Watch out for the mud people…….they are everywhere

I was working out in the gym yesterday and I heard the 2 people talking. They were both in the beginning of their weight loss/fitness journey. The first person was struggling with free weights but was working very had to try and master the bent over row technique. In between sets he mentioned to his friend that he had lost 3 pounds. His friend promptly responded that he had actually gained a little over thanksgiving. He proceeded to tell him that his weight loss was probably water weight and that they were both doomed because they were born big people. I like to call these type of individuals mud pawns. We all know people like this. They don’t want to see anyone leave their shared state of misery. Be very aware of these types in the gym. Stay with positive motivators that say that they are excited for every incremental improvement that you make. We all have down days and it is so important for your lifestyle improvement success that you only surround yourself with positive people. Have a great workout and I am excited for everyone’s anticipated positive achievements.

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No more scale for me

That’s right I will say it again no more scale for me. I think this is the first week that I can remember not weighing myself. I have been at goal for quite some time and  have continued to rely on the scale for my level of success.I have made the lifestyle changes including exercise and healthy diet so why do I need a number to tell me that I’m doing well. The reality is I don’t need one. So today I say goodbye scale. 

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make sure you have a plan for when you hit your goal weight

How many times have you heard someone say that they gained their weight back after a successful weight loss effort? I think one of the major causes of this stems from lack of planning for a lifestyle after the magic number. I think the real struggle begins at this time because people feel that they have crossed the finish line.  It’s really just the beginning so make sure you frame the lifestyle you have chosen as a journey.  Enjoy each and every success no matter how small and when you hit your magic number remind yourself that there is no finish line

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I started my Monday off with such………

I started my Monday off with such positive energy and it’s been bubbling all day. It is so amazing to me  that if you feed the positive vibration it will attract even more positive energy. I know that there are naysayers who will say that all good things must come to an end. But I refuse to subscribe to that theory. So my question for today would be ” is it  wrong for me to ignore the negative and only allow  positive energy to fill my body”?

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I know it’s going to rain all weekend but I am not………….

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 !

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When you’re new in the gym please don’t…………..

When you’re new in the gym please don’t hang your head or feel out of place.  I noticed a new person working out shyly when  I was at the gym on Monday night. I could see that they were intimidated by the gym rats. I wanted to go over and say “don’t give up!”. We were all there at one time, and the truth is, that we are all there to improve our body and mind. As a self professed gym rat I  want  you to know that it is such a great step that you have taken for your health. Despite what a few people say most of us are excited for you and want you to stick with it. So welcome to the club and let’s all improve our health at our own pace.

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How can it be that one day……………..

How can it be that my Saturday’s yoga practice took all that I had to complete and Sunday felt like I could go another 2 hours? I have similar experiences in the weight room as well. There are days that I can barely get through my workout and other days that there is not enough weight in the gym . I am constantly challenging myself and on days that I struggle I tell myself, give it 10 minutes. I know that if I can get through the early part I can complete my session. The key for me is to not give it up and enjoy the reward of a successful workout. So my question today is, do you face these same challenges and how do you overcome them?

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