Tuesday, June 30, 2015
I'm guilty about worrying about my failures, and sometimes stressing about the "what if" I fail in the future. But, with the Core4 I'm doing with my Empire group through Fitness Together I'm getting a lot better about not worrying or stressing over things and focusing on just doing the work and moving forward. I've been with Fitness Together for over four years now and I can honestly say, even when I do struggle or become discouraged, my determination to succeed is way stronger than my will to give up.
You're going to have times when you think you're not going to hit those goals, you're going to get discouraged and wonder what's the point; but that's when you have to dig deep and remember what you're working for and keep your focus on your goals. You're going to have set backs, you're not going to succeed at every first attempt, but as long as you don't give up you'll always be successful! And the most important thing to always remember, as Michael is always reminding us, YOU DESERVE TO HAVE IT ALL!!!!!
Monday, June 29, 2015
Today's quote was, "When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no I'll start tomorrow. Tomorrow is disease."
This one reminded me of all the times I hear people say, I'll start tomorrow, I'll start Monday, I'll start after the holidays, or I'll start when I get back from vacation. There will always be "something" that you could as an excuse to start later. So, why not just start now?
Saturday, June 20, 2015
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
So, if you are not allowing yourself outside your comfort zone, I encourage you to do so. Ask for help, or if you need more than just advice and need someone to hold you accountable, then look at investing in a personal trainer. If you're in the Tulsa area I know a great team of trainers at Fitness Together Downtown and Fitness Together Jenks/Riverside. If you're experiencing those things listed on the quote, then you know you're doing it right when you workout. But, if you're experiencing those things AND you want to punch your trainer in the face then you know they are doing it right and you're workout is effective!
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
We have 90 day goals, and within those goals we have 30 and 60 day benchmarks for each of our core4 goals. Tonight as I was talking with my Empire sisters and Michael, as we are approaching our 30 day benchmark, I realized we all had at least one of our goals where we are probably going to have to reevaluate and change up our plan. Mine is for my body, my goal was to lose 25 pounds in the 90 days and lose 10 of that in the first 30 days. I was on the right track, but last week I didn't eat as planned for a few days since my dad was in the hospital, I allowed the stress to control me, and I didn't do my meditation/blogging daily as I should. This all played a role in me being up on the scale 4.4 pounds for the week when I weighed in Saturday. Now I expected to be up just by how I felt, and so even though it's not what I wanted, I wasn't going to allow it to stress me out where it carried over into this week. I refocused and thought I'll just have to get back to eating what is planned/prepped, do my meditation/blogging, and not stress about things I can't control.
Tonight I realized I only have 5 days to lose 5.5 lbs to hit my 30 day benchmark. Is it possible? Maybe. What I gained could be lost, and then some, once I quit stressing and started eating according to what I planned. But, after our group talk tonight Michael said something that made me realize, just because I might be off on my 30 day benchmark due to the one bad week doesn't mean I'm going to miss my ultimate 90 day goal. I just had to refocus, get back on track, and make sure I'm doing my shit inside and outside the gym.
And what I like about the inserted quote, is it gives great advice. It's okay for the plan, and even the goal, to change; but doing the following will help you be more successful.
- Rethink where your plan went wrong
- Seek help where you need it
- Take what you learned and use it to strategize a new plan to hit your goal
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
Today I found myself struggling to be positive just because I started to really feel overwhelmed with everything. I was able to talk to Michael this morning, and that always seems to help since he's good at telling me what I need to hear. And then taking his advice and keeping in prayer and meditation to keep me from getting anxious and stressed. So, like the quote says, always look for something positive in each day, even if you have to look a little harder some days. Today the positive is, as one doctor mentioned, they are ruling out a lot of things that isn't wrong so we just need to continue to move forward to figure out what is wrong. And I also think it's positive that his doctor is refusing to let other's opinions sway him from what he feels needs to be done, and he doesn't want my Dad to leave until they have figured out what is wrong.