Does the Weather Affect My Workouts

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I was asked this question by someone knowing I have RA and workout as she also have RA and continues to use excuses to workout a couple of days month.  Yes you read it a month.  I am not making mockery of anyone for we all have limitations just some of us know how to adjust IF WE ARE COMMITTED.

The weather does not affect my workouts completely.  This is not a yes or no question for ME.  I may have a flare especially in my left thumb discomfort.  I can always when this occur adjust my position on push ups as well as decrease my weight lift range.

Now what does affect my joints is my nutrition.  Certain foods will send me into a full flare of the joints, swelling and the pain is out of control.  How do I overcome well I drink a sea of water or so it seems because I am trying to flush out the good tasty high in everything toxic for my body but still good.  Of course if I’d just take a few bites, I will not experience the flare.  Before I close food is not the only contributing factor to a RA flare and I’ve been with the auto-immune disease since childhood.

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If you’re committed and your intentions are aligned with your actions you adjust, erase the excuses, scale back but not down when necessary but YOU KEEP MOVING.

I Love Veggies, I Do But……

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Oh my this is so a problem.  I love vegetables.  I can eat them cooked any way including raw for most of them.  So what is the BUT, well I have IBS  and some of them just don’t agree with me.  They want to make be bloated and all gassy.  Do you know that discomfort well it’s there and it’s a good thing I work out at home because the release during the workouts haha just glad I’m at home.

Now the biggest help in this is my superfood drink.  It is not by anyways a cure for IBS or a prescription for IBS.  JUST know for ME, my superfood is load with so many vegetables, vitamins, fiber, digestive enzymes, pre and post biotic, adaptogen herbs and botanicals, shucks the list goes on and on.  Most of all it decreases my IBS discomfort and  my nutrition isn’t compromised with the smaller amounts of veggie consumption.

I Have No Shame

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Nope, I don’t. I brag and share when I increase my weights or beginning a new  workout program.  By the way did I share with you I have the option to over 700 plus workouts with trainers that are too AWESOME, if this interest you or you just want to try or add something new to your workout leave me a message.  Okay back to my no shame.

There are days when my RA is flaring or I’m a bit fatigue or that nagging voice trying to encourage me to do something than a workout ( in other words just be lazy).  Well how do I handle these days,  I modify.  I have no shame in modifying a workout, will I modify every day NO but there are days of justified excuses.  No shame.  Should I wait until when….. No because when may take too long.  When, for me allows the excuses to build, I must erase the excuses.

Modification does give you results and if you’re still giving your 💯 or more the workout is a success, the change is still in process, the adrenaline flow is there and oh my the feel good post any good workout is awarding.

To you I say in any workout or goals of life – erase the excuses, modify, change the pace TEMPORARILY and most of all HAVE NO SHAME.  Keep moving

Who Inspires You

On my fitness journey and just life I read books that both motivate me to stay focus on my goals and listen to podcasts of many.  My recent podcast  of motivation and inspiration is AWESOME and RELATABLE.  Of course I’m reading books as well.

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What is your inspiration or motivation this week or for the month ?

It’s The Mindset

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Did you know because every day I’m learning.  I know a positive mindset assist so much in seeing and enjoying life to our utmost.  But the mindset in pushing through and acquiring daily goals, yes this include working out and just life.

I began a new workout BOD and I knew it was high intensity and I as always do a quick usually 5 minutes meditation 🧘‍♀️.  If you have to just modify  do it focus on giving your 100.  Was it a high intensity workout, Yes, but I pushed through and did not modify but I was soaked with sweat 😓 after the workout.  I was proud of myself and the mindset.  Not just for me but for You as well.  Stop second guessing your capability and toss out those limiting thoughts and  beliefs – just adjust for your 100 if necessary.  Keep the mindset on a high, greater than 100 because your goals, my goals, our goals are waiting and a few have been waiting for awhile. It’s time we reached them and move to a higher goal.

To a life of Positive Mindset and Achievements

I’m Dialing A New Number

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I am, I must because if I want to progress toward my goals I need to dial a new number.

