Give Yourself Time

 

Time to do what? Why?.  I have read several motivation books from the greatest and there is one thing that is common.  To create change a habit, develop a new habit you must give it time.  This time does not readily say Success but to get us (me, you and all others wanting a change)  it puts us on the path to our success.

The time does not mean one day this week in 3 weeks apply the change and maybe 4 months later.  The commonality is 3 weeks, yes create that habit for 3 weeks.  In three weeks you will develop other habits to propel you to accomplishment but you must begin.  Will you immediately note change?, yes some big, some small but it is change.

To three weeks of unleashing more greatness within and about you, I know you got it “GREATNESS’

What? You Thought it Happened When?

 

What?, you are giving up? I am with misunderstanding.  I have a few friends and acquaintances wanting to know what I’ve done recently as they have noticed some change in my attitude and physical change.

First I should clear the attitude, I would previous verbalize my dissatisfaction or comment on negative behavior but I have stopped, well not stopped but I begin looking at the positive and keeping my mouth zipped.  You’d be surprise how many people do not like to positive words in some situations.  Physical change is nutrition and workouts.

Back to the beginning in friends and acquaintances, I share my journey highlighting what I feel is applicable to that individual.  Are they receptive, of course but only for a few days maybe a week and then share with me I must have done something different because they are not seeing the results as me.  To begin everyone’s body respond different to workouts and nutritional change, some fast, some slow but for certain NOT OVERNIGHT.  It’s a journey not overnight oats  or quick shake up result.

You have to follow the process, believe in your self and most of all really want the change.  Without the desire and commitment, yeah well uh huh its a lost. I am correcting all those believing change happens overnight, well somethings but mindset and physical change DOES NOT, WILL NOT, CANNOT – Happen Overnight.

To the believers  have a Fab week.

The FEAR Of A New Workout

Has there been anyone with this experience whether it be with a new trainer or like me a new workout program.  The unexpected can be so challenging in workouts atleast for me again, I develop a fear.

I know you ask what is the fear, you are on a “fitness, health journey”. Indeed I am but I fear failure.  Yes, I fear if I am going to have to pause my workout program and how many times or if it will such a challenge I may give up.

Well, my new 20 minute workout is a challenge to begin, I knew it would be but WOW, not as much.  For all reading and are roaring with laughter at 20 minutes, STOP.  This trainer works you out and every muscle in 20 minutes you feel as if its been at most an hour.  Honestly the first day I almost quit, yep you heard it.  Today being day 2 I was half way in which was about 10 minutes maybe 9mins 57 seconds.  What the hell, either way I stopped took a deep breath as sweat is pouring, NO.  No, I cannot do it I tried and my inner challenging voice spoke up “Really, here you go again with this bull crap, shake it off  you know tomorrow you are going to be angry for quitting or will that be today”.  Shut up inner go get it me, shut the*&#@ up. This transpired for about 2 minutes on pause and I resumed  because I knew it wasn’t I could not do the workout, though challenging. I feared the Routine, Failure, and just plain FEAR of change.

I got over myself and completed day 2 I have 6 weeks of this workout and I WILL COMPLETE – yes I’m over the fear now…. The Challenge because its not easy.

Knowing When to Put Up the Fight

person holding knife and fork cutting slice of pie on brown wooden table
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I am so good , thus far into 2019 in controlling my carb intake which for me is primarily just sweet snacking.  Yes I am a relative to Cookie Monster and  I love cakes also pies.  No I really don’t like pies just the crust.

I do have two cookbooks with receipts for a healthier alternative to my sweet tooth.  FIXATE by Autumn Calabrese, also have a Paleo desert cookbook.  Both are awesome, but sometimes you want a little more.  When this occurs I am good for following the rule of 2BMindset, this is a great nutritional tool to follow on a daily basis if you need assist with over consumption daily.  All good, yes but on my weak days, which are not often, well compared to a year ago or six months ago, I am unable to savor the flavor and stop.

