I was asked this question by someone knowing I have RA and workout as she also have RA and continues to use excuses to workout a couple of days month. Yes you read it a month. I am not making mockery of anyone for we all have limitations just some of us know how to adjust IF WE ARE COMMITTED.
The weather does not affect my workouts completely. This is not a yes or no question for ME. I may have a flare especially in my left thumb discomfort. I can always when this occur adjust my position on push ups as well as decrease my weight lift range.
Now what does affect my joints is my nutrition. Certain foods will send me into a full flare of the joints, swelling and the pain is out of control. How do I overcome well I drink a sea of water or so it seems because I am trying to flush out the good tasty high in everything toxic for my body but still good. Of course if I’d just take a few bites, I will not experience the flare. Before I close food is not the only contributing factor to a RA flare and I’ve been with the auto-immune disease since childhood.
If you’re committed and your intentions are aligned with your actions you adjust, erase the excuses, scale back but not down when necessary but YOU KEEP MOVING.
Today I was informed I should have a light breakfast with high protein before working out. Nope that doesn’t work for me. If I eat prior to a workout well light or not I will have to wait a minimum of 2 hours. I’m sure it’s my faulty GI, slow at metabolizing or breaking down the food.
What happens if I try prior to 2 hours? Well I get nauseated, then I have to stop so many times because it feels like I’m about to puke, so no I cannot eat prior to a workout. BUT I can drink my “jump to it juice”. Yep 20 minutes later I’m ready to push harder, lift heavier and my adrenaline flow is on a high.
Well I know you already know but really who is the ultimate leader.
Are you looking for a leader to assist you or stand by you on your fitness journey, so was I. I even used it as an excuse. There is no one to assist me on my fitness journey, I need someone to show me what to do do, I need a leader. I bet you’ve said it not just on a fitness journey but life.
We have access to so many people to help us, guide us tell us what to do and how. Here is the thing people. They are out mentors BUT they cannot do the work for us.
Lesson to be learned. They are our mentors motivational leaders, fitness trainers, and so on OUR MENTORS.
The LEADER IS YOU and ME. They cannot do the work for us. WE ARE THE ULTIMATE LEADERS OF OUR LIFE so now it’s time to exhibit our strength be the greater persons we are.
This is really happening and it’s not a shame game or pointing the finger game or pounding the gavel but once again there is NO MAGIC.
NO MAGIC in reshaping your life your fitness level your nutrition. Now understand there is change and loads of opportunity for change but there is no magic in the change. No wand, no swallowing one pill, one drink one workout and walah you’re transformed.
No drink, no workout, that’s gonna change you or me instantly because we decide now I’m ready. NO and NO and NO. If you didn’t understand once again I repeat NO. We must be committed and not for one day, we must stay on track be it daily, once, twice how many times a week you commit. We must measure, especially on a fitness physical journey the non scale victories and there are loads of these. We must commit to the entire package which is not once again a drink, a pill, a workout or just one meal and oh yes finally one night of good sleep.
NOPE, NO, UH UH, NAH it’s not instant. So once again I will say Don’t Get Discouraged.
I Repeat – CHANGE WILL COME, WHEN YOU CHANGE- Be Committed to YOU for YOU
Did you know because every day I’m learning. I know a positive mindset assist so much in seeing and enjoying life to our utmost. But the mindset in pushing through and acquiring daily goals, yes this include working out and just life.
I began a new workout BOD and I knew it was high intensity and I as always do a quick usually 5 minutes meditation 🧘♀️. If you have to just modify do it focus on giving your 100. Was it a high intensity workout, Yes, but I pushed through and did not modify but I was soaked with sweat 😓 after the workout. I was proud of myself and the mindset. Not just for me but for You as well. Stop second guessing your capability and toss out those limiting thoughts and beliefs – just adjust for your 100 if necessary. Keep the mindset on a high, greater than 100 because your goals, my goals, our goals are waiting and a few have been waiting for awhile. It’s time we reached them and move to a higher goal.
