Day 11 – Can you believe we are here already ??
I need you to do day 11 & 12 as you have the weekend as a rest !!! before we kick this Bad Boy up a gear for week 3 !!
So, How are you feeling ?? Have you noticed that you are becoming more comfortable at doing this yet ?? – There will be a day where you don’t ache so much and you feel stronger … have you experienced that yet ??
Do you notice any changes starting to happen ?? is your diet on track ?? and are you eating the right foods to support your training ?? i.e good carbs, proteins & greens & veg ??
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Todays Coffee Talk:
I really think a lot of you will relate to this & I hope, as always, my honesty helps you know that I totally understand that we all get lost sometimes, but it will get better – I promise !!
I have really struggled this year, with ongoing surgery problems, family members passing, travelling between endless time differences, no fixed routine, missing home, dark nights, dark mornings & not to mention the brutal the Canadian Cold that trapped you indoors for days on end – all of these together really brought me down, something I hadn’t experienced before.
I just didn’t have the tools to understand how to change it & for a few months, I have to be honest, I completely and utterly lost my Mo-Jo, I cried a lot. By not being myself & doing what I truly loved everyday – it almost felt like a death, I felt like I’d lost myself & my purpose, almost like a light bulb had been switched off inside of me & not even my best friend & sister could pull me out of it.
I tried to keep my routine no matter where I was, but sometimes it was just impossible – it got to the point where I forced myself to train just to try and somehow switch myself on again – as that’s who I was right ? this is what I did !! It’s all I have known since 16 – even when I was so tired, out of sync or just not in the right head space, I tried … & honestly – It was horrible. I just remember going through the motions, hating the fact that I could feel my fitness levels dropping and my body not feel like my own anymore. I knew I was & had been better than this & I just felt powerless as I couldn’t chance some of the circumstance that were occurring – Esp when it was doctors orders.
I was left in the situation where the one thing I felt great at & that was essentially ‘me’ had been turned into a chore … so now what ? If I didn’t have my purpose & my essence, and I couldn’t see how I was ever able to get myself back to feeling fit & lean again, what was the point of it all ?? especially if It had come to the point where in my head I had convinced myself that I just wasn’t happy doing it anymore ?
I had given myself every excuse as to why it was ok not to train today, the weather, being tried, having to be somewhere, having to work …. anything I could think of, yet the WHOLE time I was hating myself for using or allow those lame ass excuses to get the better of me day after day – this wasn’t me !! I’m not this person.
The one thing I knew I was able to do was ensure that I never let anyone else down, (just myself .. weird ay) – I was 100% able to perform workouts, with the same or even faster times that before & even tired, as always, I was completely obsessed with make sure you were all pushed & the site was moving forward with the best workouts we could all offer etc.
However inside I was just so sad. I knew deep down inside that the essence of me was still there, I just couldn’t seem to reach myself day after day, I had closed myself off from the feeling the exhilaration I got from working out, I was almost going through the motions – something had taken over me that I was struggling to shake off & I needed to find out what it was & I needed to change it.
I had been reminded that life was precious by the passing of my sister at 42 and I was blessed to be able to do something I loved everyday. So, I sat with myself day after day in a quiet space and tried to find out what it was that I was missing …. no excuses this time – just me v’s me.
What was the thing I needed in my life to be truly happy inside my soul ?
The fact of the matter was that I was struggling to reconnect with who I once was – I had a simple daily routine that made me feel empowered & I loved it & thats what made me who I was ! – It really was that simple.
I described it to Freddy as a writer that every-time they wanted to write the pen burnt their fingers… you want to do it, but when you do it just doesn’t feel the same & then you end up never writing again and just looking at it from a distance with a feeling of loss. Almost like looking at old pictures of yourself & feeling a sense of sadness that you no longer feel that way anymore & you don’t know the precise moment why or where it went – or even more importantly how to get it back.
