Follow your dreams

Sunday, March 26, 2017

"Without a goal there can be no real success"
- Thomas S. Monson

I am humbled to say that we just finished our third round of my 21-day fitness challenge. I've had this dream and vision for a long time! I honestly start tearing up every time I think about how many people support me and are doing this challenge with me. YOU GUYS ROCK!!! I have gotten a lot of questions about "nutrition" and "if we will be adding it to the challenge". This has been something that we have been working on and I am so excited to tell you that starting April 3rd we will!!!

Allysa and I met in college where we both ran track and field for BYU. Our lockers were next to each other, basically we were destined to be best friends. She is a person who would become best friends with the 80 year old down the street, or the 5 year old boy she just met. When she told me she was going into food science, I knew we'd be friends forever. Knowing her passion for food, I knew it'd be perfect for her! I have been on her meal plan for over a month now, and it has been amazing!! I have loved making new meals, and eat HEALTHY meals! Just to clarify, it is not a diet, just amazing healthy meals.You guys, she knows what she's doing and I am so jealous of her husband who gets to eat her meals everyday. 




"I am obsessed with food, fitness, and travel. My husband, family, and friends mean the world to me and one of the best ways I know to show them how much I love them is to share my food and recipes with them.


I graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a BS degree in Food Science and then went on to get my Master's degree at Oregon State University (OSU). During my years at BYU I was on the track team specializing in the 400 meter hurdles and the 800 meters. It was during these years at BYU that my interest in both food and fitness grew into more of a passion. By the time I finished grad school at OSU, I was totally in love with food and all aspects of it.

I believe that food is the best way to bond with people, experience a new culture or country, and the best way to spend time. However, loving food while also loving fitness has posed a bit of a problem as I don't ever want to sacrifice flavor for health. So I started coming up with recipes that are both healthy and pretty tasty too! This way my husband and I are able to enjoy food in our every day lives (and also splurging on burgers, pizza, and ice cream occasionally😉)!

Food, as everything in life, is all about balance. Food is life and life is food. I believe that we really need to have a healthy relationship with food. I really hope that these meals help your family like they've helped us. For me a proper balance of nutrition and health makes me feel great physically, mentally, and emotionally. I hope that these meals help you feel that eating healthy can still be delicious and fun!"   


YOU, yes we are talking to you! For this coming challenge, we have added delicious dinner meal plans! There will be 4 meals, grocery list and then dinner options! These meals are family friendly, and easy to substitute food items if you so wish.
Join us on our fourth 21-day challenge, we start April 3rd! The beauty of these workouts is that you can do them at home. Anybody can take 20-30 min and dedicate that to your workout, no excuses!!!! No equipment needed, although weights are optional and I do recommend having a pair of dumbbells. 21 days may seem like a lot, but I promise you that if we can do it...so can YOU!!! To sign up, leave your email in the comments! 
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Plan A) Fitness only is $10 

Plan B) Fitness + dinner meals is $21! 


Last months participants! I'm going to let the before and afters speaks for themselves :)






Thank you all for your support, it means the world to us!
Leave your email bellow and lets get fit and healthy together!!

xo



Swimsuit and 3 months postpartum

Friday, March 17, 2017

I cannot believe it is already "spring/summer" here in Arizona! This past week the weather has been  in the 90's and I am not ready for the hot days! I wish it stayed in the 70s a little longer! So in honor of this warm weather, I am going to be showing you my first suit of the year!
I absolutely love this suit from Lime Ricki, it is my first suit from them! I love the high waisted bottoms, great for the (postpartum tummy) and love the matching brallette it comes with! If you look on their website, you will notice how their suits are very affordable. I highly recommend them, and the quality is great!!
I also love that the top can be used as a sports bra as well! You can get your workout done, then jump in the pool right after ;)







As for my postpartum journey, things are going well! I am human, so yes I have bad days as well and that is okay! It is okay to cry it out, because we are human. I know for a fact that my 21-day challenge has helped me so much mentally. Being active or doing any kind of activity each day, has been so beneficial for me but also the kids. Having three kids is no joke, but people do it and so can YOU & I!

