Saturday, September 06, 2014
It seems like it has been a while since I last posted a blog and as I am typing I am watching an episode of Heavy. It is causing me to reevaluate what do I really want in terms of health and fitness. I definitely know that I am in control of what I put into my mouth, but I keep eating things that are not good for me.
On this particular episode the female was talking about how she felt like she had no control in her life except for the food she ate. Yet, she was eating the foods that were causing her health issues. So, if you can control what you eat, then why eat the things that cause you to be miserable? That is what I ask myself over and over.
Philosophy for personal training: first find out what motivates that person. What is truly motivating that goal?
My notes from the show:
*Eliminate the distractions.
*Pair up, buddy system
*Push self past where feel cannot go any further. Relief when finished, said can do enough. Did I do it hard enough? Long enough?
*Turn around the self pity, stop whining and complaining because your negative thoughts were keep you from achieving your goals
*When I do succeed, it does not change how I feel inside; need to get over the negative thoughts. Reprogram brain, unplug guilt, fear, and disappointment and plug in perseverance, ability and control of self. As long as head is in the right place the body will follow.
*Pay attention to portion sizes
*Notice what you have accomplished
*When you see and feel results, you realize that there is a healthy fit person that is waiting to come out.
*Lifestyle change, be prepared to live in the real world.
*Use the tools given to you whenever you are faced situations that you find difficult
*Reevaluate relationships, who is supportive of your efforts? Does "guilting" your buddy motivate or sabotage?
*Rehabilitate the mind.
*Are the distractions bringing you down and keeping you from achieving your goal? What are you going to do about it?
*Motivation, feeling a sense of empowerment. Set self up for success, plan and prepare
*You can let tragedy consume you, or decide what you can do to change it
*Beginning of where I want to be, it is going to be a journey and will take time to achieve that ultimate goal
*Emotions, some days are better than others
*Good to see rewards for all the hard work
*Every one has the opportunity to make own decisions
*Challenges to move forward; it is a struggle but you have to do it even if you don't want to. Use the tools provided and make that lifestyle change.
*Harder now that the initial part of journey has passed, need to keep moving forward
*Smiles at seeing the successes! Hoping they stay with it. It is a process and need to stick with it because there is a future
*It helps when you have an accountability to someone else; a real friend will tell you that you are slacking off and need to get back with it.
*Thinking back on the first days is what keeps me going
*Advice, you need a whole tribe of people to give you support in every aspect of life: family, friends, and co-workers.
*It is worth the struggle.
My final thoughts: What an inspiring show and such a difference from the Biggest Loser. 'Heavy' has a realistic weight loss (only 30 pounds in 30 days in the controlled environment) and the trainers are shown as being supportive and encouraging. I loved seeing the male trainer's joy at the Tom's final weigh-in.
This episode actually had little tidbits that I feel are useful in my journey to being fit and healthy. I really like the "Everyone has the ability to make their own decisions." Any choice I make is mine and mine alone, even if someone suggests something, it is I who will make the final decision as to whether I do that or not.
Another thing that I realized is when they showed the female, Jody, eating a pint of ice cream because she felt that she had no control over her life, but the one thing she could control was what she ate; I thought, "then why aren't you eating something that is health supporting? Eating junk will only make you feel worse."
That is something I am trying to figure out for myself. If I, and I alone, control what I eat, then why do I keep eating the stuff I know I should not be eating? I have yet to come up with a good answer to that question. It is like getting upset with some one and then thinking that I will show them and then engage in an activity that is harmful to only me. Where is the logic in that? It is silly.
So, the main thing I am taking away from this show is that I need to remain focused on my reason for getting the junk out of my diet and remain focused on doing the right things to help me achieve the goals I have set for myself.
It won't be easy, but then if it were I wouldn't be posting this blog. ;-)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
My granddaughter, daughter, and I ran a 5k on Saturday and both my granddaughter and I took home a medal for 1st in our age division. But when I looked at the times, I saw I was the only one in my age group.
It was not my best time, but it was not my worst. 33:29
I am having some issues with my feet and am coming to the realization that I may need to take some time off and recover. The bottom of my feet hurt at times.
I really do not want to have to stop running because I really enjoy the "me" time. I need the "me" time and when I go for a run, no one bothers me, no one asks me to do things for them. It is just me on the road and no one else.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
1. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc.
2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water.
3. characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement: a stagnant economy.
4. inactive, sluggish, or dull.
# 3 and #4: That is describing me these past weeks. I am having lots of moments where I do not want to do much of anything. I have been spending a lot of time in front of the computer because I am trying to create a budget spreadsheet in Excel. It is so depressing. Also, it is frustrating because as soon as I figure out the numbers an unexpected expense occurs and then I need to rework the numbers to fit that in. UGH!
Then my daughter gets scheduled for a 50+ hour work week, which means I have my active 3 year-old grandson for about 65. As much as a joy he is, I need a break. I have found out that little fellow can easily outrun me. Man, I need to add some speed work outs to my routine!
My daughters, granddaughter and I are doing a step challenge and I come in last every week. My granddaughter cheats though and is caught shaking her pedometer ~ hee hee, I see her running around the yard and then checking her pedometer; at least she is being active. We all pitch in a dollar a week and winner gets the $$. I, on the other hand, am amazed at how hard it is to reach 10,000 steps on a daily basis.
I found myself eating a lot of junk food this past week and I need to refocus and get back to eating healthy again. Today is a new day with new possibilities for success.
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