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.

I Had A Flare on Thursday

Thursday is one of the day I roll out at 3AM, that is for me to do my usual and to workout before beginning my “real day”.  I never know when I am about to or have no precipitating factors indicating  a RA flare is coming.  Any hoo, I woke up with this lovely right thumb of mine swollen at the basilar  joint, which can be painful.

It was per my schedule of LIIFT4, Shoulder day which definitely meant weights. It would have been so easy for me to just skip the workout until later, or completely.  For me knowing my mindset and dedication to my goals skipping completely wasn’t an option, perhaps later but NO I had other plans later. What did I do, yes, I did my usual AM responsibility so my household can remain live able and worked out. I just decrease my weights instead of 20 and 25 lb. dumbbells I used 15, instead of 10 and 12 lb dumbbells I used 8. Did the pain subside, no, but it was decreased and later in the day it was gone.

Working out is not to injury ourselves, but there are times as was for me, we can as I did make adjustments and stay focused.

To days of staying focused.

The POWER of “I Can”

Power who does not like it? At some part in our life we like power be it small or large.  But how do we use it? Well some better than others and not always in a positive way, but I am focusing on working out, yes, just fitness.

Fitness and Power, and these are powerful words.  If you are anything like me, I have challenges especially when it comes to well hell all workouts but greater with weights and certain cardio routines.  Once again I am a lover of “beach body” and beachbodyondemand.com  has all my workouts and favorite trainers except my running or biking.  Okay, keeping focus, “fitness and power”, I have told myself several times, “no I cannot do that move or weights, what increase past 10 pounds, this is crazy I need to find another program”. Changing programs did not help because it was the same thing jump, lunge how many times and I’d change again to find another challenge.  I still was saying to myself “I can’t”.

FINALLY I looked at my oversized body at that time and said “you got to get with it and do something because going to the gym once a week and really doing nothing for 2 hours is not cutting it lady”.  I teared up and look at how my body was disappointing me, no that’s wrong, how I’d abused and disappointed my body”. Like a soldier I marched back in the workout room, decided on a program on beachbody and begin my journey and every time I thought of “I can’t”, I changed it to YES I CAN, and I did. It was my mindset. Once I changed my mindset to I CAN, I was a new person, and so my journey begin.  I can not share the number of programs I have completed and repeated and laugh aloud when I remember me wanting to stop a specific routine and not lift weights. Depending on the trainer my weights can go as high as 130 on squats that’s really up from 10. Yep.

I challenge you from this day forward in your fitness to erase, cancel out the phrase , I can’t, become powerful because “ I CAN” is power and you can. I believe in you and me, we got this.

Commit or Cancel

This week yes I am posting a lot about how I, in the past have started my New Year and mistakes I made and have since corrected.

Making new resolutions (keep it real), and follow through on them.  Once  you agree to a resolution, what steps must you do to accomplish the goal.  In my experiences especially on my fitness journey I previously made resolutions and yes by day 10 I’d begin to dwindle off and eventually cancelled that goal.

I have since  learned to set steps and weekly review.  This is only on my fitness journey of course it applies to any resolution.  I am a “beach body on demand”  lover and following through with workouts at one time was a flush.  I could not do the jumps, and push ups, have you ever did a ShaunT workout? Well yeah it is a workout in minutes you think the clock has stuck.  Lifting weights what the heck was this hulk looking man doing Sagi Kalev?  Okay this was a couple of years ago and I have since completed workout programs on beach body demand.

Through error and growth I no longer commit and cancel, because I will have cancelled the future and better me.  To beginning your greatness  and commitment and No No No cancellations.

2019 Filling The Pages….Writing My Story

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It is a New Chapter, because it is a New Year, YEAH!!!! 2019.  I am writing my story of self improvement.  I have exactly 365 days (starting from January 1) to write this chapter of my book.  I  want to  wear the biggest smile ever  on the completion of this chapter               31 December 2019.

How and What will you fill your empty pages with.  To a Year of “GREATNESS”

It Has To Be FUN

 

I am rolling over, hesitating  to rise and then I remember, to give Thanks and praise, morning chores and then my chore. Of course my chore is not really a chore it is FUN.

What the heck am I speaking of ? FUN , my workouts they are FUN.  Wow I have said that enough.  But really if you are working out one, two, three, times or more a week at home with your trainer on my loved BOD or at the gym, maybe with friends it should be fun. If your workouts are unfilling, and not FUN, (there goes that word again), you need to change.  Having fun and challenging yourself keeps you motivated well it does me and make me feel guilty when I am trying to skip a workout or just not giving 100 in my workout.  The Fun and joy of seeing and feeling my results is so awesome.

If your workouts are not FUN, then it’s time to rethink. Oh challenging yourself, swearing during your workouts and sweating does not mean it’s not fun it means you have a goal and you are pushing through.  Boring is not fun just clarifying.

To a year end and year beginning of FUN workouts.

Working Out- How Hard

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My workouts especially like today, I want to stop when the pain in the muscles, not a pain indicating hurt, becomes intense.  I have a silent, brief chat with myself and ask, how much do I want change,  I am measured my goals on a red light or a green light.

It is okay to take a break in a workout but only for a few seconds, to stop NEVER, unless that pain is indicating injury otherwise, “rep it up, run longer, lift longer you get it”.

To a day of success workout and pushing through.