The Goldie Workout was created for my best friend, Goldie.
In witnessing her transformation, I felt compelled to share her story and the workouts to inspire other women.
Goldie followed two basic principals (exercising more, eating better) that led to her weight loss success. However, there are deeper layers to this.
We all know exactly what to do to loose weight and feel better, right?
The challenge is in actually doing it- day after day, after month, after year.
In the audio below, I discuss 3 Key Points that helped Goldie stick to her goals.
Perhaps these Key Points can be a tool that also works for you as well.
But there is another HUGE reason for Goldie's success...
Goldie has mastered the fine art of doing shit that she doesn’t feel like a doing at a time she least feels like doing it.
Allow me to explain.
We each have that special time of day where we typically feel our best. It's important to capitalize on this time.
For example- I'm an early morning person. Knowing this, I work out in the early morning. If I procrastinate or tell myself, “I’ll do later” then the odds are it won’t happen.
You can say that I have mastered the art of doing shit that I don’t feel like doing at a time I most feel like doing it.
This revelation made me realize how truly amazing Goldie is.
I get the luxury (for the most part) of being able to work out during my chosen time of day. Yes, this still requires effort and discipline. But for someone like Goldie (and most Mom's of little ones) it’s a higher level of discipline because they can't "pick" their time. It's a luxury if they get the time at all!
In wanting to break out of my comfort zone and better relate to my Mom clients, I started planning a few workouts each week during the time of day where my energy is the lowest.
It has been a hard challenge, but also great practice for the inevitable! I had to jump to that higher level of discipline- which meant a higher level of motivating myself. I developed a mind shift...
Inspired by Goldie (and all Mom's of little ones) I transform into what I call, my MOMMY MODE!
Mommy Mode gives me the ability to get shit done during pockets of time I least feeling like doing it.
I’ve been using Mommy Mode like crazy. It helps me kick ass at plenty of other things too- laundry, cleaning, cooking, and work pertaining to my business Ants in the Pants.
When I tap into Mommy Mode, I’m a force to be reckoned with.
Because I think of Goldie. I think of her coming home after a 8+ hour shift (that sometimes starts at 3AM), an hour commute both ways, spending time with her son Micah, and THEN still managing to squeeze in her workout. Because she knows it’s now or never. She knows that if there is a pocket of time, she must seize it regardless of how she feels.
Goldie's strength, commitment, & determination is so strong, that just by thinking of her I feel a slap in the ass of motivation to get up and moving!
Isn't that funny how the universe works? I set out to inspire Goldie, and she is the one inspiring me!
There is one more thing I must address though.
Just because I'm in Mommy Mode doesn't mean I get the "best" workout ever. I don’t break records, and I don’t feel as lively as my AM self. But that's OK. Mommy Mode understands that trying her best is enough.
It's about intention- showing up and giving my best effort with whatever energy I have. This is what it's always about, no matter what mode your in, and wherever you are along your fitness journey.
These tools and tricks that work for me or Goldie may or may not work for you.
We are all different and each on a unique journey of understanding our deepest selves and the layers we must break through to beat resistance.
My hope is that I can provide you with a method that clicks, or give you a clue towards YOUR own unique method- or at least a step closer.
At the end of the day, the only person that knows what works best for you, is YOU.