Can you say determined?

What modivates and drives you to be better?  All competitors are competitive and work hard for different reasons.  I have always been a competitive person.  Growing up I was an elite athlete and now a professional athlete.  But, everyone can become distracted or fall off the “bandwagon.”  If this happens you have to remember why you do what you do.  What drives you?  I have a personal drive and personal goals that I work for.  You have to look at what you work for.  So…find your determination and work for it.

Molly Wichman

IFBB Fitnss Pro

Team PROformations Coach

Life Transformations Fitness Trainer/Owner/Operator

Molly Wichman Fitness modivation

Fitness Couples

Fitness and healthy eating can be hard, but if you have someone to help and support you it is much easier.  Today is my husband, Top NPC National Level Bodybuilder Robert Wichman and I seventh wedding anniversary.  We met at the gym we worked at and support each other throughout our daily lives and fitness competitions/preps.  It definately helps having a strong support system at home and the gym.

Not only are we celebrating our wedding anniversary, but we are approaching the one year anniversary of our fitness center.  Life Transformations Fitness will have a 1st Anniversary Party on March 8, 2014.  So, fitness is not just our hobby but our profession.  Not everyone lives fitess day in and day out, but we enjoy every bit of it.  So to all you fitness couples out there, support your partner and work together.  Life is so much easier with support.  Happy Monday, Happy Fitness  and Happy Anniversary!Molly and Robert WichmanRobert and I at the NPC All Stars Championships in Kansas City, KS

Plan Ahead

Competing is a demanding sport; on your family and relationships.  I find the best way to find work/life balance is through pre-planning and time management.  My household is a healthy household since my husband competes as a National Level NPC Bodybuilder and we own/operate a fitness center.  I like to “stay ahead of the game.”

Batch Cooking: I shop and prepare all of our foods for the week on Saturday or Sunday.  This may take a couple of hours, but it is worth it not to have to do food prep each morning and night.  Now since there are two competitors in our house it can be quite a bit of food.  I cook all the protein, carbs and veggies, then portion it out into plastic ware.  Along with prep for us, I also prep for my toddler son.  Small portions of healthy snacks are his “convenience food” for our little guy.  Yogurt, cottage cheese, veggies, fruit, wheat cereal/crackers are all put in small plastic ware or Ziplocs.

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Pre Planning:  Simple things like getting out clothes, needed items the day before you need them can save time during the morning rush.  Working Moms can always use a few extra minutes in the morning…give yourself some!  Put out work clothes, workout clothes, kids clothes, etc. before bed.

Schedule Workouts: As a small business owner and busy Mom…I find scheduling my own workouts helps me get them in.  Each week I look at my schedule and put in my own workouts so they don’t get overlooked and I don’t overbook.  Syncing my laptop to phone and printing my schedule are key to getting everything in!  No excuses!

These couple of planning ahead tips are helpful for me and I hope you find them helpful as well!