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.
How is your foundation? Mine shaky, but before I was able to build a foundation I had to build a platform. WHAT? What? Yes a platform was my outline what I want to achieve on my journey in other words my goals. Each goal is my foundation and I have built on each.
Each goal on my fitness journey requires different approach and some are the same which I have now named “neighbor goal”. Prior to this approach I would vision what I wanted to achieve and was making small gains but I would also become so frustrated because it took seem like forever on the small gains and then ….. complete silence. I’d start again to yeah stop again. What was going on? I had no platform and no foundation.
Now, that I do and weekly I’m able to look and check on all “staying focus”. This is my fitness journey and I am willing to climb a few mountains to achieve my goals, just keeping it real y’all.
To a week of GREATNESS on your fitness journey.
How good are you at following the great mass of people or will you follow your own path.
Following our own path (which is our goals, and outlook), can and will be different from the mass of people. Yet, another lesson I had to learn. I’m again not a spring chicken, but my energy and goals in MY life has a lot of energy and fuel in the line. It is so easy to follow the usual especially in my fitness, and just stop. I would love to, ha ha ha, that’s a HUGE lie. I love working out, lifting weights, high cardio, running. My fitness journey😊❤️ .
How about being an exception and just be you. I had to struggle with this phrase in beginning my journey. I still get sneers or someone come and pinch to see how much skin is loose or negative talk. I understand what they don’t and I am on my path. There are so many on the same path as me (another growth).
I am Following the flow that agrees with my fitness goals. What flow are you following? Please ask yourself and evaluate. To the positive flow in your life, MUCH LOVE!!
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.
Are you? I’m asking this question because it is our EGO that affects our behavior when we as many say “step outside of the box”. Our “comfort zone” in life really prevents our greatness from being unleash.
Now I will share my story of “My EGO”. Yes I had one and so do you, but I am speaking of me. When I begin my fitness journey. Okay that is incorrect because I have been on a fitness journey since my teens early adult, yep awhile back so what. My journey in the early years was of me on and off again dieting, working out and my eating disorder was high then low; all those behaviors except when I worked out were abnormal, unhealthy and breaking my body down instead of building it up. However , I was a little cute but unhealthy as hell. This is why I call my current journey , “the real fitness journey”.
Back to the ego, beginning my fitness journey I was a bit uneasy, I am no longer the young gal and I was overweight and with kids. My body was lacking in continuous healthy nutrition, I was 15/85 which is 15 healthy and you know what the 85 was. I didn’t want to hear my friends tell me as a few still do and they are in the health field. “Why are you doing this now, girl you was okay with the way you looked, are you afraid of lifting weights, afraid of running, and on and on. I allowed these words to penetrate my mind and I delayed actually beginning my journey. My ego did not want to hear what I knew was coming. I didn’t want to be considered out of my circle and talked about and what if ….” I fail”. Maybe I couldn’t stay focus and just fail.
Nope I put on my “big girl draws (underwear)”, and begin my journey. Do I hear the negative, uh huh and it has a value of zero. It’s my journey my fitness and my ego has declined anyone negativity. I am on it now.
As for you, “are you willing to risk your EGO? I bet there is greatness in. You, time to unleash. To a greater week than last week, YOU ARE AWESOME.
I am uncertain if “how dare you” are the best choice of words or “are you serious”. I recently ran into an ex co-worker and we both or I thought was excited to see each other after several years, okay many years. Our greeting was great and we had a few laughs as we both were on a time schedule and the run in was coincidental.
Everything turned to a low when she said, ” my have you changed I remember when you was so much smaller, but I’d recognize your face anywhere”. I guess the face recognition was good. I did not share with her before size 2 and 4 I was 20 and now 8 sometimes a 10. I shared I was so unhealthy, my eating disorder and working out to cancel any calories I consumed. At this point I expected something like, oh my glad you changed that.
But no, deep breath, she said ” you didn’t look unhealthy and you was so much prettier, I think thin is you”. I was stunned and quickly changed the conversation to the weather and soon within seconds ended our conversation.
Now I asked when is thin better than healthy and fit? Am I lost, thin does not make you pretty or does it? Well no,
I will continue on my journey to being healthy and fit and most of all self-love. I still need more toning ; workouts ( weight lifting, cardio, yoga) and healthy eating is my life style of change because I am still learning.
I WILL NOT return to my previous life of binging to weight out of control nor will I return to a life of eating disorder to be thin to look pretty.
To a week of a healthy and fit YOU.
Working out has great benefits, but those days when my energy level is soaring and working out does not fatigue me I am at a lost. On these days I complete so much, so why am I frightened? It’s the bedtime seriously when this happens I may sleep only 2-3 hours not good. Adequate sleep is a necessary component in workouts, allowing the muscle to relax and your body to respond to your workout- weight loss or and inches loss otherwise results can be disappointing. I fear these days because my next workout will suffer, I do not like going through the motion of a workout 50 percent Nah not good.
I am not sure if anyone else experience this, if so share how you handle your high energy days. To a healthier you.