Blogs

Dear busy moms,

Have you ever thought you were the only woman in the world who struggles with staying motivated, eating healthy, or just making time to go to the gym everyday? Does it seem there are not enough hours in the day? Do you feel like your life would just fall apart if you took even 30 minutes to yourself?

 

Life always seems to get in the way, doesn’t it? I’m here to tell you, you’re not alone. Women take on so much responsibility and feel guilty doing things they want to do. I know I do it.

 

I myself have been there.

 

I’ve struggled with being comfortable in my body my whole life. I can honestly say, it took 36 years before I was comfortable in my own skin. I remember thinking why do I have to work so hard to stay in shape? Why can’t I eat whatever I wanted like all my friends did? Why, why why? I have always been a thick woman. My legs especially!!

 

The day I stopped asking why and started loving myself for who I was (not who I thought everyone else wanted me to be) is the day it all changed!! I no longer worry what ANYONE thinks.

 

I do it for me and me only.

 

My perception on life even changed. The way I saw the world changed. Life just changed. I became a happier person. Those moments of self pity were a thought of the past. The desire or should I say will to improve who I was and wanted to become far outweighed the self loathing I had created in my head. This is what I hope for you…

 

I want to remind you how important you are!! How beautiful you are. I want to let you know that it is ok to take a break sometimes. I also, want to remind you how important it is to love yourself.

 

We’re so busy loving everyone around us and making sure the people in our lives are taking care of. We forget to take care of ourselves. You’re not being selfish if you want to live a happier, healthier life. You certainly are not selfish if you say “no” once in a while, either.

 

Keep your head high, Love with all of your heart. Dream big. Set goals. Dance in the rain. Hey, cry once in a while for no reason.. Let it out! Learn to grow in the darkest of hours. That is what makes you (us) beautiful women!!

 

Strength doesn’t always mean being strong. Strength to me means being stronger then I was yesterday. Laughing a little more. Not looking back, looking forward. Not letting anyone or anything keep you down. Continuing to grow. Finding peace. It means never giving up!!! NEVER. From this day forward live….Don’t just exist!!

 

Sincerely,

 

Coach Sanchez

 

PS – In case you missed it, our Zero Pound Challenge is perfect for the busy moms out there, learn more about how you could win 2 free weeks of training in the new year >> www.fit-tribe.com/zero-pound-challenge-2017

#MotivationalMonday Nov. 13th

Yesterday was #MotivationalMonday and I dropped the ball… Eric and Chuck chatted about what the real definition of hard work is and most of you didn’t even know about it!

 

So here I am, telling you, to go and be inspired by their words.

 

Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/fittribe/videos/1559841717433782/

You can work hard or hardly work. The choice is up to you. From my own experience, I’ve learned that I would much rather grind it out, day after day, to see glimpses of success rather than to just go through the motions, treading water.

 

When I was a kid, I failed swimming lessons 3 years in a row. I went on to train at the Olympic Training Center for triathlons. I could have easily given up and said “I’m a poor swimmer.” But something in me clicked when I was in the pool, I just couldn’t put it all together when test day came around.

 

So, I joined the swim team. Day after day, I gave it my all. Good days, bad days, sick days, and holidays, I was there. And when I wasn’t, I read books on form and technique. I studied, I sweated, I gave it my all.

 

I worked hard to earn my spot on the college team and I continued to push the boundaries. I took that work ethic with me everywhere: school, sports, work, life, etc. Anything you do, do it with effort and do it with passion.

 

If we can help you take action in your life, come in for a free strategy session so we can help you reach your fitness and health goals >> go.fit-tribe.com/free-session

Committed to Your Success,

Rosie and the Fit Tribe Team

What do jigsaw puzzles and fitness have in common?

When you open a puzzle box… everything is a big mess. If you tried to smash all the pieces together you would end up with an awful end product. It takes time, patience, and diligence to get that perfect picture on the front of the box.

 

Alone, each piece stands for something. Maybe it’s work ethic..then you find it’s pair – discipline. And they fit together. You slowly start to work towards that masterpiece. Little by little, it starts to come together. You finish the border and set the foundation to build on.

 

Overtime, that puzzle becomes a complete picture of your goal.

 

But the purpose of starting is the end result.

