Thursday, June 16, 2016

Me Who?

Life isn't always about happiness and joy. Most of the time we are conflicted with struggles we have to deal with daily. I deal with a lot, but one of my biggest problems is putting everything before myself.  I wanted to write about this to try and help someone who is reading this and thinking, "wow I do that too!" In no way shape or form am I someone who should be giving anyone life advice.

I decided to live a healthier lifestyle in terms of working out and eating healthy, so why not try to adapt new habits when it comes to my daily life. Most of the time I am motivated by putting something down on "paper." When I visually see what I am struggling with on a daily basis it motivates me to change. I can't just commit to changing my appearance without changing who I am as a person.

I am always a yes person. Honestly as bad as it sounds, I don't have it in me to say no to someone. This stems from my fear of conflict. There is just this constant fear of "If I say no, then what?" Will I lose my job? Will I lose a friend? Will someone stop talking to me? Will it effect my life negatively? The list goes on and on. Why has it taken me so long to realize I have this problem you ask? It's called habits. I have gotten into the habit of just doing what's placed in front of me. 

At first it was the gratification that came from doing things for people and being appreciated for doing it. Now there is nothing wrong with doing things for others(in moderation), that's not what I am getting at. What I am saying is when it has gotten to the point when you look at everything you do in your life and say "How much of this am I doing for myself?" I couldn't tell you where I learned this bad habit or when I started doing it. What I can tell you is that it's time to let it go. If I took the time I spend doing things for others, and actually invested that time in myself. There is endless possibilities of things I can accomplish. 

There is a post by C Pratt Read this! that just made me really think about what I am doing and the outcome it has on my life. Isn't the first step admitting I have a problem? So I have gotten that out of the way. What do I do now? Well I have to learn to say NO! Well maybe not that abrasive, but you get what i'm saying. I only have one life to live, so why invest so much time on everyone else?

What are some of your bad habits you can't let go of?  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Motivation Mondays!

Hello everyone! Sorry I didn't post last week I figured I would give myself some time to really focus on myself and working out. Ever since I started working out and eating healthy my life has really changed. I have more energy, my skins clearer, my nails are stronger and my all around life has just improved. I enjoy going to the gym and getting a workout in, not only does it relieve my stresses from that day it helps me sleep better at night.

When I first started going to the gym I had no idea what I was doing. I was also very intimidated and nervous to use new machines and to do different exercises, because of this I never really challenged my body. Ever since I started working out with Alde (Hey girl!) and she has showed me the proper ways to use different machines my confidence at the gym has sky rocketed. Let me not get ahead of myself, i'm not a professional in any way shape or form.

I worked out 3-5 days a week in general, last week I worked out 7 days! I wasn't killing myself at the gym. Mostly working on a lot of cardio.

I have lost in total 11 pounds in a months time. I have about 9 pounds to go to get to my goal weight. I have decided to give myself till the end of the summer to reach this goal. I feel with the way I am going, I will reach my goal before the end of the summer.

So I have ended my 30 day training with Alde. All the things I have learned have been amazing. I will continue working out and following the plans that she has given me. Having someone there to push and motivate you is really beneficial. I like having accountability for what I was doing and eating. I can't thank Alde enough for helping me reach all these goals I have set, without her I honestly couldn't have done it myself. 

So here is the moment of truth my 30 day before and afters. Remember I lost a total of 11 pounds during this time. 

Like I said I will continue working out and sometimes with Alde. I will keep you all posted on my progress! XOXO

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Motivation Mondays!

Hello I know its not Monday but it was a crazy long weekend for me and I didn't get the chance to post on Monday. 
Last week was great I had to really push myself since Alde wasn't here to train and guide me. I feel like I really needed that, I now have the confidence to push myself when I need to. In no way shape or form am I ready to do it all on my own. 
I went to the gym Mon-Thurs. I really pushed myself at the gym because I had things planned over the weekend and wouldn't have time to go to the gym. Even though I didn't work out I still ate really healthy and chose better options when I could.  I am down 3 more pounds! So since I have started I am now down 10 pounds! 

I will be working out with Alde this week!

Week Goals-go to the gym 5 days this week and lose 2 pounds.