COMPARISON Can Affect YOUR Goal

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This exactly when we compare too much.  Okay I’m not saying not to compare at all, because it is human, but we must know the limits and exactly when to STOP.

Working out is challenging enough but when we as I have to call myself out so many times look at others and their results from workout and see a greater response and wonder…. “why am I not seeing these results” or “why is it taking me longer and I’m seeing slower results”  and so many more thoughts of comparison.

First we are all different in DNA, genetics.  There are so many reasons but comparing  in a negative way will cause FAILURE how?, because there is that possibility you just may give up. PLEASE don’t. Stay focused being the best of you in your workouts, your nutrition KEEP IT POSITIVE.

Now that Ive said that how do I know, well this was all me. Comparing looking at others results wondering when I would notice change, forgetting about the non scale victories and the small changes ( that are adding up).

Be a WINNER , compare things that don’t affect your goals such as nail polish, tools, dress colors, drills but stay focus.  WINNING the SELF GOALS …. we got this

My One Week of Celery Juice Fad or…….

I see it on social media and an associate of mine was thinking of doing it but was hesitant. Of course curiosity was there and had been lingering for a few months now so I decided to give it a try.

First I want to say these are my results after a week and a week is not adequate time to form a conclusion as I’ve noted others have raved on different results and if I continue maybe I will see greater results.
Okay to begin with I have a history or well a diagnosis by GI (gastroenterologist) MD as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). My first day and my first few swallows I had several moments of belching, I know sounds gross. I also noticed specific foods only small quantities as they were high risk to cause a flare on the FODMAP were easily digestive, which means less bloating.

I am uncertain if it was the celery juice or my favorite “Shakeology” was kicking in strong but my off cravings decreased even more. My energy was also slightly elevated more than usual. Will I stop the celery juicing, ah no I am really curious to see if there are more benefits.

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This is not at anyway saying, “Hey y’all, this is the treatment for IBS, energy or curved cravings”. This is JUST MY current experiences and evaluation after one week. Everyone is different and responses to specifics are different.

Well, now I am adding celery juice to my journey for now.

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Hold The Banner High-trust the process- Your Goal Are Closer

I If there is anyone  who knows about “frustration and wanting to give up” on workouts, healthy eating and being on a fitness journey with a positive mindset, it would be ME.

It’s the way it is, looking for fast and immediate change on a fitness journey.  Now the younger you are you will see faster results so in the words of so many trainers “trust the process”, “believe in yourself”, “stay focused” and the one I have to remember and say aloud so many times each week “STOP COMPARING”.

Isn’t it so easy to compare when you see others especially if you are doing a “Beachbodyondemand” workout. You see results that are eye-popping and I scream WOW. Truth is I’m comparing my results to others and should not because there may be factors, no let me just tell it like it is.  There are reasons sometimes my results are slower or maybe it is just not physical.

Guilty as is. I don’t always follow the recommended caloric intake or and food portions.

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I sometimes am stressed about somethings I can’t change, but I guess I enjoy the stress for a few days before I realize it’s life grow and go forth. Oh and its sleep sometimes I am sleep deprived because I think I have to accomplish so much in a day which I am better at prioritizing and improving daily, no maybe weekly most times. Oh yeah the age factor, hormones has bounced on the result play, yeah just pitched in without an invite.

Nonetheless if you like me stay focus and trust the process you will see results, in inches, mindset and weight.  Believe in it and believe in you.  We are both stronger than we  exhibit and you probably like me should relinquish this .  To a week of “TRUSTING THE PROCESS”

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What? You Thought it Happened When?

 

What?, you are giving up? I am with misunderstanding.  I have a few friends and acquaintances wanting to know what I’ve done recently as they have noticed some change in my attitude and physical change.

First I should clear the attitude, I would previous verbalize my dissatisfaction or comment on negative behavior but I have stopped, well not stopped but I begin looking at the positive and keeping my mouth zipped.  You’d be surprise how many people do not like to positive words in some situations.  Physical change is nutrition and workouts.

Back to the beginning in friends and acquaintances, I share my journey highlighting what I feel is applicable to that individual.  Are they receptive, of course but only for a few days maybe a week and then share with me I must have done something different because they are not seeing the results as me.  To begin everyone’s body respond different to workouts and nutritional change, some fast, some slow but for certain NOT OVERNIGHT.  It’s a journey not overnight oats  or quick shake up result.

You have to follow the process, believe in your self and most of all really want the change.  Without the desire and commitment, yeah well uh huh its a lost. I am correcting all those believing change happens overnight, well somethings but mindset and physical change DOES NOT, WILL NOT, CANNOT – Happen Overnight.

To the believers  have a Fab week.

Knowing When to Put Up the Fight

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I am so good , thus far into 2019 in controlling my carb intake which for me is primarily just sweet snacking.  Yes I am a relative to Cookie Monster and  I love cakes also pies.  No I really don’t like pies just the crust.

I do have two cookbooks with receipts for a healthier alternative to my sweet tooth.  FIXATE by Autumn Calabrese, also have a Paleo desert cookbook.  Both are awesome, but sometimes you want a little more.  When this occurs I am good for following the rule of 2BMindset, this is a great nutritional tool to follow on a daily basis if you need assist with over consumption daily.  All good, yes but on my weak days, which are not often, well compared to a year ago or six months ago, I am unable to savor the flavor and stop.

I am not talking about just stopping because I want more, NO I am satisfied but I continue to eat.  Before you develop an opinion it is not because I have withheld too long.   Nope it’s because I have either purchased, baked too much and no one wants it and I don’t want to toss it.  I have begun to put up the fight, yes either purchase smaller size if not available then it’s a skip, decrease recipes. Also I am evaluating my craving is it a craving or an alternative to my angry and frustration of a situation, boredom or a self guilty pleasure I know I will regret.  

Craving I can handle I know when to stop but all the others I need a muzzle well I’ve tossed out the muzzle and just put up the fight and thus far I may have won a few rounds.

Just sharing and asking if you have positive recommendations I am opened.  Have a great nutritional day.

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

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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

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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