4 Keys To Success

My journey this year included finding healthier happier me ~ I stumbled upon what I wrote end of last year and thought I’d share ~ cause caring is sharing

 

There are 4 keys to be successful 

Refocusing and
determining what the 4 key steps  are to WorkingOutWright 

 

Step 1:
Goal: To be successful with any goal it must be obtainable. 

 

Step 2:
Training: Acknowledging that you can’t be successful without a good
training plan is important to accomplishing any physical goal. Keys to training
equals a balance of nutrition, cardio and resistance training.One must start
slow and increase at a realistic pace. Common cause of failures is workout
overload. What does that mean jumping into the deep end without knowing if you
can swim or not. I know weird analogy but it’s true. Start slow, 1 mile easy,
don’t go for the quick out. Allow your body to learn what it takes. I too am
learning this. It’s not easy but I truly don’t want to disappoint myself.

 

Step 3: Nutrition:
Balance is the key. Fuel is the energy that will keep your body running. Fuel
in Fuel out, a must for any fitness and exercise program. So by adding or
taking in the right fuel consumption (Nutrition) ones body will be able to move
and function better which will strengthen ones perception (Mind) of themselves
that keeps them on their journey.

 

Step 4:
Support: Obtaining a good and reliable support group will definitely help,
some people call them run-buddies/workout partner, they are good to have on
your journey. They will share some of the same struggles day in and day out you
have. They can provide motivation and are there to say “You are doing
GREAT” that kind of support can help one over come obstacles and give them
the needed power to enable the smallest of victories in their health and
fitness journeys. I encourage anyone & everyone to find support groups, run
buddies or workout partners online or in person. I am here and willing to
listen, share ideas etc. Please feel free to contact
me. Workingoutwright@live.com

 

Remember no matter
what plan or road to fitness you are on – always focus on WorkingOutWright!

 

~Journey On !!

The Struggle Was Real

I realize its been a few months since I updated my blog. 
 The Journey is real. I started the year off with good intentions to be actively involved in blocking weekly or at the least monthly my journey for 2019. January started off with some health scares now that I realize it, even that is a part of my journey. Keeping it real I had some bleeding that lead to my first ever colonoscopy. For those still pending their first let me share with you, the prep of it is really the worst part and maybe waiting for them to take you back to get the procedure. But the procedure itself was bing-bang – boom and they tell you right there if it’s good or bad. I am fortunate the scare I had wasn’t anything and I was cleared to wait 10yrs for my next.  That was one “whew” off my plate. But immediately following that I got hit with the really bad flu strain going around.. Took about a week and I felt better. By this time I am out of January and my January Journey was filled with health issues. Hello February I should be good to resume my Journey to healthier living…. “BUZZZ” wrong. As I was preparing to load up my Dawgs to head to cabin, I threw my back out and it was the stupidest thing that threw it out. I bent over to pickup a stick.. OMG —- I was barely able to make it to the bed. I was down for 2 weeks recovering. So sad to say February and my Journey got impacted yet again with health issues. Lordy – Lordy I am getting concerned because the progress I had made was slowly shifting the opposite way. March arrived and who knew that this year of all years, March would bring the worst winter weather the desert has seen in years. Feet of snow made it impossible to get out and walk and pounding rain in the valley had the same impact. By Spring Training the weather started to clear and I was able to pick up my Journey where I had left it in December. I felt so good I upped my daily step count from 10k to 15k. Let me tell you I thought while at the cabin 15k would be a piece of cake to achieve.. Y’all 15k is a lot and I mean a LOT of steps. I fight most days to achieve it and I am running about 80% acheivability getting them. I have even started to incorporate jogging back into my routine.. The miles are slow paced but I am at 14:50 per mile from almost 18:00. So I’ll take it. As my dad used to say slow and steady wins the race. I would be remised if I didn’t mention as part of my Exploring I am closer to the Lord than ever. Every day I spend some time reading and getting closer to what his plans are. Since getting closer to the Lord I have found that my stress levels have decreased, my fears have been lessened and I am getting to a place where I am happier with myself internally – the struggle is still real and I seek guidance to accept what I see in the mirror. The Lord has gotten me thru the worst part of 2019 and I know he will continue to bring me thru anything I run into Philippians 4:13 I can do all things thru Christ who strengthen me.

Journey On!


 

Eye Opening Journey

My life since 2012, when my dad passed, took me on a downward spiral for my own health. I became a huge hypochondriac thinking that if he passed, that means I must be next.. Let’s face it, I’m not getting younger, so that has to be true. I stopped running, I ate horribly and everything I read or saw on tv was something I must have. Years passed and the next thing I realized is I gained almost 70 pounds. This year and at my last blood test my HC1 came back well over 6. When my doctor said she wanted me to come back and check for diabetes, I thought to myself this just got real. Now that I own my cabin in the mountains far away from the temptations of fast food, I said I need to lose weight. So I started following a mix of the South Beach and Diabetic diet plans. I am choosing to not say I’m dieting, but changing how I live my life which includes removing foods that include breads, flour, soda etc. May 1st or as I call it my “Eye Opening Journey” I began my new way of living by eating  a high protein low carb menu. I also have began working out again. Because I have so much weight on me, I am choosing to focus on walking with including some jogging. I needed something that would help me track my workouts, did research and determined the following apps were the best for me.  The apps track miles, including pace per miles as well as calories burned, and steps.

