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

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…

Goals for 2013…

goals-for-2013I dedicated 2012 for a year to improve myself… and although I didn’t quite get everything accomplished that I wanted to in that year, I did accomplish many things.  2013 is going to be a continuation of finishing my goals and I have set new ones as well.

Goals for 2013:

  • Family:  I want to continue to grow closer to my family.  I want to get to know my nephews/nieces better.  I want to get closer with my younger brother.  I want to be there for my other brothers and sister when they need me to.  I love my parents, and I want to make sure they know how much I do, and how much I appreciate them.
  • Friends:  My true friends haven’t changed one bit over this past year.  I love each and every one of them.  I have come to know who my true friends are over this past year, and I am thankful for each and every one of you.  Over this next year, I want to strengthen these relationships.  I want to be there for them whenever they need a friend near, as I would hope they would be there for me.
  • Job:  I want to further my skills within my company to become an even better person. I want to be able to have the abilities to handle many of the task thrown my way, and I want to show my boss that I am capable of handling this position, without question.  I also want to branch out into the entertainment industry and become a DJ.  I am saving up for the equipment, which should be purchased by March, and I hope I can excel in this industry and make a name for myself.
  • Blog:  I am now running a few different sites.  I want to improve my postings throughout this year.  I post on here, my poetry blog, and my new DJ blog.  You can find all my social media/blog information at robert1ee.com.  I want to get a following by posting information or insightful thinking that my readers are interested in reading.
  • Personal:  I want to improve myself more by trying to be 100% honest with myself.  I am not happy with my current weight, so I need to get back on a healthy workout plan to get myself back in shape.  I have considered joining the ‘Body by V’ Challenge which I know a certain someone that would be very happy to get me on board with that challenge.  I also want to improve my behavior skills.  Looking over the 2012 year, I felt I was in a depressed state of mind for more of that year than what I really wanted to be.  I need to get my mind set to stay positive.  In order to stay positive I must change a few things: (1) Stay 100% with myself; (2) Don’t say yes to people when I’m saying ‘no’ to myself; (3) Become happy with my health; (4) Surround myself with people that will keep me in a better state of mind.  But most of all… don’t lose myself. Who I am people love.  People know Robert as the light of the party and as a fun guy to be around.  I enjoy being that person, but to make myself love being that person, I must improve myself in the areas I mentioned above.

There are going to be changes in my life in 2013… And if you don’t believe me, just watch.

2012 was my year… 2013 will be the foundation for the rest of my life.

-robert1ee

Obesity….

Why are kids fat these days?  Why are parents allowing this to happen?  Why does it seem like the more we talk about it… the less things are happening about it??? For the past five years this topic has been in the news… but yet, they never just come out and call the parents out… well… I think someone should…

One Word of Advice from Dr. Lee:

If you start to notice your child is gaining weight… look into his or her habits.  Looks into his or her recreational activities.  Are they exercising?  Does he or she go outside and play more than you did as a kid?  Does it seem like your child doesn’t have any friends?   If any of these answers are “no”… then its time to step up, be a parents, and teach your child healthy living.

What’s his main source of food?  Junk food?  Fast food?  Frozen meals?  If he is consuming all of these “types” of meals, then its a no wonder why he is gaining weight.  A child needs nutritional meals during his youth so he can get the proper nutrition as his body is growing.  Also, making home cooked meals and teaching your child what is good for the body and what isn’t, is a good way to teach your child how to have a healthy life.

I just don’t get why the media just doesn’t say the obvious… If your child is fat (and there is clearly NO medical issues), then shame on you!  You are not a parent.  You need to go to parenting classes and learn how to be one.  You are KILLING your child!  And if you cannot care for your children’s healthy well-being…. then why are you having kids??? It is your responsibility to make your child go out and play.  It is your responsibility to feed him properly.  Ugh… seriously, parents that let their kids do and eat whatever just really piss me off.  You have to set rules… You have to set boundaries…

Don’t just be affectionate with your child… Look after his well-being as well…

-The Other Point of View