Personal Training, Fitness and Nutrition Motivation

Monday, April 25, 2011

Getting it All In!!!

Motivation of the Day: If you always have an excuse you will never get it done.

This morning has already blended into this afternoon….what a day already. Up at 6am to have my one cup and the aroma of the spiced chicken and oats filled the house…..YEAH!!! Now…I love that kind of time saver…several meals for the week…DONE! My spontaneous self took advantage of the moment and my hubby was kind enough to film the Crockpot event. Just back in town yesterday, I had lots to get ready for with work and getting back on track….that wonderful feeling of being back home is so nice. I love to get away, but enjoy the routine of having my foods ready to go, sleeping in my own bed, etc. Well…yes, I had lots to do, and I am jamming around here today in a flurry and multi-tasking in a huge way. While I am putting together my Blog videos, I am also putting away my chicken and oats into containers for the week…a load and load scenario. It works…and I will not let having much to do get in the way of getting in my workout. I could simply say…too many files to prep, food to cook, laundry to do, emails to answer, blogs to write, articles to prepare, recipes to create…on and on…and I know that many people DO that. Not this girl….hence the motivational saying for the day. Really, the laundry will still be there and the dishes will too….what does not remain the same from moment to moment is ME and YOU. I refuse to deprive myself of the moments that matter….and one of those is taking care of me….because…my health is my wealth. It is a thrill ride to challenge myself and see how efficiently I can multi-task and get it all in….do I feel a bit of pressure….YES…but…healthy pressure can be a good thing. It drives me to be an efficient person, trainer, wife and mother. If I did not follow through and created excuses for things…YIKES…what the heck kind of life and person would I be? How could I exemplify to myself, family, friends, clients, and YOU the importance of a Stay Healthy Life. I really would not even be here creating this Blog for you….because there would be some sort of excuse to not do that….No Way. I am not that kind of person….I will get it all in. Even through camera technical difficulties today…you will see in the videos….I did not get discouraged…but continued along at a good pace to complete my daily goals. I fit in completion of my Blog in between my clients and still was able to get the food in the refrigerator…do I have crock pots in my sink…YES…but they will be there when I get off work all soaked for an easy clean. Being successful at anything in life is about balance, no excuses, and getting it all in. I not only have a goal but I reach for those goals…..My goal for today was to complete my workout before my clients, finish this Blog before client 3, get my Crockpot meals into the refrigerator, review files, and answer a few emails….and I DID IT!!!! How do I feel….Accomplished….No Excuses for this Girl;)

My Nutrition for the Day:

Coffee, one cup please
I buy chicken in bulk for crockpot
1-Post workout Shake
2-Powered Up Oats
3-B/S shredded chicken on sprouted bread with avocado
4-Fruit & 2 protein balls
5-Egg White Scramble with Spinach Salad
6-Protein Pudding

My Workout of the Day:

ARC Trainer 35 minutes – Strength Interval

Body Work ~ completed 4 sets of the following

Negative pull ups 10 reps
Lunge back kick forward 25 reps per leg
Leg Extensions 25lbs @ 25 reps
Hamstring Curls 25lbs @ 25 reps
Lunge back kick forward 25 reps per leg
Low Rows 30lbs @ 25 reps
Lunge back kick forward 25 reps per leg


  1. hi darla just luv reading your blog - so inspiring and very motivating - thank you. i did my croc pot shredded chicken today! how do you do oats in croc pot - mine go yuk? love reading about your life, i am 47 yo and aim to look like you (however had 3 kids and have a seized pelvis and chronic back problems) and i'm working on it!!! i'm trying to lean down - any tips either exerise with my condition (cant run) or food would be great. look forward to reading your blog daily - even with time difference! thanks darla xx

  2. Good Morning Amanda,

    Crock Pot Oats: 2 cups STEEL CUT OATS (not quick/ or rolled) and 8 cups water in Crock pot. Add 2 cinnamon sticks & 1 tsp vanilla extract. Cook overnite on low heat. Thanks for tuning in;) I understand being the BEST me with injury and I implement my ARC trainer daily for my cardio as I can no longer pound the pavement. Any exercise can be modified and that is what I do on a daily basis to maintain ME. I am offering SKYPE consultations and consult/coach clients all over the is wonderful. I will blog on this subject today;) Keep up the Stay Healthy Life and Pass it On! Stay Healthy! Darla;)

  3. I was looking for the crock pot chicken recipe? Sounds so delicious and I'd love to try your meal where you put spice, avocado, and chicken on a piece of sprouted bread. YUMMM!!



  4. Newly installed on my Blog is a google search within the Blog option. Type in what you are looking for and it should pop up. I know that I covered the oats and rice...the chicken should be there. If not, 8 b/s chicken breast slow cooked overnight at least 8 hours in spices of your choice (I use gourmet yoshida sauce or salsa poured will want some liquid..I all the spices in my close, anyway. I know that I have a video on it too.
    Stay Healthy!

  5. Also...there is a video demo of the sprouted bread with chicken and avocado...try google search or review the videos at the bottom of my Blog. Stay Healthy!


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