Daily Affirmators!

Good morning!!

So let me start off by saying IT’S FINALLY FRIDAY!! 🙂 That’s something to be excited about! Every morning when I get to work, the girls and I pick a card, whether it’s daily affirmators, power thoughts, law of attraction, the answer is simple, the “E CARDS” the energy kind, all of these cards give something positive to take with you throughout the day. My favorite to pick from is the AFFIRMATORS because they seem to be pretty on point and usually get a chuckle out of me….and those of you who know me know how much I love to laugh!

Today’s Affirmator:

NATURE

“It’s time to unleash you inner hippie and step outside of that man-made box. Take a walk in the woods! Smell those flowers! Hug some trees! You might think you’re being ironic, like,”Look at me, I’m being all tree-huggery and stuff,” but you’ll find that even then those trees will hug you back. Trees come from a time before irony, and their earnestness is impervious to our jaded humor. If that doesn’t make you want to hug them even more — well, I guess you’re a robot.”   

-Knock Knock Affirmators!

Enjoy this beautiful spring day! The sun is shining, birds are chirping and MY TULIPS ARE FINALLY OUT! Go smell those flowers and GO PICK A TREE 😉

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LISS vs Pomeranian with ADHD

Yesterday…Wednesday….the day I don’t look forward to…the day I drop my boys off with their dad for the next 3 days. Though, it does make it easier knowing they are having fun at their dad’s. So keeping busy is a must! Which isn’t hard when it comes to work, errands, cleaning, working out and throwing in a date night or two with my guy.

Last night I had a couple hours to myself, which doesn’t happen often, before I met my guy for sushi at one of my favorite sushi places in town. (eeek, spicy tuna roll here I come!!)

But first, time to get in my LISS for the day.

LISS (Low Intensity Steady State // cardio // example : walking)

Trying to accomplish LISS with a Pomeranian who has ADHD can be pretty problematic to say the least.

Cocomo….what’s a Cocomo you ask??? That is my 3 year old wild Pomeranian with ADHD! From the time he wakes up until the time we go to bed he is constantly going! He loves the outside and we are currently trying to leash train him so he can come walking with us. Perfect time to take him with me on my 37 minute walk.

We started out great, he was prancing right along (he really prances – people actually stop and ask if he is show dog…haha no, definitely not, but thanks 🙂 ). Of course, once we get on the trail he needs to lift his leg on everything he spots. Half way through our walk he stops dead in his tracks! SQUIRREL! Of course he would find a squirrel and want to play with it….Our entire walk was STOP. GO. STOP. GO (not exactly keeping a “steady state”) looking for that squirrel. 2 miles later he had enough…couldn’t get him to move an inch. For the first time Cocomo was tired! I couldn’t believe it.

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I only had a couple minutes left of LISS so I bribed him with a treat. He has never run so fast! I managed to get in about 500 more steps than usual from chasing after him to the house. Next time I’ll be bringing the treats with me!

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LISS COMPLETED and ONE HAPPY POMERANIAN

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On the road to a healthier me!

It started when I noticed Kayla Itsine’s BBG program on Instagram. I couldn’t get over the results I was seeing from some of the people I followed that had joined her program! I’m at a point where I don’t want to diet to lose weight and get “skinny” but I want to become strong and lean. I have never been overweight but I’m sick and tired of feeling bloated all the time like I drank tons of soda when I don’t even drink soda or having no energy at all.

Energy is definitely needed when you are a mum of two very active boys 🙂

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It’s not like I was binging on Oreos and Ramen Noodles but pasta and bread were definitely a comfort food and eating my cravings turned into a daily thing. Skipping breakfast here and there or sometimes lunch and not keeping hydrated (yeah, bad…I didn’t realize what I was doing to my body). After reading why we crave the things we do, I figured why not try drinking more water (keeping 8 glasses of 8 ounces at the minimum and pushing myself to exceed that) and suck up drinking those awful protein shakes I have tried and see what happens.

Point is, I have found a protein powder I like (no gritty texture that I can’t swallow) and that seems to hold me over until my morning snack. I do have more energy! I have put my BBG app to use (currently on beginner week 2) exercising every day and adding in my yoga at the end of the day to help me unwind. I know I’m not too far into it but I think for me I wanted to see some sort of result to prove “yeah, this will work and I have faith I will get where I want to be…feeling better physically and mentally.”

 

This goal that I have seems to finally be a motivation! It’s amazing to think by working out daily and eating right I have so much more energy and not feeling bloated at all not to mention I am more positive…happy! Crazy to think I am actually looking forward to my next work out!

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Hey there!

Hey! I’m Danika, mum of two amazing boys, ages 7 and 4. I wanted to create a blog for quite some time but wasn’t sure where to start. I’m 27 with so many things that I’m passionate about. I figured why not talk about the two most important ~ Life as a mum and my road to a healthier me! So come and follow as I take you through my fitness journey and this crazy thing called life!

I look forward to sharing everything I’m passionate about with you from my kiddos to fitness to recipes to travel and everything in between! Feel free to comment or ask questions, I’d love to hear from you!

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