The road to success has curves, hills, rocks, and then you reach your destination. However would you travel anywhere without proper preparation? Say on an empty tank? No oil? Flat tire? Or would you stop in the middle of flowing traffic without cause? How would you reach your destination.
This applies to exercise, or any goals you are trying to reach.
I am applying this metaphor to workouts. You must have proper fuel to workout (nutrition / fuel). You must balance your carbohydrates and fats (oil). You must have adequate sleep (flat tire), and to get results of any workout you must follow the specifics be it a calendar or and a trainer (stopping in the flow of traffic).
Know Your Limits, I have to remind myself with each workout my limits and you too should do the same.
Are you one of those individuals that work hard and have limited time to work out, or just do not always want to make that drive to the gym? I have an answer
I will always remember as I keep photos of my days of eating disoroders. Having an eating disorder is not a past life. It is a disease. There is no cure because it can return any day, any time, at any age.
I have tried as mentioned in prior blogs several programs to my over weight, and several shakes. My favorite and one I have adhered to is Shakeology. It comes in several flavors and you can add your healthy components to make it a desert.
How do you picture yourself? Your image? How do you want to look?
Stop and just imagine, really how do you want to look? I had to recently look at my image AGAIN. Yes because it was changing . Quick share, I was on a great movement to changing my image of me. I got a bit side tracked and fell off.
When seeds are planted we look for a beautiful plant, tree, grass. We do what is necessary to make the growth the image we visioned.
How about your image? Did you plant your seeds? Your growth has several components and sometimes may need a little tweaking. Just as seeds of the earth require watering, removing objects, pruning, trimming.
Nutrition, work out, sleep are the components to your image. Okay now plant those seeds and look at your image. Oh how beautiful, handsome, healthy and fit you look.
I sometimes wonder if there are many individuals that share my defense in workout. I know my goals and yet I look for motivation on my “slack days”.
Slack days are what I call I want to stop half way through a workout, or I do not put all my energy into the workout, or just look for an excuse not to workout.
I have now created my own motivation. I use the “PUSH” method. I visualize how I want to look and feel and then I push. I push through my workout with energy and I feel great.
So lets PUSH together and encourage others to PUSH there is a goal we want to achieve.
I am a vegan 363 days of the year. Yes I will consume turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love sweets. I am good if I drink my Shakeology daily, it really does curb my unhealthy cravings. I can however push myself to give into temptation and overindulge.
So , if you have never behaved as me good. I will continue my routine exercise, but it seems so hard and I fatigue so quickly. It takes a few days to really feel at burn and feel good about me again.
Yes you can overindulge, but we aware of your limits. The food you consume can and will effect your workout. Continue reading “The Food You Eat and Exercise”