Tricia Jones - Beachbody Coach and NASM CPT

Friday, January 12, 2018

You can't always trust your FEELINGS....

Sometimes the right thing to do doesn't always feel good. 


Can you think of some examples? 

Outside of fitness and health, I can think of many.... Saying sorry when you don't want to. Letting that car in front of you go when you are in a rush. . . . 

What about FEELINGS in nutrition and exercise?Gosh, a lot of exercises don't feel good right? I know many love for "the burn"... but think of those exercises where you don't like the burn. Personally for me - I love a good glute and quad burn but I hate working my back. That is the burn I shy away doesn't feel good and I don't like it. 

Can you relate?

You may know not all good things feel good . . . but have you considered it and reflected on what that means for you? 

Because we all know the right thing to do, but it is not until we truly think about it, consider it and execute it  . . . that it matters. 

Don't you gravitate towards comfort? I do.

So in your workout,  when the 36th burpee is just exhausting and you have 4 more to do and your trainer yells "10 seconds!" you stop or do you try to push through and get them done? 


When it is 10 degrees outside and you decide to sleep-in a half hour more and skip your workout. . . it felt so nice to to stay in bed. But! How did it feel once you realized that was your 1 opportunity to get your workout done that day. Did you regret it?

In truth, thinking along these lines - the good decision feels better later - not in the moment. 

So, now what?
Practicing pushing a little harder, making small steps to make better choices gets easier with practice. 

It is like working your muscles. .Practice makes . . . not perfect, but better choices that then snowball and get results. 

So - my thoughts today or my #duh moment to ponder longer on is. . . where are you comfortable at? and what can you do to get out of that comfort zone? 

We grow when we are stretched. It doesn't always feel good but that is truly when we see the best results. 

Standing along side you in this I'll share how this is relevant to me. I was recently diagnosed with psoratic arthritis that has caused havoc on my own personal fitness goals and quite honestly, feels like a cruel curse. I am (mentally) comfortable running, squatting, lunging - I LOVE LOVE LOVE those exercises and the burn that comes with it. I use to be awesome at them my legs were solid and the results were just as awesome.  but, I can't do them anymore and it has taken about 1 year to get use to this idea. 1 year!!!

I was comfortable training that way and now I have to get out of my comfort zone and learn to love other exercises that will get me those same results. In order for me to reach my next fitness goals, I am required to get out of my training comfort zone and do new things consistently.

Hope you followed this little rant of mine and can process with me those moments when we need to choose better. choose correctly. Consider all this the next time you are asked to fight that good fight. :)

If you want  - I'd love to hear how you are going to break out of your comfort zone.  Comment below! 

Live Love Laugh Be Fit!
Tricia Jones

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Hey Friends!!

It is Day 9 of the New Year. Almost two weeks in and I am curious to see how your fitness goals are going. 


I know the feeling of things not going as planned. Snow days, delayed school openings, pipes freezing, heat breaking... SICKNESS!  I have experienced and heard of all of these. 
Here are my personal best ways of firing up that motivation:

1. Take a BEFORE Picture. I Swear by this and do this personally and for all our clients at the gym. (btw, clients - 1st pictures of 2018, I need updates! look at the white board for more details)
2. Phone a friend. Be accountable. Share your goals and make sure someone keeps up with you. Clients - we'll be texting those who don't show up for reserved classes. If you have gone MIA - keep a look out for us!
3. Join a challenge. Either with us (next one is coming up!) something sort of program that will step it up a notch for you with accountability to hold your hand to launch you into this. Because ..... brings me into #4
4. RESULTS! When we start to see results - the energy is high, you know what you are doing is working and motivation is at an all time high. 
5, Make fun playlists - Doing cardio at home? Come up with a playlist that you look forward to sweating to. OR one you'll play on the way to the gym. Clients - share with us your playlists! We'll be happy to play them!
6. Find new recipes. Look up some new things you are excited to make and try with the family. Sometimes we just need to switch it up from the normal chicken taco night to something new and exciting! (Tuesday night is taco night right?) ;)
7. Write down your goal and then make small goals that will help your each this goal. Not sure how to do this? This is one my favorite things to do! . . . PLAN! I can help.
8. Change your screen savers on your phone and computer to your goal. Perhaps even your Picture you took. YES! I am seriousOut of sight, is out of mind! This stuff works... My personal promise. 
9. Keep a journal. Write it down because the next time you need some motivation - you can refer back to this. Also, it is good to complain and get it out and then close the book or turn the page on those feelings. 
9.5 (Trainer counting) Cinch in that diet. If for some reason you are injured or sick. Eating a very clean diet is ... (you have heard this) so important. I find in injuries and sickness, making sure foods are clean and healthly can help heal faster.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”​ -Hippocrates 
10. STOP THINKING. I may rant here because I feel this one is HUGE! Sometimes we just spend too much time thinking about why we can't when we just need to STOP and just make it happen.

I have struggled with this. yes you may have a million things you can do beside your workout. But here is the deal... say that day after day and that leads to month after month. Before you know it - it is "how did I get here?" and I don't say this at you, I say this with you because... I HAVE BEEN THERE!  It is best to just stop and make it happen. 

1 step in front of the other and after time you will get back into the groove again. You'll feel better and start seeing results but getting started again.... IS one of the hardest parts.

JUST START and commit today. THIS IS THE TIME!!! 

Live Love Laugh & Be Fit. xo
Tricia Jones! :)