 

When you start at Fit Tribe, your goal is on your forefront of your vision. It’s that picture on the front of the puzzle box. We are striving to reach that end goal.

 

We help to give you some of the pieces you need to complete the puzzle, but you still hold some of them too. Together, we work as a team to get reach the end.

 

Results are important.

 

Results are the reason to start, to keep going, to persevere, and to see everything through to the finish.

 

Helping you to achieve your results, it our coach’s main focus. We are invested in helping you achieve your goals and feel a sense of pride with every milestone marker you hit.

 

Together, we are a team made for success.

 

Together, we are a matching puzzle piece.

 

“Life isn’t about finding pieces of a puzzle. It’s about creating and putting those exceptional pieces together.”

 

Committed to Your Success,

 

Rosie

 

Let us help you reach your end goals by coming in for a free workout and strategy session! >>> go.fit-tribe.com/free-session.

 

#WOW: Band Camp

Resistance bands are such a versatile tool. You can do so much with it, and it doesn’t take up much space…which is why it’s one of my favorite things to throw the band in my purse or luggage for a workout on the go.

 

Focus on maintaining tension in the band in this awesome #WorkoutWednesday AMRAP!

 

Do 10 Reps of each exercise, as many rounds as you can in 20 minutes!

 

10 SM Band Side Step
10 SM Band Fire Hydrants
10 SM Band No Monies
10 SM Band Peek A Boos

 

Click the image below or this link to watch the workout video: https://www.facebook.com/fittribe/videos/1547910905293530/

 

 

Need to add some more workouts to your routine? Download our 7 At-Home workouts guide here >>> https://go.fit-tribe.com/7-at-home-workouts

Commitment

 

1. Connection. By committing to something, we are making a connection to our actions. A goal to get healthy is then followed by the actions in which it takes to get there.

 

2. Passion. Passion is the fire from within that motivates us. Without passion, our actions lack meaning and make that commitment harder to keep.

 

3. Persistence. Being committed to your goal means there are going to be tough obstacles in the way. Each hurdle must be overcome in order to achieve what you are working so hard for. By continuing through the difficulties, you are committing to yourself.

 

4. Conscious. Commitment is a conscious effort. It cannot be done thoughtlessly, it requires insight and self-awareness.

 

5. Purposeful. Commitment involves a choice – it is not a random or haphazard action, it is saying yes to your passions or goals.

 

6. Inspiring. Commitment inspires you to shoot for the moon, and really give it your all. It’s going to take everything you have in order to reach it and maintain it, but it will always be worth it.

 

7. Commitment is surrender. Commitment is the giving of ourselves to what we most believe and want. It is the merging of our ideals and our being. We surrender to our ideals and with commitment, live them. We create what we want when we surrender to our commitment.

 

“Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality”

 

Need help with your fitness commitments? Come in for a free strategy session with one of the coaches to map out your fitness success. >>> go.fit-tribe/free-session

Committed to Your Success,

Rosie

What You Should Know About Apathy

Apathy is a black hole. It drags you down until you don’t remember your reason why. Apathy is faceless, it lacks any form of emotion. It’s going through the motions and lacking any sort of feeling towards something. It’s a desolate place full of negativity and bad vibes.

 

Apathy is boring.

 

Apathy is suppression.

 

Apathy is where dreams go to die.

 

Passion is fire. It’s ignited by what you love. It’s full of emotion. It keeps you coming back time after time, asking for more. It’s the internal NEED to do more, or be better, or try harder.

 

Passion is the willingness to do great.

 

Passion is felt through your entire being. It’s the core of your reasoning. It’s the one thing you just can’t stop thinking about, talking about, or doing.

 

Passion can be shared from one person to another, spreading like a wildfire. It sparkles in your eyes, giving them a crazed, excited look. It’s energizing and enthusiastic.

 

With passion comes dreams. Dreams of doing things thought impossible by others. Dreams dazzle and excite. Dreams turned into goals become success.

 

Therefore, passion becomes success.

 

So which would you rather have?

 

Apathy or success?

 

Need help discovering your path to success? Meet with one of the Fit Tribe coaches to discuss your goals and map out your journey to success >>> go.fit-tribe.com/free-session

 

Committed to Your Success,

Rosie

Cleanse Sushi

Can I eat sushi??

This question pops up all the time. Sticky rice is the glue that holds it together…and that causes your insulin to spike and fat storage…so unless it’s your cheat meal, you want to avoid sushi.

