Finally!!! I have time to sit and truly blog! I’ve been so busy keeping up with all the new member registrations, questions, contest info and questions that I’ve not taken the time to truly “REFLECT” on my own goals for the 6 to Sexy contest.
It’s already Day 3 of SEXY!!
If you haven’t already please visit today’s Contest POST:
And do your Week 1 Challenge (my big GOAL for TODAY)!!
Today’s workout will be~
Fasted bike (just finished 28mins) and this afternoon Lift Lower Body and ABS…I had to skip the LIFTING yesterday due to cracking bruising and cutting the back of my heel with a chair, hubby having a flat tire and simply running out of TIME/Energy. I did however get in 20 mins fasted biking…so that’s better than NOTHING!
Now to reflect on yesterday’s “It takes Brains to be SEXY” assignment:
3 Simple steps to help your mindset be prepared for success in this contest.
It takes BRAINS to be SEXY!
STEP #1 Goal Setting~ …what do I want to accomplish?
Take an honest look at where you are at and make goals that are attainable, yet challenging.
~Start by taking your pictures and stats (I will do this today!!).
Even though I don’t have the pics or stats fully taken, I KNOW where I am at. I am weighing in daily 131 to 133 pounds which means I am holding FAT in my tummy and upper body mostly. My fall clothes are all tight and trust me the weight gain is NOT MUSCLE The cold hard truth is that I’ve been slacking on my diet and I’ve also been “skipping” some of my workouts. Time to buckle down!
~Set an “EVENT”
The movie I am www.thephoneintheattic.com in was just selected to be featured in the HOT SPRINGS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL on October 23-26th. That’s a goal date for me to look better, then keep pressing in to have even better results come the final day of our contest on Nov. 2nd!
#2 Control your Thoughts~ Have purposeful thoughts…
Be sure to journal or blog here about what you are thinking.
Some questions to ask yourself:
- Where am I at in taking care of my health?
I am in a good place. Recently I’ve been TRYING several things, all to find that they’ve been no help. So I’m taking “time off”those items and pressing into taking my blood glucose levels throughout the day to try and figure some things out with it. For those of you that don’t know, about 2 years ago, I found out I have rather bad insulin resistance and have been eating very low carb since then. Recently I’ve not found the success with it that I first did. I’m exploring adding in a few more carbs but need to watch my blood glucose levels and symptoms as I do so.
- Do I need to visit the Dr.? or enlist professional help?
I have, and will if I feel I need assistance with my insulin issues. Fall is coming and I’m scared of how the lack of Vit D. affects me. May need to go tanning, lol!
- What have I been doing with my time the past few months?
I’ve been keeping busy that’s for sure, but not very productive. I feel like I’m just hitting my stride again the past couple weeks. Thank God for the kids being back in school!
- I’m I “over-booked” OR “under-booked”
I’m perfectly booked at the moment, which for me is slightly overbooked. I work best when I have a extra stuff going on. Just have to keep it from becoming WAY TOO MUCH!
- Am I happy? What will make me truly happy?
I have to be honest, I should be happy, but I am not really at the moment. I’d describe myself at PEACE, but needing to find my JOY/Happiness. I feel that I’m at a crossroads in life/business, but am confident that after a few changes are implemented I’ll be at a HAPPIER place.
What makes me truly happy is knowing I am making an impact on others for good. And Knowing that I am truly being a “light in the darkness” for God.
- Have I been focusing on fueling your body with the NUTRIENTS it needs?
Not exactly! I’ve got to get more focused on this. A big stumbling block for me recently is that I’ve been slowly gaining weight without really eating as much as I know I “should” be eating. I’m scared to eat all that I know I should because I feel that would lead to more weight gain. It’s a vicious cycle because then my workouts suffer, my recovery suffers and I remain stagnant in my progress. IT’s a mental battle and a battle of insulin/blood sugar ~ PLUS some thyroid issues added in. As I mentioned above…I do plan to strategically add in a few more carbs- specifically during my next boosting phase (in 10 days) for now I’m keeping it low carb/lower cals to press into my buffing.
#3 Commitment to your goals~ Quitting is not an option..
Are you committed to follow through?
Yes, I’m very committed! I will not quit even if I don’t exactly attain my goals.
I just finished praying this prayer over each of you who committed to be in the contest individually:
I pray for __________ to feel the Spirit of God upon her as she embarks on the “6 to Sexy” journey. Let your Holy Spirit guide her through every choice. Let her know the love You hold for her; let her receive confidence to press into the beauty within her. Thank you so much for being our King we love and adore you!! Amen”
I’m going to pray this same prayer over myself throughout the 6 weeks. I need God’s Help to be sexy!
I’m going to get my shower done NOW!! I am soaked from just completing my biking.
The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!