Trying to Find That Time …….

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I am loving my workouts and am really trying to add on more as I really can tell the difference when I extend my workouts. I’m sure many who read my blog know that I am a HUGE FAN of BEACHBODY.  Yes I love working out at home with over 700 workouts and trainers to choose from and a schedule to follow- that really sounded like a commercial. UM well it wasn’t just sharing my workout regimen.  Any who I sometimes combine a couple depending on the trainer.

I do rise at 3AM a couple of days to get in a workout prior to a long commute in other days I am good for 8 or 9 AM occasionally late evenings when a curve ball is thrown into my schedule.  I was asked and told that’s too early, you need to be sleeping. Well maybe but I go to bed early to get at least 6 hours of sleep on the early AM . ALSO I know if you want CHANGE you have to make a CHANGE.

On my fitness journey I am making changes and  if my traveling road gets rocky and taking me nowhere then I evaluate and what, yes make a change.

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Beginning any fitness activity requires at some point. Drastic changes well I think it has to be what is suitable for the individual just like increasing weights, running longer or further in a shorter time.  The BIGGEST factor in any fitness journey regardless of the reason is to ENJOY it , okay two factors and HAVE FUN.

To upcoming days of Enjoyable and FUN workouts because you as I have made time for our change

When Do I Increase My Weights

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Weight lifting has become a HUGE part of my fitness journey, and I am still working on as well have improved on my nutrition which is major.  I am fond of my home workouts for reasons I shall share later but my focus is on weight increase.

My workouts are with a trainer, and still at home.  There is a sheet to record weights used and monitor growth and the trainer actually suggests when to increase the weights. I am good in following the trainers because they have more knowledge than I.  However if my current weight use is still challenging I will not increase for reasons of : possible injury and compromising form to get the benefits.  When I am able to lift, lunge or press with weights that are not challenging or I am able to do 3-5 more reps without feeling a challenge then I will increase my weights.

I know by how much well, this depends on what I have at home.  There weights in between the 5 pound increase such as 10 to 12 instead of 15 or 15 to 17 instead of 20 and yes 20 to 22 instead of 25.  Oh yeah I am speaking of dumbbells because I can increase in increments of 2 or 2.5 on the barbels.  For me I have only that 12 on the dumbbells so I have to up my weights by 5 .  Which I do with caution.

Cautious weight increase is important to stay on the journey without injury and to benefit from the challenge of increasing the weights.  To a week of increasing weights and or reps with safety.

Hold The Banner High-trust the process- Your Goal Are Closer

I If there is anyone  who knows about “frustration and wanting to give up” on workouts, healthy eating and being on a fitness journey with a positive mindset, it would be ME.

It’s the way it is, looking for fast and immediate change on a fitness journey.  Now the younger you are you will see faster results so in the words of so many trainers “trust the process”, “believe in yourself”, “stay focused” and the one I have to remember and say aloud so many times each week “STOP COMPARING”.

Isn’t it so easy to compare when you see others especially if you are doing a “Beachbodyondemand” workout. You see results that are eye-popping and I scream WOW. Truth is I’m comparing my results to others and should not because there may be factors, no let me just tell it like it is.  There are reasons sometimes my results are slower or maybe it is just not physical.

Guilty as is. I don’t always follow the recommended caloric intake or and food portions.

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I sometimes am stressed about somethings I can’t change, but I guess I enjoy the stress for a few days before I realize it’s life grow and go forth. Oh and its sleep sometimes I am sleep deprived because I think I have to accomplish so much in a day which I am better at prioritizing and improving daily, no maybe weekly most times. Oh yeah the age factor, hormones has bounced on the result play, yeah just pitched in without an invite.

Nonetheless if you like me stay focus and trust the process you will see results, in inches, mindset and weight.  Believe in it and believe in you.  We are both stronger than we  exhibit and you probably like me should relinquish this .  To a week of “TRUSTING THE PROCESS”

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Changing My Routine for ME

I am in my second week of changing my routine and not just for my workouts.  I read a lot of motivational self-help and inspiring books.  I have also learned in my readings I am unable to apply all I am reading because it does not apply to me well not at the moment but maybe in growth I can apply.

With this said I have and continue to learn to adjust my life’s and workout routine to better fit my Life and with positive outcomes. At one time I was so confused in gathering my learnings and applying but learning and applying means that which will assist you for now.  The other learned knowledge may need to be applied later.  It’s the momentum of growth.  However you may need to perhaps reread or highlight so later you can find that motivational point later.

I want to share what I have learned, it all works, just know when to apply, and when it does not apply to you at the moment.

CHANGE and GROWTH is GOOD, make this week another Growth of Greatness for YOU.

Why Did I Tempt Myself

This was last week, to begin I am usually a bit more organized and 90% on top of my meal planning.  However when it is slow at work and I am stretching out my time I get a bit hyper. Not bad well, yes, if you complete task ahead of time and there is time left.

I had my breakfast, lunch and snack.  Breakfast consumed AM snack gone and I was hyper,  beyond and I decided to try just one or what should have been none.  I had one Reese’s miniature cup.  Yum so good but then I remembered I had put out more than one type not just the normal chocolate peanut butter cup, but there was dark chocolate and white chocolate.  Honestly the flavor is almost the same but me being bored tried another and another and yes you get the pic.  Before I knew it I had not one but eight wrappers on my desk.

I had allowed myself to be tempted by myself, no one else to blame, just me. Shamefully I wrapped the wrappers in paper towel, tossed it in the garbage, and did what I should have prior to overdosing on a chocolate peanut butter rush.  I swallowed WATER.  Yes water and lots of it.  Was I craving Reese’s, no I was hyper and bored.

I was unable to rewrite my sugar consumption however I became knowledgeable on craving and bored.  Usually my cravings are satisfied with a few bites, but my overindulgence when I am bored is limitless.  I MUST get better.  I was extremely happy when my next infusion patient came, work.

I know avoid the snacks, maybe but I order them for the patients I infuse and Reese’s is not the only chocolate or snack available. I purchase snacks according to the patients. The worse thing is to order a lot of healthy and good snacks you have to toss because no one, well maybe a few will eat.

I know my behavior when I am bored and should not allowed myself to be tempted. I am vowing to remind myself of this.  How about you? Really do you eat for nutrition or is your intake affected sometimes by LIFE? You are normal just evaluate and place a system to avoid the extreme intake.

To a GREAT NUTRITIONAL WEEK

Give Yourself Time

 

Time to do what? Why?.  I have read several motivation books from the greatest and there is one thing that is common.  To create change a habit, develop a new habit you must give it time.  This time does not readily say Success but to get us (me, you and all others wanting a change)  it puts us on the path to our success.

The time does not mean one day this week in 3 weeks apply the change and maybe 4 months later.  The commonality is 3 weeks, yes create that habit for 3 weeks.  In three weeks you will develop other habits to propel you to accomplishment but you must begin.  Will you immediately note change?, yes some big, some small but it is change.

To three weeks of unleashing more greatness within and about you, I know you got it “GREATNESS’