Sunday, February 2, 2014
II always say that I am going to write on here more and then I don't. Lol. Honestly, I forget about this page a lot but I would really like to write on here more. I just have to make the time for it.
Let's get real now. For most of December and January I slacked off. Like BIG time. Gained ~17 pounds back that I had worked so hard to lose. Now, I know what some people will say, "don't be so hard on yourself, you can get back to where you were". I know I can, I know that I WILL! I'm not gonna sit here and make excuses, I just flat out didn't put and effort into my exercising and eating. This is not something that I am proud of but I am going to own it. I am human, I make mistakes and probably will make more in the future. You are too and that is perfectly fine. Don't sweat it, unless you actually plan on sweating for real in the gym or wherever you workout.
This past week I did a whole lot better on my workouts and eating. Not 100% better, but better nonetheless. Small steps of progression is STILL progression. I think that people tend to forget that a lot during the process. In today's society, people expect to see change overnight. It's not going to happen, so just stick with it and trust the process.
I write all of this to say, no matter how many set backs, no matter how many people say you can't, no matter how hard it may seem or how much further you have to go, just keep pushing! A little phrase I like to tell myself each day is "Stay strong, stay focused & stay positive"! Positive being the most important part of that phrase. It's too easy to be negative, but being positive feels so much better! So no matter how much further you still have to go, no matter how many people say you can't do it, no matter what, just keep pushing! Until next time, stay blessed!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!
If you have only exercised a few times in your life or never at all, there is no better day than today to make a commitment to being a healthier you! Eating better and exercising shouldn't be a burden to you, it should be a reward!
Trust me when I say that you will look and feel a million times better once you get to exercising and eating right on a normal basis. Don't look at these things as diet/exercise fads or trends. Call them lifestyle changes! Commit to them and stick with the commitments no matter how tough it gets and truly make it your lifestyle! Also, know that you are not going to lose all of your weight overnight. It didn't take you one night to gain it all so it won't take you one night to lose it all! I won't sit here and lie to you and tell you that it is super easy and you will adapt to it easy. But it will be worth it! I can promise you that! Or who knows? Maybe you will, I know I had my struggles but I sure am glad that I stuck it out and stayed on my journey.
I get lots of questions weekly about what I'm doing for exercise and what types of stuff I eat. One of the big questions I get a lot is how do I stay motivated each day? I'm not going to lie, it gets rough some days. But you have to honestly want it. You have to wake up and tell yourself each day what you are working towards and tell yourself you will get there until you believe it! No one can do the work for you but no one can stop you either! Others can inspire you and motivate you and push you until they can't anymore but if YOU don't do the work, you won't get results. You have to look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, am I honestly happy with myself right now? If the answer is no then you MUST make some changes!
I am still not where I want to be but I sure am not what I once was. I have been on this journey for almost two years now and there have been plenty of ups and downs. I have had bad days, bad weeks and even a bad month or two. But I knew who was accountable for it all and I knew what I needed to do to get back on track.
The best advice that I can give you is to surround yourself with a great support team. There will be days when you will need them to carry you and push you when you are encountering these bad times. You will want to give up, you might even give up a time or two but bouncing back from that is one of the most awesome feelings in the world! I have a ton of people to thank for my success so far, I can't thank them enough and I hope they know that I appreciate them very much! If you have questions please feel free to contact me at anytime! If I don't have the answer for you, I will find someone who does! Stay safe, stay focused, stay strong but most importantly STAY POSITIVE!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Why do you need water and exercise? Here are a couple of reasons why! Enjoy!
Water: It helps flush our systems of waste products and toxins. Many people go through life dehydrated, which causes tiredness, low energy and headaches. It’s common to mistake thirst for hunger, so staying well hydrated will also help you make healthier food choices. Not to mention water has ZERO calories!
Exercise: Find something active that you like to do and add it to your day. The benefits of lifelong exercise are abundant and regular exercise may even motivate you to make healthy food choices a habit. You will be surprised at what a simple walk will do for you when you do it on a daily basis!
Get you some water and take a walk! There's no better day to get started than today!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Hello again. It has been awhile since I have blogged so here I am checking in yet again after a couple of months. It has been a crazy up and down year for me so far but I am looking to change that and get back to my healthier ways. At my best point in my journey I was down 70lbs! Sadly, I have gained back 15 of those 70lbs that I lost so I am at minus 55lbs on my journey. I have no one to blame but myself and I know what I have to do to get myself back on track and focused towards my goal. At work we have this 8 week challenge starting tomorrow in which I am a team captain in. I am really banking on this to help me get back on track and plan on using it as a stepping stone to keep me there! The challenge consist of tracking weight loss, steps taken per day and minutes exercised per day. Last year my team came in first overall for our site and third or fourth overall for the company so I am really wanting to win the whole thing overall. I have a pretty good team(hand selected by myself of course) and I like our chances of getting it done! One way that I noticed helped me stay accountable was to make my monthly goals public. It informs people around you of what you are doing and they tend to ask you how you are doing towards them. The workout group that I have on Facebook is starting to pick back up and become the awesome group that we were during my great run of losing all that weight so I am happy about that as well! I have some really great and motivated people in there, they are the best, so shout out to them! LOL! I decided to pick back up where I left off on Insanity a couple of weeks ago. Today is day 14 aka a rest day(thank you baby Jesus!) so I won't be doing that but I will probably go for a run or hike maybe. Below are my goals for the month of June, feel free to add yours!
MONTHLY GOALS - JUNE 2013:
-No soda or junk food
-Inspire at least one person to change to become a better person(either health wise or just in general)
-Begin training for my next 5K; pick which 5K I will run in
-Blog 2-3 times a week on my site. Been neglecting this big time! Need to get back to it which is why I am posting today! :-)
-Create a workout playlist for everyone to enjoy!
Monday, April 8, 2013
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Day 1 Fit Test Results
Switch Kicks: 115
Power Jacks: 48
Power Knees: 105
Power Jumps: 32
Globe Jumps: 10
Suicide Jumps: 13
Push-Up Jacks: 21
Low Plank Oblique: 43