MY FITNESS CLASS: PART 3: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER! {Fitness}

Let’s be honest,
I probably could have squeezed the last bit of information about fitness in the last post, but I HAD to share the rest of the photos from our shoot with trueatelier.com AND I truly feel like these last few tips are JUST AS IMPORTANT as nutrition and exercise!!
  …IF this is your first time reading about staying fit during busy times, make sure to check out
and
…then come back here to learn how to put it all together!!
 SURE…eating right and exercising will get you the body you want…but we are still missing some VITAL details that really ties the ‘fit lifestyle’ together!
 FIRST:
HYDRATION
Are you drinking enough water?
Staying hydrated is SO important, especially if you are working out!
Benefits?
carry oxygen and nutrients to your cells
Relieves fatigue and improve your mood
Remove waste and toxins
Help control calorie intake
Prevent constipation
Clear skin
Improve performance during exercise

 

 Calculating how much water to drink a day is SIMPLE!!
You just divide your weight by 2 and that number = the amount of water you should be drinking in OUNCES!
For example:
I am 125 pounds/2= 63 ounces
You know those big mugs you are sent home with after you’ve had a baby?
…well those mugs hold approximately 30 ounces…so I would drink about 2 of those a day!!
Simple.
And really…that is EASY to drink that much water!
 SECOND:
 SLEEP
It is VITAL that you are allowing your body to get enough rest at night!
The symptoms that come from not enough sleep are much like those that come if you don’t eat healthy or if you don’t exercise.
Irritability, depression, anxiety, aches, weight gain, risk of heart disease, lowered immune system, faster aging…the list goes on and on!!
How do you expect your body to recover and regenerate for the next full day of craziness if you’re not allowing yourself to truly sleep!?!
You all should know by now that if ANYONE knows sleep deprivation…it’s me!
Last winter, it would be common for me to wake up at 6 AM,
go ALL DAY with my kids,
work out,
go to work at 7 PM,
work ALL NIGHT,
come home at 8 AM,
sleep till 1 PM,
and go get my kids from the babysitter.
By the time my little boy was 6 months old, I had pretty much lost my baby weight, but I was still VERY unhappy with my body and knew I had a long way to go.
I can honestly tell you that even with the working out and eating clean…I didn’t see a change in my body!
I pushed myself so often that about every 3 weeks I would get sick…like really sick!
Like, antibiotics, UTI, strep sick!

Looking back now…it was ridiculous and really caused my body more harm then good!!

