Are YOU Ready to Defy It

Defy seems a bit rebellious but I think it’s time to be rebellious. Now don’t think this is about negative behavior and yet it’s rebellious.

It’s time to defy some of those ancient beliefs. No you nor I created them but we heard them. Not only did we hear them we believed in a lot of them. If you didn’t, well I did.

There is a certain age that working out should stop just relax and enjoy life. No, if you have the mindset, the energy, the capability to workout do it. It can be weight lifting, running, jogging, dancing, cardio, boxing, barre blend this list is long so I’m gonna stop but don’t you.

If working out to your level is what you want well do it. Does it matter if you’re 50, 60, 70 plus. Uh NO. Does it matter if you’re a grandma/grandpa, great grandpa/grandma, aunt/uncle, great uncle/aunt? No it does not.

Yes you’ll get looks, stares because so many are wondering how it is done. How are you, me, us defying what is suppose to be our limits. The easy secret….

We became rebellious, we defied the untruth and we push those made up limits and boundaries out of our path. And because you and I did, we are motivating and inspiring so many to do the same.

Defy, Rebel and yes Inspire, Motivate we have a fitness journey that welcomes all.

Swallow or Cheer

The lesson or the lesson of life. The goals. I have daily, weekly and monthly goals. Many times the daily and weekly goals are the steps to my monthly goals.

HOWEVER, the last few weeks I’ve fallen short partly because I’m not making big steps out of my comfort zone. That fear. I’m currently evaluating what is my fear.
Can you evaluate fear, why of course. How? You must list the actions you’re implementing, then know you must implement them all and it may be one or two of those actions you’re so uncomfortable with. THEN you must explore why you’re uncomfortable.
Now returning to me coming up short and stepping out of my comfort zone. I’ve actually discovered my why and still shaking on dealing with those steps. Nonetheless I’ve made progress but here’s the swallow or cheer breakdown.

Should I swallow my pride and throw my hand up and just stop because these small steps ‘out of that comfort zone’ has delayed a couple of goals. Should I give up on me or…. Should I cheer myself on for the progress made and continue to make those small steps.
My choice is to cheer of course at first I thought swallow and toss out. This was once a habit. I’ve evolved into a different person. Toss to regret later an old habit an old me. Cheering is my direction.

See in life it’s easy to stop and start on something else and when you’re challenged stop and restart. Nope, no no, that’s not fulfilling. Fulfilling is pushing through, small steps do cover distance, yes steps to the goal line and the pride of achievement.

So to you if you’re undecided whether to swallow or cheer, I encourage you to cheer. CHEER and CHEER because your momentum will get you to your goals.

My Obsession Has Stalled Me

I really over did it and now I see it, but I’m back on schedule. What happened? I love, love peanut butter. Almond butter is okay like it, but I love peanut butter.

For the past 3 weeks I’ve had peanut butter in so many ways. First of all I usually have PB2 for my shakes (Shakeology), the powder had less calories and high protein . But I had peanut butter as a snack, yep just off the spoon, peanut butter sandwich. Oh yeah I rarely eat bread so uh huh. I had fried peanut butter sandwich, made snacks with oatmeal, peanut butter and Shakeology blend. I had sauce for my veggies, you guessed it the main ingredient “peanut butter”.

Now usually this is not a problem when I’m lifting weights and heavy workouts but that’s not the current situation. My current workout is a dance workout. Let me explain it is so much fun, the moves, the music and you sweat like crazy and continue even after the shower. If you’re a calorie conscious person I burn 240 to 285 in 25 to 30 minutes not bad. There are days weights are used in this workout but not heavy. The explanation is because my obsession with peanut butter was so much greater than what I needed for protein.
On the obsession phase I didn’t consume my usual proteins other than my super food shake. My protein sources are my shakes, protein bar, fish, tofu sometimes PB2. But I excluded my usual and this was not good.

But I’m back on target, I’ll be using my color coded containers to assist with Portion Control. Recognizing when we get off course is great, but even better is to implement what’s necessary to get back on track. For me this applies to my fitness and nutrition journey; but it’s applicable to any journey in your life.

Today I say never give up, don’t stop, as humans we sway but use your positive, inner most strength and get back on track to your goals. Great travels on journey.


I’m Dialing A New Number

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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’m dialing….

It’s Part of Your Self Care

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.

I’m Tying The Knot Again

 

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.

What Ignites YOU on Your Fitness Journey

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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.

PLEASE Can WE Females Stop and Start

That sounds so conflicting stop and start, but yes  Please.

I say this for the females that don’t support each other on a fitness journey. I’ve recently read negative post on an individual I follow and I was blown away. Have I ever received negative posts for certain and I either respond positively (which is not always easy) or say nothing. This individual is sharing her journey and making changes and all so many can see is her current flaws and focus on that. REALLY, it’s about her, me and all the females on a fitness journey. It’s not easy but I will ask this – What Are You Doing? Is Your Life So Perfect? Do You Want or See ANY Change For Your Growth? What Journey DO You Need to Start (its okay that you’ve bashed someone else because me an so many others will be there to support you) WHY, because we love to empower those moving on in a positive direction making positive changes.

Today, if you are one that is bashing just STOP and START empowering. I’m done.  To weeks of  FEMALES EMPOWERING EACH OTHER.

STOP the Focus- It’s NOT Your AGE

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That’s right, I need you to stop that insanity.  I hear this a lot and I wonder, when will so many stop focusing on what the condition of health was in yester years.  Truth people didn’t live as long, didn’t have the medical knowledge as of today, and just thought it was normal to stop doing certain activities after a certain age.

WE have evolved in the fitness arena so just stop saying if you were younger because you are not but you can still do it. Yes but only if you want to.

It’s NOT Your AGE, it’s you.  All you, no one else but you of course your age too, but your age isn’t stopping you from being active it’s you.  SO now I need you to rephrase that excuse.  How about, “It’s not my age because I’m making changes in my fitness life, slow but change , I will no longer use my age as an excuse. I know there are so many workouts I can do and only a few I’m not able to and some I will be able to at a later date.  It’s NOT MY AGE”

The Benefits of Water – However

 

Drinking water has so many benefits and there are many. Here are a few and only a few: skin, organs, hair, blood, replenish before and after workouts, aides in digestion, helps with flushing out toxins and the list continues.

My concerns and I have a huge one. We’re suppose to drink 1/2 our body weight. WHEN. I’m able to drink 1/2 only when I know I will be at home and not going out for anything because that doggone urge to empty the bladder just pops up and I’m stuck looking crazy where is nearest ladies room and please don’t let me have to walk 1/2 mile to get there. I know and I hear so many people verbalize they do it daily, really? I get close but honestly I’m good at 1/4 my weight when I’m on the move.

Is there a secret I should know? Am I the only one with some days on committing to 1/2 body weight water intake. I don’t think so, but for those who drink the correct amount (not adequate, sustainable) but 1/2 the body weight. Okay if you weigh 100 lbs. no need to respond but anyone greater share. I want to know your method because I feel really good when I drink a lot of water, but my faucet just doesn’t know when to turn off if you know what I mean .