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

Healthy Lifestyle…

Ahhh… Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just toss ourselves into a dryer for 40 minutes and come out 3 times smaller and wrinkle free??? Of course it would! But see what I did there… I got a vision in your mind that is too good to be true.
Life is tough. Life is hard. Life is challenging. In this age where dreams are coming true with technology… The fact remains… We don’t have the Fountain of Youth yet. We must take care of our bodies. We must treat our bodies like it is fragile. (WARNING: HANDLE WITH CARE) 

I tend to go up and down in weight. In the winter, I can gain up to 40 lbs!!! (YIKES!!!) When March comes around, I start hard at exercise again. It is a cycle. A cycle that isn’t healthy and a cycle that must end. 

I now weigh 202 lbs! I started at 230 lbs in March. 28 lbs lost since. Again, my goal weight is to be at 190 lbs or below. The EASIER part is getting there. The HARD part is relapsing. 

Take a smoker for instance. Many have quit smoking a dozen times, but fail to stop the temptation of picking up just one cigarette again. A healthy lifestyle is very similar. Remember what you did to gain the weight. Write it down. Do it. This will start to be your personal Commandments of Unhealthy Sin. 

Take a picture of yourself at your worst. Staple it to your list you just wrote. Use this as a WHAT NOT TO DO when you get tempted. 

One thing I have also done is have a cheat day. One day a week, eat whatever you like. This will keep you sane. This will let you have that donut for breakfast, fast-food for lunch, or pizza for dinner. (YOU KNOW, ALL THE GOOD STUFF) 

Having a healthy lifestyle and living it is essential to losing the weight and losing it for good. 

-robert1ee

The Cellucor Stack

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From their website:

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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

Progress…

Wanted to give all my readers an update on my workouts…

I have been hitting the gym, at least, three times a week. I am seeing muscle gain and noticing a slightly slimmer waist. While I am not hitting cardio hard, I am still noticing many changes that is fulfilling my overall goal.

I will need to start up my cardio again if I want to see an increase in weight loss and an increase in cardiovascular health.

I will be posting pictures soon. I want to document this change as much as possible. I encourage you to challenge yourself and push yourself to the limits.

What are you doing to challenge yourself?

More to come…

robert1ee

The Challenge…

Many people is this world strive to be fit, healthy, or at least, in-shape.  The problem folks run into is work, life, laziness, and sleep. Work takes up 40 hours of your time awake during the week. The sleeping takes up, at least, six hours of your night routine. Just this alone will give you twelve hours (on average) of the day still left. Plan an hour a day to get ready, and an hour total to commute to and from work, you would still have eight to ten hours left of your day.

What you do during your free time makes you the person you are today!

If you snack and lay around all day, sleep all day, watch movies/TV shows all day, on your computer or game console, then you need to set goals to stop yourself from repeating the same habits that you are too comfortable with already. Making goals aren’t complicated. Have one big goal in mind. Then make small goals to help you achieve the big goal.

Let’s say you want to loose 25lbs and add some muscle (or tone) to your body as well. Looking at the bigger goal, you may lose focus, however, if you have a smaller goal of a pound a week for twenty weeks, and weight training at least twice a week, in the twenty weeks you will notice that your bigger goal has been met.

I am writing up a goal for myself that I will post on my blog. Ask me questions if you need help setting yours. Together, we can create a network that we can count on to keep us focused. Together, we can keep our bigger goals in sight. Together, we can help others that need assistance as well.

-more to follow…

The diet…

Life is tough sticking to healthy choices. With all the unhealthy choices in this world, it is hard to stay on the right path, but I am getting better at it.

It all starts in the kitchen…

WATER! WATER! WATER! I cannot be more serious about that. Soda, beer, liqueur, and even milk can cause your body not to slim down. In fact, most can deteriorate your muscle and also add fat, instead of reducing/eliminating fat. 

More will be added to this! Stay tuned…

The Foundation Of Life…

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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

 

Life…

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