Are You Willing to Risk Your EGO

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.

Truth

How true are you with your nutritional intake and workouts ? Come on the truth, really the truth…huh…what? Oh, I got it not sharing.  This was me once I did not want to accept that increase on the scale did not come from the prior evening of indulgence. I also had to accept that one day of week of workouts because I hit the gym hard was not going to balance the increase in weight.

Of course don’t forget the scale is not the only way to measure victories, but to the TRUTH.

ONE day of INDULGENCE did NOT tip the scale to 20 pounds of weight gained, nor will ONE HARD day of WORKOUT counter balance the 20 pounds gained. It takes commitment and consistency in workouts.

Commit to your workout program or regimen then be consistent, through my experiences on my fitness journey 21 days or more so 28 days of consistency will begin a great fitness relationship with your body and mind.  Nutrition can be taxing, for me I had to slowly remove or decrease certain foods. Do remember 85/15, 85  percent healthy and 15 percent indulgence (not to be daily).

To a week of recognizing your lies and changing them to TRUTH

Nutrition – Macros, Portion Control,Paleo, Keto

 

I know the choices we are presented with is SO overwhelming.  Which is the best, why does it not work for me, is this a fad? What the heck is the nutrition and fitness world doing to me? I am agreeing, it is crazy 😜, insane.

So, which do you choose? Have you tried any and if so how committed were you.  Honestly my favorite is “portion containers”, thank you Autumn Calabrese.  Portion control is very similar to counting macros. Paleo and Keto is high on the nutritional food intake.  Honestly I am only suggesting not recommending, but which ever works for you, giving you the benefits YOU desire not your friend but YOU, then that’s your choice. Just make certain your choice is one of a lifestyle and not a temporary choice.  Also check with your MD if you notice a drastic change or even before to be certain especially if you are on medications.

To a choice and year of a “Fit Nutritional You”.

My First Fitness Week of 2019

tired

This how I felt the first few days of 2019, not that I didn’t workout , because I did it was the recover of enjoying the holidays.  YES  🙋🏽‍♀️I’m guilty I enjoy my eats on holidays and I try not to over indulge the entire season but I do, I’m normal (I 🤔).  Of course we know one meal of indulgence does not make you gain  weight, as well as one workout does not make you thin or fit.

For me the over indulgence of carbs always affect my workouts, thanks to the cookies, cakes, pies and yes those alcoholic beverages  ( I really did sip before all the ice melted).  I worked out, gave each workout my total 💯, but it was a struggle. My biggest success of my first fitness week was not to stop my journey.

It is easy to stop, I’ve experienced this. I stopped because of my choices and I remember the thoughts I had for stopping.  I am sharing with anyone needing that push, I am jump starting your fitness journey and yelling “don’t stop”. A few days of  huffing and puffing, sweating over excessively, muscle soreness you will be back on track as I am.

To a GREAT YEAR on your FITNESS JOURNEY.

Sharing About Me and My Journey

Road of travel

My fitness journey to where I am TODAY has not been one of ease.  To begin my journey and stay focus at the beginning was with difficult.  First let me say my journey is continuous and a life style.

Okay, sharing, I have a history of an eating disorder,  contributing factors, low self-esteem (parents pay attention to your child, sometimes saying no does not mean I am not interested in an activity, it maybe I don’t think I am good enough because …..), bullying, and a few other factors.  I am glad in later years of growing up my mother realized “the esteem” issue.  Getting back to the disorder growing up I was heavy and then as an adult for years far too many I fluctuated from size 2 to 22.  Yes, my metabolism is shot or was but has improved.  Just over a year as I took my journey serious I cried everyday I got dressed.  My size was 20  I had to pick up my stomach and put it in my pants like a leg.  How did I get t this size again, I did it, I ate, first I tried to use the death of my mother as an excuse but no, and several other excuses but no.  It was me.  Until I accept that I was the cause of the weight gain I probably would not have begun my journey.

Today I fluctuate between size 8 and 10 and yes I still have. More toning, weight loss and muscle to gain, It’s a journey/lifestyle.  My travels thus far have been pleasant.

With my poor eating and weight gain, still sharing, I loss my hair, almost all of it.  I have alopecia.  Poor nutrition, stress , my hair with my change has begun to return, however instead of growing front to back my growth has begin at the back and still I have about 2” in the front with strands, so I have a six head instead of a forehead..haha.

Good share, I workout 5-6 times a week, occasionally 7.  I have ran several 5Ks time to go for the 10, I love weight lifting, even with RA, which I have had since childhood.  I portion control my food, finally and very recent have made it to 85/15 in nutrition.

My journey is real, I may slow down, but never stop.  To anyone and all on a journey of life changing I say, stay focused,  YOU can reach your destination regardless of the winding road.  I believe in you and so should you.

To a healthier YOU,  a journey of success, Much love

Words I Despise……Still On a Diet

Today I am sharing a short blog, word I despise…. Still on a diet?

No, it is not a diet, it is my lifestyle.  A diet to me is sort termed.

I AM NOT ON A DIET

I AM NOT ON A DIET

IT IS MY LIFESTYLE AND I LOVE IT

IT IS MY LIFESTYLE AND I LOVE IT

Get it, I really hope so.

Now I have shared my day of frustration because some of my dear friends and family fail to understand.

Changing Taste Buds, Cravings Oh My

I remember if I let my sometime busy days interfere with my meals blood sugar drops, or the headache.  I do not like the hunger headache.  Although I meal prep some days I am too busy to have that break and it is so easy  to eat what a Pharmaceutical rep  has brought in or the workplace has provided.

As I continue to focus on my 85/15 eating there are days temptation and those hangry (angry because you are hungry with a headache) pains hit and I want to say just give me anything.  The solution that has helped me is to just stop and drink 8-16 ounces of water, then  wait about 5 minutes.  My hunger decreases, the original thought “just give me anything” fades.  I take bites of my prepared food and feel better.

Now, truth is there are days after that water I have tried a bite of other foods. First the more you make better choices at eating the more you will taste the undesirable.  Now I can taste the extra oil, extra sodium will either burn my lips or dehydrate me, too much carbs my energy level takes a dive.

How do I manage that 15% well, that is usually on planned outings, celebrations and I do small portions.  Took me awhile to get to this point but I am but yes, yes sometimes I do go to 20%. I jut deal with it and do not repeat for a while at least.

Loving myself and you should love yourself as well.  To a week of a healthier US.