Gratitude

How grateful of you to you, for you? I mean right now at this moment.

Before you think too hard just know to begin a day, a journey, or making ANY changes I need you to be GRATEFUL. Being grateful is acknowledging you are already GREAT and appreciate where you are today.

You may not like the situation and in fitness you may not like yourself because of wanting a change but stop that thought. I need you to be grateful to seeing and knowing you want that change, but most of all loving yourself.

Being grateful for all your accomplishments and now it’s time to begin that journey or continue that journey or perhaps restart that journey. But first be grateful because being grateful is your show of GRATITUDE.

The Seed And Being Brave

A seed of a journey. My seed is on my fitness journey and career. For you it maybe a different journey.
1. A seed must be planted. What is your destination? Remember you can have more than one destination, just a garden- flowers, fruits, or vegetables there are many.

2. You must know the best climate, shade, sunshine best season. We as humans must have the right people in our community. This community is now one in which we reside (but it helps). This is the community of people we surround ourselves with and interact with as well as support us.

3. The vase or ground the seed is planted. That’s the community of growth, maybe small, or large but supported.

4. The soil and fertilizer, is the actions we apply.

5. The growth is how our actions support the journey. As we know as the seeds grow we may need to water more (apply more actions), prune the leaves (pivot our actions).

5. The most of all rendering care to that seeds has a great yield. Taking care of that seed (our health).

6. Being brave and proud when we take that necessary action, re-plant, re fertilizing, taking care of the soil and all that surround it and most of NEVER STOPPING.

Being BRAVE and NEVER STOPPING on our journey.

So today I ask how is the growth of your seed and are you being brave?

Believe, Be Brave

It’s easy to be just okay. it’s better to feel super. When I feel either one of them I have AWESOME workouts and then there are days I need help to push through.

That need can be anything form self check and mindset-reset to push through a workout or just to push through an unorganized day or a day when there are unexpected occurrences.

Believe you can endure and applaud yourself.

Believe and then BE BRAVE. Being brave means applying the positive actions necessary for you to be okay and super.

One way to be really brave is to be honest about how you’re doing, and ask for help – this is your chance to do just that.

Rate your morning routine on a scale of 1-5.

Rate your movement on a scale of 1-5.

Rate your nutrition on a scale of 1-5.

Rate your mental health on a scale of 1-5.

What’s Your Meter Reading

Where are you in your “Intentions/ Goals” for the year. We are almost at the end of the six month of the year. I know if you are like me I need to do a pivot review. But this is okay because we ALL must sometimes check ourselves or do a self.

Yes it maybe time to recalibrate. Time to think about the actions we are applying and if we care committed to ourselves to achieve that one or several goals. Yes you can have more than one goal but best to tackle one at a time.

Recalibrating does not mean to compare yourself to another. PLEASE don’t do this. Recalibrate your actions. And do not up the speed to exhaustion because you will have burn out. Recalibrate means are your actions in sync with what ever journey/intention/goals you have set.

Those actions are the steps necessary and the steps maybe small (baby steps) or large (giant steps). As long as you are moving along you are probably within normal. BUT if not don’t STOP, just do that pivot, recalibrate and get going.

To your mid year Recalibration to fulfill your Inner Champion

Say It…

What are the words to say? Whatever it takes. I had to shout this to myself yesterday.

I begin my Tuesday AM as always, roll out of bed at 3:15, bathroom, potty, wash face. That face washing give me a jump to fully wake up. Look around, sit for a few minutes of meditation. Then my day gets to moving.

Clean liter box, change dog pads (which are actually adult underpads, work better than dog pad). Fresh water and give Lucky (canine) first eye drops. Spot clean areas the fur babies missed on side of the pads, drink pre workout and now time for Lucky’s second eye drops, BUT, Lucky did not move, wake-up says I and then I noticed, his tongue was out, purple and no breathing. My little fellow had received his dog wings.

What, this was quick and why was I so warm. I checked the thermost -78. What? I raised my hand, no air flow, ran outside to check if the system was working. No funny noises.