I am not talking about just stopping because I want more, NO I am satisfied but I continue to eat.  Before you develop an opinion it is not because I have withheld too long.   Nope it’s because I have either purchased, baked too much and no one wants it and I don’t want to toss it.  I have begun to put up the fight, yes either purchase smaller size if not available then it’s a skip, decrease recipes. Also I am evaluating my craving is it a craving or an alternative to my angry and frustration of a situation, boredom or a self guilty pleasure I know I will regret.  

Craving I can handle I know when to stop but all the others I need a muzzle well I’ve tossed out the muzzle and just put up the fight and thus far I may have won a few rounds.

Just sharing and asking if you have positive recommendations I am opened.  Have a great nutritional day.

My Workouts Can Make Me CRAZY

Yes, crazy not because they are too hard it’s the adjustment.  I have rheumatoid arthritis and have since childhood and some days I have to think fast to modify.  My workouts all have modifier which maybe too easy for me (I like to get the most out of my workouts).  I do then have to either adjust an extremity to not cause injury.  An example is a lunge, but of course there is not just one.  I have to decide how far I will be able to extend the leg or bend the knee and sometimes this is not always easy.  NO I will not just stop, I will adjust.
Another challenge I sometimes have are push ups, some days it’s a knee push-up, but when it’s that one knee and the thumb of one hand I was lost until I researched and there is another solution.  I have to position my body the correct distance from the wall and do wall push ups and Yes you feel the workout.
So, yes this makes me crazy because I am not happy with going through the motion of a workout feeling as if I have not worked out. Now on the flip of this after I adjust through either a few reps and sometimes few sets my extremity warms up and I am full into the workout which is usually the last set.
I do sometimes think how would I feel if I’d stop and wait another day, well, nah just a thought. I know my body and mind if I accept one excuse I will continue to make another and another then I’m full of excuses and anger for making and accepting the excused them I’m even more crazy.
Yes, my workouts make me crazy to resolve and adjustment to warm up a joint, but NEVER do I have the desire to STOP.
My advice to anyone who wants to stop with an ache (not to cause injury) ADJUST dont’t STOP.
To a week of Greatness in your workouts, you’re the best.

I ALMOST FAILED myself

I did, I almost failed.Fail-Stamp

Nutrition is one of the factors in fitness.  Okay let me share fitness has many meanings to some it is a weight loss, others  tone, build muscles, recreation and to many its just  a part of life.

I workout, I consume meals at face pace, not always prepared.  TRUST me when I say choices are better when you meal prep.  I have not meal prepped in about, hmm, well, yeah that long, let me just say a month. Nope month and a half is better.

When I meal prep, I have each meal and snacks set, protein drinks, pre and post workout shakes and truly I’d been ad lib and wasting time.   Also my energy level is higher with meal prepping.  No I did not deviate from my 85/15 too many times but I did; just lots of time lost on spur of the moment decisions and not always the best.

Yesterday, I meal prepped for the week.

Please share how do you stay on track with your nutrition all those on a fitness journey, if not how do you stay on track with your daily intake? To a great week with great nutrition for the best of your health.

To Thee I PROMISE

This is my promise to me, on loving myself.

I promise to:

1. Workout a minimum of 6 days a week
2. Drink my water daily 1/2 my body weight even though some days it may be late and I will be up most of the night excreting
3. Run or use the treadmill a minimum of 3 days a week 30 minutes or greater
4. Listen daily to at least one no two (I already listen to darrendaily) podcasts to enhance the greatness I have unleashed in me
5. Motivate, encourage people daily
6. Remove myself from all negative conversation

This is my daily, weekly list and I know my canines and felines would like to be included but their demands are HIGH but I will meet them 50/50 since their list change daily.

To a great week, much love and really what promises would you give to yourself and NO NO this is not a late Resolution for the New Year.