Time to do what? Why?. I have read several motivation books from the greatest and there is one thing that is common. To create change a habit, develop a new habit you must give it time. This time does not readily say Success but to get us (me, you and all others wanting a change) it puts us on the path to our success.
The time does not mean one day this week in 3 weeks apply the change and maybe 4 months later. The commonality is 3 weeks, yes create that habit for 3 weeks. In three weeks you will develop other habits to propel you to accomplishment but you must begin. Will you immediately note change?, yes some big, some small but it is change.
To three weeks of unleashing more greatness within and about you, I know you got it “GREATNESS’
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.
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.
If you are just beginning a workout as I once was, DO NOT challenge yourself and also know your limits. Challenge is just another way to say PROGRESSION.
I am a fond follower of BOD (beachbodyondemand) which means I choose my trainer, their program and follow the calendar which is what I need. Yes I need this because in beginning my fitness journey I would workout and use the same routine over and over again. Did I see results, yes but gradual and trust me the turtle had traveled several miles before I saw any result. I would increase weights, speed are gradually and not consistently.
I NEVER challenged myself to do a workout that looked like “I can’t do that”, I could not because I never challenged myself. Whether you are a BOD fan or workout at a gym challenge yourself. With my workouts the trainers give positive encouragement to challenge yourself. I can say there were programs I begin and threw in the towel because one or two days I knew I was destined for failure. NOT so I thought I was destined for failure, I challenged myself, some routines with the modifier challenging myself with each workout and YES I completed every program I thought was a challenge.
Challenging your body will prevent complacency with the muscles and you will pat your own back and 🖐 yourself too. Uh huh I do this and I feel good about it.
I challenge you to challenge yourself with one activity in your workout this week and don’t forget the ✋🏽 .
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.
I am not certain how everyone else feels, but for me there are days I have to check myself. When I say check myself I mean my attitude on fitness journey.
You ever look at someone who is so fit, toned and muscles popping in the right place? As a female I think muscles are awesome as long as you do not look like the Hulk 24-7, but flexing, contest I just adore. I am so guilty in comparing my journey and success of journey to others and look at someone else and do the EVIL thing. I say it is evil because we are made up differenlty, our bodies, response to different workouts, food consumption, metabolism. Instead of admiring of course I am one to always complement, but that EVIL which is
Yes “Compare” is unfair to me to you. Everyones’ struggle and success is different. Instead of comparing I have learned and must remind myself to set goals and continue my journey. Goal setting allows me to check myself and see my own success. So I say let’s eliminate the “evil”
Instead let’s love ourselves and whatever journey you are on stay focused because you are already a winner, achiever.
To a winning week of GREATNESS.
Weightlifting can sometimes be a challenge. There are days I can bench 85 -100 pounds, I can squat the same amount, and then there are days…….. I must decrease my weights. Sometimes it is because of a RA (rheumatoid arthritis flare), but there are days I just don’t have the strength.
Of course there are factors that can affect this. Factors such as in adequate hours of sleep, too little or too high caloric intake, usually it is the too little, stress, inadequate fluid intake. These are just a few. However I do encourage myself as I encourage anyone else that experience days as this, to just decrease the weights and keep going.
I know a as I sometimes motivate myself to not give up, do not be disappointed; you are a WINNER don’t stop now. To a great week of WORK OUT and being STRONG.