 

But if you’ve got that craving and want to keep on track, here is a recipe for Cleanse Sushi (cleanse approved!)…or if you finished the cleanse, add some protein to this meal!

 

 

Need some nutritional support or want more recipes like this? Come on in for a free workout and consultation to get yourself started. >>> go.fit-tribe.com/free-session

 

 

Serves: 1

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

• 2 organic raw sushi nori sheets
• 1 Avocado, mashed
• ¼-1/2 organic red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
• ¼ large organic carrot, cut into thin strips
• ¼ organic zucchini, cut into thin strips
• ½ cup of alfalfa sprouts (or any other sprouts you enjoy)

 

Secret Sauce:

 

• 2-4 Tbs. of nutritional yeast (depends on your taste preference)
• 1 Tbs. of Dijon mustard (can swap out for any mustard you like; honey, hot, sweet, etc.)
• 1-2 tsp. of gluten free, low-sodium Coconut Aminos
• 1 Tbs./squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice
• 1 Tbs. of fresh organic cilantro, finely chopped
• Salt and pepper to taste

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

SECRET SAUCE

 

1. Mix all ingredients into a small mixing bowl, until a creamy “paste” is created, if you feel the texture is to thick you may add more liquid in the form of water or lemon/lime juice; if you feel the texture is too thin, add more nutritional yeast.

 

ASSEMBLY

 

1. Lay the nori sheets on a flat surface, a counter top or cutting board.

2. Cut, dice and mash the avocado into a separate bowl and save on the side for now.

3. Pour and spread half of the Secret Sauce on the closest end of each nori sheet to you (bottom).

4. Spread half of the mashed avocado at the closet end of each nori sheet (where you spread the Secret Sauce).

5. Lay thinly sliced red bell peppers, carrots, and zucchini alongside and on top of the mashed avocado, parallel to the edge of the nori sheet (horizontally).

6. Top with alfalfa sprouts.

7. With a steady yet quick hand, take the edge with all the “filling” and roll/flip over onto the nori sheet just until you can no longer see the “filling”; continue this rolling action untill you reach the other end.

8. Simply wet your index finger with water on the far edge until the nori sheet is damp (this creates a “glue” to hold it all together).

9. Finish rolling and press the wet edge onto the rest of the roll to complete.

10. Lightly dampen your hand with water and run alongside the whole roll to allow the complete nori roll to become slightly damp (this makes it easier to cut).

11. Repeat above for the second nori sheet.

 

ADDITIONAL

 

1. You may either slice these rolls into small bite size pieces with a very sharp knife or you may eat as 2 long rolls (which I normally do, especially for a quicker meal).

2. Top with sesame seeds (optional).

3. May use the reserved Secret Sauce for dipping.

4. May serve this along side with a large salad and fermented veggies!

SHH: Post-Cleanse Secret

As many of you saw from my email yesterday, we had an extremely successful first week. Those who did the cleanse restarted their metabolism and shed some unwanted pounds.

 

Last week, I posted 6 Secrets to the Fit Tribe Cleanse. It was a great little how-to guide to ensure you had a successful week. But now that the cleanse has come and gone, what’s next?

 

Here’s the biggest secret of the them all: the 9th day.

 

The cleanse is a great way to get your mindset in the right place, recognize that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, jumpstart your metabolism, and get your body off from craving those sugars. But the nutrition is not something you could sustain long-term…

 

That’s where the 9th day comes in. What you do the day after the cleanse sets the tone for the future. If you pat yourself on the back and go back to how you ate before, you will only find that week of success.

 

If you decide to continue to make a conscious effort on your nutrition, maintain laser focus on your goals, and keep a positive mindset then you will find even more success day after day, week after week.

 

And here’s the best thing! Nutrition post cleanse isn’t difficult. There are 3 simple rules:

1. Eat as much veggies and proteins that your heart desires

2. Eat fruits, nuts, and seeds in moderation

3. Eat carbs, sugars, and alcohol sparingly, 1x/wk and then fast for 14-24 hours afterwards

 

That’s the basics, don’t try to complicate it. Calories shmalories. Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full, cheat once a week, fast after. Period. On the go or don’t have time to cook? Grab some Energy Grille.

 

So what are you going to do on the 9th day?

