Have you tried that workout you knew you could nailed but you failed? I can not speak for you. I can however share my experience.
I agree to no carbs for a few days with a friend of mine. The first day I was a bit slow, thought it was my lack of water intake. Some days I am busy so getting in the water can be a bit hectic, especially when I am not close to the little excretion room.
The second day I was unable to complete my workout. A thirty pound dumbell felt like 100 pounds, 15 pounds was as heavy. I did complete my workout but with 5 and 8 pound dumbells, with a struggle. I was wasted afterwards.
My discussion with my friend was as follow. Are you consuming the right type of carbs and how much? Then came the list, I listened and it took every ounce of remaining strength to restrain myself from a scream.
I followed someone who ate every unhealthy carb. on the market.
First and far most to anyone on a diet free of carbs, you are doing your body an injustice. Punish yourself and learn about healthy carbs, go ahead now read on it. WE NEED CARBS. Carbs create energy to help tackle those unwanted inches, pounds and fat. The carbs must be the healthy ones and there are many.
We all have heard weights build muscles and females run away men run to.
The truth is weights have a greater role with both females and males.
Females, weights define, contour, and burn fat. Weights also lifts, I am so happy for the lift I am experiencing in my journey. Weights also is an aide to improve bone density.
Males, safety first but increasing the weight lifting in numbers will burn fat, and build muscle with consistency.
Of course, female, or male NUTRITION is important and the correct portion has a major role to get the full benefit of the power of weights.
Is there a time in your life, as I have many, that you felt ENERGIZED.
Remember that first love date, the excitement, or that bonus check? How about the outfit you went off your budget ( I know everyone does not have one), fortunate for you.
Or do you recall your favorite super hero as a kid? Maybe receiving that special gift?
Vision these events, recall the feeling, now put all that together and get excited to create the body you want.
Whatever phase you are in your fitness, get EXCITED, add the ENERGY and today begin to create the new you.
The scale alone does not define your weight loss journey
Hey there, how do you define your body? What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Beauty, for all the females. Well you men handsome.
Your body, are you just looking at the scale? The scale defines a small, but important role in your physique. How about the inches, many of us, like me loose inches before that confusing scale moves. I say it is confusing because we see and feel the inches lost.
Your body is defined by your exercise regimen, your nutrition, your water intake, how you feel about you, your beauty.
To ACHIEVE any weight loss goals it is a MUST that you BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
How were your holidays? For me they were enjoyable in every aspect. Family, friends and of course food.
Holidays for many are “cheat days”. We, meaning me and so many go off the grid and eat the holiday foods we crave. For me it begins with Thanksgiving, this year I was able to control my cravings.
I contribute this to my healthy daily shake, #shakeology. Shakeology works for me , and I know others have a nutritional shake that works for them. If it works continue with it as some of us require assistance to cut unhealthy cravings to keep us healthy with the nutrients to support our immune system, GI, pro and prebiotic.
I forced myself to eat a bit more for a few days during Christmas and my workouts were a struggle. I refused to repeat this for New Years. I know the food is different but the effects especially with alcohol.
I stayed focused not just because of recovering from Christmas but my history. I know I have in previous years made an excuse not to return to my workouts, continue to eat whatever until my clothes become snug or no longer fit.
Now I take control and if I feel I have intoxicated my body too much with foods giving me that sluggish feeling I have a helper. A Cleanse,# 3 day Cleanse. Yes in a few days I am revived.
I recommend a cleanse to get your body back in sync to get your workout on. Choose your cleanse for result and effectiveness.
Setting goals for the New Year, can be a challenge. The challenge however is with you, with me. It is necessary to know what your goal(s) are. I am speaking of nutrition and workouts, they are a team.
It is always necessary to write your goal(s) down, be realistic. Slow steps then gradually increase those steps. Setting unrealistic goals can deter your goals and many people will give up. Will this be you.
To begin-YOU MUST BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE.
Then go get it. Choose a workout program that will complement you and your goals.
I now really love fitness. It took a minute or two to find out what works for me and how to make it work for me. I am focused on for me. Simply because…..
I have heard and am sure so many have also these very words, ” are you sure you can do that looks hard”, or ” you may be a bit too old for that” how about ” you may want to lose a few pounds before you start”.
It is up to YOU to begin, allowing others to use their excuse to stop you should never happen. There are so many at home workouts just for you. Yes for you. It is not your age,your current level of activity. It is about you creating your fitness.
I had a fabulous workout today, I danced #Country Heat and fun with sweat a mixed martial art #Core de Force.
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