I am, I must because if I want to progress toward my goals I need to dial a new number.
It’s important so important to know when it’s time to make that change. For me that change is when I see complacency and that’s what I am seeing in my nutrition. With that said I’m dialing a new number, I am increasing my commitment in the nutrition area of my fitness journey.
Now that does not mean I will not eat desserts, or snacks or 100% healthy food everyday. REALLY, heck no it means I need to be more aware of my portions because I can sometimes over do it. I need to when possible keep the hydration on point and most of all I need to believe in me. Yep believe I can do what is necessary to see a continuous progress in my journey.
I think you may have forgotten as I shared recently while conversing with with a friend. We were just chatting about self care and what we do. The list, well her list was long mine was short. Facials (cleanse, massage, mask, hot oil, lotion), body massage, foot massage, my nails(I do myself) and the warm bubble bath just thinking about it. Now her list was on and on so I silently assumed she just sat a whole week aside or maybe two.
I threw in an important one “workouts”. I heard air flowing for a minute without sound, What? Yes working out for me is more than the physical input. It helps with my energy and mindset. I enjoy the sweat and the adrenaline flow puts me in a stronger, positive mode and really helps me through the day in so many ways. I also explained this to her and she didn’t agree. I accepted that, sometimes we just have to agree to disagree and not change our mind. I stand strong, yep my workouts are a part of my self care the effects are so awarding.
Yes, I am and oh, that’s not a matrimony knot but I probably should think about that approach. I am tying the knot to my commitments to my workouts and nutrition. I have slightly fallen off. Now look I’m still working out but not as long or should I say as much as I usually do. I’m doing only one workout, occasionally I will do two but greater on one. I can feel the difference in my body and I’ve got to tie that knot of commitment.
The saying is 21 days and you’re committed and that works for a lot of people because so many scream it. For me, I just need to write it down on a calendar, place it so I may see it daily and I’m good once the motion is going for one week I’m committed.
Really, of course now if I don’t enjoy the feeling then yes its possible there maybe a change and that is why I believe you must enjoy and believe in what you do. I do enjoy working out so the joy is already there it’s allowing other things in life interfere with my workout and I am committing to “no more”.
Life happens and I need to keep my focus on my fitness journey. As for you do you need to tie the knot again? Is there or has there been an interference in your commitment?, If so join me let’s tie the knot again. To Greatness in RENEWING OUR COMMITMENT.
That’s my current workout it’s over in 20 minutes, I’m sweaty and not just a drip or two. I’m soaked. My equipment is a step and before you laugh or raise your brow it is not just a step workout, definitely not one from years ago.
I am a bit puzzle but I am in Phase two of this three phase workout. Each phase is 2 weeks and there are 3- one minute transformer in each, the goal each week is to not just give your 100 but to beat your number from the previous week. It’s a challenge but it’s over in 20 minutes and I’m trying to figure out how a 20 minute workout make you feel as if you’ve worked out for an hour. Where am I now? Phase 2 week 4 and my numbers are up this week even when I had to modify.
All I can say after each workout is “oh my, I did it”.
There are days I’m not sure if I want to workout or when/ Now don’t misinterpret I hate working out because I love it, enjoy it; however there are days I just feel a bit lazy for awhile.
When this happens I can only justify for a few minutes because there really isn’t an excuse. With my streaming programs, the community that is involved I can do a workout in 10-45 minutes if I just want a change for the day because each workout has a calendar. If you have never had an inspiring, motivational community then you have got to try my community. Beachbody On Demand Homepage: https://www.beachbodyondemand.com?referringRepID=1262129. It’s a community like no other. ok now on with igniting
Okay I will go onto social media and see the inspiring comments from my previous workouts or view someone else on their workouts or just log onto wp and see inspiring posts from those I follow or and follow me. Fire is higher when I listen to one of my many pod casts and then I am lit, on fire and ready to prepare for a great workout more so a great workout. Sometimes we just need a little push.