I hope y'all have a great st Patrick's day!
xo

Fitness with fatty - post partum journey 2

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


"Stick to a task 'til it sticks to you, for beginners are many but finishers are few." 

- Thomas S. Monson 


This is one of my top 5 favorite quotes! It applies into so many different elements in life.
My favorite thing about the 21-day challenge is the amazing support from all the participants. I create a private group on Facebook, where I post my videos each day. It is a place to complain about your soreness, to post your victories or to simply say that you did the workout! It can give you a sense of community atmosphere and that you're not alone. 

Do you feel stuck in your fitness routine? Do you fall in this category of being busy, not knowing what to do at the gym or just don't know where to start? Well then I promise this is the perfect thing for you! My 21-day challenge is designed to take about 20-30 min depending on how fast you complete the exercises.  My main goal is by the end of this challenge, for you to adopt a habit for exercising. I want you to look in the mirror and love what you see. I want you to be proud of yourself and for all the hard work you've put in.

Here are some before/afters from some of my participants!

"My 21-day fitness challenge is up today, but my personal fitness challenge is still in full force! I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm happy with how far I've come too! Fatima Dedrickson is doing another 21 day fitness challenge starting February 27th! I highly recommend it! It was convenient, fun, and encouraging! Thanks, Fatty! Looking forward to the next one! 💪🏼#fitnesswithfatty "



"The first is before the January challenge and then before and after this one. The progress is happening slowly, but it's for sure happening!5 months pp and slowly, but surely getting my body back 🙌🏾"




"These challenges were just what I needed to keep me accountable. Fatima's circuits KICK. MY. BUTT. I'm drenching with sweat at the end of each daily workout. Workouts can be done at home so there is NO EXCUSE to not get it done. The workouts last anywhere between 20-30 minutes depending on your fitness level. Every day before doing my workout I had my end goal in mind which is always to beat my "before" photo. No matter what time of day it was I ALWAYS completed the daily workout.

If I can do this SO CAN YOU! It's never too late to live a healthier lifestyle."
Read more about her story h e r e



"So because I am pregnant I wasn't expecting to lose any weight or even get smaller. It may be hard to tell in the picture, but I think these work outs were just what I needed to tighten up a little! I can only imagine that these will be exactly what I need after I get the baby out!! Thank you Fatima! "


"I wasn't convinced I'd see a difference and I'm most happy about my mental improvements (I proved I can take time everyday to work out!!) Now I feel better and can do push-ups on my toes! But I was way pleasantly surprised when I compared my before and after!! "


I am 10 weeks PP and I couldn't be more proud! There's still lots to go, but I sure am glad I decided to do this together with a bunch of amazing people!
My next challenge starts February 27th! Do you want to be apart of an amazing support system, or find a love for working out? No equipment is mandatory, but you can use dumbbells for more resistance! 
This is not a personal training program or another program thats out there. This is me, sharing my love for fitness with others.
Leave your email in the comments and lets get fit together!

xo

The Magical Laundry Detergent

Friday, February 10, 2017

Persil® ProClean® sponsored this post, however, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 




Daddy's little shadow and the cutest little helper.



As a busy mom to three kiddos, life gets pretty crazy around our house. I am all for letting the kids getting dirty and having fun but that means lots of laundry. There's nothing more annoying to me, than stains that do not come out. I am so excited to tell you guys about this product. To be completely honest, I hate doing laundry. I always feel like there's no end to it. I usually end up throwing everything in one load, which ruins the clothes (whoops). Luckily, Ben is the opposite and he loves doing it. I find folding the laundry super therapeutic, so it all works out for us :)
The Persil detergent is every moms dream. It takes out every stain and smells so great (I am so picky about the smell haha). My kids have been sick, all three of them :( We have been doing laundry like crazy over here. Snots, poop, bloody noses, stains on stains! All the fun stuff that comes with sick kids. Thanks to the Persil ProClean, you'd never guess they were sick. I couldn't believe my eyes. You know your husband is excited about something, when he thinks doing laundry is fun ;) 
If you have messy kids, run over to Walmart right now and get yourself the Persil ProClean. 


