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I recently started up a workout group, it's called the Sexy Bitches Workout Group (SBWG). Once a week, I meet with the girls and train them. Due to the wonderful response and demand, we will more than likely be adding a second day. I have my girls complete a circuit of three stations; cardio, resistance bands, & kettle bell...for now. These stations will change periodically to ensure variety as well as muscle confusion. It's important to not fall into a workout rut where the same workout goes unchanged for long periods of time. You need to keep your muscles guessing and growing. You will build a tolerance to the same workout routine. This will prevent you from building more lean muscle mass and increase the chance for a weight loss plateau.
After the session, we sit and discuss food issues, tips, recipes, etc. Each girl receives a folder on their first day. It contains a variety of information as well as a 'getting started' packet. I will be adding to the folders each week. I designed a workout program for each girl to do at home and will be keeping track of their weights and measurements. I fully expect them to workout 6 days a week and stay on track with healthy eating. I'm dead ass honest with them and I don't want to hear excuses. But they all know how much their success means to me. I want nothing more than to see them healthy and happy and I will do anything to make sure that happens, but they have to do the work. It's hard and I'm up front about that, but they also know the rewards are more than worth it. Who will win the race to sexy??? I hope every last one of them.
Why start a workout group? Well...why the hell not? Here's the thing. I've made this great change in my life. I've lost the weight and found myself, blah blah blah. Well this shit is no fun by myself! I have all these amazing women in my life and they are all unhappy with themselves (just like I was), or at the very least would like to look and feel better. I've learned the hard way how to succeed. Why shouldn't I make it easier on the ones that I love? There is no reason they should have to make the same mistakes that I did. Let's get to the heart of it and start doing the shit right. I figured if they are willing to put the hard work in, I'll show them what to do. It's the least I can do...and damn, I sure wish it would have been there for me when I started. I spent many low moments second guessing myself with no one to commiserate with. It would've been so much easier to have a group of girls who were going through the same exact thing, people I could lean on and count on for support. So that is how SBWG was born. I had a mission to help all these incredible sexy bitches in my life to get healthy and to get happy. And besides, I need some cohorts...and hell, nobody wants to hang out with the health nut when they are still in couch-mode. Fo Sho.
I wasn't going to blog about SBWG until we had some more time under our belt but I couldn't wait...and I'll tell ya why. These girls are blowing my mind! I'm so impressed and so proud! I mean literally, after the very first workout session, these girls were making huge changes...immediately. They made big grocery orders and filled their houses with healthy foods, they started making their workout a priority, but most importantly (and most impressive) is that they started banding together. Immediately they connected with each other and saw themselves as a unit...a group. Within a day, they were face-booking each other, texting one another, and even talking on the phone to schedule buddy workouts (other than the official once a week class). My cousin Andi and my best friend Diana are especially the two stand outs so far, and I am ridiculously proud of them. They are blowing my initial expectations out of the water and I have to tell ya, I am getting so friggin' excited about this group! I see the determination starting to brew within them. I see the beginnings of belief. Belief they can do this. Belief that they can change. Belief in themselves. With all honesty... it is beautiful to watch. When I look at these women, I see the women they want to be. I see the healthy and happy version of themselves. My mission is to help them see what I see. Help them find that sexy, confident woman inside of them. I know they can do this. I know it 100%. The tricky part is getting them to know that too. To really, really believe it.
If you want to make a change in your life, get healthy, drop some weight, and be happier, I encourage you to form a workout group of your own. We all know at least one or two (or more) people who would love to be happier and healthier. But they may not necessarily know how to or may feel overwhelmed. Come together and create something that will instantly provide a world of support and understanding for you. What's amazing is not only are your group members with you during the group workouts and get-togethers, but they are with you even when you are home alone. You carry that sense of belongingness and camaraderie with you and inside you. You want to do good so that you don't let them down, you feel more powerful with some backup, and who knows, you may find that you even enjoy a little competition to keep ya going.
WHAT IS SEXY ANYWAY??? Well the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sexy as 'sexually suggestive or stimulating' and 'generally attractive or interesting'. I don't agree with either description. Here's my 2 cents. Sexy has nothing to do with one's physicality. Sexy is a state of mind. Sexy is being strong and confident in who you are and what you are capable of. Sexy is knowing who you are and liking who you are. It's also knowing who you don't want to be and working hard at not becoming that person by sticking to the higher road.
Sexy is what happens when you have battled your way through hardships, when you've worked hard at living the life you've fought for and not settling for the one you've been given.
Sexy is not how you look, it's how you make people feel. It's the vibe you emit. People want to be around someone who has a positive, confident, and open vibe. It's contagious...and it's what sexy looks like. It doesn't have anything to do with what size pants you wear or how much money you have. Sexy is a feeling, not a dress size. We all have sexy that lives inside of us, but it only ever presents itself if you work hard to find it. You have to figure out who you are. And once you do, if you don't absolutely love that person you've uncovered, well...you got some work to do. Don't settle for who you are at the moment, BECOME the person you want to be. It's not easy. Sometimes you find some shit that has been hiding out inside of you and it's straight up ugly. Find it. Process it. Change it.
People think you can't change the past. The hell you can't. You CAN change the past. You can change it by looking at it differently. Take something that has been painful and has been holding you back and turn it into a reason for change. Let that negative energy propel and catapult you into a different direction. Let it give you a reason for lighting a fire under your ass and not letting your past define who you are now.
All of our pasts, our experiences, our defining moments, they aren't defined by the actual event, they are defined by our emotions connected to it. Change your emotions connected to it.
Instead of harboring past anger and letting it live and fester inside of you, use it. Use the hell out of it. Anger is one of the most destructive emotions out there. Do you know why? Because it is powerful. It is explosive. Use that.
Take that power and those intense destructive feelings and turn it into motivation. Motivation for change. Motivation for proving people wrong. Motivation for proving yourself right. Motivation for the best revenge that one could possibly achieve....the revenge of happiness. Believe me, nothing will fire people up more and make them seethe with jealousy than you getting your shit together and being....simply...happy.
Happiness of one tends to bring out the down and dirty of another. So do it. Change your past by changing your now. And if you can do that, you can ensure your future to be a happy one. One that isn't filled with excuses and blame. Don't sit around and blame everything on fate and destiny. Fate and destiny are bullshit. Don't sit around waiting for fate to knock on your door and deliver you a pocketful of sunshine. That shit ain't happening. Make your life what you want it to be. You can wish it all you want, you'll get nowhere...and you'll have no one to blame but yourself. Take life by the horns. And when you get knocked down, get back up and grab it again. Nobody gets a free ride to a happy life. You gotta go get it, then you gotta fight like hell to keep it. It's your choice.
"It's choice...not chance...that determines your destiny",
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