This will be quick, because I for know how difficult it is to follow a “diet”. I am one to follow 80/50 or 85/15 rule in my intakes. Does this mean I don’t eat carbs? Uh yeah, honestly I cannot lift weights without carbs, but not over indulging. Yes I enjoy holidays, vacations, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and NO do not tell me what I should avoid during these times. I will limit myself, which has taken me a minute to discipline myself.
I am honest I am short on following a diet of any kind, will I try YES. I am good for maybe 3 weeks then that’s it especially if it will hinder my workouts. I do like portion control and the amounts I am to consume, thank you @autumn calabrese
However if a diet works for you- YEAH. I want to apply what I can use long term and not fade away because I don’t like it when I get hangry. I like a nutrition that will become a part of my life and will help me on my journey to a “Healthier ME”. I choose NUTRITION.
I am so good , thus far into 2019 in controlling my carb intake which for me is primarily just sweet snacking. Yes I am a relative to Cookie Monster and I love cakes also pies. No I really don’t like pies just the crust.
I do have two cookbooks with receipts for a healthier alternative to my sweet tooth. FIXATE by Autumn Calabrese, also have a Paleo desert cookbook. Both are awesome, but sometimes you want a little more. When this occurs I am good for following the rule of 2BMindset, this is a great nutritional tool to follow on a daily basis if you need assist with over consumption daily. All good, yes but on my weak days, which are not often, well compared to a year ago or six months ago, I am unable to savor the flavor and stop.
I am not talking about just stopping because I want more, NO I am satisfied but I continue to eat. Before you develop an opinion it is not because I have withheld too long. Nope it’s because I have either purchased, baked too much and no one wants it and I don’t want to toss it. I have begun to put up the fight, yes either purchase smaller size if not available then it’s a skip, decrease recipes. Also I am evaluating my craving is it a craving or an alternative to my angry and frustration of a situation, boredom or a self guilty pleasure I know I will regret.
Craving I can handle I know when to stop but all the others I need a muzzle well I’ve tossed out the muzzle and just put up the fight and thus far I may have won a few rounds.
Just sharing and asking if you have positive recommendations I am opened. Have a great nutritional day.
I know the choices we are presented with is SO overwhelming. Which is the best, why does it not work for me, is this a fad? What the heck is the nutrition and fitness world doing to me? I am agreeing, it is crazy 😜, insane.
So, which do you choose? Have you tried any and if so how committed were you. Honestly my favorite is “portion containers”, thank you Autumn Calabrese. Portion control is very similar to counting macros. Paleo and Keto is high on the nutritional food intake. Honestly I am only suggesting not recommending, but which ever works for you, giving you the benefits YOU desire not your friend but YOU, then that’s your choice. Just make certain your choice is one of a lifestyle and not a temporary choice. Also check with your MD if you notice a drastic change or even before to be certain especially if you are on medications.
Finding my workouts for my fitness journey has taken me a minute, a long minute. I’d go to the gym, but it would not always fit into my work schedule, or mother schedule, daughter schedule. Also there were days I’d go and just use what ever darn equipment I could and this was before my days of weight lifting.
I am not my any means knocking the gym, but a person as myself need guidance and a calendar to follow otherwise I am all over the place. Do I get a good workout well……. and that is my answer.
Thanks to my finding Beachbody and ShaunT who was my first BB trainer I feel I am trainable and no longer just staggering about. Did you know and maybe so, but I did not know they have workouts (over 700) yep, that you choose depending on your level of fitness that make you sweat and feel as if you’ve worked out for 2 hours. Yes and yes, Yoga, Dance, Weights, Cardio, Weights and Cardio, and my favorite which I used at the beginning a what??? Yep they have that too a modifier until you can build up to a level for the “badassers”. My name for the fittest of people .
My love for weights begin with beachbody, interested, give me a holla. But whatever workout you are doing make it the best because you are the best.
Having long days working sometimes really interferes with my workouts. It really takes self motivation and on these trying days, however I reflect on my why.
My why is two-fold. 1. Is to be healthy, after years of battling with an eating disorder, reflecting and sharing eating disorders are not always a consistent behavior nor is it a teen disorder. I did begin in my teens but I am way into adult hood, yes many years. 2. I love working out and weights have always been a want to do and thought I could not do, but yes I can.
The reason for I thought I could not lift weights was only because my body was so malnourished, 2 lbs. was heavy and yes I teared for a few years and now I have wiped those tears away.
My fatigue is a motivation for me as to not make an excuse, take necessary adjustment to stay focused. Yes I may have to lift lighter or run shorter distance but I am focused.
This week I challenge any one with lost of focus and use “fatigue” as an excuse, refocus, find your why and adjust your schedule accordingly, even if it means a nap.
I am reflecting on my beginning days of 80 Day Obsession as I am in Round 2. I was struggling my first few days of the program and almost threw in the towel this it. I completed Round 1 with moderate results and looking for greater results in Round 2.
This for me is a workout requires focus and commitment. In my beginning struggles I read people giving up and verbalizing how they felt the program was unsuccessful (1 week), really. Others stating it was not enough, I knew it. My decision to quit was right or so I thought.
I then begin to think of my strengths. Do I really want to stop, give it more time as I could hear Autumn saying “We are so close” in day 3 workouts or maybe day 4. Also how can you evaluate any physical, workout in a few days or one week. I almost FAILED myself listening to others and not really focusing on the workouts, end results to come.
I encourage anyone performing and workout regimen to evaluate your goals, the workouts for YOU. What others experience maybe totally different of your experience. Before throwing in the towel, evaluate why is this a choice. This applies to all workout, weight lifting (increasing the weights), cardio (expanding the time), running, jogging.
Don’t FAIL yourself, BELIEVE in yourself…. the results are coming.
Working out with rheumatoid arthritis can be a challenge. I hear so many people use it as an excuse, and “Why not”. I know please do not yell, there is pain. Yes I know because I am one with RA, and at a young age (juvenile RA).
If you are one with RA or know someone with it that continue to say ” I would but the pain is there or I do not want to cause anymore pain than necessary” . I say to them do not talk about it.
First you must be motivated, second you must just begin. If you are just beginning any workout and have medical issues get the okay from your DOC. Second beginning a new workout start on the low side, in other words MODIFY. Your body will tell you when to advance. Thirdly know there will be days you cannot move as fast, or lift as much weights, push ups can be challenging.
I am a fan of “beachbodyondemand.com” . I can choose which trainer and program I want to follow with a calendar and modifier on workouts. This is my focus to fitness on my journey, however I lift weights, run, solo. There are days my RA prevents me from lifting heavy weights, I do not throw in the towel but I do decrease the weights. Push ups, which I finally am able to do, I use my knuckles, some days I am on my knees, or using power stands, again I adjust but do not give up. Jogging, running I am good but then again I may have to do a mix jog and walk.
I am encouraging all those with RA and really want to workout, or once worked out and stopped, PLEASE erase the excuse or excuses. I say adjust for fitness.
My fitness journey now is another round of 80 Day Obsession, weight lifting 2-3 days and a run of 1-3 miles 3 days a week.