Visit Persil ProClean and receive a discount coupon with your next purchase. 

xo

Fitness With Fatty- Post partum

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Consider what a long way you've come today. Be nice to yourself, be proud and patient. Results will come...one step at a time.
- Fatty


Fitness is my lifestyle, it is who I am. I also love chocolate chip cookies with a passion, so there's that! 
I have had this idea for months and my mind has been all over the place trying to figure out what to do. After having Kingston, I knew I was going to get back into working out eventually. What better way to start the new year than with a fitness challenge?! There I was, I had my idea and went with it. I was so nervous and my darling husband kept encouraging me to do it. I am SO happy I did, the turnout was far better than I ever could imagined. 
A lot of times, people who don't have a routine don't know what to do. You might feel clueless, overwhelmed, but you still have that goal that you made. You then decide to do a couple classes and realize it isn't for you. Others are like me, busy moms or just busy individuals and you just do not have time to make it to the gym...because #momlife . 

Do you fall in this category of being busy, not knowing what to do at the gym or just don't know where to start? Well then I promise this is the perfect thing for you! My 21-day challenge is designed to take about 20-30 min depending on how fast you complete the exercises. We have an amazing support system on Facebook, which is also where I post videos for everyone. My main goal is by the end of this challenge, for you to adopt a habit for exercising. I want you to look in the mirror and love what you see. I want you to be proud of yourself and for all the hard work you've put in.

Here are some thoughts from some of my participants. 


"I don't know what I can say that my hips and thighs aren't already saying! An awesome challenge that helped me in too many ways, not just with my appearance, but my energy, food cravings, and strength." - Al 


I was so embarrassed to send these pictures but know I have to be accountable in my own way. I've always struggled with weight regardless of being an athlete to 5 different sports since 3rd grade and a collegiate athlete. I can blame genetics, I can blame society, but I just blame myself. 2015 I got really sick, which only progressed through 2016. I had dropped 40lbs and became extremely weak. Mid year through I got depressed and lazy. Doc told me I was too weak to exercise which is the way I cope with the majority of my problems. I got a new and more stressful job. Got in a new unhealthy relationship. I was constantly tired, binge eating and too sick to do things. I started eating my problems and went on fad trendy diets/ exercises here and there then lost interest and motivation. Made so many excuses and I gained 60lbs back. When Fatty posted a challenge I said "what the hey why not?" I know I do good at challenges because for some reason I'm more dedicated to my routines. I work at 430am every day. My goal a year ago(2016) was to wake up at 2 to work out before having to get out the house by 350/4am. Never did I get up until this challenge. Now every day for the last 21 days I have got up at 2 on the dot and completed the challenge given. It's challenging but easy access. Burns like hell but gives just enough energy to last through my day! Although I'm limited to working out per docs orders still Fattys workout can be modified and completed right in the comfort of your own home. I still try to go hard because that's just the kind of person I am. It may not look like much progress but I feel stronger and mentally better every day. Luckily I know my limits. 😉 As embarrassed as I am to have let myself go and get to the heaviest I've ever been, I'm glad that I joined Fattys awesome challenge! I encourage anyone who just needs a boost to give it a try I know you won't regret it! 21 days of heck and -10lbs later I'd say it's well worth it in the end! It doesn't suck when doc thinks you're doing ok either and approves modifying home workouts 😉 Thank you Fatty for helping Challenge me to mental capacities and physical boundaries. It's bringing balance back into my life. Can't wait for the next challenge to begin! 💕


