My fitness journey has hills, mountains, winding roads, slopes, gravel and smooth surface. I encounter them all and my lesson which I have to focus on is “Stay Committed “.
Having a relationship with myself, just slain for knowing your mindset and your weakness; I know mine most of them when it comes to working out. I know if I come to a complete halt in my workouts for greater than two days, I’m setting myself up for a failure or probably a hard restart. With this said I encountered an almost halt on my workouts today.
My fitness journey is me following a workout and calendar and sometimes as I am now for the next several days combining two workouts. Today I increased weights, jumped higher, lunged lower and just put on a “you got this show”. I was all in and when it came to my second workout my muscles were burning. The energy was still there but I didn’t want to push through to injury or super exhaustion, I’ve been there. What did I do? Well there is a modifier in my workouts and I followed the modifier for half of my second workout then I was able to return to normal workout.
Modifying does not make it easier, you still have to push hard and give it your best or “100”. It just mean a decrease in your lunge, or decrease in your jump maybe a bounce. There are many who think modifying is for beginners or those testing the waters of a workout. All FALSE. Now I know because I’ve heard I wouldn’t want to modify any workout, I’d rather wait until I can do it for the ultimate gain.
I will not bash, trash or argue the “wait”, but will you start. I will continue to reiterate. First make a decision that you really want to make a change (I’m talking about workouts but it can apply to any goals in life). Ready for the change then COMMIT . This is why I modified and why I push through. I am committed to my fitness journey whether my results are slow or fast because without the commitment my results will be, oh yeah I will not have any results.
To weeks of commitment to yourself and to your goals as I am.
What?, what the heck am I talking about?, doing what correct?
I have to share as I recently shared with someone in conversation about caloric intake. It is normal especially if you are only using caloric calculation for your weight loss. I am aware everyone is not into physical fitness and a workout is just not a desire, psss but take a walk 2-3 times a week. Okay back to calories, she stated she was decreasing her intake by 500-1000 calories a day and was very tired and felt like her energy had been drained. The numbers are correct to decrease caloric intake daily.
HOWEVER, if you are already in a deficit, this does not apply to you. She had begin with a deficit and then attempted for a few weeks (she did not say how many) decrease her intake. Now let’s take in account she had just added a workout routine. NOW be it said I am not a nutritionist, but it is so necessary to calculate your lifestyle into your intake. The glory will be great for a few weeks or months then the body goes into starvation mode this really applies if you have a very active life and even more so if you are in a fitness program.
What do I recommend?, well most workouts, trainers have a nutrition recommendation, no they have several as applies to you and if you are good as you are I applaud you so many are. There are as many like me that require assistance, again what I like about my choice of workout there are calculations to assist with intake as well the recommendation for proteins, fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates and there are several choices of free food.
So before you decrease caloric intake ASK or SEEK assistance to be sure you are not sabotaging yourself or your workout. To a fitness of results CONGRATS you’re on the right track.
It was just one day and that day was Monday – Memorial Day, I decided to skip my workout, but I did my steps in moving about but again I skipped my workout. I did not feel guilty but my body is so programmed I noticed a change in energy.
Tuesday’s workout was good, no great but I had to push myself since it was so easy to skip Monday’s workout. Now there are times when my schedule change and life throws us curves that we have to make adjustments. However being committed and focusing on goals, for me its “my fitness journey”. Just a share if you’re not committed you can make an excuse everyday that will deter your goals.
What the heck am I saying, well it’s easy stay committed to your goals, even if you get off course for one day and maybe two but don’t make it an end.
I recently was conversing with a friend and she voiced concern of having negative feedback in her goal setting with several friends. I listened to her and allowed her to shed tears, curse, and later begin to come to some decision. She wants to begin a fitness routine and was told several reasons why she shouldn’t.
I am one to listen and as people talk they usually will begin to some what resolve their own situation. I did give her one advice…. we have two sidelines in our goals. There are those on negative sideline giving you thousands of unsolicited negative comments that weighs heavy. This is like the opposing team not wanted you to score. However there’s another field and those on this sideline are cheering you on every second, every goal and cheering you to even go beyond your set goals because they believe in you, your supportive team. It’s up to you to decide which sideline you want to be on.
Sidelines and the people there are like a team, positive or negative and you, her as I have the choice to decide which sideline we want on OUR cheering squad.
To weeks of GREATNESS, I am standing on your POSITIVE sideline.