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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Staying Positive: When you look in the mirror today……..

When you look in the mirror today, observe yourself from the inside. There are too many times that we all look at small facial blemishes or wrinkles in our shirt rather than ourselves as a whole. I know it is easy for me to find many of my faults but today I am only going to look for the good within.

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Healthy variety....so good

beans,chicken, rice,spinach,tomatoes, peppers

Healthy variety….so good

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10% equals 2 minutes

So I am going to ramp up my cardio tonight by ten percent. When I first challenged myself to this goal it seemed like a huge jump. Then I started to think that I only have to increase my time by 2 minutes. It really isn’t much when you think about it from a time standpoint but it is increasing my overall routine with a nice gain. So my thought/challenge for everyone this week is to think of increased reps and or times with a fixed number. It doesn’t take much to avoid a plateau. 

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When you’re in the gym what do you say when someone…….

I am looking for some advise on how to handle something that has been happening to me in the gym over the last few months. I will be in the middle of a workout and someone will come up very close to the weights on the machine that I am using and look at the number. They don’t say anything and walk away. I start to think do they think I should be lifting more ? Then I remind myself that it’s about proper form and high reps for me and carry on. So my question would be is there a funny thing I can say or should I ask the person if they have a question about my routine. I don’t want to go without helping a person if the are curious but I don’t want to come on too strong either. Your thoughts?

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New hand position for military presses

I am excited about this new “open hand” military press that I used today. I could definitely feel a different part of my shoulders being worked when performing this exercise. It feels good to mix up my routine.

New hand position for military presses

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Don’t give up if you slipped this holiday weekend

I came back to work from the holiday weekend today and couldn’t believe how many people had talked about giving up their diet/program because of one bad weekend. It made me think that there are probably quite a few discouraged people out there today. My response to everyone feeling this way is that you can’t change yesterday and it’s okay to be human. Nothing worthwhile comes easy so we just need to keep moving forward one step at a time.  

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