Perspective

Beach work outI hate not seeing results. Now, let’s be honest. The vast majority of us work our asses of in the gym because we want to look a certain way. There is nothing wrong with that, at least not in my less than humble opinion.

I do not have the discipline (or the desire, but mostly discipline) to dramatically cut/add certain foods to my meal planning┬árepertoire. I just don’t. End of discussion. I am also very aware that I am NOT going to trim down as fast or as well as other fitties rubbing their well tanned and oiled perfect little bodies in my face (dramatic much?) SO! I choose to gauge my progress differently as I slowly and meticulously add and omit things from my diet and training regimen.

Like a lot of women I carry the vast majority of my weight in my waist and also the back of my arms. First to grow, last to go. I do not “like” it, but I do not have to like something to know that it is true. So to get around (no pun intended) negative thoughts and pessimistic feelings I decided that I am just not going to look at my waist.

photo-1

Yes. Seriously. How? I take the leaner parts of my body, which just so happen to be my favorite and I congratulate and praise the progress that I have made in those areas. As we all know you cannot spot check body fat, BUT with a balanced training plan I KNOW that I am not neglecting anything. So it stands to reason if I am making gains everywhere else, EVENTUALLY my waist will trim. It just takes time. So in the interim, I avoid taking pictures like the above, LMAO! I prefer more flattering pictures to look at. They make me feel pretty. Who doesn’t want to feel pretty? C’mon fellas! You know you do ­čśë

424995_10152899844350204_500814890_nI definitely look better from the back!

Moral of the story, change your perspective. Sometimes happiness can be found from a different view

Stay DIESEL!

M2

 

 

First of the month

It is perhaps the most common amongst goal setting, ‘wait until the start of a new month’. After that it is, ‘wait for a Monday’. What’s wrong with this mind set you ask? What if I said “Hey, don’t start living it up until the first, man!” Or “Psh, I only buy my significant other “stuff” on federally recognized holidays!”

Uhm. No. See, here’s the thing as my both of my toddlers have shown me, being patient is never easy. If you factor in that it takes roughly 2-4 weeks for one to notice positive gains in their own body and about 12 weeks for ones friends and family to see what you see, why wait? Hell why aren’t you jumping in with both feet and whistling dixie while you do it?

Bottom line, why prolong your own happiness? Get started when you feel ready, willing and MOTIVATED, who cares what day that falls on.

Go in Victory, Stay DIESEL my friends,

M2

Quick fix

Even the most successful of us get caught in a slum. We all want that “magic pill” or meal replacement to give us those highly coveted six pack abs. Well, there isn’t one. So, go do some sprints and hill climbs and get over it…
In the mean time, when was the last time you took some “me time” away from the home or office? Recently I decided to take a Saturday to myself and try something a little unorthodox(for me anyway) I went and got a fresh new hair cut, new pedicure and cut nail art, and decided to jump WAY outside of the box and even got some eyelash extensions. WHOA! Do I feel good about myself! I don’t know what it is exactly about feeling pretty that makes me want to slam iron and break a sweat, but I do know for sure that I am ready to get back into it!
For many of my readers this maybe nothing new for them but for me it was definitely some NOS in my engine to get things pumping (pun intended). For the rest of the DIESEL nation I leave you with this…
There comes a time when negotiating an obstacle that knocking it down is not an option. Instead, take a step back and run faster, don’t worry you can hit it harder, just joking…
Take a step back and re-evaluate your tactic. A new strategy is sure to overcome your challenge. Try something new, buy a new outfit, some new kicks or get some eyelash extensions…

Motivation is paramount and it can be found just about anywhere.

Go in Victory, Stay DIESEL my friends,
M2