I’m glad you all liked a glimpse into our life as of late! I’ve loved life as of late, so I can understand why.
There is something so surreal about being in this location, having Travis home all day and spending all of my energy on family. This is what life is about! Savoring every single moment.
In fact, I felt convicted to address something that might be weighing on some people’s minds. Specifically, BLEND attendees, but also just people (women) in general.
A few years ago, I battled self-esteem issues and was overly focused on trying to be something I’ll never be… perfect. I’ve made no secret of my eating disordered past and my distorted relationship with food. I was basically a hot mess.
Still am, in some regards.
In just one week, I’ll be meeting many of you in real life at BLEND Retreat. You’ll hear my voice, see my body and judge (yes, judge) me based on appearances. Now, I’m not making a statement about you, but rather, about myself.
Years prior, I would have had a PLAN! I would have gone on a detox diet for weeks leading up to an event like this. Banned sugar, no eating after a certain time, lots of water…maybe even thrown some diet pills into the mix.
Hold that thought while I grab some chocolate….
I would have cared SO much about what others thought, that I would change (and harm) my body to make them think more of me. Try to appear to be something that is impossible to keep up – no one lives on a detox diet forever. And if you do, I feel so so sorry for you. I would have tried to appear perfect.
I’ll be honest – I want to look smoking HOT for BLEND. Especially, for the boot camp I’m leading (I just laid down $150 at Lululemon yesterday – I obviously care somewhat!).
BUT I’m not going to extremes to look like someone I’m not.
I won’t be dieting.
I won’t be restricting.
I won’t be counting or making a plan.
I’m just going to keep keeping on. Eating my 80/20. Exercising DAILY. Drinking my water. Focusing on high protein, high fiber – a combo that has never let me down.
Friends – the Lindsay you meet at BLEND is the real me. I have an accent. I wear my hair in a messy bun. I burp [a lot]. I make inappropriate sex jokes.
And I look like a smoking hot mom. Without the smoke and mirrors.
Annnnd now that we’ve cleared that up, I have an fun announcement that will rock your face off. Like literally FACE. OFF. It’s like whoa!
Bonnie took over Tuesday Trainer this week (and did a remarkable job with the Towel workout!). Janetha has full reign for next Tuesday. She’s my substitute trainer!
I’ll let Janetha explain a bit more:
Got it? You don’t have to tell us how many reps to do…all you need to do is submit the move and we’ll assign the Pyramid Set scheme to it! You’ll film your regular submission, but you’ll upload your video as a comment to Janetha’s video above.
So, basically, Janetha is me. Only shorter… and hotter.
When you submit…
- Tell us who you are! If you blog, tell us the URL!
- Do the exercises correctly! I can’t post videos with improper form or sketchy descriptions.
- Be yourself – let that personality shine through!
- Anyone can participate. I encourage ALL fitness levels to submit a video!
Video submissions are due next Monday, the 30, at 8pm, EST!
Please have them to me before the deadline or you risk not being featured! Go here to learn how to upload your video.
Can’t wait to see how this turns out!
Go enter the Xagave giveaway on the BLEND site today!! THREE winners will receive a FIVE POUND bottle of Xagave! Go here!
QUESTION: Have you ever gone on any crazy crash diets? <-I’ve tried them all! Grapefruit, Atkins, Cabbage Soup. All so mentally draining.