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.
Self relationship is one of my most rewarding activity. Did you know motivation and feeling good after self relationship AND CARE is great.
What is self relationship, it is a massage, a spa day (total), or hey whatever makes you relax. This will rejuvenate your mindset and body, how? Well for starters and I am only sharing my experience I am able to see clearer on many situations only in my thought were complicated. My positive vibes become greater and my workouts are with greater force.
I ENCOURAGE this practice, it is one recipe for a greater ME. I implore you to give it a try if you have not already. To the greatness in and about YOU.
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.
Being thin is to many an ultimate goal. Small, Xsmall and sometimes XXS. If this is a natural for you I applaud you and by the way, there is nothing wrong with being small. But being FIT is so much of a better choice.
Let’s compare those not small by nature and not by fitness. You eat you purge you repeat. This action requires time planning because you know you want to purge when no one is around and if you wait too long it takes longer. I know because this is a road I have traveled. Moving along, abuse of laxatives, be careful because everyone is not in love with the fragrance of your bowel excretions, timing is important. Hmm. The liquid diet mainly water, you will get light-headed, your blood pressure will drop, you’re cold and if not careful pass out. These are just of a few time, unhealthy actions to be thin and they are all time-consuming . Moving along.
Being fit, you eat, meal prep, snack and you do enjoy holidays and celebrations. You workout, you excrete, expel without shame (most of the time). Your energy level to the 100th, you have healthy toned body or in the progress of getting there (that’s me, still on my journey).
Okay the time to be healthy and fit is so much less than these unhealthy actions to be unhealthy thin. Is it time for a change, just asking.
To a life of FIT, much love.
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.