  • MapMyWalk
  • MapMyRun
For tracking / journaling my food intake I use MyFitnessPal. This App syncs with both MapMy… apps and auto calculates my protein and carb needs based on calories burned during my fitness activities. So far I have been able to search just about any type of food including those specific brands sole at supermarkets or even Schwann’s food delivery.
  • MyFitnessPal
So of my Healthy Menu Items consist of:
  • Red/Green Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Fish
  • Olive Oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Gold Standaed Whey Protein Powder Mix
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Raisins
I work hard to get 3 to 4 miles of walking in a day, and spend more time cooking in doing so I have lost 26 pounds since May 8th.
I still have a long way to go, but my focus is always on WorkingOutWright.
JourneyOn!

2018 GOALS

I started 2018 with some clear goals, I am to old to call them resolutions, so I choose to set goals. 

Goal 1: Buy Property – this goal is well underway and close to becoming a reality. I had 2 options for places I wanted to live. First remain in or around Arizona, the second move to Louisville, KY. I have opted for now to remain around Arizona. I had to weigh family vs marriage and right now marriage is first. Some day I will get to KY because I do view that as my forever home with my forever family. The property I am buying is a cabin in the mountains. I love the mountains, I love the weather and quite honestly it allows me a better opportunity to hit my 2nd goal of 2018

Goal 2: Eating healthier – What does that entail, less fast food more cooking. Living in the mountains away from the city allows me to retrain myself to cook and eat healthier. I incorporate more good vegatibles and lean proteins. Eating healthier will provide me a better opportunity to hit my 3rd goal for 2018

Goal 3: Exercise – Eating healthier and mountain living will provide me a better opportunity to create a stable routine that encompasses cardio, Geotracking and Journey and Exploring all that is out there. It will get me to once again focus on #WorkingOutWright which leads to my final goal of 2018 Medical Health

Goal 4 – No More High Blood Pressure – Goal 2 and 3 will help with me obtaining my final goal of lowering and hopefully removing me from using blood pressure meds. 

2018 will definitely be a year of Journey and Exploring I am off to a positive start. Time to keep that momentum going

~ Journey On!

2018 Goals

I started 2018 with some clear goals, I am to old to call them resolutions, so I choose to set goals.

Goal 1: Buy Property – this goal is well underway and close to becoming a reality. I had 2 options for places I wanted to live. First remain in or around Arizona, the second move to Louisville, KY. I have opted for now to remain around Arizona. I had to weigh family vs marriage and right now marriage is first. Some day I will get to KY because I do view that as my forever home with my forever family. The property I am buying is a cabin in the mountains. I love the mountains, I love the weather and quite honestly it allows me a better opportunity to hit my 2nd goal of 2018

Goal 2: Eating healthier – What does that entail, less fast food more cooking. Living in the mountains away from the city allows me to retrain myself to cook and eat healthier. I incorporate more good vegatibles and lean proteins. Eating healthier will provide me a better opportunity to hit my 3rd goal for 2018

Goal 3: Exercise – Eating healthier and mountain living will provide me a better opportunity to create a stable routine that encompasses cardio, Geotracking and Journey and Exploring all that is out there. It will get me to once again focus on #WorkingOutWright which leads to my final goal of 2018 Medical Health

Goal 4 – No More High Blood Pressure – Goal 2 and 3 will help with me obtaining my final goal of lowering and hopefully removing me from using blood pressure meds.

2018 will definitely be a year of Journey and Exploring I am off to a positive start. Time to keep that momentum going

~ Journey On!

Reflections

A curator of and art exhibition showed the subject of water. Water reflects life and death it also allows to see the reflections of life around us. 

This photo reflects the trees the depend on water to provide life and growth
Journey~On!

Exploring Restaurants

This weekend while running errands, my husband and I went exploring too find a new Mexican Restaurant we haven’t eaten at yet.  We came across Salsa Brava in the city of Flagstaff AZ. By far this is our favorite find for Mexican Restaurants in Flagstaff. The service was a little slow but the staff was amazing. We ordered Tacos Carbon & Tacos El Dorado. I ordered the carbon with no onions, the kitchen messed up the order, our waitress apologized offered to get them remade.  We assured her it was ok.  She had the manager come speak with us. He too offered to have them remade, we thanked him and as we started previous it was fine.  Our bill came & they took of 50% of the carbon tacos.  What great customer service. We returned the gratitude and grave tip off of what the bill should off been.  With customer service like that along with affordable tasting food you bet we will be returning! When traveling thru be sure to check them out on Rte66