Is there a difference?, absolutely. Fatigue as I am sometimes, so tired that 5 minutes seems like 25 minutes when I close my eyes and I am not able to focus without batting my eyes seems like 40 times. Laziness is when any excuse to sit and avoid what I should be doing.
I know this is confusing, what does laziness and fatigue have to do with an exercise regimen?, EVERYTHING. Laziness you lose focus and if the habit continues you become complacent and poof there goes your regimen. My regimen of focus is workout, but this applies to any and all goals.
Fatigue, you rest and do whatever it takes to stay focus, total alignment with your goals.
I am guilty in the last month as to siting “fatigue”, of course I was one day a week, but I used it instead of “laziness”. I was lazy and lost focus. Of course I worked out, but not putting in a 10, I gave it a 3 maybe.
Guilty and I just stopped and realized I did not like what I saw in the mirror (again) and how frustrated small things made me. I am one week back on track and love it.
Are you really fatigued or is it laziness, it is not too late to make that decision and make that change, you’re gonna love it.
I am traveling on a journey to HEALTH and FITNESS. Having experienced years of an eating disorder I now just aim to be be FIT.
In my journey I had to cross the bridge to being healthy and fit. I have experienced a weight that took me to size 18, I binged and binged and used any excuse for my binge except that I was over eating.
I then rushed to the other side disregarding “healthy”, I went from an 18 to a 2 and then 4. How I went days without anything and when I ate I headed to the bathroom did not want any thing in my stomach or the medicine draw for laxative and sometimes I workout out. You think workout was good and it is if you are not trying to burn up twice the few calories you have taken in.
I vow not to be thin but to be healthy fit. I now ignore the STOP sign to deter me from daily workout using specific programs, (thank you BeachBody). I do adhere to the yield sign indicating I need to use portion control on some of my favorite foods. I respect the green light that tells me to stay focus on my goals.
The bridge of my journey to health and fitness does not allow for U turns, (discard all eating disorder habits). Every thing in proportion nutrition, workouts, positive thoughts, hydration, and sleep ……Yes this journey is still on for me.
Appreciate your accomplishment
How many times have you, me, we been told, always be nice, respectful to others? Don’t be selfish , share. For me since childhood to now, about a million, or so it seems.How about being selfish and nice. How about applauding yourself.
Today I did several workouts after I was unable to accept my 20 excuses. Yes 20 minutes on the treadmill at a speed of 6 and an incline of 4, elliptical for 15 minutes, Body Beast – Build shoulders, thanks Sagi for a great weight worthy workout. Challenge Du Jour-Cardio & Core well Kam that was a great sweat. Beachbodyondemand.com my awesome provider for greater than 600 workouts.
Oh yeah got off track there, I applauded myself. I am and sure you do as well applaud others. So today I am challenging you to be selfish, applaud yourself. I know you accomplished something amazing today.
How do you picture yourself? Your image? How do you want to look?
Stop and just imagine, really how do you want to look? I had to recently look at my image AGAIN. Yes because it was changing . Quick share, I was on a great movement to changing my image of me. I got a bit side tracked and fell off.
When seeds are planted we look for a beautiful plant, tree, grass. We do what is necessary to make the growth the image we visioned.
How about your image? Did you plant your seeds? Your growth has several components and sometimes may need a little tweaking. Just as seeds of the earth require watering, removing objects, pruning, trimming.
Nutrition, work out, sleep are the components to your image. Okay now plant those seeds and look at your image. Oh how beautiful, handsome, healthy and fit you look.
I sometimes wonder if there are many individuals that share my defense in workout. I know my goals and yet I look for motivation on my “slack days”.
Slack days are what I call I want to stop half way through a workout, or I do not put all my energy into the workout, or just look for an excuse not to workout.
I have now created my own motivation. I use the “PUSH” method. I visualize how I want to look and feel and then I push. I push through my workout with energy and I feel great.
So lets PUSH together and encourage others to PUSH there is a goal we want to achieve.
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.