It is a New Chapter, because it is a New Year, YEAH!!!! 2019. I am writing my story of self improvement. I have exactly 365 days (starting from January 1) to write this chapter of my book. I want to wear the biggest smile ever on the completion of this chapter 31 December 2019.
How and What will you fill your empty pages with. To a Year of “GREATNESS”
In 2018 I set goals, some I accomplished and several I allowed to fall by the wayside because I failed to keep MY focus. This is a contribution to my growth on my fitness journey. My mindset for life.
I learned a lot in 2018 about myself in my world of fitness, professional growth, growth in and with my family and friends.
2019 is here and I am being allowed to grow in all aspects of life, correct a few of my errors (because somethings cannot be corrected later).
Thanks 2018 for allowing me to begin a new Chapter of me for 365 days in 2019.
To YOUR New Beginnings Happy New Year.
If you are just beginning a workout as I once was, DO NOT challenge yourself and also know your limits. Challenge is just another way to say PROGRESSION.
I am a fond follower of BOD (beachbodyondemand) which means I choose my trainer, their program and follow the calendar which is what I need. Yes I need this because in beginning my fitness journey I would workout and use the same routine over and over again. Did I see results, yes but gradual and trust me the turtle had traveled several miles before I saw any result. I would increase weights, speed are gradually and not consistently.
I NEVER challenged myself to do a workout that looked like “I can’t do that”, I could not because I never challenged myself. Whether you are a BOD fan or workout at a gym challenge yourself. With my workouts the trainers give positive encouragement to challenge yourself. I can say there were programs I begin and threw in the towel because one or two days I knew I was destined for failure. NOT so I thought I was destined for failure, I challenged myself, some routines with the modifier challenging myself with each workout and YES I completed every program I thought was a challenge.
Challenging your body will prevent complacency with the muscles and you will pat your own back and 🖐 yourself too. Uh huh I do this and I feel good about it.
I challenge you to challenge yourself with one activity in your workout this week and don’t forget the ✋🏽 .
Self relationship is one of my most rewarding activity. Did you know motivation and feeling good after self relationship AND CARE is great.
What is self relationship, it is a massage, a spa day (total), or hey whatever makes you relax. This will rejuvenate your mindset and body, how? Well for starters and I am only sharing my experience I am able to see clearer on many situations only in my thought were complicated. My positive vibes become greater and my workouts are with greater force.
I ENCOURAGE this practice, it is one recipe for a greater ME. I implore you to give it a try if you have not already. To the greatness in and about YOU.
I experience this often and I have to call myself out. “Which direction am I looking”. It is so easy to look at the past whether it is a week of 50% workout instead of 100 %, a bad relationship, a tough job which ended not favorably, We all have experiences in life of dislike. If you have never, you are one of the greater humans on earth. But to keep looking in that mirror and reflecting on these time will deter your progress of the greater you.
Can I erase the view of the past or and mishaps in my life, workouts and all well NO. I can however grow from it for improvement and a Greater ME.
I will look forward and you should as well, the rear mirror of life can be heavy baggage and the more you focus the heavier it becomes. Grow but do not focus.
Today look forward, I am sure you will improve in your workouts as I do when I look forward. Your happiness, joy just your life will improve because we have learned from the past, dropped the baggage and now looking in the right direction.
To a week of views into the GREATNESS of YOu and ME for the coming year.
I know these words seem harsh and confusing but let me explain as this all has to do with my focus on my health, life journey.
There are times I may incorporate a healthy habit into my life or food or sometime omitting an unhealthy behavior or food from my life. It is a new beginning for me and it is about ME. I love and welcome all positive motivation words of encouragement. I erase and yes sometimes rudely reject the negative response, “why now, after years of eating the food or habit why change, at your age will that help and so on”. It’s MY beginning, another chapter of improvement in my life. Maybe I missed something but is there an age limit to empower your life or health?, uh no.
If I stop a behavior for a short time such as early AM workout to mid morning or later, don’t tell me I really should reconsider. Why ? There are days I may require longer hours of sleep but 7-8 works and just daydreaming of a workout will not assist me to my goals, yep ACTION is required. Yes I will resume without your permission friend, (I think you are my friend)
I will continue on my journey of transition which includes workouts, eating healthy 85/15, drinking water in amounts of satisfaction and whatever is necessary to improve ME. All of this is Mine. I respectfully accept all my friends not wanting to improve their life and health just don’t share your excuses and negativity with me PLEASE, as I applaud all my friends on their journey for life and health changes.
Change is awesome and I really believe we are all awesome, just need to shake off a few things. To your beginning, resumption and continuation …..Much love.
I am rolling over, hesitating to rise and then I remember, to give Thanks and praise, morning chores and then my chore. Of course my chore is not really a chore it is FUN.
What the heck am I speaking of ? FUN , my workouts they are FUN. Wow I have said that enough. But really if you are working out one, two, three, times or more a week at home with your trainer on my loved BOD or at the gym, maybe with friends it should be fun. If your workouts are unfilling, and not FUN, (there goes that word again), you need to change. Having fun and challenging yourself keeps you motivated well it does me and make me feel guilty when I am trying to skip a workout or just not giving 100 in my workout. The Fun and joy of seeing and feeling my results is so awesome.
If your workouts are not FUN, then it’s time to rethink. Oh challenging yourself, swearing during your workouts and sweating does not mean it’s not fun it means you have a goal and you are pushing through. Boring is not fun just clarifying.
To a year end and year beginning of FUN workouts.