Hey, guys! I’m soaking in every ray of sunshine on my weekend off from work. I love not working. If I didn’t have bills to pay, I would not work. Instead, I would fill my days doing great things and blogging about it. I could never be bored. I hear a lot from people, especially those that are close to retirement, they would not know what to do with their time off. I cannot relate to them. In my eyes, they are from another planet.
Why is it that on your day off from work you set yourself a mile long to-do list and none of it gets done?! I had that kind of day last week. I blame my failures entirely on the crappy weather. Colder temperatures and rain put me in a crummy mood. Everything I tried to accomplish was such a struggle. By the time I finished cooking dinner, I was thinking how I should have spent my day binge watching Netflix. I would have had a much needed chill, zen day.
Midway through my single arm walking lunges, a neighbor asked me if I was training to be a professional body builder. The confused look on my face pushed him to then ask then why all the working out? Im thinking well, and there are a million reasons I exercise. Why don’t you? I politely laugh and say I feel more energized after a workout. Are people really this ignorant? I did a bit of research to see for myself. America is in trouble according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Below, I highlight a few staggering facts.
Here we go autumn!! The season of glorious fashion, TV, and HOT Starbucks!!! I had a successful September of clean eating and working out. I only missed one or two workouts, which puts me at twenty-four completed workouts. I feel stronger and healthier than ever before. I just heard on The Today Show that this is the thinnest we will be all year because we are more health conscious in the summertime. Come October; we typically start packing on the pounds due to the holiday season. Let’s not let that happen this year!!! For the sake of our weaknesses, I will elaborate on this topic another time.
Quickly learn How to Make Fitness a Priority from my practical guidlines. Are you motivated enough to make fitness a priority? It’s easy to say YES, but to commit every day is the biggest challenge. The struggle is real. Every day I fight my procrastination, my doubts, and my plain laziness. I need more mental strength to start my workout than to finish my workout. Read more →
I advise you to go ahead and skip this week’s post because it has a bit of a negative tone to it! I need to vent for a minute and I will be over it. I feel like a flabby slob these days. I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster for the last month and as a result of it, I’ve been eating so poorly. I’ve lost sight of my goals and frankly, It’s Crunch Time! I’m moving across country next month and my levels of excitement are at an all time high.Read more →
Long time no talk! In case you haven’t noticed, but I’ve been out of the office for three weeks. When I say “out of the office” I mean I haven’t been in my pajamas blogging! A short month ago I received news of my husband and I relocating to Washington D.C.!!! Moving across the country sounds easy compared to our move from Japan just 18 months ago. Read more →
Before I start complaining about this new week of workouts which entails A TON of Killer Kardio. Yes Cardio spelled with a C, but I like to be different and spell it with a K. So, before I start complaining, lets chat about how much fun I will have this weekend!
Last week was a rough week at the gym. First, I hurt my shoulder at home folding laundry. Sound pathetic? True story. I would much prefer getting injured over Wednesday’s bear crawl or push-ups. As a result of my shoulder injury, I was undoubtedly paralyzed to doing the scheduled power snatches. I was a bit relieved not to perform the workout, yet frustrated to have to give it up. I moved on to 80 lb. front squats, alternating squats and rowing. At the peak of my annoyance, I’m then confronted with a minor quarrel.
Self-criticism is a little too prevalent in my life. How about you? I know we all listen from time to time to our inner nagging critic. Is self-criticism a bad thing? I’m not a psychiatrist, but I think if we take a more realistic view of our self-perceptions, we can flourish to a better and healthier version of us.