Fitness Friday’s: Want fast Results???

Many of us wish to look at ourself and change the way we look instantly. REALITY…we can’t!!!  In order to become a healthier person begins with what we put into our bodies and having a strong will power.  It also takes hard work and dedication, sore achy bones and muscles, and days of feeling like…you just…want…to…give…up.  When I begin a workout regimen, my mind tells me I should feel results in one workout and see them in two. LOL. Do your mind tell you the same?  Well…maybe not.  I’m sure you wish to see results in a week or two instead of months down the road right?   Right….a few weeks of achy bodies and hungry tummies is about all we can stand.  And then………we tend to linger into our old ways, but people who lose weight too soon will more than likely gain the weight back even sooner.  Slower………………………………………………. is better. 

I’ve noticed that people like myself, that may be overweight by 20 to 30 pounds may have a harder time trying to shed their pounds than a person that is considered fat or obese.  They tend to lose weight much faster.  I believe it’s because their bodies is used doing little to no form of exercise versus our bodies that may receive moderate forms of exercise but not enough to cause the body to shed enough calories to lose weight.  At times I become very frustrated with my weight because I am aiming to lose weight but the scale remains the same for weeks at a time.  I am still proud of myself for shedding inches and slimming though….thus far I have shed about 3 inches off my waist since October with about 4 inches to go by Spring time.  My results won’t come fast, but when I have reached my goal I will be extremely overjoyed by the results and committment I put into changing my life. 

 I challenge you to stay encouraged and don’t give up on the scale when it doesn’t read the numbers you wish to see.



Fitness Friday’s: Who needs a gym?

Getting in shape is hard work!!! I wanted to join the gym, but for some reason, I just hate being stuck inside those gym walls.  Walking dreadfully on the treadmill, while watching every little second creep by as I walk in that same little space,  is just not for me.  I like to have a change of scenery, to get a work out but not feel that I am working out, to do fun things like: bike riding, walking in the park, volley ball, etc, things I can do with the whole family; just have fun like I used to do when I was a kid. 🙂 Once your body is use to being lazy, like mine lol, it’s not easy to start a work out regiment and continue it if you feel that its a task.

So, now I am on a mission to do cardio at least four days per week with two of those days being spent walking the Cherokee Trail @ Stone Mountain Park.  This trail is five miles in length and takes us about 1 hour and 30 minutes to walk the entire trail.  The first time I went with my family, it took us 2 loooooooooooong hours to defeat that monster, but WE DID IT!!!  I enjoy walking in the park, it’s relaxing, soothing, and time fly by before I know it.  I have heard so many success stories from peers about how they have lost weight and are in better shape just by walking the trail two days a week.  So I decided that I can do it too and my family can join me, free of charge, in my endeavour to get in shape.

Gym membership fees?  No way.   So go out do something fun that doesn’t feel like a work out, you will more than likely stick to it than if you felt as though you are working out. “Working out is not fun, but make it fun working out.”  Build your beauty from the outside, while conditioning the inside. ::::::))))))))))))

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