Step Outside the Box

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You will never know what you are truly capable of if you don’t step outside of your comfort zone. If you’re not noticing results in your life, no matter what the area might be, then you need to change things up! Don’t fear the unknown. Embrace it! Be bold. Branch out. You’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.

Why do people fail?

#1 – If you don’t believe it, you can’t achieve it!

#2 – You don’t want to disrupt/intrude/burden others.

#3 – You think there must be a pre-established role for your life, and you might be screwing with it.

#4 – Fear of failure & fear of success.

#5 – You have an unrealistic timeline when it comes to goals.

I have found that when it comes to setting goals & pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, it always works best if I set small, short-term, achievable goals that help me reach my big goal.

For example, one of my goals this year {by the end of the year}, has been to lose all the baby weight and get in better shape than I was before I was pregnant. Here is what my short-term goal timeline looks like:

Get starting weight —> Make a workout plan {I started with Turbo Jam, a beginner workout, then moved onto TurboFire, Les Mills Combat & Les Mills Pump} —> Workout according to schedule {available with the programs & thru the WOWY SuperGym} & drink Shakeology daily —> Weigh in on Fridays

I started out at 205lbs, and now, at the end of September, I’m down to 145lbs. Baby weight, plus 10lbs, is gone! If I had only focused on the numbers, I would’ve given up a long time ago. With the smaller goals within the big goal, its been easier to stay on track!

Give this method a try if you find yourself wanting to quit, or you’ve failed & you’re ready to give it another chance. If you want personalized help with making a short-term/big goal list, shoot me an email and I’ll be more than happy to help! 🙂

{Email} rachelkellyfitness@gmail.com

Thirty, Flirty & Thriving

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It came. It went. I conquered. 30th

I am now officially a thirty-something’s lady! Really weird to think about, especially since I don’t feel any different than when I was 29. Or for that matter, 21. I know that age is just a number, and I shouldn’t be comparing myself to anything or anyone else. But its really strange to me that my age now starts with a 3 instead of a 2. I’ll adjust, as I always do.

I always used to wonder what I’d be like when I turned 30. Would I be pretty? Fat? Divorced? Where would I live? Would I have 8 kids? What color would my hair be? …. yes, as a kid I sometimes actively pondered this. 30 just seemed so far away! I thought for sure I’d have wrinkles!

But with this milestone reached, its made me remember my past big age milestones, and where I was at with them.

Age 13 – 1996: I was in 8th grade. I had officially grown my hair out! {For those who may not know, I had a fabulous bowl cut for the majority of my childhood. I was mistaken for a boy quite often} I was the shortest kid in my Jr High class! An accomplishment of short stature… get it?! 😉

Age 16 – 1999: I had my learners permit. {Didn’t actually get my license until 2000} I was still short, notorious for breaking bones & hobbling around on crutches. I was a quiet girl, hadn’t come out of my shell yet.

Age 18 – 2001: I was in my first semester of college. Yes, I started college when I was 17. I was one of the young ones in school. I had my first job. Coaching gymnastics at Charter Oak. I thought I’d be married by the time I was 20. Kids would be a year or two after that. Got my first set of lotto scratchers for my birthday. Had a huge crush on a boy, & got my heart broken. Started learning then about love & heartache.

Age 21 – 2004: Not married. Obviously. New thought! I’d be married by the time I was 25, and kids by 27. I had my first alcoholic beverage on my 21st birthday {I’m a rule follower. Go ahead and judge}. I went wild that night after my strawberry daquari. I got my belly button pierced. I was a party animal! 😉

Age 25 – 2008: Just for good measure, still not married. Had a dedication made to me on KOST 103.5 by my roommate. One of the best birthday presents ever. I also decided this year to stop putting deadlines on my future marriage {because that’s what was dooming me… right?}. Relocated to Northern California before the end of the year. Lots of emotional turmoil going on & I needed fresh scenery.

Age 30 – 2013: Married {finally! apparently thats what made my world spin when I was younger. boys & the thought of marriage} with a kid. That just happened back to back. Learning to love life daily, even on the terrible days, something good happens. I live to serve the Lord, & to enjoy life with my boys. I’m at that stage where practical birthday presents are the best. My mom bought me a travel sized lint roller and I was beyond thrilled! I didn’t know they made them in travel sizes! Little things excite me. We went out shopping & the only thing I bought for me was Diet Dr Pepper {terrible habit, but it tastes SO good!}. Spent half the money on halloween glow-in-the-dark pajamas for Oliver. I have accepted that I am always a work in progress.

Who knows where I’ll be in 5 years… 10 years… and I’m sure I’ll look back and say “when I was 30 I knew nothing!”. But for now, I know what I know. With age comes wisdom, and I’m excited to see where this life goes.