Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wild Workout Wednesday + An Update + AM Fitness Launch

Hi there!  I know I have been missing out on all the Wild Workout Wednesday fun lately and I am back!  I am finally in a good rhythm with my workouts, nutrition and I am trying to make the time for all the things I love, and that includes blogging.  I feel like I have a lot to fill you in on.  First I missed announcing Michelle from Fruition Fitness as the newest member of Wild Workout Wednesday, I have been enjoying her weekly posts.  Secondly, that my immune system is finally back on track with the help of my functional medicine doctor, thank goodness!  And last but not least is all the work I have been doing to launch the fitness brand AM Fitness under Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced.  I am really excited to launch everything in a few weeks.

 Thanks for joining us for another fun link up for Wild Workout Wednesday!  Each week I link up with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Sarah from Creating a Better Tomorrow and Michelle from Fruition Fitness.  You will find workouts, reviews, motivation, recipes and so much more.  If you are a blogger feel free to link up, we would love to have you!

A little while ago I shared with you a post about my path to finding optimum wellness and that I went to see a functional medicine doctor to see about my immune system and a few other things.  Since then I have been following Paleo, taking all my supplements, and working out regularly.  I have been feeling great so far and my digestion has improved along with my energy.  I went back a month ago for the follow up on my blood work and saliva test.  He said that everything looked really good, and that I would be an easy case.  It was so good to hear.  There were only 2 things that came up, one was low progesterone and the other was low vitamin D.  Both are pretty easy fixes and I will be working to get those numbers up.  He prescribed a progesterone cream and 10,000 IU of vitamin D for a month, then I will go back to my regular 5,000 IU daily.  My markers for inflammation and adrenal stress were both in the normal range so nothing to really worry about there.  I will however be staying on Paleo.  I really feel the best when eating a paleo diet because I focus on getting in vegetables, lean protein and fruits.  I also will snack on nuts and seeds when I need a snack.  I think the difference this time is that my hubby will be eating Paleo with me and that I know I can have some "non-paleo" foods at special occasions and be okay.  It's all about finding what works best for you and enjoying the treats in moderation.  This will give me the freedom to enjoy parties or a night out here and there. I just know that my body responds really well to Paleo, my digestion, skin, energy and sleep all improve when I am not eating dairy, grains, anything white, and legumes.  I have also lost 12 pounds and have lost the belly bloat.  My clothes are fitting so much better and my workouts are awesome.  I am finally putting on muscle and lifting heavier!  I feel fantastic!  I drink a lot of water and focus on whole real food.  Have you tried Paleo?  What would hold you back?

Lastly today I want to share with you my new venture AM Fitness.  I am going to be launching some new training programs for online clients and a monthly challenge group as well.  I love to help others find their love for fitness and bring out their inner athlete!  I am going to be also opening up a few time slots weekly for training 1:1 clients in my home.  I love 1:1 training and it is the one thing I miss about working at LifeTime.  I really enjoy having face to face interaction and helping my clients work toward their goals.  I tend to become friends with a lot of my clients and I still talk to a lot of the clients that I had from LifeTime.

Here are some of the things I will be launching in the coming weeks:
  • Monthly Challenge Groups with a Facebook group- this will include weekly workouts, meal and snack ideas and a weekly check in with me.
  • An Updated 4 Week Shape Up Plan
  •  A HIIT E-book 
  • Personalized online training programs
  • 1:1 Training, if you are in my area :-) 
I am so excited for all these fun things to come with AM Fitness and I can't wait to get everything launched and hear some feedback from you all.  What do you think of my logo?  I love it!  Once again my friend Laura did an amazing job.  Check her out if you need help with logos or branding:

Last year around this time I got to meet the Nicole Wilkins at the Nicole Wilkins Classic.  This year I am going to her training session that she is hosting.  It will be a group training session with a nutrition seminar after.  I am so excited for it and I will be sure to share all about it.  She is my fitness idol and I look up to the standard that she sets for women in the industry.

Now it's time for the Wild Workout Wednesday Link Up!  Be sure to add your link, follow all of your hostesses any way that you can and share the link up!  The more the merrier.  We will be sure to share as well and pin your pis to our group Wild Workout Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  Meet your Wild Workout Wednesday hostesses:


Here are the rules to join in:
1)  Follow your host and co-hosts in any way you can!

2) Link up with a fitness or healthy living post.  It can be something you just posted or a favorite from your archives as long as it is fitness or healthy living related.   Feel free to link up to 3 posts.

3) Snag our awesome Wild Workout Wednesday Button to make sure to link back in your blog post:

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5) Visit at least 2 other blogs in the link up and leave a comment!

6) Share the with the #wildworkoutwednesday on your posts to share this awesome link up and spread the word.  Sharing is caring!  You can also tag @angelenamarie1, @creatingbetter , @fitfoodiemama and @fruitionafitness on social media sites.