Be Your Own Inspiration

I was struck this morning by something I read in my personal development. So may times I hear people tell me that they just don’t have the motivation that I do. They want to know how I stay inspired, what keeps me going.

This is what I read in Girl Code this morning.
“If you’re feeling lost, or wishing you had a mentor or a positive role model,know that you have EVERYTHING withing YOU to inspire YOURSELF. Dig deep within your soul and call upon YOUR strengths to push you forward. Look back to situations where you overcame, and use those moments to prove to YOURSELF that YOU can do anything and BE anyone you want to be.”Be yourowninspiration (1)

That struck me hard this morning because so many of the ladies I talk to don’t believe in themselves. They don’t think that they can lose weight, make changes to their lives or start their own businesses. So they NEVER start.

Why?

Because they are waiting for someone to come along to inspire and motivate them to begin. I say don’t wait! The ONLY person you should worry about inspiring and motivating you is YOURSELF!

You have a choice. You can be miserable or you can inspire yourself. If it’s important to you, then you will find a way. If not, then you will find an excuse. #truth

Inspire yourself and others will be inspired.
Motivate yourself and others will be motivated
Develop yourself and others will start to develop.
Be an example first and then the world changes around you.

So when you ask me how I stay inspired and motivated just know this. If I want to be the person that I am today and not the ugly on the inside, depressed, self destructive and horribly unhealthy woman I was even 3 years ago, then I don’t have any choice BUT to stay motivated.

Motivation is the key to my change. When I start to lose it, then I can easily sit on the couch, stuffing my face and not working out. I can easily not work on my coaching business and let things build up that need to be done. I have found during my journey that I CAN NOT wait for someone to give me the motivation to keep going. It only works temporarily and then I am back to where I was when I started.

“I was thinking one day and I realized that if I just had somebody behind me all the way to motivate me I could make a big difference. Nobody came along like that so I just became that person for myself.”

Make it count!
~Darlene

All Access in 2017

A good craftsman knows that to begin and finish a job you need the right tools. Your health and fitness journey is the same. If you have goals that you want to reach wouldn’t you reach them faster with the right tools?

The All Access Challenge Pack provides you with ALL of the tools that you will need for your health and fitness journey.Total Access In 2017

Without having All Access I would never have been able to get the amazing results that I did with Insanity Max 30. I streamed my workouts daily for the last 60 days. I was able to look at the program documents any time I wanted, like the workout calendar and how to get started. I watched my workouts on my computer, my ipad and even on my iphone.

I drank shakeology every day, sometimes twice a day when I was on the road. I had a coach that I was able to turn to for support and guidance.

Why did I choose On Demand?

Yes, you can do a health and fitness journey without these programs, shakeology and a coach. I have done it before BUT it was a lot harder to do it on my own AND I NEVER got the results that I am getting now. I NEVER knew what to do for a workout to focus on my problem areas. I KNOW that my nutrition was definitely lacking.

Why do it alone when you can do a program that has been created by experts. That focuses on what you need to do and when. That helps with your nutrition by telling you how to eat, what to eat and how much. The meal plans are super easy to follow.

EVERYTHING that you need to be SUCCESSFUL on your journey is included.

So why are you making it hard on yourself?

Beachbody is currently running a special on the All Access Challenge Pack and I KNOW that you will be surprised at what it is.

Comment below for more details on the special offer and how I can help you achieve your goals with my next challenge…Bad Ass Beauties.

Insanity Max 30 Results

My son joined the Army last summer straight out of high school. I will never forget how excited he was the day he called and told me he had his dream job. He was going to be a combat medic. The only words I heard was combat.

I was happy that he was so excited, I was a wreck on the inside and turned to an old best friend….FOOD! I put on the weight, I lost the mindset that had made me so happy and I threw myself into coaching everyone else AND NOT taking care of myself.

Don’t get me wrong! I was still going through the motions. I did my workouts. I did the meal plans. I drank my water. I read my personal growth books. I just didn’t let them sink in. I was too caught up in waiting for the phone call from my son. I never knew when it would come and that was ALL I thought about. I was an emotional wreck. 😦1723

I finally realized that my son was truly happy and that I could let him go, so to speak, when I went to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio with my daughter to watch him graduate from AIT. He was NOW officially a Combat Medic in the Army. The look on his face gave me the peace I needed to start focusing on myself again. I just wasn’t sure how or where to start again.

I will never forget the night I spoke to a friend and fellow coach on my team about Insanity Max 30. She told me to get off my duff and do it with her. I was one day behind her start day. I thought she was crazy. I mean…I couldn’t put any pressure on my hand or elbow. I had carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery in December and it wasn’t healing the way it should. It still hurt to use my hand to roll out of bed. How was I supposed to do pushups?

Somehow, and I am not sure how, I ended up agreeing to do Insanity Max 30, one of the longest programs I have ever committed to, even though I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to do it.18361050_10207467583762710_2077998912_n

Now, I admit that when I first started this program in Wichita, KS, I was still on vacation, but I did not want to wait and give myself a chance to change my mind. I took my photos in my daughter’s hall way and I sat down after ward and cried. I couldn’t believe I had let myself get back there again. Almost ALL of the progress I had made in the last 2 1/2 years was gone! 😦

I went out to my daughter’s living room and started day 1. That was a hard one for me. I was out of shape (again), I couldn’t breathe (again) and I hurt like crazy. But I was determined to make a difference and make sure that this time I didn’t throw it ALL away. I was not going to sabotage myself again!

PicMonkey CollageMy first day of doing Cardio Challenge I maxed out at 8:31. This just means that I pushed myself as hard as I could and took my first break 8:31 into the workout. I had to stop when they started doing planks and pushups. There was NO WAY that I could do them. It hurt so much!

Fast forward to sixty days later….there were a few workouts that I was able to do the entire 30 minutes without maxing out! Yes! Yes! Yes! How? This program helped with my rehab for my hand. I started small, I modified the modifier and it helped stretch my hand and elbow out again. I now can put pressure on my hand without being in excruciating pain. I am able to do pushups and planks, granted they are modified on my knees but I am doing them.PicMonkey Collage back

Yes, I got some AMAZING results with Insanity Max 30 BUT I am truly more thankful for the use of my hand and elbow again. I am thankful that I am no longer in pain anymore. I am thankful that I never gave up and kept going. I gained a lot of confidence in myself and my abilities in this program.PicMonkey Collage side 2

I have heard so many times from people that I have asked to join challenges with me that they can’t do it because they can’t move or it is too hard of a program. I have heard that you CAN’T get results from a program if you MODIFY.

AND I am here to say YOU ARE WRONG! I modified this ENTIRE program. I NEVER went to the floor for pushups until half way through because I was modifying the modifier. AND I GOT SOME AMAZING RESULTS!

I LOST 8.4 lbs!!!
I LOST 11% of my body fat!!!
I LOST 18.75 inches!!!!

Insanity max 30 results 14 March - 7 may 2017 Darlene Caron FitnessSo please stop limiting yourself as I was doing. You can do anything you set your mind to.

The LAST day to join my next challenge Bad Ass Beauties** is May 15th. Space is limited as I want to keep this a small focus group of women who are ready to turn it on and make some HUGE changes in their lives.

**Requirements to join
~You MUST sign up with me as your coach
~You MUST be using a Beach body program and/or drinking Shakeology
~This challenge will be run in the challenge track app.

Apply today to save your spot in this life changing opportunity. Are you ready to be a bad ass?

https://darlenecaronfitness.com/challenge-group-application/