Thank you all for your love and support on my first blog! Your comments and love empower me to move past my anxiety. 💖
That said, let’s get the ball rolling with my segundo (Spanish for a second) post.
— drop the beat—
Oh man…Weight loss is not as easy as it seems… in the first few days, I wanted to cry.
[a deep cry, like the one you tend to pour out when a Nicholas Sparks’ movie play]
why? Because I can’t believe I allowed myself to get here (current weight). Although I have a bookshelf filled with novels about how to lose weight from my idol Jillian Michaels–Heck, I even own NASM personal Fitness Training textbook (…there was a time when I wanted to be a PT but I didn’t, because I couldn’t give up my love for advertising…).
But I knew one thing that all fitness and wellness books tell you… Cardio is king.
(sigh) Oh, Cardio! why must you be so complicated? (Raise your hands if you LOVE cardio–not) It’s an acquired taste. When you first try it, you will hate it.
But in order to align yourself with success, you and cardio have to become FRENEMIES. Here’s how I am doing it.
Make sure that the cardio exercise you chose to endure is fun. Making cardio fun is what keeps you motivated.
i.e On my first day, Dalida (my homie) and I decided to use the Stairmaster for 20 minutes. To make it fun, I would change the cadence of the machine to match the beat of the song that I was listening to. This gave me variety and ensured that I didn’t get bored. Being bored at the gym usually makes you not want to be there.
spice it up! I recommend finding a friend who shares your fitness goals
(if not, DM me lol let’s workout together).
Agree with your friend of choice, to motivate and guide your during the time of need (Like telling you not to buy a pint of ice cream during lunch break. Instead guides you to the nearest Juice Generation or Just Salad) — FYI Food is my weakness.
Agree not let each other down. So, if you planned to go to the gym at 5am or 7pm. When one quits, the other should be the motivator! — no gym buddy left behind.
(My Homies would say: Giselle, think about the summer…Think about the suitcase full of bangin’ ass dresses…Summer 2018 is your year).
at this point, my fingers urge to write how AMAZING strength training is.
but I’m tired. I will go in depth next post 🙂
Don’t hate me.