 

Continue to create and embrace a healthy lifestyle and you will shatter your goals.

 

It’s your choice.

6 Secrets to the Fit Tribe Cleanse

This week we have over 40 Tribers doing the Fit Tribe Cleanse in Havertown…not including all those in the other locations who are jumpstarting their metabolism! Here are a few secrets to having a successful cleanse!

 

> Oh yeah, and even if you aren’t cleansing…all of these rules apply in your journey to your goals, so regardless of if you are cleansing or not, you should still read these tips below 🙂 <<< 

 

1. Drink lots and lots of WATER. Water helps you to feel full, while also keeping you hydrated for those workouts. Thirst can trigger hunger signals, so always grab some H2O first to make sure you’re not having mixed signals!

 

2. Be prepared. Make sure you have everything you need: produce and proteinso you don’t find yourself scrambling because you didn’t have enough food. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Lucky for you, you can always grab an Energy Grille smoothie if you’re really in a bind 🙂

 

3. Find a buddy. Fortunately, with so many people cleansing, you are BOUND to have someone you know experiencing the same things as you, so lean on them for support and accountability, they will help you throughout the process.

 

4. Get past Day 3. The resounding opinion of many is that Day 3 is the hardest…you’re not quite halfway there yet and you fasted that morning/afternoon, so it can be a drag. But just stay positive and stay the course because after Day 3, it’s all downhill from there 🙂

 

5. Be sure to hit reset! After the 7 days are over, make sure during your dinner on day 8 includes some carbs (1/2 sweet potato or some rice). This will boost leptin (metabolism) and you have officially reset your metabolism!

 

6. Rejoice in your accomplishments! Whether it’s 3 pounds or 11 pounds, give yourself a pat on the back for completing the cleanse and rejoice in your success! So often I hear people say “Well, I only lost 4 pounds…” But HELLO! You lost 4 pounds! And now you can continue to follow a clean diet and 4 turns into 6, 6 turns into 10 and before you know it, you are knocking on your goal.

 

And my extra super duper, high clearance secret?

 

 

BE POSITIVE. Okay, so it’s not THAT secret, but it can often be forgotten or overlooked during the week, or when going through something tough, so that’s why I had to point it out.

 

 

Keep these tips and tricks for whenever you need them in the future…and if you are cleansing this week, YOU GOT THIS!!! We are all here for you every step of the way!

 

If you’re struggling with your nutrition and don’t know where to start, our coaches can help you jumpstart your health goals. Reply to this email and one of our coaches can chat with you and get you set up to come in and make a positive change in your life.

Unfreeze

Flipping through a magazine, you immediately start noticing how much you wish you had her figure or his abs or that look. Then you scroll through social media and see others dripping with success. You find yourself pining over them. You wish you had this or that, you wish you looked a certain way. You wish, you wish, you wish…

 

And you FREEZE.

 

All that wishing, cripples you. You focus so much on what you don’t have instead of putting your head down and grinding out the work to get there. I guarantee you all of those people you wish your life was like, aren’t busy double tapping pictures wishing their life was different. They’re busy creating. They’re busy with a life full of action. They’re busy with a life full of vision and passion and effort.

 

You need to be so busy creating your own life the way you imagine it that you don’t notice what anyone else is doing.

 

STOP trying to be a copy of someone else’s success. You won’t be able to reproduce the same results. That road has been forged before. Be creative, do what makes your soul shine, so you can make your own mark on this world instead of a shadow of someone else’s.

 

Innovation drives change. Positive change drives success. And success drives your sports car (or Jeep or jet or whatever your heart desires). But start at the basics: what is your why? What is your purpose?

 

Build from there. Your life should stem from your purpose and be a reflection of that. Everything should align with your overarching desires. And push, and push, and push and be relentless in your journey to you goals. Your head should be filled with ideas and ways to try to push the boundaries…

 

People will be wishing they were you, but it doesn’t matter…because you just won’t stop.

 

Find your why and build your life around it. Success will follow you there.

 

And your health success can follow you here…you can get started on our 6 week challenge starting on Monday October 9th, where you can burn 20 pounds for free! If you go all in, open-minded, and follow your coaches, you will find success! Learn more about it here >>>

go.fit-tribe.com/transformation_challenge

 

Committed to your success,

Rosie