Make it Happen Monday

It’s up to you.

It’s your story.

It is your book, and you get to write it. You have so much more control, and so much more credit in your life than you give yourself.

But don’t let that scare you – let it empower you. 

“You’re gonna do what you’re called to do –

you’re gonna be who you’re called to be”


Lets make it another great week in series of many to come!


Happy Monday Strong Babes!



Getting Past a Plateau

If you’ve been on your fitness journey for a while, then you know exactly what I’m talking about!

Eventually, you get to a point where you just stop noticing any progress. You put in the same effort, the same work, you abide by the same routine, but end up with different results – or lack thereof.

This, of course, is ultimately so frustrating. 

But not to worry, because in this post I’m going to share with you 4 tips on how to get past that plateau and back on track towards your goals!

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1. Switch it up. Whether that’s your fitness routine, your diet, or both. Our bodies are smart, and they come to know what to expect. It’s possible that the simplest tweak in your routine can get you going again! Used to weight lifting? Try a HIIT workout! On a high fat diet? Try switching back to a more carbohydrate-focused diet. Give it a shot!

2. Check for allergies. Adult onset allergies are so real! Allergies are closely related to Leaky Gut syndrome. Leaky gut and allergies disrupt digestion, promote inflammation, and affect all other body systems as a result. This can lead to issues with both losing fat and gaining muscle! If you are having gastrointestinal issues, allergy-like symptoms, or dealing with chronic inflammation, this might be worth looking into. You can pay to have an allergy test done, or go on a simple elimination diet to find the culprit.

3. Eat more! For those on a weight loss journey this may sound counter-intuitive, but trust me, it’s not. You might be skeptical… but stay with me here. Let’s say you’ve started this brutal, insane workout routine – but you’re eating the exact same. You expect to lose weight, but instead: nothing. It’s possible that your body is functioning as though food is scarce – and going into starvation mode. As a result, it’s holding onto every. single. calorie. Try upping the calories by about 100 per day at a time to find the right balance for you. Also – it’s important to fuel your body properly, so when you are active be weary of under eating! It can not only affect your weight, but also your performance!

4. Chill out. Just like adult onset allergies and sensitivities, chronic elevated cortisol levels can also wreak havoc on your body. In fact, high cortisol levels promote weight gain, especially in the midsection area. Our culture of “go-go-GO!” has made it really difficult for us to really focus on taking a breather – but trust me it’s worth it. If you’re always in go-mode and typically stressed, try taking out 30 minutes a day that is just for you. Whether that’s meditating, having a bath, or reading a book, use that time to slow down a bit each day.


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Most importantly, don’t get discouraged. Plateaus happen – instead of seeing it as a giant roadblock, understand that you are probably only one small tweak away from getting back on track!

If all else fails, don’t hesitate to ask a professional for help – your health and happiness is so worth it.

Readers – have you ever plateaued before? If so, I’d love to hear your story in the comments below!


Make it Happen Monday

There are some extraordinary, truly inspiring people out there – and Jay Shetty is one of them.


This snippet of his captivating interview with Impact Theory really hit home for me, and I hope you can take something from it too.




This week may we all realize what happiness really looks like for each and every one of us!


Stay inspired, stay motivated!



Make it Happen Monday

Did you miss it?

I definitely felt the absence of Make it Happen Monday over the past couple of weeks!

I gotta be honest with you guys –  in starting 2018 I thought about discontinuing the Make it Happen Monday series. With being stretched so thin, it just meant one less thing to stress about getting done in the week.

But I’ve realized that doing this weekly post doesn’t stress me (silly me), it motivates me, just in the way I would hope it kicks you in the butt too.

So lets get down to it!!

Why are we often so afraid of a little hard work? After all, isn’t it just a stepping stone?

Sometimes we wish we could rush things – we wish we could skip the hard work and just get straight to the end goal. It doesn’t work that way!



The hard work you put in is what makes the end result so rewarding. Don’t wish you could trade that in.

Success is for anyone, anyone willing to work for it.

Have a great day everyone, kick butt and make it happen!



Make it Happen Monday

So this week your feeling like you really got yourself on track.

Dude – that’s AWESOME. And I’m so proud of you!

Now – the tricky part: not letting anyone suck that life, joy, and energy out of you.

The video below really hits home on how you can go about this – and unless you’ve seen this video before I guarantee it is new and useful information!


How will you guys protect yourself in the kind of situations stated in the video above? I’d love to know! Share in the comments below.


Thanks for stopping by, have a great week everyone!


Make it Happen Monday

Hello friends!

You know, I honestly believe that you can have anything you want.

Yes – anything!

As long as you’re willing to work for it.

And if you’re ready, willing, and able – nothing should stop you.



Think about that thing you want: what are you letting stand in your way?

Are you ready to break through it? Let’s have a great week everyone!


Happy Monday!


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What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Let’s not play around – most of us wake up, open our phones, and check social media.

How do you guys feel about starting your day that way? Do you wish you woke up slower? Does it make you feel pressure? Guilt? Motivation?

Have you had a second to reflect on any of that?

Social media affects us more than we realize. We all know it’s changed us – but how deep does it go?

Check out this video by Thomas DeLauer – one of my favourite people to watch on YouTube for his ability to take scientific information, and make it more understandable – and enjoyable!

It’s not your typical RAH RAH let’s go get it Monday media – but I think it’s really important, so I encourage you all to give it a watch and keep the information in mind this week!


Remember – you don’t have to have it all to give it your all!


Have a great week everyone!


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Make it Happen Monday

Honestly, it’s just one of those days.

Every time I try to get something done, I am pulled away from it, causing me to work hard yet still manage to complete nothing over the past several hours.

Maybe I’m being to hard on myself.

I know for sure that the answer is not to retreat and give up – but to KEEP. PUSHING. There will always be time to rest when I’m done.

Who else needs a little push? Join me in watching this motivational video. I’m taking a five minute break to get fired back up!

“In order to achieve greatness, you have to go through a lot of pain. You definitely have set backs. But in order to achieve that success, you have to push through”


Ahhh, that’s better.




Have a great week everyone!


Make it Happen Monday

Welcome to Standing Strong Wellness. We love Mondays around here.

It might seem like something small, but positivity is so important – not just on Monday mornings but in general. Why? Because energy is contagious! The positive energy of others will effect you, just as you will effect others with yours!


You’ve heard it before, but let me remind you: you become like the people you surround yourself with, so surround yourself with the people who are going to be the best example and give you the best energy!

Be around people who lift you up, elevate you, and want to see you (and everyone else!) doing well.

Have a great week everyone!