Insanity Max:30

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Sometimes, I wonder what in the world I am thinking when I commit to a new program. Honestly, when this box came in, that’s EXACTLY what I thought. WHY, oh, why, did I order this?? Instead of waiting on the new year, I decided to get started this week, and guess what?? I have been pleasantly surprised.

Is the workout hard?? Oh my goodness… YES!!! I typically don’t enjoy cardio, but Shaun T keeps you engaged, motivated and believing in yourself. I’ve followed the modifier almost the whole time, but hey… that’s ok! I am still able to go longer than I thought I would without MAXINGOUT!

The cool thing about this program is anyone can do it. There is a modifier for each exercise, and for the first time, you can choose a split screen to have the modifier on the screen the whole time. I LOVE that! Your goal is to MAXOUT. What does that mean?? It means you go as hard as you can, even if you follow the modifier, for as long as you can. So, you simply try to beat yourself every time!

After my initial, WHAT WAS I THINKING mindset, I am so excited to be starting my new year off doing Insanity Max:30. It’s good to remember YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS! And…. your children can do them with you! Ha. <3
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When I look in the mirror, I see you

Mackay10When I look in the mirror, I see you. I don’t see stretch marks or saggy skin. I don’t see a body that carried three children for nine months, the body that I had before you, or the body that I am working for now. I see your sweet little face looking at me, learning how you are supposed to treat and appreciate your body for the rest of your life.

When I look in the mirror, I imagine all the tough times you will face as a child, and I know that they will become even harder in your teen years and when you become an adult. I see you looking at me, and I know that I have the power to show you how important you are, what a healthy body image is, how relationships should be, and how to love yourself.

When I look in the mirror, I don’t want to look any different, I want to love you so much that I find it easy to love myself.  I know that every day, you look to me to learn exactly what you are supposed to be. How powerful is that??

I hope that I am a good enough mom, that by my actions, I teach you what it means to love yourself. I want you to understand that by loving yourself, you give yourself power over so much. You have power to make decisions that make you healthy and strong. You CAN choose the people you want in your life who lift you up and make you better. You SHOULD leave relationships that don’t benefit you, without fear. Your life can be so amazing, but you have to believe that you deserve it.

When I look in the mirror, I see your beautiful face, and I pray that by showing you how to love yourself, you will be confident enough to dream HUGE dreams for your life, strong enough to be happy alone,  determined to make this world a better place, and certain that you deserve the best that this world has to offer.

When I look in the mirror, I see you, and I know that you are life’s biggest blessing.