1 YEAR...WHO'S WITH ME?
1 year…365 days…52 weeks…8760 hours…of no scale…no weigh in’s!
I have decided that I am not going to weight myself for the next year to prove the scale has no power over me. The last time I weighed in was June 30 2016…my goal June 30 2017! Do you think you would have the will power to do this with me?
I felt on a very big high before I left for Africa, I had pushed hard and had really started to see that dreaded belly fat go down. After eating a diet I was not use to while in Africa, which consisted of many carbohydrates, I felt very gross once I was home. It has taken over 2 weeks to get back to feeling like myself again. During those two weeks, I felt very down, as if I had dropped the ball, as if I had gained a gazillion pounds and really wanted to give up on this “stupid journey”. It took a melt down with Dan on the weekend and some motivation from him to realize that eating a different diet in Africa was not our choice, I have not gained a gazillion pounds and what I did gain was sitting in my body which I have not gotten rid of thanks to a boat load of salads and lastly that this is my lifestyle, “so let’s clam down and get back at it!” We killed it at the gym on the weekend and I feel like I can do this!
So with this goal in mind, I am going to continue to work hard, eat clean and watch my body change rather than hoping for a change on the sale.
So pointers which help me out on this journey have been…
I hope you find these tips helpful. If you have any other helpful tips please post them below in the comments.
This is my goal…365 days…will you join me?
If you are interested please post below your last weigh in day and we will work away at that year together!
Ladies Need to Lift
Another great blog from Dan that I have decided to repost...
I am so glad that our society has recognised the need for women to be fit and healthy. Not the old thinking that women have to be “thin” or “skinny” because that just promotes young girls to starve themselves, do too much cardio and become malnourished. Society has now shifted to the right way of thinking, which is, women need to be fit and lift weights just like men. This teaches a healthy lifestyle and encourages women to have functional goals that are more attainable, helps mobility and boost your self-confidence.
The main reason I got into strength training/body building was to see how strong I could become and control the way my body worked. I wanted to look and feel like a super hero (The Hulk to be specific) and that has always been my “strive for greatness”. Now that I am going to compete in my first powerlifting competition, I will be able to test my potential and see just how strong I am. I feel everyone including women, should be focused on building muscle and gaining strength. With this is a focus of building muscle mass all of us will see a huge positive change in performance and aesthetics. You will notice you dance a little better, swim a little stronger and run a little faster.
With the idea that all woman need to be lifting weights and gaining muscle mass I have listed some reasons as to why I feel “Ladies need to Lift”
Those are just a few reasons why Ladies need to lift and I hope you have learned how important it is to incorporate weight lifting into your gym routine.
Tiffany's Max Deadlift! 245LBS
Tiff and Stef killing a deadlife day!
90 Day Challenge
Like most life changes, it isn’t so easy at first and I can honestly say by setting short and long-term goals, you are able to maximise your success. This works for beginner’s right up to experts and professionals. The 90-day challenge is a great way to get some reasonable and tangible results showing your efforts are paying off.
Three months gives your body time to adapt to the lifestyle changes and you can begin to form new habits.
You also give yourself time for mistakes and setbacks, as we are human and they happen, thus it makes sense to factor them in to best prepare yourself for success. Fitness, like most challenging things is very mental and psychological. Thinking a year or more down the road can be overwhelming and intimidating, even thinking about sticking to a program or regime for six months can feel like a lot, especially for first timers. This overwhelming feeling can lead to failure and is the main reason most people quit.
90 days is that “ideal” time period that most people can commit to and through that period they will see results to feel accomplished and motivated to continue!
So give yourself a 90 day challenge to; gain, lose, get stronger, trim inches, get faster, jump higher, swim strong or run further….whatever it is, just keep challenging yourself and pushing yourself to your fullest potential. At the end of it, you can say you did your best and gave it your all! If you are interested in starting a 90-day challenge, email me and I would be happy to help you get started.