Well good morning beautiful fit fam! I hope you’re all recovered from an awesome weekend and are feeling empowered to crush this week! I woke up today feeling refreshed and FULL of energy. I’m not sure why, I had a 3 hour training ride yesterday and my legs are feeling pretty tired today, but I’m getting used to that.
Anyway, it’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to check in with you guys and I thought it was about time for another Virtual Coffee Date!
Today, I’m sipping on a new hazelnut brew with my ever favorite vanilla coffee mate creamer. Today’s cup of joe tastes more like coffee flavored sugar water than coffee, but I’m just fine with that! Whatever gets the engines going, is what I like!
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that my kiddos started school this morning. We have one going into his SENIOR YEAR! I cannot believe it! We also have one going into eighth grade, her last year of middle school. I just cannot believe my kids are so grown. I feel like it was just last year that we were playing with barbie dolls and action figures. Now, this year, we’ll be filling out college applications. There is never enough time with your children. They never stay little long enough!
If we were having coffee today, I’d also tell you all about the new meal plans that are about to launch here at Askew Nutrition & Fitness. I’ve been working so incredibly hard to offer something awesome to my clients. I mentioned in my last virtual coffee date that I would have some free downloads for you this month, but I’ve got a lot more than that coming and it’s taken a bit longer to coordinate. We’ll be launching a few meal plan options over the next several months, but stay tuned! I’ll be launching a special preview offer and kick off challenge on September 1st. If you’re not already signed up to my newsletter, be sure you sign up now to be notified when the offer goes live. This will be a limited offer only through the month of September, so don’t miss out!
I cannot wait to share everything I have in the works! It’s important to me that I meet the needs of my clients. As new business owner, I’m still learning and growing so much and your feedback is so greatly appreciated.
Speaking of meeting the needs of my clients, I’m also thrilled to announce that Askew Nutrition & Fitness has partnered with Get Healthie, an all-in-one practice management tool for me that includes a communication platform, food logging and goal tracking app, and scheduler for YOU. Every client that signs up for my service will now be given access to the HIPAA compliant client portal where you can purchase packages, take and send photos of your meal for food logging, chat with me, book appointments and even video chat! You can also download the mobile app which means going forward, you will have 24 hour access to your personal nutritionist. I’m very excited to be able to serve you to the best of my ability.
If we were having coffee today, I’d also tell you that my training for Ironman Waco 70.3 is going so well. I’m really proud of myself this time around. In almost every big triathlon that I have trained for to date, my only goal was just to finish. I had no idea what I was doing when I trained for Austin 70.3 and then during Texas 140.6 I suffered such a huge blow after tearing my ACL. There was really no room for me to do anything other than survive training.
This year, my body is rested, healed (as much as it can be) and I came into this training cycle ready to kick some serious booty. For the first time, I took on a more aggressive training program and really just committed to doing my absolute best. I know I won’t be winning any podium spots, but I am aiming for PR for the first time ever and that makes me feel awesome….and motivated! I feel so refreshed this time around and I think it’s exactly what I needed.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’m using my new found motivation as a multi-tasking tool as well! I knew if I was going to be more aggressive this training season that I also needed to find new ways of cross-training to keep things lively and to really push myself. With that in mind, I decided to do the 100k cycling course at the Emmit Smith Gran Fondo and then the 100k course at the Gear Up to End Hunger bike ride a couple of weeks later. To make things even better, I’ve decided to host a meet-up at both events in honor of Women for Tri! I cannot wait to meet everyone out on the course and get to know more of the cyclists and triathletes in my area. Meet-ups are such a great way to create positivity around an event. It can be really intimidating to show up and feel alone. Even for me! I’ll have FB events up sometime this week so that everyone can RSVP. We’ll have some awesome giveaways and a few freebies thanks to Nuun Hydration. If you’re not already following me on facebook be sure to go like my page so that you have the meet-up details when they are posted.
Whew! I have been busy! But, if we were having coffee today, I’d want to hear ALL about what you’ve been up to. Did your kiddos start school this week? What sweaty fun have you been getting into? Tag me in your updates or leave me a comment down below and let me know what you’ve been doing!
Priscilla is Dallas/Ft. Worth based nutritionist and blogger.