I am so pushing through for strength as my injury gets better but I must admit on a few days last week I over did it and I had to ice and elevate for hours.
Change especially with an injury in the fitness arena as I have become so addicted to is depressing. Of course not to the point of inflicting harm on my self but being limited. I can still lift weights but not too heavy and it takes a minute t get them near me. Of course it’s the home gym but the weight are not near the weight bench and I have to steady myself on 1.5 legs. I still have restricted weight on the left. My mobility is so much better and I am more than grateful for my progress. I have to keep the benchin one position because I cannot get up and down so fast so a few lifts are not my greatest.
But it takes good strength to keep pushing through. Now this is not the strength of weight lifting but the strength of mindset.
Stay strong and keep the strength to accomplish your fitness goals. I’m there with you.
Now what does that mean, well a lot but I’ll explain, it’s really simple.
I was sharing in general conversation, as I love to share my workouts especially my progress, but I’m a good listener for anyone else who is sharing. Okay in a recent share it was about me increasing my weight lift and weights and squats. This individual said I would like to increase my weights but with all that is going on I cannot purchase any.
Got it sometimes we definitely have to decide how, where and when we are going to spend our coins. So if you don’t have or can not purchase additional weights be it dumbbells, free weights, bumper weights the adjustable weights how about this. Make a wish list to yourself, I have so many items on that list and cross out each time I purchase my wish; but for the current situation just increase your reps with the weights you have.
Increasing the reps will give you the same benefit as increasing the weight with decreased reps. I call it erasing. My excuses and implementing a new game plan.
So this week erase the excuses and come on make a new game plan.
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.
Nope, I don’t. I brag and share when I increase my weights or beginning a new workout program. By the way did I share with you I have the option to over 700 plus workouts with trainers that are too AWESOME, if this interest you or you just want to try or add something new to your workout leave me a message. Okay back to my no shame.
There are days when my RA is flaring or I’m a bit fatigue or that nagging voice trying to encourage me to do something than a workout ( in other words just be lazy). Well how do I handle these days, I modify. I have no shame in modifying a workout, will I modify every day NO but there are days of justified excuses. No shame. Should I wait until when….. No because when may take too long. When, for me allows the excuses to build, I must erase the excuses.
Modification does give you results and if you’re still giving your 💯 or more the workout is a success, the change is still in process, the adrenaline flow is there and oh my the feel good post any good workout is awarding.
To you I say in any workout or goals of life – erase the excuses, modify, change the pace TEMPORARILY and most of all HAVE NO SHAME. Keep moving
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.