Sunday, May 1, 2016

Are you in need of a push?



Well, it's a little more than a month to summer! If you're anything like me, you may need a push to get exercising and eating healthy again, Or maybe you've been at it and just need that push to go harder and stronger. That next level.

Back in 2009, I joined a blogging friend for her Getting Fine in '09 fitness challenge. This was a huge boost for me. We blogged weekly about our progress and the winner got a $10 gift card! It wasn't much, but it made all the difference in the world to me.  I lost 11 pounds in that time... I think it was 10 weeks. It was my first big weight loss since I had had my 3 babies. I was on a roll and didn't want to break the streak. You can see my journey HERE.

There is nothing like accountability and encouragement from those who are on the same journey! We are in this together, this fitness journey for life. Something that I believe with all my heart is that we were created by a loving, holy, all powerful God who wants to equip us to care for our bodies. (2 Corinthians 6:19-20) He wants to give us all we need so that we can be our best for His glory!

Then let's get to this SWEAT'n OFF the FAT business!

I challenge you to:

1. At least 4 days of 20 minutes or more of exercise,

2. 6 days of a Healthy Eating Plan,

3.  ONE Weekly Check-in!

Do this each week and you will be entered each time for a drawing at the end of the 30 days. (TBA - Probably a gift card or Advocare product)

This sounds easy enough! Are you ready? Let's go sweat!!!

Comment here with your facebook name and I will add you to our private 30 day challenge fb page or go directly to our 30 day fitness challenge page HERE.

No facebook? no problem, you can comment on my blog post every week with your progress or email me @ danijoy2spain@gmail.com

Can't wait to hear from you!

~Dani


Friday, November 27, 2015

 IT! 

Going into week 4 of our Christmas crunch challenge, we may be tempted to throw in the towel. I am here to encourage you to pick up that towel and get ready to wipe the sweat off your forhead. 

We have 4 more weeks until Christmas and that is plenty of time to keep crunching and getting fit. Along with our point system, which should encourage you to get moving and exercising for at least 20 minutes a day, I have found some great tips. 


Also, click on this picture for a great free printable at the end of the post.


The best tip, is the 24 day challenge. I did this challenge two times and saw great results! I felt so much energy and lost over 5 inches. It is a jump starter and a health booster. It is also a business opportunity for me. I would love to help you to start your 24 day Challenge. Check it out here


Don't forget to check in and let us know your progress. 

Crunching it with you,

Dani Joy






Thursday, November 5, 2015

Success = ?


We are just finishing up week one of our Christmas Crunch Challenge. It is easy to start something, but keeping with it is where the success begins. We need many components to reach success, but I believe the greatest is found in 1 Samuel 18:14 in the Bible.
 In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him.
Ask God for strength to get out each day to walk at least 20 minutes, or press play on that exercise video. Ask God to give you strength to say no to that sugary treat staring you in the face. Oh, friend, I have to depend on God for my strength in this area because, I crave things that can't satisfy. I pray that I can look to God to satisfy my cravings.


Playing tennis is a great way for me to enjoy working out.  I love it! Have you found a way to execise that moves you that you look foeward too? What is your go-to exercise? Keep looking, keep reaching for your success. 

If you are just joining us for this amazing challenge, please comment and let us know. Also, go here to print our points spread sheet.

If you are checking in for your first week, please intoduce yourself and share your progress. 

Crunching it,
Dani Joy 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Christmas Crunch Challenge 7



It's that time of the year, when we all start gearing up for Christmas. If you're anything like me, it has sneaked up on you so fast. I realized that in the past I would have already been a couple weeks into our Christmas Crunch Challenge.


Yes, a fitness challenge before Christmas is just what we need. The tendency we all have during this season is to get cozy and eat carbs! Trust me, I have been falling into this too. That is why I am in desperate need of a challenge to rev me up!

I wasn't going to invite everyone to join in because of it being so last minute, but hey, I can't keep it to myself. Being in shape and feeling good about who God made us is so important. Why should we sit around listening to the lies that tell us we can´t change? All it takes is one day at a time.

My journey started over 9 years ago, and it was just a prayer. Then one day at a time, I changed my eating habits and started exercising. Often times, it was only baby steps, but once I started, I didn't want to go back to how I was before. You can check out my transformation, here.

Now, what about the Christmas Crunch Challenge? I challenge you to track your points on our point system spread sheet, then post about your progress on our private facebook page. It is so motivating to have others cheer you on, as well as, know they are on the journey right along with you.

Facebook support group HERE.
Point System Spread Sheet Here : Copy of CCCVII

The Point System is pretty self explanatory on the spread sheet, but you may wonder what is a HEP.
You see, I am diet-phobic! I hate diets. I have to tell myself it is a Healthy Eating Plan for life. This is how I must always eat. So, let's pick a HEP that we can stick with for life. r It may be Weight Watchers points, or even your own mix and match. Whatever you choose, write it down and stick to it. :)

We get points for exercise, eating healthy, for drinking water, and for losing weight and inches. These points you can announce on the Facebook page and we can chose a winner at the end, or you can keep it to yourself just like in Weight Watchers and let it be a guide. Which ever you choose, it is the motivation that counts.

Let's do all for God's glory. A close friend just sent me Ephesians 3:16-21. Let's get our strength from the Spirit and He will do the work in us!

Please leave me a comment here or on Facebook that you are joining in with us!

Crunching it,
Dani

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

IN PAIN?!?!



Maybe some of you can relate to constant pain. I truly couldn't until this past year when my lower back started to constantly hurt from a combination of being out of whack and walking crooked from a heel issue. I just thought I was going to have to live with this pain the rest of my life.

We hadn't been able to find a chiropractor yet in our area, and I just didn't want to spend the money to go. So, I just kept dealing with the uncomfortable pain, walking slightly crooked, struggling to turn over in bed, hurting when I ran (if I could run). It was discouraging to say the least. 

You may have read that I did the Advocare 24 day Challenge back in February. Yes, I keep talking about it. I truly love it! It made me feel great and I can't wait to do the cleanse again. 

Well, one of the products in this challenge is OmegaPlex, an all natural and superior source of Omega 3 fatty acids. It is one of the products that Advocare sells that helps overall core function.


An added bonus, is that I no longer have lower back pain! 


This product along with the 24 Day Challenge has increased my stamina and has helped my strength in training and running. I just ran 5k last week for the first time in almost a year! I have been working up to it and was so excited to be able to run this distance with no pain! 

It's so important to me to share this with you, today. I want to help you eliminate your pain. I believe this product can help you. It just might be what you need, but how can you go wrong? It's all natural! It's good for you! 


   
Give it a try today. CLICK HERE 

I am so thankful to the ones who shared Advocare with our family! God is using it as a tool in our lives to stay fit and healthy. 

~ Dani Joy