Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More Great Words from Ralph Marston~Winners and Winners

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Winners and winners

There are those who win now, and those who will win later. If everyone were to win first place all at once, the victory would have no real meaning.
If you resent those who win the race, you give up a valuable opportunity. You give up the opportunity to learn from their examples.
There are those who win in one area of life, and others who win in other areas of life. If everyone was the best at the very same thing, think of how terribly tedious and predictable things would be.
Just because one person wins, or excels, or achieves, does not mean everyone else loses. Life’s victories do not happen in a vacuum, and their valuable consequences reach far beyond those who achieve them.
Choose to be inspired, to learn from, and to catch the positive energy of those who win. Then make use of that energy, and build on it to win in your very own way.
Sincerely celebrate the victories of those who win. For that makes you a winner, too.
— Ralph Marston

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Taking Time Off~

You always hear how it’s good to take a break from working out!  To actually apply this though for a gym rat is tough!   Yes, I am a Gym Rat! You have this fear that you will lose all your gains as you see your body growing softer.  You miss the feel good chemical reaction that happens in the brain from working out.
So as I mentioned, I was forced to taking some time off.  I took two weeks off due to the Poison Oak on my Legs. I can’t even remember the last time I’ve taken so much time off from working out.  I had a really hard time with each day as it passed and then I just relaxed and ENJOYED it.  I indulged and enjoyed family, friends and company that we had visit from Canada.  I ate and drank like everyone else.
I traveled to AZ with my mom to see my son and his new home. 
The time off DID ME GOOD! I was getting really stressed before I left with every little thing and so the Break was a Really Welcome One! 
I am BACK and SO SORE with each new workout! 
My mind is refreshed and I find that it’s very interesting that I’m having a much better mind muscle connection with these past three workouts. 
What I've Learned~
Time Off is GOOD and I NEED to make sure I schedule it! 
Today on Tap now that I completed my Back, Bi, Shoulder and Interval workout-
Shopping for a MOB dress! 
Mother of the Bride!
My baby gets married in less than 8 weeks! 
My 8 Week Challenge has just begun!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm Coming Back~

I’m Coming Back- It's been Way too Long-
Spring is here and it’s time to clear the cobwebs and become New Again!!
Since coming back from Jamaica things have just been, crazy, stressful and busy!
Yep, I’m ready to come back!!
So I was doing good with workouts when I returned from Jamaica but my food and alcohol choices not so good. 
Then two weeks ago from today I came down with a rash and it ended up being Poison Oak ( Severe Case that I must have contracted from running at the Ridge) after four different doctors and treatments. ( I has should have went to a Dermatologist to begin with) I ended up finally being on a good dose of Predisone, Antibiotics for the infection, and then a cortisone shot in the butt for the inflammation.  My legs were so swollen!  I could not workout for two weeks which just about killed me!! Now I'm ready to feel GOOD again!! 
 I just did my first Leg workout yesterday and I am SO SORE today!!  Love that feeling.
Here's my POA for the week-
Monday- 30 min Fasted Cardio, Chest, Tris and Abs
Tuesday- Back, Bi’s, Abs, 20 min Intervals on the Stepmill
Wednesday- Legs and 30 min ss Cardio
Thursday- 45 min Fasted Cardio
Friday- Chest, Tri’s, Abs, and 20 min Intervals
Saturday-  Legs and 30 min SS Cardio
Sunday-  Easter