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Tips for Getting it all Done! + TV Appearance

Hey guys! I’ve been so neglectful with the blog. I apologize, I’ve just been busy! Summer school is great because you get everything done so quickly, but it is SO much work!!

I’ve talked about the various things I have been doing with my life these past few months, and when I begin to write about it sometimes I’m amazed that it all gets done. Here are some tips to getting it ALL done:

Tips to Getting it All Done

Sleep: Go to bed as early as you can. Hands down, the best advice I have. The earlier you wake up, the earlier you can get your day started, and the beauty is that most of the world is sleeping, so they won’t bug you and things won’t just come up as often.

Cardio: Wake up and go do it. Even if you don’t want to, just do it. Just get your butt to the gym, or outside and just START. Don’t think, just start!!

Weight Training: Some people prefer to do this in the evening, but by the evening the last thing I want to do is work out. My routine involves doing cardio, eating my breakfast at the gym, waiting for the food to digest and then hitting up the weight room. If i have more cardio to do, I do it right after my weight training and then my workouts are DONE for the day. I’m usually done by about 8am

Studying: If you’re in school or studying for something, it can be hard to find the time to do this on its own. I’ve found that incline walking and  reading chapters for my classes is pretty much a win-win situation. With incline walking, you don’t bounce as much and you don’t have to worry about slowing your intensity because you have it pre-set, so you can’t slack. The cardio time also goes by really fast when you’re reading, so cardio flys by. Studying+Cardio all in one=AWESOME.

E-mails, Homework and Work-related items: A lot of my work (outside of my gym and supplement store jobs) involves writing client workouts and meal plans; and doing freelance articles. I’ve found that the best way to plan for this is to write it in my calendar and get things done early. If I have an hour in the afternoon free, I write in my calendar what I can get done in that hour. I do this every Sunday for the week, and obviously it changes, but it’s a guideline to ensure I don’t forget about things. Plus, who doesn’t love checking things off of a list?! 😉

Those are just some tips that I use to get everything done. I try to multi-task when I can, and to plan things out for the week so that I get it all done without cramming it all into one day.

TV Appearance

If I get a copy of the airing, I’ll post it, but if you are in the AZ area, tune into Channel 3 tomorrow (Monday) morning at 10AM Arizona Time to see me demo-ing some exercises for my former roomie Emily! It was really fun to do, and I can’t wait(or maybe I can, because I might look like a goof haha!) to see it on TV.

****Less than 6 weeks to go until competition time!! Still have some work to do, but I’m confident I can pull it off!

Congrats to Rebecca, Genie, and Kendra on their competitions this weekend. They all 3 did incredible and have set the bar very high!!! Way to go girls!!!

Focus on the Task at Hand


This week has FLOWN by. I’ve moved, started summer school(2 classes condensed into 5 weeks) worked and gotten in countless arguments with my former apartment complex, but we won’t get into that.

Oh, and did I mention I’ve still gotten in all of my cardio and workouts? NO EXCUSES PEOPLE.

Yes, I’m tired and no, I am not a fan of doing as much cardio as I’ve been doing, but my body is coming along and I’m officially 8 WEEKS OUT!!! 😀

If you don’t think you have time for your workouts, MAKE TIME. I promise you can find 30 minutes in the day if you plan accordingly.

Anyways, with all that’s been going on, I’ve been repeating a mantra to myself: Focus on the Task at Hand.

I’m not sure when this started, but it REALLY helps me get through all that I need to do. Sometimes I don’t think I do all that much, but when I step back and look at it, I take on more than I probably should. I like it that way, though. I like to be busy, it keeps me engaged in everything. Between summer school, 2 regular jobs, 2 writing jobs, my website and clients, and prepping for a show, it’s hard not to look ahead and get overwhelmed. In fact, it happens often.

As I’m sweating my ass off doing cardio, I realize I still have to weight train and do another session of cardio. It makes me just want to quit and go take a nap, but instead I focus on the task at hand,  and I don’t worry about what I have to do next, until I have to do it.

I keep a lot of calendars and lists everywhere so that I don’t forget to do things (I also have an obsession with checking things off on lists. Tell me I’m not alone on this….)


Anyways, have a great weekend and I will update more this weekend! I’ve got some homework and clients to tend to. Fun Friday night 😉