So I took action, I took myself back to basics. To be happy its really simple – I need to train hard everyday, eat right & be with people who I can support & they support me – These are the only things I need.
I know I have to make this a priority everyday. I need to be brave enough to say no & set time aside for me everyday, not feeling the burden of letting anyone down if I take time out & most of all I need what I have always had throughout my life – I need to place myself in right situations that support my lifestyle & with people that support & encourage my passion everyday.
So thats what i did, I started everyday step by step. Yes it was hard at first & it took time but after a few weeks of doing all of the things I needed everything started to fall into place.
I’m very aware that I don’t need things, or money to be happy, it comes down to my passion, some people paint, some write, some dance … I am happy helping people feel better & looking after myself by being in the best shape I can be everyday.
So, Today I wanted to talk about feeling lost, knowing yourself, sticking to values & a lifestyle that empowers you.
Surrounding yourself with people who make life worth while everyday & remind you of whats important & share your views, even if it’s just for 10 mins – get your daily fix. Basically don’t try to become someone you are not just because you feel the pressure of conforming to a social stigma & no matter what it is, if you love doing it… do it everyday, because thats who you are & what will make you’re soul feel alive & happy.
I really hope this helps if you are feeling lost. We are all human & we all go through moments where we need to reconnect with who we are, That’s why this group is so important.
We have been brought together on here for a similar love or passion of fitness. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or reach out on here or my Facebook page. I know how it feels to be lost or needing help or direction to get you back on track
Together we will get through anything life throws at us : )
Are you ready for todays Workout ? Press Play & Let’s Do This !!
Todays Video is Dedicated to all those friends who are always there for you no matter what xoxo
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Let’s Do This !!
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If you are training in your Gym or on your own - Complete as many rep’s of the following exercise’s before the 30 seconds is up: Post your scores below to remind yourself how far you have come when you HIIT this again.
Remember - You will skip first while I take the first exercise. See Day #1 for instructions.
2. 1/2 Burpee & Monkey Push Up
3. 2 x In & Out Abs & 2 x Jump Out Leg Push Ups
4. 2 x Ski Abs & 1 Spider Push Up L&R
5. Mountain Switch Kick Toe Touch (L&R Alternate) - using the Tbar weights
6. Ninja Tuck Jumps or Burpee’s
7. Seated C Circle Ball Abs – using the Ugi Ball
8. Left Arm Plank & Front & Fly Lift - using the Tbar weights
9. Right Arm Plank & Front & Fly Lift - using the Tbar weights
10. Push Up & Plyo Box Jump
11. Elevated Cross Leg Push Ups - using the Equalizer
12. Walking Pike Abs
13. L&R Leg Alternating Triceps Dips – Feet Up - (Use a box)
14. Commando Roll & Mountain Push Ups.
15. Walking Staggered Push Ups
16. Seated Tuck Ab & Body Lift – using the Equalizer
17. 2 x Switch Lunge & 2 x Low squat Jumps
18. 8 Hooks High, 8 Hooks Low & 4 Rope Jumps (L&R Alternate)
26. Squat & Touch Opposite Toe (L&R Alternate)
27. Tuck Abs - using the Equalizer
28. Kneeling – Front & Side Raise - using the Tbar weights
29. Tuck Star Jumps
30. Cross Leg Reverse Curls – Left Leg
31. Cross Leg Reverse Curls – Right Leg
32. Pike Side to Side
34. Touch Toes – Star Jump Legs
35. Oblique Bend Lifts - using the Tbar weights
Strength & Conditioning Core & Mixed Muscle Bonus:
Together we will complete the following exercises below. (If you are not following the video – do as many as you can with good form before the time is up. Make sure you don’t compromise your form for repetitions.)
1. Clean & Press – using the Sandbag
2. Push-Up, Side Plank & Reach through – using the Tbar weights
10. Bent Over Back Push - using the Tbar weights
12. Back Lifts
Pre & Post Workout Stretch (2 Videos) - Here
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Here are the days we have done so far :
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