Goals Update 2016 #23 LL

What a week! I have honestly not had a “regular” schedule since two weeks before Memorial weekend. Maybe even longer. So, perhaps my “regular” schedule is to have an Irregular schedule? Something I may need to think about this week. In the meantime here’s the latest!

Health: I’ve been super consistent with my workouts and super positive about them as well. As you know from love the skin you’re in this can be difficult for me. I set high expectations. But this year I’ve been working towards force and fabulous and happy to report its working. 

Financial: this weekend I cleaned out my closets! I know what does this have to do with finances? But I sold lots of it to resale shops and donated the rest. Now I know what I have and what I need to buy. 

Business: major shifts are happening! This week launches my Pilatini Nights and teachers are excited! 

I’m also happy to say I’m going on a vacation! A mini one and I’m not overworking myself before it. I’m loving 2016 even if it’s ridiculously full! 

Xx~LL 

PS you can still take advantage of my discount code at matandkitchen.com Enjoy 30 days free Pilates classes online and incredible recipes including the stomach reset that I did this year to curb my sugar addiction. Use SUMMERPP before 6/25 to enjoy.

Goals update 2016 #22 LL

One of my biggest goals for 2016 was to figure out what is going on with my stomach. If you have followed some of my updates I have talked about going off sugar and other tests trying to solve the problem. It has definitely been lots of trials, errors, patience and truly just sticking with the goal.

I’ve been working closely with some doctors and we know a few things it is not. I have another test this week and the prep for it is the focus of this week when it comes to my health. Stay tuned on the results. I’m so hoping I can cross this goal off and focus on some other things.

However, I have something exciting to share with all of our readers! The stomach reset I went on is having a summer kick off. Here are the details and you can enjoy my promo code to enjoy 30 days free. The reset is 41 days so go for it! Honestly, you don’t have to have stomach issues to do this. I really learned so much about my relationship with sugar because of this reset. Oh, you’ll get lots of great Pilates classes with it!

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If you do it let me know! I’d love to support you. xx~LL

Fall in LOVE with the Messy Middle

I’m in the freaking MIDDLE! Ok, maybe I need to explain. There is an artist Dallas Clayton that has a painting and it says “The Beginning” then it says over and over again “The middle, the middle, the middle, the middle….”

The middle is can be the worst. In a movie we love the middle. It’s the part where the story is. Take the movie Serendipity. The beginning these two strangers meet. They have this wonderful moment. Then they leave their relationship future up to chance, serendipity. The middle of the movie, is approximately an hour is spent with them almost crossing paths over many years. The audience, during the middle is falling in love with the idea of John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale being a couple and we just can’t wait to see how on earth will these two find each other. Then the end comes. Spoiler alert: they find each other. That’s it! That’s all you get. Why?

Because the middle is where the story IS. The middle is messy and we just want someone to show us the way out. This messy middle rears it’s ugly head not only in love but in life, and business, too.


In a relationship, the messy middle is after the first date (or dates). It’s when you know you’ve got feeling but you don’t know what they other person is thinking. You don’t know what’s going to happen next. You want this crystal ball to just appear and tell you “Yes, you will” or “No, you won’t end up together.” I mean, that would be great. But then what? What experiences would you have that you could later in life work from?

In life, it can be after you make the decision to start on new health regime. You bought all the good foods. You put your workouts in your schedule. You’re doing it. But, when will you see changes? When will it be: 6 months from now?

I have been struggling with stomach issues for 7 years. Not everyday. There were times when doctors made adjustments and things got better. But the last 2 years have been worse than the first two of those 7. I have eliminated so much and tried this cleanse, that diet, no protein at night, no protein, only protein. I mean I have tried it all. I have several doctor appointments on the horizon and on am on a stomach reset now. The stomach reset I am on now has helped immensely. The first 3 days I wanted to quit every meal. It was so so SOOO hard. I mean I had to give up sugar AND coffee. My two favorite things in life.  But, this middle when would it end? Where am I headed?

In business, the middle can really take you down. It can cause you to question where you are going.  Why are you even doing this?  Can’t you just fast forward to when you are at your dream job?  Nope, you can’t. Because if you could, you wouldn’t like it. “Easy” sounds good, but it tastes bland. Not even Vanilla. Just, flavorless.

So, what do you do with all of this? What’s up with this messy middle? Well you can avoid it all together and do the same things you have always done. knowing  you’ll get what you have always got. Or, you can stick with it. You can just fall in love with the mess of the middle. Why? because when you are in the middle it means you are headed towards something great!

Remember that meme that was going around “This is amazing. I am amazing. This is sh*t. I am sh*t. This is amazing!” It’s the true process. The beginning gets you excited. Pulls you in. The middle can challenge your strength, drive and will. But, that minute at the “end” will be worth all of it because it’ll be YOU!

What “middle” are you in right now? I want to hear it!

xx~LL

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