Sarah Placencia

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No One Is That Happy


Someone said to me recently they love following me because I always seem happy. And yes, I would say I'm a pretty happy person. Honestly though, when I think about how I appear to others I'm always afraid that they might think...."shes THAT happy!" πŸ˜‚
Seriously though, I do try to show my highs and lows as often as I can. Life is not perfect all the time (it's not meant to be) but I truly believe we ALL can become happier, more grateful people when we just remember to do the simple things. Like nice. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜›...
If I could sum up HOW to become happier I would do it in my "oh snap, Sarah's got a mean- REAL TALK side"...kinda voice...
So ya'll ready for this?!?!!
I'm only sharing because I talk to A LOT of people and I see what they post on social media too. πŸ˜¨πŸ˜¨πŸ˜¨ And if you are offended then yea.... This message is probably for you 😘 So here we go...
#1 stop treating the people you "love" Like crap. What you say behind thier back defines who YOU ARE. Not them. 
#2 If you play the blame or excuse game ALL your life you will always be a victim to your OWN negativity. So stahhhp. You ain't going anywhere until you own your own failure. Learn from it, get better and never stop. 
#3 ALWAYS show respect for others. Do you take time to get to know everyones name or show courtesy and thankfulness to EVERYONE!?!?! - whether they are a CEO, janitor, teacher, police officer, chef, waitress....etc.!!?!? 
#4 Stop WISHING. Start DOING. be true to your word if you say you are going to do something....then DO IT! You are grown. You don't need to be spoon fed anymore. 
#5 Be thankful. There is someone less fortunate wishing they had your life. Do your part in this world and leave it better than when YOU entered it. 
So there is it is... happy rant done 😍😘😘Have a blessed and happy day friends. Life is too short to not live it happy. XOXO

Closest Five


You are the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with. So is that a good thing!?!?! To some, yes 😁.....and for others sucks!!!! So I encourage you - who are your closest 5!? πŸ–
And ask yourself....
πŸ€”Did I treat and Love this person right today and in the past?
πŸ€”In what ways today did I uplift or compliment them?
πŸ€”Did I show him or her support today?? HOW? 
πŸ€”Does this person know I love them?
πŸ€”In what ways do I show them that I love them??
I answer yes to each one when it comes to Eddie and I. We help build each others dreams and support each others passions and goals. This relationship isn't 50-50...its 100-100. I'm not saying we are perfect or we never get upset with each other time to time but what I am saying is that it's SOOOOO important to ALWAYS communicate and ALWAYS take the time to be a true SUPPORTER and true FAN of your people. If they don't know you support them then you most likely feel unsupported as well. I recommend taking extra time to show that love to your peeps. Your life will be so much more fulfilled and you they will mirror how you want to be treated also. It's never too late to change our thinking and actions. πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

I Was Fake


Reality πŸ‘‰I was FAKE & here's why...
I also have rolls when I sit. Shocker. But the "NOW" ME, don't give a care 😊😊😊....But I wasn't always happy with myself and If I was to go back and start my fitness career over I WISH I would have started with getting my eating at home, and my mindset towards loving myself RIGHT!!! πŸ˜πŸ₯‘πŸ‹πŸ˜πŸ₯•πŸ‡πŸ‘πŸ˜ Hear me out....because 10 years ago I did the personal trainer gym thing but I wish I would had listened to my body and not over trained so hard. I wish I would have not relied so much on a scale that I starved myself till I was at a certain bmi. That's not healthy and I knew that.
I was teaching up to 20 classes a week....and eating freakin' fruit loops almost every day bc I worked out "enough" so to me I could eat anything...why not, RIGHT!?!?...UMMM. WRONG. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜
What changed for me was truly loving myself enough to TAKE CARE OF ME. And I NEEDED to LEARN how to do it. I had been "faking" my health for too long. ....

