Living Healthy has always been a struggle for me…
thats right.. this was me. Since about the age of 11- 12 I have always struggled with my weight. When I was born I was born 2 months premature at 2 pounds 11 ounces .. by the time I was 6 months old I has my first stroke. Then when I was 7 I found out that I had epilepsy and was put on medication. When I was 12 I was put on depakote and well eating a normal diet and taking meds, made me go from 165 to 250 ( my heaviest picture above )
I was living in a family of models and those who went to the gym and living up to those standards was hard. It was always told to me even when I was not fat that I was
In 2010 I found Beachbody a company that helped others in keeping in shape with support from others all online where I could find others like me who were trying to get help in
familiar struggles that I was going through
My first program that I started was turbofire … what can I say after doing that I was hooked. I went onto doing LES MILLS PUMP ( they don’t offer that anymore ) and now ( 2017 ) working on BEACHBODY ON DEMAND … I love all the different programs and how they have each with a modifier .. so if your not fluent in that type of program yet or you just have to get used to the moves used in a certain workout … you can .. they show you …
One thing I have learned is ( for me ) as a woman its been important to me to listen to motivational speakers who build me up like Joyce Meyers. She is a woman and talks about alot of the struggles I have been through or through her experiences has helped me go through some of my own.
Ive found myself around positive and people motivated in the same way that I am who lift me up , instead of hanging around others who put me down and show me negativity ….
Here are a few pointers that have helped me keep on track ( the author who wrote these is listed at the bottom … I am in no means trying to copyright material but I wanted to share what he has helped me with …. try to …. )
Keep Your Mind in the Present
It sounds simple, but it takes practice. “Studies have shown that we’re not focused on what we’re doing nearly 50 percent of the time, and in the times when our minds are wandering, we report greater stress and less happiness,” says Dr. Ian Connole, Ph.D., director of sport psychology at the Kansas State University Athletic Department. “When we’re engaged in the present moment with clarity and purpose, our performance skyrockets.”
With constant distractions we lose the deep concentration required to generate states like “flow” – the optimal performance state – where we get a surge of neurochemicals like norepinephrine and dopamine that create heightened awareness and increase productivity. The solution, Connole says, is to continually bring your focus back to the task at hand to help your mind to be where your feet are: Grounded in the here and now.
“Practice using positive statements in every aspect of your training,” suggests Dr. Michele Kerulis, Ph.D., CC-AASP, a psychology professor at Northwestern University, in Illinois. “You want to make positivity your go-to mindset, so if you become tired during a practice or competition, instead of saying to yourself, ‘Oh man, this is really hard,’ you’ll say, ‘This is challenging, but I’ve got this.’” Having positive statements pop into your mind when you feel challenged can give you the extra boost of motivation you need to complete the task at hand.
Control Your Emotions
Becoming excessively angry when you mess up, or overly elated when you dominate, creates a rollercoaster that can get in the way of steady progress. “We all want to win, play well, and perform up to certain standards, but people who are able to truly master the mental game draw key information from every performance,” says Connole. “Simply taking a few moments to allow yourself to feel whatever you feel, but then focus on what you can learn about that moment can make all the difference in the long run.”