This month's theme is Edify July because when we help others we help ourselves. To start the month off, we had someone volunteer and make journals for all of us. I am titling mine The Cheat Journal and only recording the blunders.
Monday Day 1- Victory. Only whoops was not enough water at a mere 60oz.
Day 2- cravings are still pretty much non-existent as a result of the Usana 5-day Reset program recently completed and the fact that I promised to journal all cheats. So, confession today is I accidentally ate a rice Krispy treat. Sorry ladies.
Parting words: eat well and eat often.
Working out. Those are either dreaded words or they are the words you live by. What is it about working out that drives people? I strive to be a workout junkie and to motivate others to start working out. This can be challenging because I think in some ways society has created working out to be equal to losing weight. So when you become unmotivated or slack off on eating healthy then the active part of your life falls away also.
I ran the Kinser Sprint Reverse Triathlon this morning. And for anyone who has ever competed in a race of any distance, at some point during the race you have time to think. As another female competitor in a bright pink jersey passed me on the bike, that was my time.
When it comes to change, mindset is one of the ultimate drivers in taking action towards achieving a goal. As a a person giving or receiving information, it is often just hearing the benefits and downfalls of certain strategies are not enough to bring an individual to the brink of action. In other words, you as an individual are entirely responsible for changing.
I say "push yourself!" a lot. I use it in every Spinning class I teach. I use it in many personal training sessions with clients. I even use it in regular everyday conversation with friends, family, and even strangers. I do not say this to be cliché. I say it because I believe in it, and I know that when you push yourself, amazing things can happen.
I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of moms at with our local MOPs group (Moms of Preschoolers) about nutrition and exercise. I can only hope they got as much out of the program as I did. It was a rainy day outside, but you would never have known that by the cheery smiles and supportive chatter amongst all the women I met that morning and evening. I was expecting to teach them a bit about proper nutrition and lead them in a mini-Mommy Recess class, but instead I was the one learning from each of them.
In my experience with personal training, the greatest struggle I see is one main problem with achieving success. Finding the right fitness and nutrional guidance is vital, and so is creating the right tool box to help you along the way. But if you want to make a descision (lose weight, gain muscle, general fitness, eat healthier) and truly stick with it, there are some easy behavioral tricks to follow that will majorly increase the chances you'll stick with the original plan. 1. Lists.
Its funny how life works sometimes. I often find that when looking for answers to a question or a problem I'm dealing with, life often sends me signs all over the place. That's been true for me this past week.