What Works For Me

Today I was informed I should have a light breakfast with high protein before working out. Nope that doesn’t work for me. If I eat prior to a workout well light or not I will have to wait a minimum of 2 hours.  I’m sure it’s my faulty GI, slow at metabolizing or breaking down the food.

What happens if I try prior to 2 hours? Well I get nauseated, then I have to stop so many times because it feels like I’m about to puke, so no I cannot eat prior to a workout. BUT I can drink my “jump to it juice”.  Yep 20 minutes later I’m ready to push harder, lift heavier and my adrenaline flow is on a high.

ENERGIZE

I Have No Shame

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Nope, I don’t. I brag and share when I increase my weights or beginning a new  workout program.  By the way did I share with you I have the option to over 700 plus workouts with trainers that are too AWESOME, if this interest you or you just want to try or add something new to your workout leave me a message.  Okay back to my no shame.

There are days when my RA is flaring or I’m a bit fatigue or that nagging voice trying to encourage me to do something than a workout ( in other words just be lazy).  Well how do I handle these days,  I modify.  I have no shame in modifying a workout, will I modify every day NO but there are days of justified excuses.  No shame.  Should I wait until when….. No because when may take too long.  When, for me allows the excuses to build, I must erase the excuses.

Modification does give you results and if you’re still giving your 💯 or more the workout is a success, the change is still in process, the adrenaline flow is there and oh my the feel good post any good workout is awarding.

To you I say in any workout or goals of life – erase the excuses, modify, change the pace TEMPORARILY and most of all HAVE NO SHAME.  Keep moving

Who Is The Ultimate Leader….

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Well I know you already know but really who is the ultimate leader.

Are you looking for a leader to assist you or stand by you on your fitness journey, so was I.  I even used it as an excuse.  There is no one to assist me on my fitness journey, I need someone to show me what to do do, I need a leader. I bet you’ve said it not just on a fitness journey but life.

We have access to so many people to help us, guide us tell us what to do and how.  Here is the thing people. They are out mentors BUT they cannot do the work for us.

Lesson to be learned.  They are our mentors motivational leaders, fitness trainers, and so on OUR MENTORS.

The LEADER IS YOU and ME.  They cannot do the work for us. WE ARE THE ULTIMATE LEADERS OF OUR LIFE  so now it’s time to exhibit our strength be the greater persons we are.

 

Who Inspires You

On my fitness journey and just life I read books that both motivate me to stay focus on my goals and listen to podcasts of many.  My recent podcast  of motivation and inspiration is AWESOME and RELATABLE.  Of course I’m reading books as well.

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What is your inspiration or motivation this week or for the month ?

I REPEAT

 

This is really happening and it’s not a shame game or pointing the finger game or pounding the gavel but once again there is NO MAGIC.

NO MAGIC in reshaping your life your fitness level your nutrition. Now understand there is change and loads of opportunity for change but there is no magic in the change.  No wand, no swallowing one pill, one drink one workout and walah you’re transformed.

No drink, no workout, that’s gonna change you or me instantly because we decide now I’m ready.  NO and NO and NO.  If you didn’t understand once again I repeat NO. We must be committed and not for one day, we must stay on track be it daily, once, twice how many times a week you commit. We must measure, especially on a fitness physical journey the non scale victories and there are loads of these. We must commit to the entire package which is not once again a drink, a pill, a workout or just one meal and oh yes finally one night of good sleep.

NOPE, NO, UH UH, NAH it’s not instant. So once again I will say Don’t Get Discouraged.

I Repeat  – CHANGE WILL COME, WHEN YOU CHANGE- Be Committed to YOU for YOU

It’s The Mindset

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Did you know because every day I’m learning.  I know a positive mindset assist so much in seeing and enjoying life to our utmost.  But the mindset in pushing through and acquiring daily goals, yes this include working out and just life.

I began a new workout BOD and I knew it was high intensity and I as always do a quick usually 5 minutes meditation 🧘‍♀️.  If you have to just modify  do it focus on giving your 100.  Was it a high intensity workout, Yes, but I pushed through and did not modify but I was soaked with sweat 😓 after the workout.  I was proud of myself and the mindset.  Not just for me but for You as well.  Stop second guessing your capability and toss out those limiting thoughts and  beliefs – just adjust for your 100 if necessary.  Keep the mindset on a high, greater than 100 because your goals, my goals, our goals are waiting and a few have been waiting for awhile. It’s time we reached them and move to a higher goal.