Once I quit my job,
I lost another 20 pounds and haven’t been sick since!
SLEEP is VITAL!!!
 THIRD:
GOALS
I am telling you right now…if you don’t set them…you won’t make progress!
You must make small goals that YOU KNOW you can reach!!
None of this, “I’m going to lose 50 pounds in a month” CRAP!!
No, something that you know you can accomplish.
 Make sure to display your goal, or goals, somewhere you can see them!!
Post them on your mirror, next to that motivating quote you printed off of Pinterest!
Or put them on your fridge.
If you are reminded of those goals every day…you are bound to succeed!
Nowadays, my goal is to stay healthy and fit while continuing to tone and I think about that ALL DAY LONG.
Every time I think I’m too busy for breakfast or I go to put that piece of candy in my mouth!
You will soon begin to see yourself literally living by those goals daily!
What a great thing to do!
I have utilized this practice in every aspect of my life…with my family goals and marriage goals too.
If you set them, the results will come!
(see what I just did there)
 FOURTH:
PATIENCE
There is a very good reason why this is a virtue.
Sometimes it’s freakin’ hard to have it!
But when you are trying to change your lifestyle, you must have it!
The weight is NOT going to come off overnight.
It will take MONTHS maybe YEARS…but if you are just PATIENT with yourself…
…the results WILL COME!
I PROMISE!
 FIFTH:
 always remember: DO NOT COMPARE
“I AM IN COMPETITION WITH NO ONE. I HAVE NO DESIRE TO PLAY THE GAME OF BEING BETTER THAN ANYONE. I AM SIMPLY TRYING TO BE BETTER THAN THE PERSON I WAS YESTERDAY!”
 You must not compare others successes with your own!!
You are on your own pace and schedule.
Use others for inspiration not motivation!
YOU MUST MOTIVATE YOURSELF!!!!
You must find that motivation deep in your heart and soul.
Find it and hold on tight…because you can only go UP from there!
At the end of the day…you should be proud of what you’ve accomplished PHYSICALLY… 
As well as spiritually and mentally!
 You deserve it 
Your body deserves it 
It will change your life…even if you just TRY 
Take the time for yourself
 “YOUR FITNESS IS 100% MENTAL!
YOUR BODY WON’T GO WHERE YOUR MIND DOESN’T PUSH IT!” 
YOU DECIDE!
WHOA…that got INTENSE!!!
I hope you feel like you can do it now!!
BECAUSE YOU CAN…
and just in case you STILL have excuses somewhere in that brain of yours…I’ve decided to team up with ALBIONFIT.COM to bring you a $100 gift card GIVEAWAY to their store!!
The AMAZING TOP AND BOTTOM that I am wearing in all of these photos and in these and these are from ALBIONFIT.COM
IF THE GIVEAWAY WASN’T ENOUGH…THEY ALSO ARE GIVING MY READERS AN AMAZING DISCOUNT CODE!!
For all SIMPLY SADIE JANE fans and followers: $20 off any albionfit.com purchase of $100 or more with code sadiesave20 at checkout!
You NEED to enter this giveaway!! 
NO LIE…those leggings are the most comfortable leggings I own!!
It is the PERFECT work out gear!!!!
Enter via the RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET BELOW!
GOOD LUCK! 
before you enter you MUST see these videos if you haven’t yet
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  • Beth Maybee
    Reply

    Ok, so I was going to comment before I saw the giveaway. My baby is 8 months old and I am slowly trying to get the baby weight off. It’s so hard when I don’t see results but i know it’s because I’m exhausted. Baby still wakes up 3-4 times a night so I’m glad to see you mentioned sleep! Thanks for the other tips though. Hopefully I can get into better habits even if the results won’t come. P.S. I’m an Idaho girl and have loved your blog for forever!

  • Annie & JT
    Reply

    What a terrific giveaway!

  • Tresan
    Reply

    Love albionfit! Such a fun giveaway :)

  • Kortnee
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    Love their zip up jackets and leggings. Love all of their stuff and could use some new gear! Your blog posts were great! Awesome info. Loved reading it!

  • Unknown
    Reply

    I really like the sweet stripe Capri. Great giveaway!

  • Sharli
    Reply

    The striped jacket in sea foam green looks darling! All of their stuff is so cute! What a great giveaway!

  • Sharli
    Reply

    The striped jacket in sea foam green looks darling! All of their stuff is so cute! What a great giveaway!

  • McKae King
    Reply

    What a great giveaway! After just having a baby I could definitely use some new workout clothes.

  • RachelAnderson
    Reply

    Love the east coast hoodie and the après leggings indigo, very cute stuff! I am a personal trainer myself and love to find cute workout wear. Loving your blog as well. You have a lot of great information!

  • Bunderson Family
    Reply

    I would love new work out gear! And have been wanting to try Albion Fit. I love he leggings and zip up hoodies!
    Jennybunderson at yahoo dot com

  • Ashley Calaway
    Reply

    I love the petal pants, they are darling! I also love the sweet stripe capris. Pretty much all of the clothes on the Albion fit website are awesome :) you look fantastic and I have loved this series! Miss ya girl!!

  • Amber Hendricks
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    I have been drooling over your awesome outfits in all these pictures, ohhhh boy oh boy, I am in dier need of some sweet workout clothes. I am still wearing my BYU-I shirts to the gym….. yikes. Wish me luck? :)

  • Nick & Ashley
    Reply

    I have been wanting to buy some of there workout clothes what a great giveaway!

