New Website!

Have you had a chance to check out my new website! It is more of my vision for Well & Fit Coaching. It also includes more of getting to know me, family, nutrition, and upcoming projects I have in the works. Please visit http://www.iamwellandfit.com and don’t forget to subscribe for upcoming emails!!!

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I feel blessed to further share my passion with you!

Thanks guys!

-Dominique Michele

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

Turn Up the Power!

Hey guys, and happy Monday to you all! The weekend is officially over. Now it is time to move on into the work week, or should I say an extra hot week! Luckily I am at home or in the gym for the most part, but my daughter just walked into the room and let me know it is 107 degrees outside! After a long, wet winter and spring in California, we asked for this weather, and now we are getting it. Note to self, remember to drink plenty of water!

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Now that warmer weather is finally here, I do enjoy going outside and exercising (preferably in the early mornings or evenings). As much as I love utilizing all of the equipment in the gym, there is a different strength you have to have to workout outdoors. One of my favorite places to exercise outside is at the track stadium. There is the track (of course), grass, and stairs. It is a personal trainers playground. I love to get back to my roots, and really add more “power” moves to my workout. By adding a squat jump here, or a step up there, you can really develop more strength, power, and not to mention, burn a lot of calories!

Want a great explosive and fat burning workout? Try this circuit below.

  • Power skips
  • Hurdle Hops (If you don’t have a hurdle, hop side to side over a line on the track)
  • Split Jumps
  • Step Ups
  • Squat Jumps

Complete 3 Sets of this circuit, doing 12-15 reps of each exercises. Rest 1 minute between exercises, and 3 minutes between sets.

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Adding a new power routine to your regular workout may be just what you need to get to challenge yourself, and move to the next level. The best part is there is no equipment required! In addition, you can always modify each exercises if needed. Listen to your body, and take extra time on your breaks if needed. You can do it, so let’s get to it!

Be well you guys.

-Dominique Michele

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

Dare to Dream. Plan to Action.

Hey ya’ll, and happy Monday to all of you! I hope you all had a productive day (even though people really don’t appreciate Mondays). This weekend I had the pleasure of being featured in an event where I did the physical activity break. If you know me by now, you know that this is where I am in my element! There’s just something about movement that makes people come alive!

The event was titled “Dare to Dream”. The afternoon was filled with successful women that were telling their stories of inspiration, and how they continue to walk in their purpose. The whole time it had me thinking, “How can I turn this into a blog topic?” Being amongst all the dreamers in the room got me to “dreaming”… There is a quote by Harriet Tubman that says, “Every great dream starts with a dreamer.” This is as true today as it was back then, but is it enough just to dream? I say no.Dreaming is only part of the vision. It nutures your ideas, hopes, and wishes, but it must be followed by action. The bible says faith without works is dead, and as I take this leap of faith in my life, I am eager to follow it up with action. I believe that you can do the same! Whether you have been itching to lose those couple of pounds, eat healthier, leave your job, or start a business, it starts with you just taking one step forward. One step to MOVE you in the right direction.So I encourage all you dreamers out there. Dare to dream. Dare to put a plan into action. Dare to GO FOR IT! If I can do it, you can do it too! I am in your corner cheering you on! It is amazing what we can do with a support system (Mine is amazing btw!). I want to hear from you! What is that dream you are ready to move into an action? Are you going to dream your whole life or will you take the first step?I hope this inspires someone today.Be well you guys!-Dominique MicheleLive. Love. Well & Fit.P.S. I brought my baby along with me so she could be empowered as well!

6 Months

 

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Hi everyone, and happy Monday to you! This morning I was listening to my morning motivation as I always do, and I couldn’t help but think of the quote of how your life could be totally different in 6 months if you just take the time to work hard and stay committed. I am not sure that is exactly how it goes, but I think I am close. Then I starting to think, what if I began to do this? Not procrastinate. Not doubt, but just do 6 months of action. I have been telling my husband that I have been having this itch to leave my mark. To work for myself, and to just go for it!

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Now I know I have other obligations and responsibilities to consider, but I want to make this commitment to myself. Hard work and dedication for 6 months and see how my life changes. My specific goals are to eat healthier; especially at lunch, exercise 4 to 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes or more, finish writing my book, and continually gain more client’s and grow my own business.

Have you ever felt this way? Like a shift or change is needed in your life, and you have finally found the path you want to lead? I am here to tell you it can be done. Won’t you join me? 6 months of steady hard work. The type of work that will prepare you for the life you want ahead. Whether you want to pray more, eat healthier, exercise more, be a better parent, or any number of things you want to do, YOU CAN DO IT! I would love to hear from those of you who want to make the commitment with me. I’ll ask you again… WON’T YOU JOIN ME?

Be well you guys.

Dominique
Live. Love. Well & Fit.

