple things and it starts with the phrase below.  If you understand this phrase you can make whatever changes you set out to.

"Your mind is like a puppy.  It needs constant re-enforcement to make a change."

Here are three things you can do everyday to make sure you are re-enforcing that change so you can stay consistent with your workouts and become that fit energetic positive person you want to be.

1. Make sure you are getting enough sleep and rest.

I know this one sounds simple enough.  Though, so many of us, including me, sacrifice sleep to make sure you can get all of your work done.  When you do that you might find yourself worn out, not being able to focus well, maybe a little moody, and your ability to get tasks done efficiently drop drastically.  So, make sure you take time to rest, or get in a little nap, or do some meditation.  Rest your body and your mind so you can heal properly, think straight, be productive and feel amazing. 

2. Make sure you are reminding yourself of what you want to accomplish every day.

When you started this fitness program, there was something you wanted to accomplish.  You had a goal.  What was that goal?  What do you want to do or who do you want to be?  When you think about doing that activity or when you think about that person you want to become how does that make you feel?  If it makes you feel awesome, and gives you that drive and passion to pursue your dreams, then you need to think about those things every day.

Crew, you don't just have Motiv8ion you have to generate Motiv8ion.  You do that by reminding yourself of your goals, of your passion, of the family you want to support, or the person you want to become every day.

For example.  One of my dreams right now is to win the Austin Fittest Contest coming up May 21.  When I think about winning it, I feel amazing and all I want to do is go train and work my butt off.  But, not every day am I that Motiv8ed to go workout.  So what have I done to keep myself Motiv8ed?  I've put all of my workouts into my calendar.  I've put up on my wall and in my journal of what I want to accomplish so I can see it every day.  Daily, I watch videos to keep my drive fired up to train.  Lastly, I have created a support system of friends to help me stay on task.  All of these things help me stay Motiv8ed and help me stay focused on my goal.

It is important that every day you remind yourself of the change you are trying to create so you can keep that fire burning inside of you.  Remind yourself through a calendar, through videos, through a journal, or through friends.  Whatever it is just Keep that Motiv8ional Fire Burning and remind yourself every day of what you want to accomplish and who you want to be.  Soon, Motiv8ion will turn into Determination, and just keep multiplying from there.

3. Celebrate your small accomplishments.

Crew, if you don't get anything out of accomplishing a goal or something you care about, then what is the point of doing it?  Anytime you accomplish a goal or task you need to celebrate that accomplishment.  Tell a friend, tell your Motiv8 SET, do a happy dance, go to your favorite restaurant, or buy something you have always been wanting to buy.  When you kill a workout, or you do more push-ups than you thought you could, or you run a new fastest time on your mile, celebrate that victory.  Plus, you celebrating could Motiv8 someone else to dig deeper and work harder to accomplish their dreams.   Be open about your goals and let others celebrate your victories with you.

I hope you found this post Motiv8ing.  If you did and want to learn a little more check out this short Video from Brendon Burchard from The Charge Life.  This is the video that sparked this post.  Check it out.

Crew, Stay EPIC. Keep being Awesome. And set up those reminders!

We will see you at your Motiv8 SET.

If you have question post below.

Coach Ty Out!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Having trouble getting your greens?

Hi Motiv8ers!

Coach Vanessa here!  I hope you've been having a great Tuesday, and you made it to, or are going to make it to your SET!

Today, I want to talk about smoothies!  I'll start with a confession:

I don't get enough vegetables or calories in my diet!  It's a reoccurring problem for me.  I've been complaining to my mother lately that I'm tired a lot, and that I know I'm not getting enough carbs in my diet.   Not getting enough vegetables can lead to all sorts of health issues, including not performing at my peak during a race!  GASP.

My mom said, "your dad and I have been having green smoothies every morning."  Then, she went on to list a few different benefits, such as:

  • we get a lot more fiber in our diet, 
  • they are simple and very inexpensive,
  • you don't even taste the green part of the smoothie,
  • and, we both have a lot more energy.

I still wasn't convinced.  I was worried a large glass of liquid would leave me feeling bloated.  Then, my brother sent me some information on the smoothies he makes (perhaps my mom thought he could convince me).  He quelled a lot of my concerns.

So, I decided to do a bit of my own research.  Turns out, as we all have heard a lot over the last year, whole-food smoothies are convenient way to sneak more greens into your diet!  The more I read about green smoothies, the more benefits I discovered!  Such as (definitely NOT a complete list):

  • the sweetness in fruit mask the bitterness of greens,
  • therefore, children love them,
  • and, the reduced food particle size help maximize nutrient absorption!

Then, I started making my own.  Here's what I put in today's smoothie:

1-1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup kale
1 frozen banana, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 cup frozen peach, cut in cubes
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup water

Blend frozen fruit until smoothie (hehe), almond milk and water, then add greens.  Enjoy!

THAT EASY.  GUESS WHAT?  It's like drinking an ice cream shake!  I don't taste the spinach or kale (which I dislike a lot) one bit.  I can't wait to begin making different ones.  There are so many variations.  You can replace almond milk with soy, coconut, or cashew milk!  Or just water!  If you like a protein powder, you can add that as well.  You can use any kind of fruit you want.  For example, I don't care for fresh blueberries, but I really love the taste.   I'm going to try a PB2 shake soon.  With the frozen fruit, there's no need for ice!

So, if your bananas start to go bad, peel them and put them in the freezer!

Tell us your favorite green smoothie recipe in the comment section, and I'll try it!

Check out this video below if you want more in depth information on the benefits of green smoothies.

Have a great day, Motiv8ers!

Coach Vanessa
PS I do not feel bloated! :-P