Triumph

Personal Triumph

Many of my days are spent thinking about my workouts.  My next workout.  Sometimes I am so darn excited I can’t get it out of my head.  I’ll spend my entire work day anticipating getting to the gym.  And I love my job, so it’s not like I’m watching the clock for the day to end so I can get the heck outta there, I just really, really can’t wait to get to my happy place.

Let me clear, the gym is not my only happy place, but it sure does change my mood!

How I feel about the gym these days is a lot different than how I felt years ago when I wrote about my addiction to exercise.  Back then, though it was just a couple of years ago, it was an addiction.  I was obsessed with when I was going to exercise next and was working out several times a day, every day.  Now, I’m just excited about my fitness goals and the tasks in front of me and how I feel after I’ve completed the workout.  I’m not dissing my workout goals when I was addicted because I had great goals and I thoroughly enjoyed my workouts.  I think my biggest problem then was that it was controlling me and almost every move I made.  (Cue The Police’s Every Breath You Take.)

These days when I plan a routine for the gym – or even for one of my classes – I’m taking my fitness to new levels.  I’m taking on tasks that I never thought I’d be doing – or interested in.  And when I’m finished, when my time is finally up and I’m ready to leave, I am usually quite pleased with how my time was spent and with what I accomplished.

No regrets

~Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

300 Abs

Okay, here’s the thing, you have abs. They’re there. Some of us just have a little more “coverage’ for them, but believe me, they’re there.
And every movement and exercise we do for them makes them that much stronger and that much more toned. I don’t guarantee “perfect abs” to anyone – myself included – from any of the exercises I perform or promote. But I can nearly guarantee the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction you’ll get from completing these workouts.

Now, with that being said, here’s your homework:

300 Abs

I love this workout because the exercises are pretty basic and you’ll get a great workout from them. You’ll really work your core and may feel like you want to die part-way thru but, hang in there, you’ll make it.

Do these ab moves a few times a week (every other day and incorporated into your regular routine, as suggested**) as you’ll see improved strength in your core and hopefully you’ll whittle your middle at the same time.

**If you’re a new exerciser and you feel this workout is enough for you, then by all means just stick with this for the first few days. Eventually you’ll build of strength and stamina and can add more to your routine.

Have fun.
~Fit Bitch

…In the Meantime

Hello Bloggers!

I’ve been recovering from a back injury the last (nearly) 2 weeks and, although I’ve kept up with my workouts (only missed one day!) I’ve had to do a lot of modifying and haven’t wanted to sit at a desk any longer than what my day job requires.  Therefore, no posts.

But it seems that I’m on the mend (fingers crossed) and hopefully I’ll be able to give my workouts 100 percent soon – although I’m not going to push it.  A back injury is serious enough and I don’t need to make it any worse.

So, in the meantime here’s a little inspiration:

FitAnd isn’t that so true?  When I’m around people who are talking exercise and clean eating and health, it’s all I want to do and eat and say.

Here’s a little story tho, a few years ago on my personal blog site I was talking about fitness and exercise and all that jazz and one of my friends commented something like “You know, you talk way too much about exercise.  It’s really annoying.”  To which I replied something to the effect “Well, exercise and fitness are things I’m really passionate about and honestly, has been really good for my mental health.”  She then replied “Well your constant talk about exercise is really bad for my mental health!”……………………..Um, okay.

What it broke down to, and she admitted to me later, was that she was having trouble hearing about fitness and my weight loss journey because she’s overweight and wasn’t willing to do anything about it.  (Hello, problem solved!)   Eventually she did ask me for help with losing weight and to be inspirational to her.  I told her I was more than happy to help aim her in the right direction and do whatever else if she was willing to listen to me.  Well, that sort of worked: we got her a gym membership and she went for about 3 or 4 months (a great start for anyone, by the way) but she wasn’t willing to change her eating habits.  One who does not EVER consume fruits or vegetables (EVER!!) will not lose weight or get fit OR HEALTHY on fried foods, and simply meat and sugar.  It’s unhealthy and quite honestly, it’s just gross.

I don’t do negativity well.  I like being around happy people and people who are often going to share in the same likes and hobbies, etc.  We inspire each other.  We push each other.  We encourage each other.  I don’t want my life or my blog to ever be negatively impacting to someone else.  I will never discourage or disparage anyone for their weight, size, level of fitness or the like.  If you want encouragement, I’m here for you.  If my success is detrimental to your mental health than more than likely there’s something else going on with you.

Wishing each of you success in your endeavors.

~Fit Bitch