Get Back on the Horse

Hi Everyone and HAPPY FRI-YAY to all of you! Quick question… what do you do when you fall off your exercise regiment? Do you get right back on it? Do you wait till next week to get back on track? Do you give up altogether? I wanna know.

Over the years I have witness people who are extremely motivated and ready to start a workout plan on Monday. They have their gym clothes in hand and shoes in their bag ready to sprint to the nearest gym after a long day of work. I have also witness the same people struggling to even decide to exercise on Wednesday or Thursday. Their spark has went away, and they are just trying survive the rest of the week let alone exercise. Then in true pattern form they drag themselves to the gym on Saturday out of guilt of not working out since Wednesday, maybe even Monday. What is this lack of dedication? How do you get back on track?

For myself I feel some sort of way when I do not engage in some sort of physical activity 3 consecutive days. I feel out of balance. Like something is missing in my life. The motivation for me would be making myself feel better, but that is not always the case with everyone else. I feel like there is a need for one on one attention to help people with their health and fitness goals. Maybe not everyday, but definitely mid week or so to help them over the hump. Someone to give them the little push that they need. I understand believe me. Life gets hard and hetic, but I am tired of people making excuses as to why they cannot dedicate some time to work on their health.

I have heard it all. Work, kids, time, lack of motivation, etc, etc, but we spend more time on social media waisting our time than improving ourselves. I don’t mean to come off as “Debbie Downer”, but I challenge you today to make a change for the better. Maybe you are just starting out, or maybe you have fallen off your workout schedule. Whatever the case may be I am here to let you know that it is ok. Don’t wait till Motivational Monday, start first thing tomorrow. Yes! On a Saturday. Make a commitment to exercise at least 30 minutes for 3 or 4 days this week. I am here cheering you on! I want the best for you!… and I know you can do it! It is never to late to get back on the horse!

Be well you guys.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

Dominique

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my new program! Message me for more details!

Fit For Thought: Sometimes running is the only thing that makes sense.

I’m back!!!… Hello out there and HAPPY TUESDAY TO YOU! Why such a long break?… I just haven’t felt inspired to write. I stopped writing for my blog in July of 2018 and haven’t really logged on since. I’ve been in a season of waiting. I was trying to figure out something to write, and I just didn’t know what I wanted to say… frustrating right?

Although in what some call a “rut” I was (and still am) growing. More than ever I am exercising more regularly, eating better, and definitely taking care of my mental health. I’ve began a new project, and working to transition my career. To add the cherry on top, I just got back from a trip to Jamaica! With all this going on, I still felt some way about writing. I asked myself… what can I do?

I know when life is just not making sense or I feel like I can’t handle it all, I RUN. I run because number one, I am a runner at heart. Number two, it just allows me to be me, and number three, sometimes it is the only thing that makes sense. I can control it. I have fun with it, and of course it is making me healthier. This type of self care never gets old!!!

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What is it that you do to make sense of it all. Is it something physical? Is it sitting in silence? I don’t quite know, but running makes my mind, body, and spirit stronger. I feel more centered. More like Dominique.

The older I get the more I realize how important my health is to me, so I encourage you today to find something that just helps you make sense of it all. Find something to promotes you living a healthier life. That makes you come alive. Something that you can do on your own terms.

I am Dominique Michele, and running is my first love.

Be well you guys!

Live. Love Well & Fit.

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P.S. Jamaica was AMAZING!

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Fit For Thought

So many people I come across claim they don’t have enough time to exercise. Well try a HIIT workout and burn more calories in a shorter amount of time. I did 30 minutes tonight and I was done. Swipe left to see 3 examples of great HIIT exercises you can do right at home.
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Be intentional

We use movement everyday. From the simplest tasks to the more complicated ones, but are you being intentional? Are you setting aside the time to exercise? You can also do small things like park further to accomplish more steps or take the stairs. Even household chores can be an intentional physical activity. For example washing the dishes, mopping the floor, or cleaning the table and counter tops. All this can count as a physical activity. Just think “ALWAYS BE INTENTIONAL”
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Use your environment

You don’t need a fancy gym or equipment to accomplish you fitness goals. Take care of your physical health by using your environment. I remember when I had my fitness class we would run up hill, use our body weight, side walks, and benches to get our workouts in. You are only limited by your own imagination. Get out there and do it! 🌿💖💪🏽
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Flexibility and mobility naturally decrease as we get older, but this does not have to be so. Today I challenge you to take some time to stretch either before you get out of bed, at work, or tonight at home. You can do it. Let’s excel in our physical health to obtain optimal wellness! Be well, and have an amazing day!🌿💖💪🏽 #livelovewellandfit #iamwellandfit #wednesday #wellnesswednesday #fitmom #fitness #health #exercise #wellness #wellandfitcoaching