  • Nick & Ashley
    Reply

    I have been wanting to buy some of there workout clothes what a great giveaway!

  • Ianuzified
    Reply

    I think that Albion Fits “Petal Pants” are absolutely ADORBS!!!! 😀

  • Unknown
    Reply

    I think the Go Long Crew, with thumb-holes in Fuchsia looks super comfortable and is a gorgeous color!

  • Breanne
    Reply

    I’ve loved reading this series! You’re such an inspiration!

  • Jace
    Reply

    I totally needed this post!!! Awesome giveaway as well :) most of my workout clothes are too big now.

  • Tara Walker
    Reply

    I am in love with the Spotlight Hoodie! Needed it at yoga tonight! You are a rock star Sadie!!

  • Jenna Boettger Boring
    Reply

    I love these. :)

  • Jace
    Reply

    Oops I forgot to include I LOVE the flatter me hoodie!

  • Bunch of Something
    Reply

    Love racer in hot pink and go long crew! And the leggings!!! Awesome website and awesome end to the health and fitness trilogy!!! I’ll be sharing this post

  • Molly
    Reply

    Love this giveaway and you! Albion fit has such cute stuff!

  • jamie anderson
    Reply

    Really love the apres leggings and long crew! Great blog. Awesome & encouraging advice

  • Alyssa Frost
    Reply

    I love the sweet stripe capri! Thanks for the giveaway! Great blog!

  • Sydney Quinn
    Reply

    Its nearly impossible to choose a favorite but I love the go long crewneck in every color! The sweet stripe crops, east coast hoodie, signature hoodie! Might be my new favorite brand!

  • Kim
    Reply

    The sweet stripe hoodies are super cute as well as the love racer tanks, and all of their leggings look incredibly comfortable! It would be so fun to win!!

  • Mindy Anderson
    Reply

    My baby is 4 months old and i’m below pre pregnancy weight but still have some toning to do! Love their hoodies!

  • Kiri J
    Reply

    Love the flatter me jackets!

  • TEN
    Reply

    The comparing thing is probably the hardest one for me. A lot of the time, I feel like my mind has a twisted view of what I actually look like so I try to compare myself to others to get an idea but it just doesn’t help!! I just feel worse about myself, seeing the good things about others bodies and the “bad” about mine. I’m so sick of hating my body! Now we’re finally where we’ll be living though, so i decided I don’t care what my body looks like since I’m going to be changing it anyway! This base has an awesome gym :) thank you for you motivation!!! And I still get sad when you guys don’t do Five Senses Friday… :'(

  • te
    Reply

    I love the petal pant in black and white stripe!!

  • Life In Camelot
    Reply

    I sooo need this! I thank you for your constant blogging about CrossFit! It was what spared my interest in it, and I can’t imagine not doing CrossFit now!
    I love the breath freely tank and the lounge crops!

  • swestbroek
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    I needed to be reminded not compare myself to others:/ I love the illusion pant!

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  • Brielle Lee
    Reply

    Well for one…you’ve totally inspired me! I’ve basically lost my baby weight, but I just want to be healthy and in shape! Thanks for sharing your very realistic journey. I feel like so many women post their pre pregnancy “perfect” body just a couple months after having a baby… And it irritates me. Haha I love how you are so real and healthy with your fitness! Thank you so much. And as far as Albion Fit clothes go… I could wear anything. Haha their signature hoodies are adorable. And I love your outfit to

  • Kerri Lindstrom
    Reply

    Such great work out clothes! I need some! I really like the sweet stripe hoodie in the seafoam and grey.

  • Aimee
    Reply

    I love the “flatter me” jacket in Navy! Such cute clothes! :)

  • {Stevilynn Tom}
    Reply

    Simply amazing sadie :)

  • mrslindseym
    Reply

    Love the sweet strip full zip jacket!

