I help people feel empowered, strong and energized for their everyday life. I love being a coach, mom, triathlete and outdoor enthusiast!
Hello! Since the new year we have had a number of new faces join our community. I wanted to take a few minutes and introduce myself to our new comers and reintroduce myself to everyone else. Please continue to read if you are curious about the person behind the posts, who I am and what I do.
I help people find motivation and guide them towards their health and fitness goals. I do this through empathy, compassion and just a tad of sarcasm. I am Elaine Greene of Energized4Life Fitness.
I am a mom of 2 boys, a wife, an entrepreneur, a coach and a girl working to get to her own goals of strength and weight loss post 2 babies and hypothyroidism.
There isn’t much fancy about me. I never brush my hair but I do wash it daily #messyhairdontcare, house cleaning can wait #messyhousedontcare but my family, friends and clients are always taken care of. ‘I may not make plans for that coffee date but if you are in need I will be there in an instant.’ - This really defies me.
Part of this is my big heart, part of this is exhaustion from leading my life and part of this is I am learning to say NO to some things to help myself feel on top of my own world. I really try and prioritize my needs and the needs of others and this leads to going to sleep every night tired instead of bored.
Speaking of which there are two things that drive everything I do personally and professionally and that is:
I truly believe that by being persistent we can all get to our goals. I also truly believe that to live life without doing your best to feel on top of your world you are truly missing out!
Thank you for being part of this community. Please feel free to introduce yourself.
The sun is out and I did it! After a LONG winter I was itching to get outside on my road bike. I purchased it in the fall in between snowstorms and have ridden it once outside for about 10 minutes only!
2014 was the last time I rode a bike outside other than this brief ride and I was pregnant with Charlie. Unfortunately while giving birth to the little(tiny) man, I broke my tailbone. It took 3 years before I could ride again for more than 5 minutes at a time indoors let alone outdoors.
Last October I started adding a few minutes at a time and doing a ton of rehab. I still have pain on long rides indoors but it is tolerable now and riding outside was about the same.
It will continue to get better if I do my rehabilitation and keep on going!
If you don't watch my Instagram stories you really should because that is where all the cuteness happens! #dictator#hisroyalcutness
So just in case you don't watch them I thought I would post this here as well.
Except that small window where he would eat a few things only if they were smothered in ketchup!
After well over a year of eating food in his life he decided he was no longer going to eat or even try anything nutritious.
For 5 months we offered him whatever we were eating along with something small that we knew he would eat and after those 5 long months of wasting a lot of food he slowly started eating a few more things again.
Now a year later he asked me for red pepper after preschool for a snack and has almost eaten the entire thing by himself!
He is still a picky eater and doesn't like a lot of different textures but at least he is getting some micronutrients! Jelly beans however are still his favorite!
Please don't give up on your picky eaters. Keep offering them the nutritious food you are eating with the hopes of leading by example will eventually work out.
It took almost 70 minutes to do 60 minutes worth of work! The treadmill time stopped every time I had to get off and had to negotiate with a #dictator. Luckily I had a great workout and this doesn't bug me too much today because on the other hand some days don't work out so well. This is the life of working out with #toddlers and #babies. You either chose to make it work or you don't. After that decision is made the outcome lays in the hands of emotionally unstable and unpredictable tiny humans.
Did you do your best today to be the best version of yourself?
58 days to go until I embark on my first 70.3 race. A 70.3 race includes a 2 kilometer swim in open water, a 94 km bike ride and a 21 km half marathon run all done immediately after you complete the event before. Training for this thus far has been interesting with an almost 7 month old, a three year old and all the challenges that come with them. We have had more colds than I can count since October, my husband and toddler had the flu over last few weeks and the baby is starting to teeth which means random tears in the middle of the night but all of this is okay because “I've got this”! It may not be perfect but it will get done.
I'm doing this race with a client and our husbands are both doing the Olympic distance(1.5 km swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run) race the day before. I guess this is just the most creative way to trade off child care with the other partner and have a day off parenting :-). As the next 58 days go on I will continue to go live after my long runs and let you know my weekly thoughts via video on Instagram and I will also let you know most days (I won't guarantee every day) what I am doing to prepare for this challenge. Today hubby and I have our first swim lesson. We both know how to swim just not really well or really fast!
Feeling a little under the weather today so I am going to skip my cardio but I got a solid 25 minutes of upper body strength in and some good mobility work. What are you all up to on this holiday Friday?
I sent this tip out yesterday in my email if you didn’t get it then we are not truly friends and I can’t tell you my secrets.
Take a small portion of all and go back for seconds of what was truly delicious and then go back for seconds. This is my signature tip for all buffets, big family dinners, potlucks and big backyard BBQ’s!