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.
Finding my workouts for my fitness journey has taken me a minute, a long minute. I’d go to the gym, but it would not always fit into my work schedule, or mother schedule, daughter schedule. Also there were days I’d go and just use what ever darn equipment I could and this was before my days of weight lifting.
I am not my any means knocking the gym, but a person as myself need guidance and a calendar to follow otherwise I am all over the place. Do I get a good workout well……. and that is my answer.
Thanks to my finding Beachbody and ShaunT who was my first BB trainer I feel I am trainable and no longer just staggering about. Did you know and maybe so, but I did not know they have workouts (over 700) yep, that you choose depending on your level of fitness that make you sweat and feel as if you’ve worked out for 2 hours. Yes and yes, Yoga, Dance, Weights, Cardio, Weights and Cardio, and my favorite which I used at the beginning a what??? Yep they have that too a modifier until you can build up to a level for the “badassers”. My name for the fittest of people .
My love for weights begin with beachbody, interested, give me a holla. But whatever workout you are doing make it the best because you are the best.
To a week of wokouts at your best. Much love.
Working out has its benefits, but to see the greater outcome, you must have adequate adequate nutrition.
I have weakness at times and oh my can be challenging so it was necessary for me to implement measures so I could stop sabotaging my workouts. Do I indulge sometimes yes, am I 100% dedicated to eating healthy everyday. REALLY, heck no.
I have tried several whey proteins and bars to help me not only with protein intake but with cravings. First I like flavor and taste, no aftertaste or chalky taste. I like a protein powder that I can add almond milk, or water and again taste good, keep me full and decrease my cravings. Decreasing my cravings for me is that I seldom have them or if I do my portion size is small and not daily or weekly I am craving unhealthy foods. I am now at 80/20, pushing more to 85/15, many weeks 100% healthy eating.
My go to are:
I can honestly say the taste are so good and Shakeology with the variety of flavors has diminished by cravings for so many food. Is it as meal, no but for a short time it can substitute for a meal until you get your meal prepared or keep you from going to the tempting fast food restaurants and over eating. The beachbars oh my, my, my too tasty is my explanation and will satisfy hunger.
Just sharing how I handle my cravings, everyone has their go to and these or mine. To a healthy week and always great workout week.
Is it a diet or is it nutritional intake awareness? Is this a life style change?
Yes and yes but there is a difference. A diet is temporary, looking for body change for a specific event. You do look at your nutritional intake, omit meals (not healthy), avoid carbohydrates (there are good and bad), exercise beyond your normal. Again yes, the outcome is fabulous, females looking beautiful, shapely, firm men just as handsome all types of muscles present. But….what happens when the event or season is over? Yeah I thought so back to normal and those carbs taste even better you do what? um hmm over indulge.
How about a “Life Change”? No this does not mean a lot of money. I am saying this because prior to my journey and years of unhealthy eating I needed a life style change. No more binging, purging and all those unhealthy habits. I am talking about eating healthy daily, for a consistent, loving your self and your body change.
Does a life change mean no more carbs ever? Of course not. Does it mean you must return to everyday for the rest of your life working out like you are insane, hell no. It does mean eating in moderation, carbs,(mostly healthy) but really some times we need that slice of cake, pie (not the entire or half ). As well as sometimes one roll is not enough but let’s not eat the whole package and not everyday do we need it.
Workouts are the same find a gym, a program as my favorite a “beachbody”
I love that I am able to workout on my time following a schedule to workout muscles, tone, stretch without waiting and on a fatigue day I can use the moderator.
To everyone reading this blog or just past and share let’s make it a “Life Change” not just a temporary “diet” change. To a week or day of decision to get it right. Much love.
Every day, every week, time your workouts. The purpose of scheduling your workouts is so that you get the ultimate response from each and every squat, cycling, bench press, push up that you do. If you schedule your workouts and really incorporate them into your daily and weekly life you become committed. It is now a habit.
It is essential as I have found, yes there are times I must adjust, the times not the workouts nor do I omit a workout planned on a day. Well only if I am experiencing an arthritic flare (severe). I do adjust if I am physically fatigued, because I know that will be a poor, piss workout. On the flip side if I have allowed frustration to enter into my life I will go for it, (these days I give it a bit more) and I feel great after. A power nap really makes a difference for me, I se an alarm and use no excuse when it goes off, COMMITMENT and my WHY.
To a great week and a great workout!!!!!!!
Working out has become a part of my life. My workouts have assisted me in transforming my body and my lifestyle. I also know regardless how hard and the frequency of my workouts, it is all ccancelled if I my intake is out of control.
Not only must I have adequate nutrition, my portions and frequency must be correct. I was unaware until a year ago well until I became familiar with portion containers, I was eating healthy but my portion sizes were all wrong. I also learned that contrary to the traditional three meals a day this did not apply to me.
On my journey to health, fitness, and lifestyle change, frequency and quantity of consumption is what I had to focus on. I previously believed I was doing good, fantastic, bragging, consuming so many vegetables and probably as many fruits. I was really increasing my weight, because I was yes, yes, and yes, overeating
On my journey I’m still learning, as well as improved. I am consuming protein, vegetables, healthy fats, fruits, dressing, seeds in portions with my workouts. I feel good and the transformation is HAPPENING, yes.
If you have a problem with your weight loss and this may not be the complete solution but look at your nutritional intake, the frequency and the amount that you’re consuming daily An adjustment may make a difference.
To a powerful week, great workout and awesome nutritional intake…..
Is it ? is it always good to push the limits in a workout? I’m not sure about this. I do think it is individualized and everyone must know their limits.
I do believe pushing the limits is great when you have had adequate sleep, nutrition, energized and ready for the challenge. As for myself I know that without either of the stated not only am I unable to push the limits my workouts are so sluggish. When I feel this going on especially with me getting into the weightlifting I know it is best for me to put that day on the burner or take a nap to rejuvenate myself.
One of my worst regrets that I have found out in my workouts is when I do a half @$$workout. I feel like I have cheated myself and wasted my time, when all I had to do is either take a nap are just do it all tomorrow. Which sometimes this happens that I end up doing it all tomorrow.
I have learned to value my time; but the greatest thing it all workouts is to have a relationship with your body and know your limits went to push through and went to pull back.
To beginning a new relationship with your body and workouts have a great day of work outs.