I cried and cried and cried, I could not workout, what to do with my fur baby, and the air, what about Versace and FJ (my other fur babies). I cried again, washed my face and looked in the mirror. You are not making history, now you are Good, no GREAT, put your mind in positive mode and handle this.

I didn’t want to but I did. I’m still mourning the loss of my fur baby but 17 years is great, however I was blessed to have him for 7 great, beautiful, lovely years. A/C working. Today is another missed workout day and I’m not beating myself up. I will resume tomorrow.

Just a reminder, sometimes we have to deal with those curves tossed by life. In dealing with these curves we must remember to say it. Say those things to remind us of ourselves.

Don’t Believe It

No please don’t. There is so much occurring in the world today and then we have our own lives that for so many, including myself this can be overpowering. Working out is a BIG help but it just may not be the help needed.

Yes, it is always a way to assist with our mental health. NOW remember what works for Sue, Jane, John and the others may not be applicable to you ( by the way I just pulled those names out of the air, they were floating by 😉). So don’t believe it will work for you it just may not and on the flip it may.

What is necessary is find out what works for you. For many unplugging from social media a few days, not listening to the news or reading it. However with the weather going crazy you may want to keep up on that.

Don’t BELIEVE … you are weak. Say what? nope you are not weak. Get over it- what the, (yep almost said something) nope find out what’s necessary for your strong mental health. Go have a drink, hmm well I’ve never heard of a drunken hangover as a solution to ANYTHING. People have been going through this forever so what makes you special. Well, uh I need you to look in a mirror right now or open that camera on your phone and speak out to yourself; because – YOU ARE SPECIAL, YOU ARE UNIQUE and most of all YOU ARE AWESOME.

Now know it is always important to check your mental health status. so check in

The Jump

Jump how high? Well you decide, but know

  1. It’s your fitness
  2. How high you want to jump into it, well yes that’s you too
  3. Your jump action, commitment will dictate how high and how far that jump is

So what’s about the JUMP, hmmm how about making June your jump month

I Can Always Use a Reminder

Hey, how’s it going? You know it’s okay for me because everyday I have a new challenge for myself. Now these challenges are not always big, but they do assist me on my fitness journey.

So glad for my streaming workouts and my virtual fit group and sometimes we workout together and it’s a joy. Now I’m gonna admit sometimes I can get off so, Yes I’m a person that uses a planner. A calendar is good but a planner keeps me organized and i can see where I maybe able to move somethings to another day because on a scale 1-10 they are a one. Yep but thats just me.

What I use regularly for my fitness is this ⬇️

I Went To The Gym or I Worked Out At Home

I think it is a personal choice for everyone where they want to workout. I am a person of virtual home workouts. Yes I am all about BOD.

BOD is my home workout programs to fit my needs and I can do anytime of the day, dressed how I want to BUT that’s not my focus today and what I want to ask you.

My focus and question is, have you incorporated ’JOY’ in your workouts.

That joy will keep you committed only to your workouts. So if you have not and you’re struggling with each workout because it’s not just what you want, well I need you to bring your partner with you on your next workout.

Uh huh, time to bring JOY along, and then if you’re ready to experience my virtual workouts then just send me a message, fill out contact and I will share a few samples, but FIRST I need you to hook up with JOY

That Darn PLATEAU

We all have it, yes in any fitness program, whether you are streaming along with me on BOD, gym, training or however your fitness program captures your attention it is normal to hit that ’Plateau”.

Now a plateau is not always about the scale. No, it can be a plateau in just working out. In other words a bit burned out. How to overcome?, well…… there are several approaches.

  1. Get a friend or family member to join you
  2. Incorporate several workouts instead of just lifting, cardio , pilates, yoga, barre, dance just add them all into your workout week.
  3. REMEMBER, what workout program you did that was fun and the benefits was mind blowing.
  4. Or just give yourself a week off. Just a week then get back to it. PLEASE don’t go beyond a week unless the physician says so.

Now let’s kick plateau in the platooty

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