Wow! How time flies when you are having fun!
I want to touch on something that I noticed: If I am not diligent on getting to the store on the weekend and taking the time to prep my meals, it can lead to a disaster for my week. Initially I thought the nutrition side was going to be easy, but I may “eat” my words on this. It is fairly easy to understand the “whole food“ aspect but if you don’t have time to implement it by making time to get to the store to get the essentials and then preparing the food... Uh oh watch out.
I realized very quickly that I need to make time to go get my groceries, just like I make time to go to the gym - both are equally important.
For breakfast, I drink a Mojo and have a smoothie every morning. The key for me again, is to make time to go to the store. No morning mojo or smoothie if you don’t have the ingredients. When you don’t have the ingredients or the time to make healthy meals, it can be so easy to reach for something fast and unhealthy.
I learned that firsthand! By not having fresh veggies or fruit, or any whole foods on hand to eat, it’s very easy to slide into the old habit of ordering a pizza at night; which used to be my staple about 3 to 4 times a week. In the last 12 weeks, I have only ordered 2 small pizzas, so I will still take that as a win.
I will say that when I follow the nutrition I feel a lot better! I can tell you that I have noticed the “bloat” go away, I am not retaining my water as much, and my energy levels are coming back, and yes the weight is starting to come off slowly. When I introduce sugars, ahhh not so good, my energy levels go down, my workouts are harder to attend, and I can’t give the 100% that I need to be giving.
So I am making it a point to get to the store each week and make my food the night before. My food game is back on and I am going to WIN!! Will I slip again? Maybe, but I know the effects it has on me, so I will try to stay diligent as possible.
Another reason to stay on track? Well it was brought to my attention by one of my trainers, and I guess I did not really pay attention to it, but my recuperation time to get my breath back during workouts is getting shorter!
I am getting stronger. I am getting healthier. One step, one day at a time.
Stay healthy and be safe!
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As I am writing this, I am sitting here thinking about my last month, boy what a whirlwind, time flies when you are busy and having fun!! Now has it all been fun? Not exactly but it has been interesting and rewarding both at the same time.
Ok down to business, the workouts are simply amazing, first off every time you go to a session you never know what is going to happen, the coaches/trainers are always changing things up, I don’t think I have done any one exercise twice in the months that I have gone. (Mind you I am on week 8.) Some exercises in the class yes, I have done, but mostly the classes as a whole are always different!! There is something to be said for that, you never get bored to say the least, and you work different muscle groups all the time.
Sneak a peak at one of my training sessions:
There are some areas of my muscles that I have serious issues with, but I find that these areas challenge me more and give me more drive to overcome the lack of muscle. I will admit that it is sometimes embarrassing to me to think that I cannot do some of these exercises, but the environment that this family provides does not make you feel that way at all, as a matter of fact, I can vividly remember one session, where I was doing something that was not real comfortable for me and right at the start of doing this I said, “I’m going to give this my all”, it was a tough session, I kept on going as best I could and the rest of the people in the session started to cheer me on!!
I looked and they were all cheering and clapping! What a great sense of accomplishment this gave me. The best part is we are a team and here to help each other, keep in mind this was a training session that I had not done before and some of the people did not even know me.
I left that day knowing we are all family here and that is so inspiring.
Overall I am enjoying my time and feeling better! Not as good as I am hoping to get, but better, a whole lot better than 8 weeks ago, I am doing a lot of things that I found was either very hard or almost impossible to do 8 weeks ago! Small steps one training session after another.
I will get in shape and conquer this! I got this with the help of my Wilcox family!
Enjoy be happy and live healthy!
Health and Fitness is no joke - Take it from a clown