'Day 21 of Style Fit Fatty's 21 day challenge complete! What a way to start off the new year. I already joined her next challenge. It starts January 30th! It's just $10 to join. No gimmicks, no strings attached... just an awesome workout you can do at home and be a part of a group of people that will keep you feeling motivated every single day to keep going!" - Brandi





"Putting on weight after birth is SO EASY for me. My stomach literally feels like a never ending pit when I'm nursing. The first couple of months after birth I had been snacking on ritz crackers in-between nursing sessions and just over eating in general... almost binge eating and not know when to stop :(. I had a "wake up call" on Christmas Day when I stepped on the scale at my parents and saw I was only 3.5 pounds less than what I weighed when I went into labor. The next day I cleaned up my diet and fatty told me she was starting a fitness challenge! This challenge was just what I needed to keep me accountable and get support from others doing it as well!" - Cecilia

After thinking it over I am happy to share my "progress." I honestly feel like I have nothing to show, BUT I actually feel better, stronger, and more confident where I am now compared to the beginning of the challenge. Sharing also helps me to be accountable for what I did as well. In college I was an athlete so I have lot of pressure from myself to be the same person I was then (fast with a six pack). But now I am a mother, and my perspective has had to change, and is still changing, to just being healthy and giving the blessing of a healthy lifestyle for me and my family. So here's my picture for what it's worth." - Loren


I am 7w PP and I couldn't be more proud! There's still lots to go, but I sure am glad I decided to do this together with a bunch of amazing people!
My next challenge starts January 30th! Do you want to be apart of an amazing support system, or find a love for working out? No equipment is mandatory, but you can use dumbbells for more resistance! 
This is not a personal training program or another program thats out there. This is me, sharing my love for fitness with others.
Leave your email in the comments and lets get fit together!

xo

Surviving 3 children, 3 years and under

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

You go through big chunks of time where you're thinking,
"this is impossible, oh this is IMPOSSIBLE".
And then you just keep going and going,
and you sort of do the impossible.
-Tina Frey

Shirt from Malyn Logic

When we found out we were pregnant with Kingston, my instant reaction was "holy moly, we will have 3 kids 3 years and under". Some people think we are crazy, and other think we are completely insane haha. A lot of people told us how having 3 rocked their world. With 3, you are outnumbered, schedules don't work together, its uneven, someone might be lonely, etc. While some of these things might be true, remember that YOU decide how things will be. I totally believe that your attitude sets the tone in the family. I am all about having a routine and a schedule. It sure has been a little harder getting all kids on the same sleeping schedule (cause mama gotta nap too). Instead, I have taken Noah's nap away so while the kids nap we bond. I am not going to lie, at first I was so sad to loose that nap. Then I remembered, this won't last forever. These are the moments I will look back at and smile about. Besides, taking away his nap has resulted in Noah going to bed earlier and waking up later :) As they get older, the one-on-one interaction with each individual becomes more important. 

Being a mother of three, I have learned to appreciate my slings/wraps so much more. They have been a lifesaver for us. Although I might be outnumbered, I still have my hands free for Noah and Olivia! I have also found that doing activities that each kid enjoys has been super important. Olivia has had a harder time with this new transition, and it has been important to do things she loves. 
 My biggest struggle has been night time. If Ben isn't home, it has taken a lot longer and I find myself not being able to do our normal night routine! 
Oh, and I haven't gone grocery shopping alone yet. Needless to say, I miss my random target runs!

If you're pregnant with your third and terrified how things will go, don't be. Every baby, every situation is different. Don't let other people scary stories affect you. Find things that works for you and your family. If I can do it, so can you :)

3 things that helps me everyday
1. Start my day with a prayer
I know it might sound basic or a given, but I need that boost.
2. I keep my house bright
I find myself feeling happier when it is bright in my home
3. Have a plan each day and try to go out!
Something we do as a family, even if it is coloring. I hate the feeling of "not accomplishing anything". Going out with three kids isn't ideal everyday, but we try to go out each day. Even if it is just to the mail box :)

Sling color sage from: Wildbird

xo