Motivation To Be Fit

Over the years post high school, I go back and forth on my weight. I will get to a point we’re I am just no happy nor comfortable with the shape of my figure. I also start to lose the weight, but once I get to a certain point, I stop and start to eventually gain it all back. 

We have all been there…

Starting a workout routine is like starting a new job some place. You are excited to start this new eventure and see where it takes you. You are nervous because you are unsure if you’ll like it, but you need this in your life. Once you are there for a few months, you are shocked by how much time has passed and how good you’ve become. 

My problem is, once I get to a certain point, I get bored. I know my figure will never look like it did back in my track and field days. I was fit. I felt great about myself. When looking in the mirror, after several months of working out, I just don’t see the results fast enough. Or, I simply become bored and find other things that peak my interest more. 

Motivation…

This is what is needed to keep yourself involved. This is what you need to keep yourself moving towards your end goal. Unfortunately, I tend to start to loose this motivation. 

Need Some Motivation…

What keeps you motivated?

What routines have worked for you?

What have you done to change your life to get yourself into a healthy lifestyle?

Struggling…

I need some motivation, now more than ever, to get myself back on a healthy routine. I work from home and have many workout programs in my DVD collection. I just, for the life of me, can not figure out how to jump start this routine. 

Any suggestions and/or advise would be greatful. 

Please comment and let me know what keeps you motivated and what you have found works best for you. 

~robert1ee

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I have been taking their products just over a month now, and the results have been amazing. The Super HD gives me much needed energy and focus. They also definitely help with appetite control.  I have found myself eating smaller portions and eating more than just three meals a day.  I have also noticed my waist slimming and toning.

The CLK is the amazing sidekick.  CLK really helps with the toning of my over-all body.  I have noticed muscle gain in the legs, arms, chest, and back.  Taking this with regular exercise and weight training, has really help boost my results.

What work for you?  What do you like to take to boost your training?

More to follow…

-robert1ee

New Year, New Goals…

Dear Readers:

I know I haven’t been staying up-to-date on my blog.  A few things in life has changed over the past few months, and it has made it difficult to have a few moments to keep this blog updated.

What’s changed: A new career path.  I finally left a job that I didn’t feel appreciated at… or rather… a job that I felt was becoming routine and doing a position that I wasn’t hired to do.  I am now working for AT&T.  This is a big move, but a very good move, for me.  I have always enjoyed electronics, especially mobile electronics, and now I can help customers with theirs.

For this new year, I have decided to make some goals… as I don’t believe in resolutions, I believe in making goals.  Below will be a list of goals that I would like to accomplish this year… we will call it… hmmm… let’s say: “The 2014 Bucket” goals list.  I’m going to focus on a lot of miner things, as one major goal will be harder to approach.  So here it is…

  1. Exercise.  I am currently weighing 204.  I want to be around 190-200, with less than 13% body fat.  I am around 25-30% body fat now.
  2. Read.  I currently read a lot of tech information online, and I stay up-to-date with politics, however; I don’t get the chance to read many books.  I would like to change that this year.  I am going to try to shoot for a book every two months (a small goal of 6 books this year, but it gives me a starting point), and also continue reading my tech/politics news too.
  3. Anger Management.  I feel that I can get snappy at times.  I do know that I am hard-headed, and I can be stubborn at times… This year I am going to focus on taking a deep breath and find a solution to the problem before freaking out.  Over the years, I have gotten better, but I still find myself get angry at times.
  4. Eating Habits.  (this goes with exercise) I need to start eating healthier.  I have noticed myself stopping at McDonalds more frequently, and eating unhealthy food sold at the mall.  I need to get myself back on fruit/vegetables, and I need to start eating smaller meals throughout the day.
  5. Thoughts. I feel this goes with Anger Management.  I need to start sharing my thoughts on my blog more.  This blog allows me to share my opinions and to talk about my life’s events.  Sharing is a great way to decrease the stress in your life.
  6. Lastly… I want to be the man that my future Mrs. deserves.  I want to be a man that she can count on and will come through for her.

I will look at these goals again mid-year and at the end of the year.  If you have any tricks or tips, or would just like to give some words of encouragement, I would appreciate it

The Foundation Of Life…

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A Glimpse Into My Life… Pt. XIX

As I look back over my past two years… There has been many people that have come into my life.  Many, of which, have come into my life in a positive way.  About two years ago, I reconnected with my best friend that I lost contact with because of my past marriage.  We had a lot of catching up to do, and we had to rebuild our friendship.  I was happy that she accepted me back into her life, because I definitely didn’t deserve it.

We went to a Lil Wayne concert together and she introduce me to two amazing women that I have become close with over the past two years: Tiffany and Shannon.  These two ladies got me out of the house and put me back into the social world.  From there, I have met many new friends.  Most, of which, are very close to my heart. If it wasn’t for these new people in my life, I don’t know where my life would be right now.  They helped me build a foundation in my life.  They helped me grow confidence in myself.  They helped bring happiness back into my life.

From meeting Tiffany and Shannon, I have meet two guys that I find cool as hell: Aaron and Jordan.  Though we might not always agree on everything, we all still enjoy each others company.  Partying with these two guys and the ladies always bring out good times.  Many memories come from many late Saturday night hangouts.

I feel I have lost connections with my friends.  One for reasons I don’t understand, and others for reasons of me not being able to get out and hang with them.  In other words, I need to step up and be there for my friends as they have stepped up and were there for me.  There is a big event coming up in two weeks… and it is going to be an awesome night.  This will be one for the memory books.