So I joined a 21 day Virtual Fit Club in 2014 and it's changed my life FOREVER. I've learned so much about what my body truly needed to heal and become healthier and it's been a very humbling experience. Becoming an Online Coach has forever changed my life and I am going to be doing this forever. Why? Because I'm held MORE accountable. My clients are held MORE accountable. And lastly what we do is not JUST nutrition or a Quick Fix, It's eating REAL food, working out (in a gym or at home....or outside!) With a BIG focus on mindset and community. We are a group of people who are instilling a belief in ourselves of love. We don't focus on our health because we hate ourselves. It's because we love ourselves and we want to lead a LONG HEALTHY life we are proud of. βœŠ
Listen, if YOU are on the fence about FINALLY committing to health, then what is holding you back!?!?!! Seriously, my Virtal Fit Club, the people in it and the easy to follow meal plans and workouts FREAKING WORK!!!! & If you believe in our mission too then send me a message. I'm here to help. β€β€β€

Brain Break


Needed a brain break from studying to update my drivers licence
.....(So nervous btw)......and since food makes everything better πŸ˜‰ I decided to make this. I'm outta lettuce but that can't stop me! I'm waaaaay digging this too...
πŸ‘‰1/2 Avocado
πŸ‘‰5 cherry tomatoes
πŸ‘‰celery stalk
πŸ‘‰ homemade vinaigrette dressing
πŸ‘‰blue cheese crumbles
.....oh em word. So good! Btw, what's your fav cheese topping to ADD to your salad?

March Compound Countdown Challenge

REAL TALK...not EVERYONE WANTS this. I get it. Sign up or don't. But ya know what!??? I want to help those that WANT this for themselves. I can only help you so far but you might think....oh..I NEED this, but do I WANT this?! Well that's up to you.πŸ‘Š This is only an extra 10-20min daily workout and after day 10 you might not WANT this challenge anymore. I see it happen ALL.THE.TIME. So even BEFORE you begin I want YOU TO WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN! Feel free to send them to me and let me know WHY You NEED & WANT & WILL commit to this. BC I'm here to help YOU. 
Really ask yourself WHY would I do this and if these reasons align with your goals then let's DO THIS!!!!!!
πŸ’ͺBecause I give you Workouts ((M-F Everyweek in March)) & That makes you fit....which helps you become less stressed....which makes you realize you CAN & WILL accomplish more. 
πŸ’ͺBecause I'm giving away some fitness swag to someone who SHOWS UP! 
πŸ’ͺBecause you can join my community of go-getters that are throwing excuses out the window...BECAUSE THIS IS OUR YEAR to become healthier, happier and more driven in life.
Still with me!? Then you might be one of THOSE go-getters. Go RIGHT HERE to sign up for the daily workout. We start MARCH 5TH!!!!!!!!!! 

Healthy and No Work


Ya ever look at healthy food pics and think..."I should eat that. But I don't want to put in the work."??
Well you aren't alone. I STILL think that. I would buy veggies and think THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT!!!!! And alas it's STILL A struggle. But I will tell ya one thing that's helped me. Talking to myself as if I was a Child and my more mature healthier smarter and better looking self was giving me words of advice. Because lets face it...... I'm a rebel and always will be. I don't like people telling me what to do(that's why I work for myself) but FOR SOME REASON when I talk to myself this way then I listen. Does that make sense? Am I cray!? ......Dont answer that. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Anyway my convo usually goes something like this...
"Sarah, you are a freaking Adult!!!! You CAN eat better. But WILL YOU!? Will you get up, shop for what you ALREADY KNOW you should eat or will you just sit there scrolling pics of recipes you will never try!? πŸ€¦πŸ€¦πŸ€¦
So I listen. And I run to the grocery stores.... then the next battle starts...
"SARAH!!!!! Remember you bought those veggies!??! And now they are starting to brown because you are TOO LAZY to cut them up!? Like for realz. What a freaking waste. You are blessed beyond measure to be able to go to a store, to afford to buy that food...then you are gonna let it go to waste!? What the freak!?!?! πŸ€·πŸ€·πŸ€·
After that I do get up, go the kitchen & take 5 min to make a salad and remember that my LAZY brain is always trying to sabatoge me. I feel so guilty admitting all of this but maybe if you are the same then try it. And ALSO write it down. Then read it aloud. It's like an "I love you enough to put you in your place" kinda love note to yourself πŸ˜‰ I hope it helps you too!!!!!

Attitude Determines Success


YOUR attitude determines YOUR success. And if you talk negatively to yourself NOW, then you will be in a battle with yourself for years. Trust me, I KNOW.
I have NOT always been fit on both the inside and the outside. I starved myself for years, and If I weighed more than my goal I wouldn't eat. I finally threw my scale out 7 years ago and accepted and loved my body exactly where I was already at.
My attitude needed to be adjusted in order to succeed. I had to LOVE who I was and start treating my body RIGHT. I now understand that eating healthy and exercising is not PUNUSHMENT. I do this NOT because I HATE my body. I do it because I LOVE MYSELF. I hope you choose to love who you are RIGHT NOW & EVERYDAY😍😘😘😘😘

Faith, Not Fear


I've always loved this saying because it reminds me of ALL the people, places and things I've experienced in my life and it was ONLY because I chose to live my life in FAITH and not FEAR.