  • Kalen
    Reply

    I am in desperate need for some long sleeve running tops since I’m training for my next half!

  • whitney
    Reply

    Oh man, I’ve followed Albion on fb and Pinterest for a long time now and drool over just about every post and pin. I’ve been jonesing for the new coral/grey jacket with the ruffles. Love!! Great posts! I’m a newish reader and absolutely love all the tips on fitness!

  • The Dark Family
    Reply

    You look fantastic!!! So I went and checked out their stuff but my favorite is still what you are wearing in these photos!

  • meag
    Reply

    Love this giveaway. So inspiring!!!

  • Jessi Wood
    Reply

    I really appreciate the info on turning your garage into a gym – that is what my husband and I have been talking about doing and to see your set up is very helpful. I recently started tennis lessons and I need some outfits. I love the surprise skirt with the matching sweet stripe jacket. My coach says the third rule of tennis is to LOOK GOOD!

  • Jessi Wood
    Reply

    I really appreciate the info on turning your garage into a gym – that is what my husband and I have been talking about doing and to see your set up is very helpful. I recently started tennis lessons and I need some outfits. I love the surprise skirt with the matching sweet stripe jacket. My coach says the third rule of tennis is to LOOK GOOD!

  • Reina
    Reply

    I love your blog and I am really excited to try the workout you provided in your last post!! You look awesome!!

    • Reina
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      I love the flatter me navy zip up!! So cute!

  • Reply

    I love the sweet stripe full zip hoodie! It’s kind of AMAZING!

  • Sierra Oblad
    Reply

    I love the apres leggings in indigo!

  • Sarah Kubie
    Reply

    I love the petal pant with the black/white stripe! So cute!

  • Alyssa
    Reply

    Love the East Coast Hoodie! It looks way comfy! Thanks for being such great inspiration. It’s so easy to make excuses and feel like just being a mom equals no time for yourself or your body, but I am excited to do the best that I can and make it work! :)

  • Austin & Aubree Egbert
    Reply

    You motivated me from your posts about losing your baby weight so once I had my baby I I made sure to eat healthy and make time to workout!! Love Albion fit too!! :)

  • Melissa Patchett
    Reply

    I’m ready! What a great example you set! You definitely know how to motivate!

    • Melissa Patchett
      Reply

      Ooops! I guess I should read the directions! I love the sweet strip carpi!

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  • karly from [kar[+]wade]
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    Their swimsuits are to freakin’ die for!! love love and LOVE!

  • Malori Eckersell
    Reply

    Imma win this shiz and then that Timp Jacket and I will be lovers! That way I can run in the winter, (still hate it) and look good doing it!

  • Kale
    Reply

    I am in love with everything!! The leggings, the jackets, the tanks!! So cute!!

  • Walkers
    Reply

    I have truly been motivated over the last couple posts…well actually since we had our baby boys at the same time and now you look freakin hot! I have been doing good and have set goals, writing them on my bathroom mirror, eating healthy…now just to get my garage set up and start your schedule! Thank you so much, and thank you Albion Fit!

    • Walkers
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      and I love the sweet stripe capri and sweet stripe zip jacket

  • Marie
    Reply

    Optimum Capri, would love these.

  • Kaeloni
    Reply

    I love the petal pants!

  • Jessica O.
    Reply

    Wow, how have I never heard of Albion before!! I love everything, especially their leggings!

  • Becky
    Reply

    Sadie thanks for the posts! You are inspiring! I’m going to rededicate myself 100%! So far I have lost about 40 lbs, I’m only 15lbs away from my goal weight. But it’s been hard the last few months with a plateau. Thanks for the info on your posts, I’m gonna give it a go!

  • Sloan Johnson
    Reply

    Love your style! You are so inspiring! Keep it up!

