On my journey to a better, healthy, fit lifestyle I am learning so much. Last week I learned I needed to tweak my schedule as my life style change.
Life style change not only means I have to adjust my workouts but also my intake.
As our activity increase or decrease or as weight lifting increases so much our nutritional intake. It is so easy to forget that we have increased weights or our life style is busier and not understanding why we are fatigued. Coffee, green tea, energizers are only a short fix. Without adequate nutrition, the body (muscles) will go into starvation mode and just slow down causing fatigue.
Just remember to adjust and tweak your nutritional intake to your daily activities for a continuous healthy life style. A share I am learning and applying on my journey
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.
Focus is a very song and powerful word. On my weight journey not only must I outline my weekly goals, broken down to daily I must stay “FOCUS”. It is easy to make an outline, but it has no meaning without follow through.
To follow through it is so necessary to stay focus. In my outline not only am I detailed but I place a reminder of my goals.
There are days I really want to just stop, because I am not seeing results in an exercise routine, or my appetite is off (sweet craving, or I am not wanting to eat), I look at my goals and stagger to my focus of the day.
I am sharing as humans we can and do get side tracked on a journey to achieve a healthy lifestyle, so stay FOCUS, the reward is on its way.
The road to success has curves, hills, rocks, and then you reach your destination. However would you travel anywhere without proper preparation? Say on an empty tank? No oil? Flat tire? Or would you stop in the middle of flowing traffic without cause? How would you reach your destination.
This applies to exercise, or any goals you are trying to reach.
I am applying this metaphor to workouts. You must have proper fuel to workout (nutrition / fuel). You must balance your carbohydrates and fats (oil). You must have adequate sleep (flat tire), and to get results of any workout you must follow the specifics be it a calendar or and a trainer (stopping in the flow of traffic).
Know Your Limits, I have to remind myself with each workout my limits and you too should do the same.
Are you one of those individuals that work hard and have limited time to work out, or just do not always want to make that drive to the gym? I have an answer
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.