Maintaining consistent effort in your self-love journey only helps to improve your love and relationship with yourself. Just like in a partnership, marriage, friendship, etc., you have to put forth effort consistently. Here’s why…
You have to start somewhere!
How many times have you said to yourself that you were going start, “as soon as…” something else happens? I’m totally guilty. All you are really doing is procrastinating, and keeping yourself from living your best life – a happy life.
Our biggest problem is that we fear the unknown, next to worry. We worry about how we’ll look to others, how it will work, if it will work; the who, what, when, where, why, and then we become afraid to even try.
For example, I currently do not have a gym membership, and for a few months I put off exercising because I was “waiting until I found another gym to join.” I was worried about the expense and convenience of joining yet another gym, but all this did was make me unhappy because I felt I couldn’t work out the way I was accustomed to working out.
Then one day, looking in the mirror and not liking what I was seeing (I confess), I realized how much sense that did NOT make. HA HA! It was not that I couldn’t exercise. I have equipment at home – dumbbells, weights, a weight bench, steps, exercise videos, as well as access to metroparks, outdoor tracks, and pools. I really don’t need to have a gym membership at this time, weather permitting or not, I can always add a workout to my daily routine. I had just given myself an excuse to slack off and throw my own little personal pity party.
What is holding you back?
– YOU –
Yep, just you… There is no one else to blame because you are the only who can live your life.
So, no more thinking & talking about it. It’s time to make a move forward >>>
Day 1 let’s go!
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We have a tendency to impose our own expectations on others and situations. It can cause discord, instability, emotional stress, anxiety and disappointment. We must stop having so many expectations of others for our own mental health.
When I stopped having expectations in certain situations, it always felt like a weight had been lifted. It is amazing how much more you can enjoy just being or doing without being attached to specific outcomes. It allows you to savor the moment(s) without prejudice!
First of all ladies, we are not made to get as big as men. We simply do not have the composition. Lifting weights increases muscle tone, which in turn burns fat at a much more rapid pace than doing 30 or 60 minutes of aerobic activity. Weight training is also excellent for increasing bone density which is critical for preventing osteoporosis and broken bones.
Adding weight training to your workout regimen will only help you reach your weight loss goals faster. In addition, toning your muscles will help you to maintain your weight loss. It really takes a lot of work and even years to grow large muscles, if you decide to take that path.
To learn more, check it out >> Don’t Worry, You Won’t ‘Bulk-up’ from Working Out…Unless you want to!.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT! It is okay to eat before you go to bed! The body uses up quite a bit of energy while sleeping, which is the best time for your body to recover from exercise, illness, injury, etc. Now that you know, you no longer have to fear taking a few bites before “hitting the hay!”
Here are some great healthy snacks to try before drifting off into ” la la land.”
An effective and progressive workout plan consists of:
1. Consistent routines
Create a routine and stick to it based on the schedule you have created (see #2).
2. Consistent planning
Plan your routine ahead of time and stick to it. Create a schedule – daily, weekly, or monthly. From time to time, don’t be afraid to switch it up. After you’ve done the same routine for a month, you will reach a plateau. That’s when it’s time to plan something new.
3. Consistent measurement and tracking
Keep track of what you are doing during each routine.
4. Consistent progress
If you are keeping track of what you are doing during each routine, you should also be setting goals you want to accomplish in the next routine. Each time you complete a goal – progress!
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When you see yourself every day, it is hard to see progress. This side-by-side shows that I have made progress from my first show in 2011 to my most recent show, April 25, 2015. It is motivating, and I’m encouraged to keep pushing myself. I’m less than two weeks out from my next show. I’m #encouraged and #motivated.
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