I didn't always choose Faith though. I was SO fearful as a child. I avoided going ANYWHERE by myself because of this fear. And while some 'warnings' were given to me to protect me it actually started to make me feel like a victim in a negative dark world. But as I grew up I, began to realize that I was so fearful because I convinced myself of the negative outcomes that would happen. 

Too many times I judged others because what I believed to be truth was actually my own preconceived false truths. I told myself stories of how I would fail. I told myself lies about how others would judge me. I was insecure, blinded and built my own prison from this negativity. 

This saying 'Faith Over Fear' kept reminding to ask myself- "Am I LIVING with Faith over Fear? Does my life mirror that belief?"

I wanted a happier, loving & more fulfilled life. If I wanted to live this fulfilled life I had to search it out - I knew it would not just come to me. And if I DIDN'T take action then I knew I would miss SO MANY wonderful experiences and relationships and adventures by living in fear. 

Slowly but surely I re-wrote my story and knew that my life would look very different in 5, 10 - 50 years when I continued to choose FAITH over my FEARS. I started talking to myself more positively. I avoided drama and gossip. I searched out people who actively lived this FAITH over FEAR life and I learned from them. 

I also have a few reminders that have helped me along the way and I hope they encourage you today, tomorrow and the next 50 years to have a FAITH driven life rather than a life full of fear. 

πŸ‘‰God created ALL people & they are ALL meant to be loved- not feared and hated for who they are or what they believe. 

πŸ‘‰You have to make YOUR OWN choices in life. Do not be quick to judge. Do not base your choices and actions on what others do TO YOU. When you are faced with conflict always choose love. 

πŸ‘‰God created you to find your passion and live and love life. It will take you many tries and failures before you 'figure it out' but know that these 'failures' lead you to success. Rome...and Beyonce weren't built in a day. πŸ˜‰

πŸ‘‰When you judge others it's only because you are insecure- in what ways can you improve YOURSELF so you aren't always living in comparison? 

πŸ‘‰When making a big decision, ask yourself- 'Will thinking like this or making this decision place me outside of my comfort zone so I can have a chance to learn and grow?' 

πŸ‘‰When this life comes to an end, will you have lived it fully or not? Everyday decisions will determine this outcome. SO MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT!!!!



What the heck!? I start dancing and 4 min in I'm sweating like a pig. I once thought I would grow out of it....not the case. I was always that SWEATY kid at chuckie cheese that the parents looked at like...."glad that's not MY kidπŸ˜‚" ...How bout you!? Have you always been that kid?! Or do you really have to WORK FOR IT? #thesweatlifewithsarah#ownit

The Bloat


You would think after being sick yesterday and only drinking half my shake and eating 1 apple (bc thats all I could keep down all day) this bloat would be gone. It's not. I'm SOOO ready to get back on track. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜
I know it's only been a day but I took for granted the way I felt on the inside and the energy I had then I thought about how some people feel like this EVERYDAY. And that SUCKS. 
Trust me, there is a better way to live. Health is a choice and I'm getting back on my meal plan, drinking more water and starting my workout again today. Is it hard to make time to be healthy or is it hard to feel like crap?!?! We choose our hard and to me I'd much rather feel amazing. πŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ™‹Hands up if you agree!!!



I was doing sooooo good in my fresh foods challenge then today happened. πŸ€’🀒🀒 Yep, pretty sure I got food first guess I would get sick from Chinese take out was the fact that NO ONE was wearing gloves. I even joked to Eddie about it!!!! Well Guess I won't be going back anytime soon. #lessonlearned Enjoy this little guide to cleaning you're gut I found in the meantimeπŸ˜‰ I think its helping!!!!

Throw It In!


