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
Your body, with its instinct for self-preservation, knows, on some level, that Human Giver Syndrome is slowly killing you. That’s why you keep trying mindfulness and green smoothies and self-care trend after self-care trend. But that instinct for self-preservation is battling a syndrome that insists that self-preservation is selfish, so your efforts to care for yourself might actually make things worse, activating even more punishment from the world or from yourself, because how dare you?”
We’ve been told for years that putting ourselves first is selfish and to suck it up. Okay that’s two fold. First I need you as I have erase those words and thoughts. Now if there is an emergency, someone needing a friend to listen, the immediate attention to family; by all means go to it.
Second I’m speaking of that down time for you and it’s just not about a workout. That time to meditate, listen to a podcast that motivates you, pray, read a book, a massage, bubble bath. And yes sometime during the week include a workout as many as you can. A pause a workout can be one that works for you and the time as well. Not sure what workout, then send me a message and we can talk via email. Now that down time is for you. This time can be early AM before everyone in your house rise midday on a break or even late night when everyone is asleep.
This down time is what will keep you in a synced mode on what is occurring in your life and how to approach it. Being selfish sometimes mean you must take care of you. WHY? Simple, so you can be there for those that depend and need you, and most of all will build that great strength, love you have for all those you care and love.
So Nope, you are not selfish for taking care of you and that is the truth.
Spring brings about refreshing. It’s common to refresh the house, the yard, but what about you.
You meaning how are you rejuvenating YOU. Yes our bodies are different in the Spring. Yep we bloom in energy that is most people. Again that rejuvenation, how are you doing? How about your body?, meaning your fitness.
Is your fitness level where you want to be? If not start implementing small changes. PLEASE don’t be drastic. If you are starting over or increasing make smart, safe changes.
NOW where is your mindset. Is your mindset in sync in what changes you are making? If not then it’s evaluation time. Do you need to journal, see or speak to a specialist? Or perhaps you need that positive group setting for motivation or accountability. Now you’re welcome to join me on FB ”Healthy Fab Fitters” or reconnect with your group.
Whatever you do or commit to Refresh Rejuvenate YOU
How often do we make a decision on ”what’s trending”. I see, I hear so many people make decisions on the trend. Are you aware people do the same in fitness workouts. What’s the popular trend. Now a brief share, this is why I like BOD (beach body on demand). WHY, because the choices in workouts are limitless as is nutrition.
OK, OK, yes I do have a home gym with a variety of equipment and I need more room so it maybe time to look at the garage, maybe. Yeah back to the trend in fitness. Is it a fit, you know the trend, no need to purchase equipment if you will not commit to the use. Now do I use every piece of equipment daily, NO. but-every equipment has use. I follow programs but also do solo workouts and to prevent burn out I add on extra workouts sometimes using my equipment.
Why is this important, well I see, hear individuals selling off equipment to purchase another equipment or join a gym then question why. Its important to start slow, know your strengths. In knowing your strength you must know what you can commit to. I will never do the bar with a lift for the core, why it looks good but not a fit for me, I can never do a mirror on the wall workout, because it’s not a fit for me.
The trend just may not be you. Better yet it is okay to recognize a trend is just not for you. and find what works for you. You’d be surprise you may need a bit more.
You know making your own decision really looks good on you. Uh huh wear your fitness because it’s your trend.
The solution is simple and the but. Sometimes the BUT is a reminder for us to get to the solution.
Now this message will be easy and simple. On a fitness journey it is so easy to say, “it does not work”. 🤨 How true is that. To begin any fitness journey you must have that relationship with your body and your mindset.
The relationship in knowing your limits and the mindset to know when its time for a change. Huh? , first you can’t begin at a lift, squat, run, boxing rate of someone that has been working out for awhile. You also must know when to increase, and here it comes-BUT. But if your mindset is not in sync with the change (the necessary action) then the struggle to achieve the change becomes real.
The solution is easy and it is – You must apply action to the change. That action MUST be applicable to the results. I have to remind myself this every time I hit a plateau. Yes time to increase the weights, or box longer or look at that nutrition.
That input action necessary for the output results. It doesn’t matter the speeed, unless you’re in a competition. See you can get to 10 in so many ways. 2+1+5+2 or 1+1+ 1+ 1+6 or .5+3+1.2+1 +.3+4, you get it. Just remember input =output.
Okay stop reading and go put your action plan together
Forgive yourself. It is easy to deviate from your path on any journey, but today I’m speaking about your fitness journey. Being on a fitness journey isn’t just about workouts. Nope, it’s also about your nutrition and your hydration.
Of course you’re human and will fall off, perhaps you shortened a workout, or ate an extra piece of fish (because I did today ha ha, he he). Maybe it was the water. Perhaps you just stopped, and having difficult getting back to the routine. By the way if you need help, just send me an email or comment I really can assist you.
Whatever don’t go punishing yourself. Forgive yourself and get back on that journey. I hear so many phrases such as “I probably should skip a meal”, (why, starvation is not the answer just get back to your norm). ”Workout an extra hour”, (there is nothing wrong with working out longer as long as it is beneficial, not over fatigue or possible injury but workout balance is important). “Just stop now” (remember why you started, there is a reason. ”Never should have started” ( you are human, we all are , uh I think so 😉. Yes you should have started, again revisit your reason. ”I’ll restart someday, when I know l’ll be better. Yes, you must be committed, but most of all you must erase those excuses with no value. On a fitness journey there is no perfect time. Commit to a level appropriate to and for you.
Forgive yourself if you need to, but I don’t think you need to forgive yourself for being human.
Now it’s time, time to resume your journey, go ahead get moving.
Did you know the gut has an important part in your health. Now before I go further let me inform you the information I’m about to share is not a medical cure, nor a replacement for any medical regimen you’re on. It is about what can help in decreasing to what maybe a contributing factor to GI discomfort, skin alergies , sleep disturbance. Again not a diagnosis, nor a cure but an aid.
Okay, it’s a new program established by one of Beachbody’s supertrainer. No introduction needed, but just in case you’ve never heard of her she is well documented several fitness programs, cookbook, a book and the original of ”the container system” to aid in balancing your nutrition.
I’m sharing because so many people including myself, shy away from this- you know the extra belching, the farts we try to hide and pretend someone else did it, or that bloating and discomfort when we only took a few bites. Oh yeah that fatigue after we eat and thought it was all healthy more so we ate little. This share is just in case you need it. Now there is a short workout program too. So come on over and join me.
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Yes, that hill. I’d like to use it as a hill and sometimes a mountain with several peaks. Although it’s just goals but the path is just like a hill. Each step you make toward your goal or goals is a climb up the hill, then we reach the top.
All that input, do you stop, should you/ we stop? Of course not. We should applaud ourselves, treat ourselves (not to sabotage our gains) and then…… Well its time to climb another hill, how steep it is depends on your goals, how fast, depends on our determination and resources, but most important is that we keep climbing.
Today I need you to look at your hill, determine your height and get to moving. YOUR GOALS await you.