The Importance of Mindsets:
I have yet to work out today with some strength training, but am going to be focusing on what I read today in Dustin's Fit Moms For Life ebook. I took time to read about the mind.
When it comes to commitment I find that unless I am locked in and cannot turn around or cancel--I follow through bearing my teeth and grinning. Yet the case is not usually so when it comes to exercising. Usually I start exercising but then stop after a couple of days. I try and fail when it comes to exercising. What is different than before all those many times is that I am learning to lay the foundation of setting a right mindset.
Here are just three points that I found helpful in Dustin's book:
1. Put yourself first--For me. I started by not taking time out of my day to focus on doing some exercises for myself. Just like I put God first and take time out of the day to spend time in the Bible, I do need to take time to make sure that I am physically training my body to take on its responsibilities as a wife, mother, and daughter. I need to strengthen the muscles I do have and not waste them. So it is not selfish to take half an hour to an hour working out!
2. Believe change is possible--Yes! Yes, I can be one of those many women and mothers out there who have shed off the extra baggage. I can do this. I really can! If I put effort and energy and give myself to this, I can expect change.
3. Practice positive thinking and speaking--Just like I got to keep my mind renewed by the Word of God and think on that which is true...I got to apply this in matters of who I am. Every day I am getting stronger. I may not be able to do 30 push ups now, but with each try I am working myself to my goal! When I think positively and even speak something as simple as, "Come on! You CAN Do This! Yes,Almost There! Keep Focus!" I find that I can indeed get to the goal or finish that task. For time in the work out I find myself thinking, "This really is killing me!" and then begin saying, "This is really killing me, but it is going to feel good when I am done!"
Mindsets are very important. It is something to keep us going forward and moving in that direction until we've reached our goal. With a clear goal before me and a plan I feel better prepared to accomplish what I have set out to do.
Worked Out/Excercised:45 minutes of excercising--Strength training, Cardio, Core, and Cool Down/Stretches
Hardest part was Cardio- High knee/Punching
Lunch: Whole Wheat Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce--shredded 7 Carrots, Onion, Celery
Dinner: Oven-Roasted Chicken seasoned with Lemon Pepper and Montreal Steak Seasoning
With a Big Salad of Romaine, Carrots, Mushrooms and Toasted Sesame Dressing.
Water intake: 8 glasses as of 10pm
My Goals for this program at the end of 21 days:
Main Goal: Lose
Secondary Goal: Do 30 Regular Pushups
Third Goal: To perform the "Plank" positions both front and side for 45 seconds!
Fourth Goal: Eat healthy and live an energized positive life.
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