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I am so sick of hearing people make excuses. I have people ask me to help them achieve their health and fitness goals all the time, and for some reason a lot of those people right off the bat say “I can’t afford to buy a lot of fruits and vegetables” or “I don’t have time to workout”.
First, you can’t afford to buy a lot of fruits and veggies? Really? But you can afford all the doctor and hospital visits that you will be making when your body starts attacking you for damaging it? I buy a weeks worth of groceries at a time. If I am buying fruits and veggies to eat, then it only costs me about $50 for a week, plus another $30 for protein and grains for the week. Now if I’m juicing, yeah, it’s going to cost me a bit more. But seriously? It’s like when people say they get bored eating healthy. Learn how to prepare food in different ways. I love me some Sweet Potatoes. I bake them, mash them, make fries out of them, and make chips out of them. I’m going to make a sweet potato soup this weekend. Learn to prepare your food. You get bored because you eat the same thing every day for every meal.
Now to you people that “don’t” have time to workout. Just think, if you put as much energy into working out as you do making excuses, maybe you could get a workout in. For a good workout, you only need about an hour or hour and a half. This includes warmup and cool down phases. Wait, whats that? Oh you are busy updating your status about how busy your day was and catching up on your personal email of spam? Get your ass to the gym and work out! Or better yet, pop in a workout DVD, go for a walk, play with the dog! Oh, you don’t want to miss your favorite TV show? I thought you were too busy to workout, that would mean you are too busy to watch TV!
I’m sick of excuses! You either want to change or you don’t! It’s that simple!
This is my war cry! No really, I go around all the time yelling, “I NEED MORE VASCULARS”! lol. Yes, I am odd, but I love seeing bulging veins in my arms.
It feels so good though. I have found that spark that I lost at one point with my workouts. I find myself pushing so far beyond what I used to be capable of, and beyond what I think I’m currently capable of, that it’s not even funny. Now I’m looking at gyms. My old gym is going to run my $780 for a year membership, where I can join Planet Fitness for $250 for a year. Problem is, my old gym in only a few miles away, where planet fitness is closer to my job. I car pool, so working out at planet fitness would be difficult except for on fridays, saturdays and sundays. So, weighing every thing out. Hmm. What to do.
I can’t wait to get home and workout! Though my stomach is a bit upset, I’m sure it’ll pass.
I do believe that it’s time for bed.
I’ve been inquiring around more and more about getting my personal training certificate. I think I have it narrowed down. If all goes well, I’ll be able to get my certificate by the end of the year. Looking to also become a certified nutritionist as well. It’s going to run me a bit of money I don’t have, but it’s going to be worth it if I can get it. The hardest thing is going to be covering up my hatred for the gym, but I am going to develop programs that can be done for working people that can’t get to the gym all the time. I am also thinking about getting into Crossfit. Not normally my cup of tea, but I think it could be fun, maybe even a place to meet women.
Tonight was my first time working out in a few weeks. And let me tell you, It felt FUCKING GREAT! I went back to doing RevAbs, it’s the program that I used to help me drop 145 LBS in 10 months. It felt so awesome to get a good full body workout in again. Within 10 minutes, I was pouring sweat. By the time it was over, I was nearly dead on the ground. My vasculars were pumped and ready to go. I even ended up eating a good size meal too! Dinner consisted of a large Baked Sweet Potato and a Large Baked Chicken Breast. So yummy. Love getting back to my program.
and thinking about the plan of attack starting tomorrow. I’ve really toned down my cardio routine the last 3 months and that is one of the big reasons I’ve been so hungry. Since the beginning of the year I have been doing more strength, but not heaving lifting. My body has been craving crap and that’s exactly what I have been feeding it. Starting tomorrow I am adding Cardio and Capoeria back into my workouts and doing different things with weights. Yesterday I started doing deadlifts with dumbbells. Yes, I know, that doesn’t make sense. But it works. I have a weak back, and I think it will be the best route for my back, plus it should work on my balance issues a bit as well. The hardest thing with me period with weights is I have had a broken knuckle on my right hand that wont heal, I broke it around this time last year and everything sets it off. I guess I’ll just have to push through the pain.
So It’s been a while since I’ve dusted off the old camera gear and went out, but today I’m doing just that. Renewing my zoo pass first thing this morning and spending a few hours shooting the zoo. Then hoping to get downtown maybe and doing some shots around there. Really looking forward to getting out and shooting life.
Going to bed and turning off my phone.
Sorry I haven’t posted much today. It’s been crazy and I just felt lazy after getting home from work. Still rehabbing the shoulder/chest/neck injury. Looking at sunday to be able to get back in and work out.
Yeah, that’s right I said it! lol. I didn’t even want what I was having, but then it sounded good. I was raised on hamburger helper. Sadly it’s about the only thing either one of my parents can make without screwing up. Normally I make my own dinner, but tonight the Hamburger helper made with chicken sounded ok. On my way home from work I told myself I wasn’t going to have it, especially with what’s happening tomorrow, but I got home, took a look and decided to have some. I actually ate 2 servings. This takes me to the whole thing that you can’t deny yourself things like this. Will I see a difference on the scale tomorrow? Maybe, maybe not. But what’s happening tomorrow? Tomorrow I am having lunch with my boss and 3 other co-workers. I was chosen for this, and it’s pizza. She is just newly my supervisor since my other one walked out on the job, and me and this one haven’t always seen eye to eye. So I don’t want to make her feel insulted, so I will be having a slice of pizza. But, it’s going to be ok. I’m going to rock it, and when I’m able to start working out again next week, I will kiss any weight gained this week good bye. Luckily I have also upped my water intake, so I am dropping a few ounces a day anyway.
When you realized that you haven’t been wearing pants all day, but just got home from work……
So ready to get home and relax, but I’m stuck at work waiting for my mom to get off since she’s my ride.
So I am still having a decent amount of shoulder, chest, upper back and neck pain. Even though we got me fairly well straightened out the other day. I now have major muscle bruising. I can only turn my head to the right a few inches without pain, and reaching is damn near impossible. Working out is pretty much a no go for me, but I am going to try and knock out about 300 hindu squats. We shall see how that goes.
So over the last few months, I have really grown to love them. They are amazing and so yummy. They have a great juice and are even amazing dried.
That is all.
It’s going to be epic tonight. Baked chicken breast, wild rice and baked sweet potato! Yes, it shall be delish!