Focus is a very song and powerful word. On my weight journey not only must I outline my weekly goals, broken down to daily I must stay “FOCUS”. It is easy to make an outline, but it has no meaning without follow through.
To follow through it is so necessary to stay focus. In my outline not only am I detailed but I place a reminder of my goals.
There are days I really want to just stop, because I am not seeing results in an exercise routine, or my appetite is off (sweet craving, or I am not wanting to eat), I look at my goals and stagger to my focus of the day.
I am sharing as humans we can and do get side tracked on a journey to achieve a healthy lifestyle, so stay FOCUS, the reward is on its way.
The heat, humidity is no joke. It is a must to hydrate in this weather.
Hydrate prior to, during and after any workout be it a walk, weights, cardio, yard work, HYDRATE.
Water not your fave, okay how about choosing a fruit, cut in small size, place in zip lock bag, freeze then add to your water as a flavor. Yes you can purchase flavored water with ahh so many additives. You can choose a few veggies ( without freezing ). Celery and cucumber gives water a snap, refreshing taste.
Hydration is so necessary for the muscles, skin and yes your organs.
So today, tomorrow l I velour sel and Hydrate. Water does the body GOOD .😉
The road to success has curves, hills, rocks, and then you reach your destination. However would you travel anywhere without proper preparation? Say on an empty tank? No oil? Flat tire? Or would you stop in the middle of flowing traffic without cause? How would you reach your destination.
This applies to exercise, or any goals you are trying to reach.
I am applying this metaphor to workouts. You must have proper fuel to workout (nutrition / fuel). You must balance your carbohydrates and fats (oil). You must have adequate sleep (flat tire), and to get results of any workout you must follow the specifics be it a calendar or and a trainer (stopping in the flow of traffic).
Know Your Limits, I have to remind myself with each workout my limits and you too should do the same.
Are you one of those individuals that work hard and have limited time to work out, or just do not always want to make that drive to the gym? I have an answer
I will always remember as I keep photos of my days of eating disoroders. Having an eating disorder is not a past life. It is a disease. There is no cure because it can return any day, any time, at any age.
I have tried as mentioned in prior blogs several programs to my over weight, and several shakes. My favorite and one I have adhered to is Shakeology. It comes in several flavors and you can add your healthy components to make it a desert.
How do you picture yourself? Your image? How do you want to look?
Stop and just imagine, really how do you want to look? I had to recently look at my image AGAIN. Yes because it was changing . Quick share, I was on a great movement to changing my image of me. I got a bit side tracked and fell off.
When seeds are planted we look for a beautiful plant, tree, grass. We do what is necessary to make the growth the image we visioned.
How about your image? Did you plant your seeds? Your growth has several components and sometimes may need a little tweaking. Just as seeds of the earth require watering, removing objects, pruning, trimming.
Nutrition, work out, sleep are the components to your image. Okay now plant those seeds and look at your image. Oh how beautiful, handsome, healthy and fit you look.
I sometimes wonder if there are many individuals that share my defense in workout. I know my goals and yet I look for motivation on my “slack days”.
Slack days are what I call I want to stop half way through a workout, or I do not put all my energy into the workout, or just look for an excuse not to workout.
I have now created my own motivation. I use the “PUSH” method. I visualize how I want to look and feel and then I push. I push through my workout with energy and I feel great.
So lets PUSH together and encourage others to PUSH there is a goal we want to achieve.