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A Family Affair

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Last night my dad and two brothers came with me to the gym. It is really fun having your family next to you. 

For my dad, it was more observing what I have been doing for the past three weeks or so. But for Jude and Daniel, it was all work out, work out, work out! It was fun! 

I was glad they came because the lesson learned today is the sign above… an hour is only 4 percent of your time in a day. If you do not have 4 percent of your time to take care of your body and holistic health, your priorities are warped and need to be re-examined. 

Now don’t get me wrong, I used to be one of those that didn’t think I had an hour in a day to work out. But  when it is put into terms of percentages, it seems easy, doesn’t it… You have NO EXCUSES

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What losing weight does to you!

So I have not posted anything lately… don’t worry I have been working out! it’s just that work has been stressful lately. 

Actually workout has been one of the few getaways for me! 

Aside from my son, this is the ultimate reason why i believe workout and losing weight is good and can be good..

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I like the whole “a picture is worth a thousand words”

Last night was brutal… i could bare lift my hand high enough to the steering wheels to drive. My trainer has become truly my cheerleader. I beat my personal time on rowing. I know it is not much for you rowers out there, but i rowed 1,500 meters in 7 minutes and 30 seconds… I was able to do that coz i had Rob standing next to me just cheering me on and giving me encouragement. 

It’s amazing how much encouragement pushes me… i personally respond very to encouraging on what i am doing right than most forms of encouragement!

I am super proud of myself and boy i gotta tell y’all… i looked good yesterday! 🙂 

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Not All Sweet Stuff Are Actually Sweet

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Hello Dear Ones

Saturday was a good day at the gym, my body was thoroughly exhausted. There maybe something wrong with my left arm, coz it was the only arm that was getting fatigued at an alarming quick rate.

But the lesson for this week is all in the photo above… Sugar may sound good and boy do we all love it… If you are a human being and you tell me that you hate Sugar, I’d say you are liar… LIAR LIAR PANTS ABLAZE WITH FIRE!!!!! We all love Sugar but this is one of those times, something sweet can actually leave a sour taste in your body… Be aware of Sugar… Sugar from fruits are okay coz they are natural, but they are sugar nonetheless, tread carefully!

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Back To The Grind!

So Last night I was back in the gym after taking a night off…Theme of the day “muscle failure”… yesss! my body is still sore and probably will be for a while. We started with some warm ups and then dove right into full on work out… Shoulders, Lower back, and Biceps… I was soo tired and beat up after I didn’t even get to go on the bike or treadmill after. 

But this is what I needed… The I wanted to share today is the importance of water when it comes to working out… I am sure some of you will have many to say about water…

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The Picture says it all

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A Picture is Worth A Thousand

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Well, I didn’t work out yesterday… Not because it was my birthday, but I wouldn’t be home till 10 pm and I would be too tired. But tonight I’m gonna hit the gym hard!!!!

The photo above re-iterates my point in yesterday’s blog. It takes time but whenever you put in the time, in time you will see results… this is an encouragement for me!

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No Pain… No Gain

They say no pain no gain… man they weren’t kidding! Last night it was all about shoulders and back… and… yes you guessed it cardio! lol… It was a fun night. I got into the gym at 7pm and right away started with my warm-ups… trying to stretch every muscle in your body is not light weight… sometime that in itself is a work out… especially when the stretching area was a bit crowded. Thanks to the fact that all those macho wacko buff guys do not believing in stretching. Why would they when they are pumping iron to get huge arms. I never understood for a ordinary guy who works in an office wants to huge arms and ripped abs and whatnot. You can tone your body, get in a great lean shape, have endurance without the huge muscle top… (when you are all jacked upstairs and standing on tiny legs under thin waist).. It’ s dumb if you ask me… but back to my work out.

My arms are sore, my shoulders are hurting a bit, but you can push through. As I was doing the dumb bell curls… my trainer has me on a pretty low number of weights… this guy walks up next to me and grabs one of the heaviest weights… a couple of things to note he is a tiny twig, secondly there is a lady working out next to us that might be categorized as “hot”, “good looking” so you make that judgement call there… but five reps into it, I see him just slow put the heavy ones down and go for a much lighter one… This reminded me of my own efforts. Cuz when I went for my dumb bells, I felt tiny and ashamed that a big guy like me couldn’t do the heavy weight… but as I saw this having to backtrack, I thought to myself, I am looking good right now, going 15 reps non stop doing three sets.

 

The bible say the race is not for the swift… I am not sprinting here. This is a journey, a marathon and although changes might come right away… give me this next 90 days and you will see something amazing!

This is the advice today from my trainer

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