I was speaking to a woman at Church the other day. She was talking to me about working out and staying fit. Her main obstacle was getting over the mental block that stops her from continuing her programs once she starts. She is all or nothing with how she does something. I think it's great to be zealous about what you are doing but if you miss a workout in a 7 day period it is not the end of the world nor is it an excuse to ditch the whole program. Just pick up on the next day after you miss and put the miss behind you. What if you eat a bad meal? Not the end of the world. Put the bad meal behind you and pick up eating what you are supposed to be eating. Well, Tim that is easy for you to say. It does not work that way for me. I can't just put it behind me. I need to think the process through. Sound like you or somebody you know. First and foremost working out and eating right is not easy. When discouragement comes it is so easy to say forget it I was happier before. You might be happy the first couple of days you sleep in or the first couple of days you eat bad but then you look at all your hard work going down the drain and get upset. You look for happiness and only find a glimpse of happiness in the food you eat or relaxing. Truth is you'll be much happier sweating, eating right and working out. You'll feel healthier. Aerobic activities increase blood flow to the brain and help keep your thinking sharp, your stress levels down, and depression at bay.
Your The big question is "What Are You Going to Do About it!
1. When you miss a work out write down how you are feeling. In fact write down how you are feeling after every workout. That way when you look back you'll see some inspiring entry that you made the day before and it will motivate you to get right back on track.
2. Write down your goals. What do you want to do? Lose weight? Gain muscle? Run a race? Run with your children? No goal is too big or too small. Make sure you are the center of your goal. You need to obtain some joy from this too you know.
3. Get support. Surround yourself with other people who workout and are looking to get healthy one day at a time.
4. Remind yourself that this is a process. You did not get out of shape or put on weight overnight so you are not going to get rid of it over night. Be patient but endure to the end.
5. Try not to beat yourself up for missing a workout or having a bad meal or snack. It's going to happen more than once over a lifetime. I know this will be hard but just focus on the goals you wrote down pick yourself up and say " This is what I'm gonna do about it."
Now if some of you don't have a support system in place contact me. I'll motivate you encourage you and help keep you headed toward your goal. I don't charge for this there is no catch. I believe in the products I use but will help you no matter what products you use. You can write me at email@example.com or beachbodycoach.com/timmill. I'll be there I promise. If you write just let me know that you are writing to me after reviewing this blog so I know you are legit otherwise I will just spam it. One last thing you need to be fit for you. You have the power to change you are worth it.
Have a great weekend.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Well I worked out 6 days last week and decided to take a day after church to just relax. Listen to your body. Don't push it too hard. The lbs did not go on in one week and will not come off in one week but they will come off with the right eating and exercising. Have a great Sunday.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Hi gang I hope everybody had an awesome 4th of July. Sorry I have not been around much. My wife and I are in the process of trying to put together a vacation bible school on top of our already busy lives. I know I posted a lot of information on here but here is the reality. If you want to live a good long life you've got to take care of yourself. Is it easy? No way! If it were easy they would call it an "easyout" instead of a "workout". The more important question is it something you can do? Is it something to strive for? Is it something that you will hate doing sometimes? The answer to all three is yes. I want to encourage you that if you have not taken time out to examine where you are physically or have not been to a doctor in some time to have a physical done then please do so. Your health is very important. We have no problem allowing people to check our credit but your health is way more important. Will you have to spend thousands of dollars? Some infomercials will try to sell you on all that. I have found only one proven company "Beachbody". I know there is alot to choose from as far as finding a workout program. Beachbody not only sells the program but they give you a nutritional guide to go along with it. They take the guess work out of getting into shape. It does not come any easier than that. If somebody would do that for home maintenance I would jump on that in a heart beat as I am not handy at all. Go to beachbodycoach.com/timmill and poke around. Look for a program that you think will work for you and get it and then get started on the new you. Let me know what you decide and I will be there with you every step of the way. I want you to succeed. If I can do it you can do it. I was considered obese. Now I can run, I can do crunches, I can do pull ups and push ups and you know what I don't always hate it. If you have questions send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that you have the power to change, I'll get you the tools, and you need to do it for you. You count and you are important.