I had a homemade chocolate chip cookie, the other day, from a plate that someone had brought to work. As I took my first bite I heard some very loud voices saying “are you really going to eat that?”. I wasn’t sure if there was a fire in the room or a crime had just been committed. As a regimented gym rat I think it is important for all of us to enjoy a few treats during the holiday season. I have been at goal weight for a long time and almost always eat healthy. It is important to allow yourself some of the wonderful foods during the holiday season. We set ourselves up for failure when our expectations are set too high. So I say love yourself,enjoy the little things, and remember everything in moderation.
So I was just checking the weather for this weekend and there is not much hope for any sun. I know that they are calling for rain on Saturday and Sunday, but I am not going to let it affect my mood. I am setting my intentions for all things good and believe that this is the way it will be. I am looking forward to an awesome workout tomorrow and a great yoga practice on Sunday. Here’s to staying positive !
I just stepped outside to get some fresh air and couldn’t believe how beautiful it was outside. As I was taking in the fresh air I remembered that this is a rest day from the gym/yoga. I am feeling so connected and strong that I know this positive energy will carry over to tomorrows workout. It’s going to be so nice to hit my workout with this feeling. I know it will be a great one !
I saw this quote on the locker room wall this weekend where I practice yoga. I found it to be so appropriate for how my session had gone. As a lifelong power lifter with little to no flexibility the ” just give up” thought crept into my head. I was able to refocus and channel positive thoughts and had an awesome finish. I read the sign one more time, as I left the locker room, and told myself it’s my call if I succeed or fail.
Thought for today: You have the final say over whether you continue on or quit
I was at the gym today and noticed a person shirking their body in a seizure like motion trying to curl some very heavy weights. I thought ” here goes another one” getting ready to tell his buddies how much he curled. I always struggle whether I should say something to people who are not lifting correctly or just go about my routine. Today I felt compelled to ask him the question of “are you going for a max lift today?” . He told me that this was his normal workout and was intent on getting large biceps but had minimal results. We talked for a bit more and I asked him to try less weight while concentrating more on his form. He tried a couple of sets this way and told me that he had never felt his biceps pump like that before. I could see his face change from hopelessness to encouragement.
Thought for today: There are so many myths and magic bullets that get passed around the diet and workout world. Let’s take the time to help and encourage others so that they too can enjoy the benefits of their hard work