August 3rd, 2019
I pulled the trigger as I am serious about my business. I am now advertising in my local church bulletin. Digital Ad can be found here:
Power of I am, with Chris Downing / MM 100 and how they correlate.
I have started the latest Workout Program. Yes, it’s scary to commit to 100 days. I’ve struggled the past 4 months to finish anything. I completed 4 out of 6 weeks with Transform 20. I struggled to complete anything nutrition wise. I found myself reverting to my old self, and old ways treating myself..
Old-self – eats when upset, when stressed, annoyed. I never really believed in myself, thought I had worth, or felt confident. I’m definitely in a better space now. I’ve learned through three rounds of Power of I am with Chris Downing. This 9-week program has changed my life.
Week 1 – round 1 – how did you get here?
A look back through events that have shaped who you are. FORGIVE anyone and everyone that has ever said a mean word, bullied, hurt you. FORGIVE – stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake.
It is easier to write, say than to actually do. I forgave through the option of writing letters and tearing them up. That was the start.
Part 2 – treat them as if nothing happened and just love them.
Week 2 – round 2 – forgive yourself
This is the most difficult letter to write, everything you love about yourself or write all the negative stuff and counter it with the positive.
Week 3 – Round 3 – The power of I am.
Tough lessons learned here, how to find who are you are, consistently questioning is it my pride talking or my purpose? Is this who I am meant to be? Why Am I renting space in my head, to the past, to people who don’t believe in me, who wasn’t really accepting of me, who bring me down?
Week 4 – Round 2 – Make the Shift
I had a much easier time in January / Feb with this until the bomb was dropped about my job being eliminated in June. I was shifting ahead without any challenges until a trigger occurred that set me back. I was told and made to feel unworthy, a second choice, not good enough, not worthy, not smart.
Week 5 – Round 1 – Knowledge is Power
Yep, I learned a lot and truer words I have never heard. I’ve read books, self-help, getting started, yet never applied it. Well Rachel Hollis also said the most powerful words are not Knowledge is Power, it’s “Knowledge is power when applied.”
Week 6- Round 3 – I am – “the new you.”
This is a power week. You learn that you have shed the weight, of the past, learning to accept how you’ve changed, taking off the single rose-colored glasses.
Week 7 – round 2 “Loving the new You”
What does it mean to love the new you? It means accepting yourself with all your faults, imperfections, and celebrating that you are perfect just the way you are.
Week 8 – round 3- “Accepting Change”
Power week with me, in dealing with people who are not accepting that you have changed. Be happy and love the challenge if they don’t accept you are who you are, then it’s time to cut them lose, and not allow them to bring you back down, stay positive and people who can help propel you forward will enter your life.
Week 9 round 1 & 2 – “rear view mirror”
Hard week because it’s really eye opening, to see how far I have come, and knowing in my heart, and soul, I don’t want to go back. That I’m now grateful for the events that got me where I am, that helped shape the person I am, but I look forward to the future, and living the life I was meant to be.
How does this you ask – tie in with my current work out?
Every day – we check off that day on a 100-day calendar, we document the time, document why we are doing this program, and our positive statements/ affirmations for the day. Then you commit for the next work out with a date and Initial it.
Now I am not the most graceful person you’ve ever met. I am transforming into my best version of myself. I will improve over the next 95 remaining work outs.
Work out 1 – Cardio – it flew by, music was fun and moves, different but able to be modified.
Work out 2 – oh I found out I need to increase my weights I was afraid 2Lbs would be too much.
Work out 3 – my core, my abs and complete lack of flexibility – lower core is in a sad state for now but will improve.
Work out 4 – oh my, I got through with 2 lbs., however no real soreness so I need to increase, if I struggle, I’ll drop from the 5 lbs., to the 2 lbs., next time I see this.
Missed work out 5 Friday – due to my fur baby – her eye is leaking, and then discovered the scratch. She’s my shadow and just wanted to be curled up next to me, so I babied her, and loved on her. That’s why this program is awesome.
Work out 5 – ( done Saturday) flexibility / stretching – this was by far the hardest. I am as previously said, not the most graceful or flexible, but in time this will improve.
Nutrition wise – I’ve focus on water, averaging about 60 oz, need to bump that up to 80 next week. I’m working on eating more veggies, and drinking my superfood shake, it’s not just protein but nutrient dense.