Being number one to yourself, I know it sounds a bit selfish, but is it? I too thought for many years this was selfish, however I have learned difference.
Okay, this does not mean just shop for yourself, never volunteer, or give gifts to others. Being number one to yourself means to take care of you. When you give care, self-love to yourself , you will as I am extending a higher love and care to others because you just feel good and it is different good.
Being number one to yourself can be a long or short list depends on your life style, health and goals but I will list a few things: Exercise, nutrition, medical care if necessary, pamper yourself with manicure, pedicure, facials, massages, sleeping adequate hours, family time, date nights and the list is longer.
Being number one to yourself will prepare you for the challenges of life and assist you as it has me in positive mindset to assist others and make decisions of empowerment.
It’s okay to choose a time, day to be Number One to YOU. You so much deserve it!!!!
Getting my fight on is not physical but mental and well yes it is physical in my mind. When I accomplish a goal and I remember the many whispers or spoken out I thought so looking or waiting for a quit or stop.
There are times, of many not just myself but you and so many others experience the why, is this good for you, no stop while you are ahead, don’t do it, or I wouldn’t be able to do it, or the giant. Uh-huh I thought so, which comes after you stop towards a goal or slow down to revise a goal due to a hiccup so you can achieve your goal.
On my fitness journey I have heard so many positive encouragements, but every now and then those negatives will stand out when we hit a plateau or need to revise our daily lives. I know ignore the negatives and trust me they shout out loud but believe they are fewer than we think it’s just the noise. The noise makes my fight stronger, toward my goals.
This is my fitness and health journey, yes this time is about, who, huh, yep IT’S ABOUT ME. If I slow down, don’t cheer me on with “I thought so”, I ‘m about to shut you up because I am revising a stronger plan to follow. Please back up, I don’t want your consolation, I’m not out of gas, I am refueling with a larger tank. That’s okay you did not see it because again It’s about me.
Long pause, join me in mind thought, progression, goal setting and achievements, let’s turn the side line of Uh huh I thought so, to YEAH YOU’RE A CHAMPION I KNEW IT. Maybe they too will remember and begin a new positive goal in their life.
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.
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.
1. Workout a minimum of 6 days a week
2. Drink my water daily 1/2 my body weight even though some days it may be late and I will be up most of the night excreting
3. Run or use the treadmill a minimum of 3 days a week 30 minutes or greater
4. Listen daily to at least one no two (I already listen to darrendaily) podcasts to enhance the greatness I have unleashed in me
5. Motivate, encourage people daily
6. Remove myself from all negative conversation
This is my daily, weekly list and I know my canines and felines would like to be included but their demands are HIGH but I will meet them 50/50 since their list change daily.
To a great week, much love and really what promises would you give to yourself and NO NO this is not a late Resolution for the New Year.
Good morning, afternoon, evening, just depends on when you read this post, I want it to be good for you in all aspects of your life.
Did you know, you have the control to stop, start, slow down a fitness program. I’m saying this because I have heard in the last week so many of my friends, family and coworkers say, “ I really need to get to a regular routine in working out or I just don’t know if I can do it” and “I am not sure how you work this in your day”.
To begin with I want it, my fitness journey and change is I want it. How bad do you want it. Because I want it I have to put in the time that works best for me to get it, for certain I can’t wish on it and close my eyes to the thought and it happens. Because I want it I find the time, it may be 3AM, 9AM or 8PM. If you keep making excuses, you will continue to get the same results.
It’s it too late to begin, NO. Fitness has no limits on beginning as long as you know your limits, and not overload your self, but for certain you must BEGIN and whatever fitness regimen you’re in you must TRUST THE PROCESS. Results don’t come after one or two workouts and does not come with a workout once a month or every other month. There is commitment and consistency, both are required as well as nutrition but that’s anothe blog.
Did you know ….YOU HAVE CONTROL OF THIS, so STOP the excuses and start making plans. Yes replace your excuses with a plan the outcome will be satisfactory to you. So let’s begin.
How is your foundation? Mine shaky, but before I was able to build a foundation I had to build a platform. WHAT? What? Yes a platform was my outline what I want to achieve on my journey in other words my goals. Each goal is my foundation and I have built on each.
Each goal on my fitness journey requires different approach and some are the same which I have now named “neighbor goal”. Prior to this approach I would vision what I wanted to achieve and was making small gains but I would also become so frustrated because it took seem like forever on the small gains and then ….. complete silence. I’d start again to yeah stop again. What was going on? I had no platform and no foundation.
Now, that I do and weekly I’m able to look and check on all “staying focus”. This is my fitness journey and I am willing to climb a few mountains to achieve my goals, just keeping it real y’all.
Power who does not like it? At some part in our life we like power be it small or large. But how do we use it? Well some better than others and not always in a positive way, but I am focusing on working out, yes, just fitness.
Fitness and Power, and these are powerful words. If you are anything like me, I have challenges especially when it comes to well hell all workouts but greater with weights and certain cardio routines. Once again I am a lover of “beach body” and beachbodyondemand.com has all my workouts and favorite trainers except my running or biking. Okay, keeping focus, “fitness and power”, I have told myself several times, “no I cannot do that move or weights, what increase past 10 pounds, this is crazy I need to find another program”. Changing programs did not help because it was the same thing jump, lunge how many times and I’d change again to find another challenge. I still was saying to myself “I can’t”.
FINALLY I looked at my oversized body at that time and said “you got to get with it and do something because going to the gym once a week and really doing nothing for 2 hours is not cutting it lady”. I teared up and look at how my body was disappointing me, no that’s wrong, how I’d abused and disappointed my body”. Like a soldier I marched back in the workout room, decided on a program on beachbody and begin my journey and every time I thought of “I can’t”, I changed it to YES I CAN, and I did. It was my mindset. Once I changed my mindset to I CAN, I was a new person, and so my journey begin. I can not share the number of programs I have completed and repeated and laugh aloud when I remember me wanting to stop a specific routine and not lift weights. Depending on the trainer my weights can go as high as 130 on squats that’s really up from 10. Yep.
I challenge you from this day forward in your fitness to erase, cancel out the phrase , I can’t, become powerful because “ I CAN” is power and you can. I believe in you and me, we got this.
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
Actually, this has nothing to do with the size or shape of shovels, neither does it relate to the depth, but it relates to how deep me, you and others dig when it comes to our goals.
Using a shovel, the strength and endurance to complete a task depends on each individual. Is it easier to stop when fatigue and wait till later, which can be minutes, hours or days and then we are back to the beginning. The shovels are just a metaphor to me and hopefully to you to dig deeper.
Sometimes that last push, last rep, maybe the last shovel is all we need to see results.
As I push through my days of fitness, I am noting that extra second, minute or rep has made a difference in my progress. I also notice in my life goals I must dig deeper when I hit that fake wall. It is fake wall because it is a way to be broken down, in, off whatever is necessary to remove for the goal of success.
This week I challenge You and Myself to let’s dig deeper to our goals and results are certainly to be seen