To a life of Positive Mindset and Achievements

I’m Dialing A New Number

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I am, I must because if I want to progress toward my goals I need to dial a new number.

It’s important so important to know when it’s time to make that change.  For me that change is when I see complacency and that’s what I am seeing in my nutrition.  With that said I’m dialing a new number, I am increasing my commitment in the nutrition area of my fitness journey.

Now that does not mean I will not eat desserts, or snacks or 100% healthy food everyday. REALLY, heck no it means I need to be more aware of my portions because I can sometimes over do it.  I need to when possible keep the hydration on point and most of all I need to believe in me.  Yep believe I can do what is necessary to see a continuous progress in my journey.

I’m dialing….

It’s Part of Your Self Care

I think you may have forgotten as I shared recently while conversing with with a friend.  We were just chatting about self care and what we do.  The list, well her list was long mine was short.  Facials (cleanse, massage, mask, hot oil, lotion), body massage, foot massage, my nails(I do myself) and the warm bubble bath just thinking about it.  Now her list was on and on so I silently assumed she just sat a whole week aside or maybe two.

I threw in an important one “workouts”.  I heard air flowing for a minute without sound, What?  Yes working  out for me is more than the physical input.  It helps with my energy and mindset.  I enjoy the sweat and the adrenaline flow puts me in a stronger, positive mode and really helps me through the day in so many ways.  I also explained this to her and she didn’t agree.  I accepted that, sometimes we just have to agree to disagree and not change our mind. I stand strong, yep my workouts are a part of my self care the effects are so awarding.

I’m Tying The Knot Again

 

Yes, I am and oh, that’s not a matrimony knot but I probably should think about that approach.  I am tying the knot to my commitments to my workouts and nutrition.  I have slightly fallen off. Now look I’m still working out but not as long or should I say as much as I usually do.  I’m doing only one workout, occasionally I will do two but greater on one.  I can feel the difference in my body and I’ve got to tie  that knot of commitment.

The saying is 21 days and you’re committed and that works for a lot of people because so many scream it.  For me, I just need to write it down on a calendar, place it so I may see it daily and I’m good once the motion is going for one week I’m committed.

Really, of course now if I don’t enjoy the feeling then yes its possible there maybe a change and that is why I believe you must enjoy and believe in what you do.  I do enjoy working out so the joy is already there it’s allowing other things in life interfere with my workout and I am committing to “no more”.

Life happens and I need to keep my focus on my fitness journey.  As for you do you need to tie the knot again?  Is there or has there been an interference in your commitment?, If so join me let’s tie the knot again.  To Greatness in RENEWING OUR COMMITMENT.

It Was A Sugar Fix

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I know what the heck does a “sugar fix” have to do with working out well a lot but don’t judge me just YET.

A coworker shared with me she had to stay focused on her diet because she was going to impress her fiancé’s sister this time.  My response “oh you’re doing a sugar fix”. She squinted her eyes and said no that’s not what I’m doing. I in turn squinted back and said yes you are.

See you know how sometimes we have that sweet tooth a craving and maybe it’s not that but whatever the craving is it makes you temporarily feel good.  I call it a sugar fix because that is what my unusual cravings are normally. The fix is appeasing others with diet to be accepted by friends, a boyfriend or girl friend, associating with individuals you don’t really care about, shopping at stores you can’t afford or just don’t like to appease others.  Okay I do dabble in designer clothes more so in their shoes, purses and oh my cologne. My dabble is because I like the designers but don’t judge I will shop at a boutique but now I’m limited and mostly online, no that’s a lie I’m not really doing any personal shopping now.

Okay back to the fix, it’s a sugar fix because you have or are doing something to satisfy others and have forgotten about YOU.  It’s about YOU and your relationship with YOU. Yes you have to feel good about yourself daily do what you want for YOU.  I cannot stress this enough because you will be more dedicated to the process, the change of the inner you will definitely brighten the outer you.  Your change has to be about who? What? Yes YOU.  Did I discuss this with her I did.  If you want this change make it about you enjoy the journey.  If you’re doing it for someone else you may smile for a minute but again what about YOU?

Stay with your change for you. So important to be happy with whatever journey you’re on.  For me it’s my fitness and nutrition journey, to feel good about me.