I do not play around when it comes to my workouts and my nutrition. Muscles that work hard need serious fuel and I don't have time for spend in the gym working off junk choices.
Tonight, if you don't get a warm fuzzy feeling from my blog, it's because I am feeling edgy. I feel irritated. I feel I have failed at my goal to give the very best tools that I use to reach my goals, to you, all my Spark friends.
See, it breaks my heart that not everyone can afford a trainer or a gym or a nutritionist. It tears me apart when people don't have the tools they need to make the best choices they can for their health. Everyone has free will, and not everyone wants what I want or is willing to do what it takes to get it.
In my enthusiasm to treat a group collectively the way I would a singular client, I believe I have overwhelmed some dear people, and that was not at all my intent. I usually spend three months with a singular client teach each of these principles step by step and how to integrate change into their life. Also, whether I am making a meal plan for myself or for a client, I take into account their individual goals and their training plan is synched up with their menu so that they know precisely what to eat at what time of day to get the maximum effect out of their nutrition and training.
All I can do is lay open my training journals, my meal plans and say:
Here is what I do. I do it consistently. I do it to the best of my ability.
One of my favorite says is:
If you knew what I know
You would do what I do
and if you did what I did
you would get what I got
This is what I do:
Monday @ Lunchtime: Teach 1 hour of yoga. (This really helped work out the kinks from Fridays lower body workout and Saturdays 3.5 mile run) I have new workout sessions and a new gym that hit muscles in a totally different way and have left me so sore this past week.
Monday Night. Boom Boom Pow! Lower Body Annihilation!
Hit the gym at 5:50. Leave the gym at 7:30 p.m. (this is my longest session of the week and hardest) This is definitely a Cooler 2 1/2 day!!! Wowzer! But I LOVE it!! It is my favorite workout set of the week.
Partial Pull Ups (I'm working on the tope 1/3 of a pull up motion)
Wide grip: 1 x 10, 1 x 7
Narrow grip 1 x 10
Full Pull Up w/120# assist 10
Partial Dealifts (lower range of motion to mid thigh)
3 x 12 x 100
Bulgarian Split Lunge using 25# weight plates
3 x 12 x 25# plates
Sumo Squat w/Smith Machine
3 x 12 x 90#
Wide grip 1 x 12 x 70#
Narrow Reverse Grip 2 x 12 x 80#
2 x 12 x 70# BB
Third set to failure @ 8 reps
Standing DB Shoulder Press
2 x 12 x 25# DB
Third set to failure @ 30# Barbell 15 reps
3 x 30
3 x 12
Skater Lunges 3 x 30
Jump Squats (in and out over a bench) 3 x 30
Low Squat Frog Leaps 3 x 30
Low Squat Side Shuffle 3 x 30
Cross Leg Up and Over a High Bench 3 x 15
Hop & Jacks 3 x 30
And nothing can stop me, but me and I will not stop!
I have the best team of support.
The best role models.
The best friends.
The best incentives.
I live this day to the best of my ability, so that tomorrow I will have what it takes to live that day to the best of my ability.
I am willing to work hard for what I want.
Define your goal. Find out what it takes to get it. Then do not let anything or anyone stand in your way.