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The start of finding my balance

Monday, August 30, 2010

So I’ve kind of left everyone hanging since my last post, it wasn’t too intentional really. Like I’ve said in other post, I am on a quest to find balance in my life. This all started from an article I read titled: Self Image and Self Sabotage.

~Your behavior is not controlled by your conscious mind; your behavior is controlled on a deeper level – your sub-conscious.

~Self-Concept is the total bundle of beliefs you have about yourself, including all the names and labels you put on yourself and the way you see yourself. “I AM…..”

Here is my old list:
I am fat, a failure, broke, negative at times but I am confident. (I know I contradict even myself).

~The part of the self-concept that affects your physical condition and ability to achieve your perfect weight is called the self-image. You blow off workouts, eat a pint of ice cream, and lose all motivation. These self-sabotaging behaviors are all symptoms of a self-concept that’s inconsistent with your present results.

~You are a body, a mind and a spirit (isn’t this the Y’s logo). You will always act – and can only act – like the type of person you SEE yourself to be in your mind.

So some helpful tips that they point out in the article is to “Picture in your mind” – your perfect weight is not just a goal, it’s a picture. Write your goal with the three P’s: Positive, personal and present tense. Create the character and write the script exactly as you’d like to be and then play the part until the part because real!

So here is my new script:
I have a defined muscular strong body that is fit, toned and healthy!

You are to write out your new script daily, a simple but effective technique. I haven’t been writing it down daily but more so I’ve been visualizing my image, the balanced me.

So I’ve been reading “The New Rules of Lifting for Women” and that is what I’m following for my strength training regimen. And I’m going back to eating clean again or at least trying to eater cleaner. The program suggests cutting back or eliminating endurance type training at the same time but I will continue running and biking (can’t see me giving that up). I might not see results as fast but I’m okay with that. I’m just excited about getting back into the gym and hitting the weights. I hit the gym three days a week for strength training and then incorporate running or biking the other days, with one full day of rest. Well somewhat rest that will be my yoga /stretching day but no lifting or cardio. I also want to incorporate some HIIT time with my ST days, only 20 minutes. emoticon

Today was Stage 1, workout A. It consisted of 2 sets (15 reps) of squats, pushups, seat rows, step ups and jackknifes. Let’s just say my legs are a feeling it already! And kudos to myself I can still crank out full pushups! Yeah me! Tonight I plan on walking or elliptical and then probably some major stretching. I might even do some yoga. Eating hasn’t been real clean today but I will be within my calories!

So here I go again on my own, going down the only road I’ve ever known……..although I’m not alone because I have some great sparker friends!!! Oh and bonus, my hubby went to the gym with me at lunch. We had a nooner at the gym!
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    Great blog and great new plan! I am currently working on a new plan myself to get back my motivation and back on track on all parts of this journey. Good luck!!! emoticon
    2791 days ago
    Your blog is eye opening...I noticed with all that is going on with me and my weight increasing, it could be the way I feel about myself. Thank you! I'm going to start working on the inside to get to the outside.
    2791 days ago
    2792 days ago
    I'm glad to see you happier!

    I love your plan and your attitude!
    Oh! And you totally have me beat on the push up thing, I can't even do 1! Not even 1!?!!
    2792 days ago
    You head on down your road....isn't it just a different path to healthy living.
    2792 days ago
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