  • Caley
    Reply

    LOVE their flattery zip hoodie! Since I’m just beginning my journey, a little flattery now couldn’t hurt but motivate me more! xoxo

  • Maddy
    Reply

    You are so encouraging and I love it! I love the Petal Pants. They are adorable and I would love some cute workout clothes!

  • George
    Reply

    LOVe there leggings!!

  • Quincy
    Reply

    Love the petal pants! and the go long crew tee! Being a college student doesn’t exactly offer much of an extra budget for cute workout clothes :)

  • The Jolly Rencher's
    Reply

    The flattering hoodie! I commented on the wrong post! Ha ha You are still great and so glad I signed up for your class!

  • Johnny & Callie Bowers
    Reply

    Oh my goodness…you are my inspiration! You look so awesome! Just adore your blog! Had my eye on the Alpine Funnel Jacket, Heather Violet ever since Albion launched it! Crossing my fingers! xo

  • Juliana Moon
    Reply

    Love Albion fit!

  • mackenzie
    Reply

    sweet stripe capris and signature hoodie (i really love tons of the stuff but for decisions sake) …p.s your story is so inspiring! thanks so much for sharing your journey so that people like me can have hope and be able to get our bums in gear too! :)

  • Lauren O.
    Reply

    Love the mantra yoga pants.

  • Sassy Sarah
    Reply

    Love the motivation you give me and the tips!

  • Jessi
    Reply

    I’m so glad I found your blog! You are SO inspiring!! Me and my Hubby are trying to get back into shape and eat better after a lapse so it’s great to read all your tips! I wanted to meet you at the pinner’s expo but didn’t make it there until later in the day. :( Just wanted to say thanks for all the motivation and inspiration!! You’re amazing!!

    P.S. My favorite item is these leggings you have on! I love their stuff.

    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

  • Ashley & Donnie
    Reply

    You are a rock star Sadie!!!!

  • t.erickson
    Reply

    I love the signature Hoodie. Thanks much for you inspiration!!!

  • Carly
    Reply

    I just found your blog and you are crazy inspiring! I love that you crossfit as a family. You seem like an awesome mama and wife! And I love the leggings you’re wearing and the petal pants. They have such cute stuff!

  • Kim Farrington
    Reply

    You (and the clothes!) are great inspiration to work out!

  • Chelsey Hymas
    Reply

    Amazing series Sadie!! You inspire me! I’ve used the night nurse super mom excuse for a long time. To see the progress you have made knowing you really truly do understand the obstacles I face helps me to see that they are only excuses and I can do better! You’re awesome. And I miss working with you. :)

  • Tyler and Sheena
    Reply

    I love all of their workout pants and capris… I want everything on the site:) ha

  • Kortne
    Reply

    Can I just say I love ALL of Albion’s clothes? :) I loved this series. Fitness and Health is so important to every bodies well being, but I think a lot of times people think it’s all of nothing. This shows people how do-able fitness and health is. Plus, I love that you are real about it! Eat healthy, but don’t deprive yourself. Work out but don’t hate yourself for missing a day. I really enjoyed reading the whole thing!

  • Jessica
    Reply

    You are such an inspiration!!

  • Jessica
    Reply

    I love everything Albion has! My sister and I are planning a trip to go shopping soon!!

  • JuliesMike
    Reply

    I love the signature hoodie…Heather grey….;)…super cute…I love following you. You are so inspirational….

  • Jaime
    Reply

    I LOVE your blog and these clothes, thanks!!

  • Kim Farrington
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  • Karri
    Reply

    I need more sleep. That’s for sure!! Also – I was inspired to try and climb the rope at the gym the other day b/c of your photos. I did it.

  • Brenda
    Reply

    New workout clothes always help to keep me motivated. I love Albion Fit!

  • Indira
    Reply

    Thanks for sharing such a nice thinking, post is
    pleasant, thats why i have read it entirely

  • Rhonda Jo
    Reply

    WOW! You are an inspiration. Your video brought tears to my eyes!

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