Focus

Think and Adapt

For the past few weeks, I was having some pretty severe pain near my tailbone area. It was hurting so bad that there was no way I could physically workout. This one tender spot was making it hard to do anything, even walk.

This pain came during the first full week I was dedicating to my fitness routine. I knew this week was already going to be challenging, so having this come up really de-motivated me since it prevented me from working out. It basically pushed all my plans to the following week.

This made me angry, upset, depressed- it gave me that why should I even try anymore feeling.

I could barely do anything! But what this injury did give me, was time. Time to think, to focus, to figure out what else I could be doing to get healthy.

I started focusing on the stuff I could do like meal prepping. I have seen everywhere that abs are made in the kitchen so why not concentrate on changing my diet?

Then everything somehow got easier… what I mean is that by not having to worry about the workout portion I was able to take my time to look up recipes, budget out meals, grocery shop, and cook.

And oh my gwad it felt so much better to just be able to focus on this one thing! I multitask all the time (evening do so right now as I write this blog) so being able to give this one part of my life my complete devotion made it so that it got done quicker.

It inspired me to create this design below:

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I wear it to remind me that we don’t have to try to conquer everything at once. We can work towards small goals that will help towards the major one. It reminds me that taking one step at a time, focusing on doing that one thing, is better than not doing anything. It is better than giving up.

When you feel overwhelmed or feel like you can’t do it all- that’s ok! Take a deep breath and focus on one thing. Just one thing at a time and you will get it done! I promise that you will start to feel better. Setting smaller goals and completing them will help to motivate you. And it gets around those pesky excuses you sometimes tell yourself when things don’t go your way.

You can do this.

I know you can!

 

-TMD

Mirror Me Fitness

 

 

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Goal Update | Side Effects of no Soda

The last time I had a can of coke was May 15th, 2017.

It is now May 31st, 2017.

This. Is. Hard.

It has only been about two weeks. Even after one week and the cravings have been hard to deal with. I was the type of person who drank at least three cokes a day! Some in-between meals just to deal with the hunger. I would be hungry, but not have a taste for anything, so I would just drink a coke.

The side effects of not drinking coke have been mostly negative… I guess that is to be expected since I’ve spent almost 25+ years drinking coke… (I would say for the total of 27 years because I’m pretty confident my mom drank coke while I was in her belly).

I have felt:

  • Depressed and unmotivated (un-creative)
  • Fatigue – never wanting to leave my bed or couch
  • Grumpy and easily agitated
  • My limbs felt like sand and concrete- the idea of going to the gym felt impossible because I could barely move around the house

I finally took to the web to see what other people experienced when they dropped soda from their diet and it appears that I check-off on all the symptoms of withdrawal.

I didn’t think it would be this bad, considering I wasn’t giving up on my love of coffee. I still have it in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon.

What I replaced as my main drink for coca-cola has been water with ice- so I guess that is good. But when I would want something with flavor it would be OJ or fruit punch Gatorade. I am still on the hunt for something a little be better than that, but I would assume it is better to drink a Gatorade than a can of coke.

Oh and Arizona Raspberry Tea! LOVE IT!

It has only been two weeks. So no it has not changed my weight. I am still feeling the symptoms listed above- just more aware that it is the process of the withdrawal, so I feel like I can try to fight it more. I will continue with this for as long as I can until the cravings are no more.

I hope that by conquering this goal, I can move to others with more confidence. That I know, I can do this. That means I can so so much more.

-TMD

Mirror Me Fitness