It’s important so important to know when it’s time to make that change.  For me that change is when I see complacency and that’s what I am seeing in my nutrition.  With that said I’m dialing a new number, I am increasing my commitment in the nutrition area of my fitness journey.

Now that does not mean I will not eat desserts, or snacks or 100% healthy food everyday. REALLY, heck no it means I need to be more aware of my portions because I can sometimes over do it.  I need to when possible keep the hydration on point and most of all I need to believe in me.  Yep believe I can do what is necessary to see a continuous progress in my journey.

I’m dialing….

It’s Part of Your Self Care

I think you may have forgotten as I shared recently while conversing with with a friend.  We were just chatting about self care and what we do.  The list, well her list was long mine was short.  Facials (cleanse, massage, mask, hot oil, lotion), body massage, foot massage, my nails(I do myself) and the warm bubble bath just thinking about it.  Now her list was on and on so I silently assumed she just sat a whole week aside or maybe two.

I threw in an important one “workouts”.  I heard air flowing for a minute without sound, What?  Yes working  out for me is more than the physical input.  It helps with my energy and mindset.  I enjoy the sweat and the adrenaline flow puts me in a stronger, positive mode and really helps me through the day in so many ways.  I also explained this to her and she didn’t agree.  I accepted that, sometimes we just have to agree to disagree and not change our mind. I stand strong, yep my workouts are a part of my self care the effects are so awarding.

What Ignites YOU on Your Fitness Journey

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There are days I’m not sure if I want to workout  or when/  Now don’t misinterpret I hate working out because I love it, enjoy it; however there are days I just feel a bit lazy for awhile.

When this happens I can only justify for a few minutes because there really isn’t an excuse.  With my streaming programs, the community that is involved I can do a workout in 10-45 minutes if I just want a change for the day because each workout has a calendar.   If you have never had an inspiring, motivational community then you have got to try my community. Beachbody On Demand Homepage: https://www.beachbodyondemand.com?referringRepID=1262129.  It’s a community like no other. ok now on with igniting

Okay I will go onto social media and see the inspiring comments from my previous workouts or view someone else on their workouts or just log onto wp and see inspiring posts from those I follow or and follow me.  Fire is higher when I listen to one of my many pod casts and then I am lit, on fire and ready to prepare for a great workout more so a great workout.  Sometimes we just need a little push.

PLEASE Can WE Females Stop and Start

That sounds so conflicting stop and start, but yes  Please.

I say this for the females that don’t support each other on a fitness journey. I’ve recently read negative post on an individual I follow and I was blown away. Have I ever received negative posts for certain and I either respond positively (which is not always easy) or say nothing. This individual is sharing her journey and making changes and all so many can see is her current flaws and focus on that. REALLY, it’s about her, me and all the females on a fitness journey. It’s not easy but I will ask this – What Are You Doing? Is Your Life So Perfect? Do You Want or See ANY Change For Your Growth? What Journey DO You Need to Start (its okay that you’ve bashed someone else because me an so many others will be there to support you) WHY, because we love to empower those moving on in a positive direction making positive changes.

Today, if you are one that is bashing just STOP and START empowering. I’m done.  To weeks of  FEMALES EMPOWERING EACH OTHER.

STOP the Focus- It’s NOT Your AGE

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That’s right, I need you to stop that insanity.  I hear this a lot and I wonder, when will so many stop focusing on what the condition of health was in yester years.  Truth people didn’t live as long, didn’t have the medical knowledge as of today, and just thought it was normal to stop doing certain activities after a certain age.

WE have evolved in the fitness arena so just stop saying if you were younger because you are not but you can still do it. Yes but only if you want to.

It’s NOT Your AGE, it’s you.  All you, no one else but you of course your age too, but your age isn’t stopping you from being active it’s you.  SO now I need you to rephrase that excuse.  How about, “It’s not my age because I’m making changes in my fitness life, slow but change , I will no longer use my age as an excuse. I know there are so many workouts I can do and only a few I’m not able to and some I will be able to at a later date.  It’s NOT MY AGE”