To all my friends that are close to me… I am sorry if I have been distant.  I have some areas of life that I do need to improve on, and I just want to let you know that you still have a friend here… I just hope I haven’t caused too much damage already.

Love everyone…

robert1ee

Our Vacation… Our Memories…

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This vacation was an amazing one.  Not only did we have great weather for the majority of the time, it was also a great time with family.  We all enjoyed each others company, as well as, enjoyed our freedom to do individual things.

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We had an awesome condo with lots of space and an incredible view…

Daytona Beach

We enjoyed wonderful walks on the beach every morning…

Daytona Beach Boardwalk

We visited the boardwalk…

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We visited the light house…

Disney World Epcot

We visited Disney World’s Epcot…

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Saw an amazing fireworks display at Disney World’s Epcot…

But to top it all off…

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She said YES!

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We are one happy couple in love!

If want to see more pictures of our vacation to Daytona Beach, click HERE!

To Be Continued…

robert1ee

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You Will Be Surely Missed…

MissYouThey say… Friends in life come and go…  Best friends in life never truly leave.

I have been best friends with Chimere Lawshe since 9th grade.  If you do the math, that would equal over 15 years of friendship.  Yup… that is half of my life, if you did that math.  I have been blessed to have such a wonderful and caring person walk into my life… one that I probably don’t deserve to have, but I am truly grateful to have.

Within the end of this month, she will be moving on to new beginnings… a new chance, at allowing her to become the woman that she wants to be for her daughter to see, and to allow her daughter the best opportunity.  I am not saying that what she has around here (in Indy) is bad… I am simply saying that she will have more opportunity to grow, within her company, with her daughter, than she currently has.

We have lots and lots of memories together.  We know each other’s families very well.  Her parents are awesome and fun folks.  I have enjoyed conversations with them.  Her siblings are all great.  Her brothers and I use to have fun, back in the day, with the different car audio systems I would have.  Her Grandmother (big ma) made the best sweet potato pie I have ever had.  In fact, because of her grandmother’s sweet potato pie, I started liking pies.

Her daughter is simply… beautiful.  She is a bright-minded, athletic, loving little diva.  She has tried almost every sport she can for her age.  She loves baseball and basketball, and I am for sure if football would allow her to, she would of knocked a few boys off their own feet. lol  Chay… your Uncle Rob will miss you.

As for my best friend… Chimere… you have been around through thick and thin with me.  Even at times when I have completely turned my back to you, when I needed you there, you still showed me love and gratitude.  What makes a true friend true?  Is being there for someone when in need, comforting and listening to his/her problems, and not expecting anything in return.  You have definitely showed this character.  You have a big heart, and you will bless many people in your new city with that, just as you have blessed many people in Indy with it.

Your drive with your career is strong.  You are going to fill your new position with ease and come out swinging when that first pitch is thrown.  You have organized some very cool events in Indy.  From the employee award parties to preparing for the Super Bowl, you have amazed me and many people at your talents.

I don’t like saying Goodbyes… I feel more like saying… “I’ll see you later.”  Cause after all… one way or anther… we always will ‘see each other later’.  Take care of yourself.  Take care of the little Miss.  Take care of the family.  We will all visit soon.  You will not be forgotten.  You have made your markings in Indy… and every person that has met you, will agree that you are a loving person.

Love Forever and Forever my Best friend,

Robert (aka Robbie aka Jon B aka Chad)

How My Life Has Changed…

Almost six months ago it was the first of the year… I told myself, as the ball dropped, that this new year will be the follow-up to last years “being my year”.  I told myself that it was time to seek hope.  It was time to seek life.  It was time to seek love.

As the year started… everything seemed like it was the same ol’ same ol’.  I didn’t notice anything changing.  I seemed to continue to walk the same path that I had for the past year.  It seemed no matter how hard I actually tried, I couldn’t push myself into a new direction.

I was talking to someone online from time to time that I had hopes for, but I knew in the back of my mind that it wouldn’t lead to anything… story of my life. lol  However, Valentine’s Day was coming and I thought to myself… Maybe she’ll want to be my date?  I asked her and was shot down, but something else arose from my question… she asked me on a date the week before.

We ended up going out to a restaurant a few days after that conversation.  We went one evening after I got off of work (Thursday night, Feb 7th) to Scotty’s Brewhouse.  We had a great time.  The dinner was fantastic.  The conversation was fantastic.  The mood was fantastic.  It seemed like we both really enjoyed each other’s company.

Flash forward to today…

We have moved in together and have a love for each other that seems, hmmmm… almost as if we have known each other all of our lives.  Maybe it was from a past life??? Maybe true love/soulmates really do exist.  I really do not know how or why, but I do know that it feels like home.  It feels like I have never been complete until she was introduced into my life.

My family loves spending time with her.  She loves spending time with my family.  A BIG DIFFERENCE from my past relationships, and this is something that is very important to me.  I love spending time with her family, as well as they love spending time with me.  Everyone has accepted our relationship and has approved of our relationship… not that we need the approval; however, it is nice when family stands behind you and supports your decision.

We both have started to workout… become more fit… Get active.  However you would like to word it.  I have seen a major change in my health.  I have gone from 235+ lbs to 198 as of yesterday.  My body is becoming more toned as I hit the weights hard and use Insanity as my cardio.  My lady has seen her body tone up and become more stronger.

I am for sure that many more changes and surprises are still to come with this relationship.  We have a chemistry that I have never experienced before, and it is an amazing feeling.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds…

To Be Continued…

robert1ee