Anyone else's cooking "style" resemble this mindset....
" ehhhhh, this looks healthy, let's throw it In!" I've found that this style ACTUALLY works! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š
Here I Cut up and cooked some brussel sprouts in olive oil for a few min, added eggs and garlic pepper and salt. Then laid on a bed of kale then added some of my fav veggies. Here I added tomatoes, cucumbers avocados. Oh em word.....SO GOOD!!! Now go stock your fridge and Eat your veggies, bc they ARE amazing and GREAT for your gut!!!!#eatclean #absaremadeinthekitchen#thesweatlifewithsarah



When I repeat these affirmations daily then my mind starts to believe it as me, it took time to BELIEVE in myself. But just like you can train the body you CAN re-train the brain. Our thoughts create actions which yeilds positive or negative results. 
Be thoughtful everyday and take out the negative. Recognize that negative voice and hush it by saying these statements instead. Try it now... and save this post so you can refer to it daily. You CAN achieve anything and it starts with the belief in yourself. Let's have an amazing week friends!!!πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’œ#2018goals#Bestyear

Vampire Workout


Truth moment.....sometimes I don't want to do my workout 😰😰😰 I know, shocker..but for realz yo.....I only want to watch Vampire Diaries and Eat I compromise.
I set up the tabata timer for 1 Min work 10 second rest and do 10 moves from my Virtual Fit Club workout and aim for 5 sets. It seriously goes by so fast and I forget I'm working out. πŸ˜‚ So even on the days you aren't "feeling it" No worries.... play a movie or show and get a family member to commit to it with you! You totes won't regret it.
Btw...I'm already on Season 8...😭😭😭😭 I don't want it to I'm thinking "The Originals" next πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜˜

Don't Wait


I waited too long to take chances because I had already talked myself into believing how I would fail. I had a choice and each day I defended my excuses rather than fighting for my success. Are you in that stuck phase too??? For me I had to seek out HOW to get past this...
πŸ‘‰Success leaves clues and I learned from others. They were positive and consistent. 2 traits I knew I could improve on.
πŸ‘‰ I also stopped listening to the doubters and negative voices both external and internal.....byeeee haters 😘
πŸ‘‰ I accepted failure after failure as LEARNING Experiences rather than reasons for giving up. A few failed businesses means YES, I AM going in the right direction. πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰
πŸ‘‰I learned that the quicker you go for it, the quicker you learn who you need to be in order to be successful. 
πŸ‘‰Becoming that successful person takes MANY trys. Just because it didnt work in the past doesnt mean it won't work NOW....
For example: We don't tell a baby..."oh tiny baby, you fell, so you will never learn to walk! Sorry kid, but you might as well stop trying. Just crawl through life, you don't have what it takes."...
Um yeaaaa, as ridiculous as that sounds it's EXACTLY what I had been telling MYSELF for years. βœ‹βœ‹βœ‹So stop already.βœ‹βœ‹βœ‹ I believe and KNOW both you and I can walk, run and sprint after a better, happier, healthier and more purpose filled driven life!!!!!! 
So how bout it!?!?! I challenge you, yes on a SATURDAYπŸ˜‰ To take ONE chance towards a better life. Over time those trys DO ADD UP. Let's make the REST of our life, the BEST of our life. If you need any help you know where to find meπŸ˜™πŸ˜šπŸ˜™ #2018GOALS #Bestyear #bestlifeever

8 Freaking Cookies


So, real talk....Ive been taking pics of my healthy foods lately..bc I'm back from vacay and super on track!!! Riiigghhhtt!?!? ......πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
WRONG.πŸ˜”πŸ˜œπŸ˜” I ate 8 of these last night!!!!!! FREAKING 8 COOKIES!!!! πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š I can't be a hypocrite and show all the good here on my page....bc that's just annoying and unattainable And NOT the truth. So here's my truth pic. And was it worth it!? In the moment...yea... but now I'm feeling it today. I'm sluggish. Digestion is outta whack and I'm slacking on focusing to work. Soooo with that said this a good reminder to practice self control. And no, it doesn't come natural to me. I still have to work on it. OBVY. So if you have these slip ups time to time also don't get yourself down. We are ALL human. Just start fresh each day. We got this, right!?!???!? RIGHT. πŸ˜‰

If I CAN, then I WILL!!!


If I CAN, then I WILL!!! βœŠβœŠβœŠI feel like that's the mentality you have to have in order to succeed. We all have so many chances to live our BEST life and all it takes is a clear goal, taking action, learning from our failures and being consistent. It sounds like a lot but once you make it a habit then its POSSIBLE!!!! 
Today starts my next Virtual Fit Club and I'm so excited to see this "I CAN & I WILL" mentality start to happen for my clients. Its not only a physical transformation but its also a mental and emotional one that happens. We focus on eating REAL FOOD and working out safely and effectively and it's working for us!!!!πŸ’ͺ😊πŸ₯‘πŸŽ If you also need help you know where to find me!!!! March group prep starts in 3 weeks!!!!! #Bestyear #2018goals#onlinecoach #virtualfitclub #virtualsweatsesh#virtualbootcamp