Sssssh! I have a "secret" to tell you!
Most mornings-I'm riding the struggle bus through most of my workout. 😳
Yep, my videos show me smiling, completing moves, looking mostly like I've got my shiznit together and I typically like to show the different moves so you can all get an idea of what I'm doing....BUT...I've come to realize something about how I portray my workout.... ✨If I were someone who was thinking about starting a workout program, and saw this girl on Facebook (me) completing their workouts with ease, I'd look at that as potentially an unattainable thing, I'd be overwhelmed and intimidated and likely scared to even try....✨ So here is what Cheryl REALLY looks like during a workout.... sweaty, tired, flopping down after a move, screwing up the sequence of a move, and then having to quit early because of Charlie Horses in my hamstring and abs 😩😜 Workouts are hard work. That's how you get better. But they can be done! They're designed that way. Even if you have to modify the snot out of them, take breaks, do half the moves-whatever.... at least you're up and moving!! Remember- I'm aiming for Fit(ish). Not perfection.
Feeling ready to take steps to be Fit(ish) with me? You can do it! Shoot me a message. My next group starts September 5, and I have a few spots left!
Busy day today, need brain fuel 😍😍
Don't forget to take a break and rest your brain and eyes.....it actually makes you more productive and focused when you get back to work. #fuelforbrain#takebreaks#lunch
There is no point in managing your time effectively if you don't manage your energy effectively. You can have all the time in the world, but if you're tired, drained, mentally exhausted you still won't get your stuff done, nor will you get it done well.
Just because you have 12 hours spare to take on another job or go out partying, or start a renovation project, does not mean you have the energy spare to do it.
Take time off, have breaks during the day, get enough sleep, EXERCISE, learn to say no to yourself and to others so you have the energy to do the things you are committed to well.
For those that follow me on these apps, I'll be taking a break for awhile.
I believe it's a good idea to take breaks from trackers and things alike once in awhile cause you don't want to have the habit of being dependent upon them.
I say this to those that have used them for some time and have an understanding of approximately how much food they're eating and activity levels. I wouldn't suggest this to a newbie.
This is also assuming you're not prepping for an event or competition where dialing things in is a must.
Adapt to being more mindful at times and don't have the obligation to do something cause the reading on your wrist doesn't say you've reached your "step goals".
I didn’t expect to have a child at 16 years old, I thought my life my literally was “OVER” but as time passed it’s just a long never ending joyful amazing process, becoming a father is one of the best things a man can experience. .
Sometimes you might think you’re all alone but your not, at the end of the day when he/she calls you daddy that’s like putting gas in your tank. It never gets old hearing that and then annoying you with 1.5 million questions from “What are solar panels?” to “What’s that smell?” “Can we go over there?” They ask enough questions to fill a damn book. ”When a father holds his son for the first time, a sense of pride and joy beams from his face. A young boy with an attachment to his dad often has the same look in his eyes. "The relationship a boy shares with his father is a constant in life – friendships with schoolmates, fraternity brothers and work colleagues will come and go, but the father-son relationship is one that lasts throughout life”.
Being a single dad can lead to feelings of isolation. No matter how strong you are and how much you’ve achieved to date, you won’t be able to go through the entire single parenting process alone.
No one is really ready for everything that comes with being a parent for the first time, at any age. And anyone who says they are is a liar. But as soon as I held my son, I knew I’d try my damnedest to make sure I was every bit the father and grown man he needed me to be. Not because I had to, but because I wanted to.
Don’t give up! Keep going! Someone is counting on you! .
Hangin out in the Smokey mountains 😎 one of my favorite places to be! #girlstrip once a year is so fun! Relaxing, shopping, great family time and good eating. Can't beat that 😍 it's good for the soul to get away every now and then. I do miss my family though ❤️ #goodtimes#havefuneveryday#mountainlife
In the midst of all of the world's drudgery and chaos, remember this: Don't be afraid of the pause... The power of the pause allows you to reflect and dig deep when we’re exhausted and overwhelmed. Happy Tuesday, everyone!
In response to my #ADHD#SocialInteraction post, here are some awesome things I have learned to help! » When speaking to people, it's OK to #spaceout . Try your best to stay there, but allow your mind to do its own thing » When speaking to people, try to find something they're doing, like watch their eyes move, or their mouth. This way, your #attention is still on them! » Learn to direct conversations to things that you want to talk about. #Transition from the topic you're not interested in to a related topic that you can focus on » If you're scrambling for things to say and can't keep up with a conversation, (usually in a group or during an argument), don't force yourself. Recognize your anxiety, take a deep breath, and accept that it's OK to just #listen . (I know that one is super hard) #selfcontrol » ADHD sometimes prevents the visualization of #relationships . I still really struggle with what makes a friend. So: #Friends are people that you like talking with. Friends are people you feel less anxious around. Friends are people who have things in common with you. Learn to recognize your reactions to people, this will help you identify who your friends are and give you a sense of security. » learn to #takebreaks . Interacting with people takes a lot of mental #energy , so it's best to do it in small dosages. » OR talk to people during a physical activity, like #sports or #gymclass . Getting regular #cardio exercise is incredibly helpful for people with ADHD. Physical activity helps stimulate the front of your brain, promoting focus, getting rid of some excess energy, and alleviating stress. Great conditions for making relationships!
I hope these #tips might #help others who are struggling with me :) #journey
I'm switching my workouts up at the gym in the mornings next week. I will be focusing on lifting heavier weights, less reps and longer recovery breaks in between reps. I need to focus on my Adrenal Body Type and not put stress on the Adrenals and try and keep Cortisol from spiking. From what I've read and heard, when Cortisol spikes it causes Adrenal Fatigue and nullifies my workouts. It's always good to change things up and see what works and in this case what helps heal.