Category Archives: Off-Season

Life doesn’t come with an emergency break

The wonderful thing about life is that it doesn’t stop.

Work responsibilities have sky rocketed leaving only SLOTS for workouts. ūüė¶ Major sadness: my trainer doesn’t have openings that can¬†accommodate¬†my insanity. ¬†I’m terrified. ¬†I’m terrified of working out entirely on my own because I am remembering how I was before her – I was hardcore, but I was not nearly as strong or lean. ¬†Did I learn enough while training with her to prevent myself from going back?

I caught myself wishing life could just freeze for 2 hours every day so I could train with Susan ¬†– but then I let the reality sink in that hey, this is life. We can’t change it, but we can adapt.

So I will adapt. I will find a way to workout on my own or enlist Susan as often as I can whenever and however it works out. Accomplishing goals is always difficult – and that’s what makes it worth reaching.

I’m glad life doesn’t come with an emergency break – how boring would that be?!

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“I don’t cheat”

https://i1.wp.com/www.oxygenmag.com/uploaded-files/image/oxy143/143_covergirl.jpgI was flabbergasted when I read that Jamie Eason said “I don’t cheat”!¬† I mean… I guess I shouldn’t be shocked because, if you look at her, how ELSE would she look that good all the time?!¬† But what I want to know is…HOW can you not cheat…wouldn’t you feel deprived?

Jamie Eason makes a HOBBY out of transforming her favorite comfort foods into clean, protein-dense fuel for her fit lifestyle. Here, she shares: Jamie Eason – June 2011 – Robert Kennedy’s Oxygen Women’s Fitness.

I don’t know about you, but I am TOTALLY motivated…I’m adding this statement to my 21 Day challenge:

“I will try to get really creative in the kitchen so I don‚Äôt feel like I‚Äôm missing out.”


I think that was a spark

Yesterday I was having moments of self doubt. Today, on my way to the gym, I told myself I was going to make it count. No long 60-second¬†rests or scrambling my brain to decide my next circuit.¬† I hit legs HARD for 30 minutes, then did 30 minutes of cardio. It was short, but it felt great because I maximized the time!! I didn’t walk to the showers thinking I could have done better.

Today was a spark of a feeling that hey…maybe I CAN make progress and maybe I CAN pursue optimal fitness and still have a life… ūüôā

Makin it happen…makin it count…makin it work even when life has me up by my bootstraps…

Let’s do this.


Moments of self-doubt here…

I am eating clean and back on a workout schedule, but since work is taking priority over gym now I do not have quite as much flexibility.¬† Still trying to figure out how to get it all in. I love 4:30am gym, but it only allows me about 1 hour to make cardio and/or lifting happen.¬† So I’m trying to alternate days where I just do cardio or just do lifting.¬† Still trying to sort out the schedule… I just REALLY like coming straight home after work and making dinner (instead of gym–>work–>double gym–>8:30p start dinner…ugh)

So then I was hit with a moment of self doubt today…

Can I get myself to my goals on my own?…do I need to have someone training me every day in order for my goals to become reality… :(…off-season is not as relaxed as I thought.¬† Since I would like to compete again possibly I really want to be maximizing this time and improving my physique.¬† Can I do this?…

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Can I look like this?

Maybe after 3 weeks of being back on a gym schedule I will feel empowered again.¬† I am currently in week 2, so I’ll rest the doubting thoughts and re-address this at the end of next week.


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