A couple of weeks, thanks to my client Shelby, I participated in a plank challenge. See, I really wasn’t planning on doing it, okay DIDN’T want to either. But when you have someone nudging you with “Oh you can do this!” or “Come on you got this!”, etc, etc. etc. and your son is standing there so you kind of give in. Can anyone say, “Peer Pressure” or “Mom Pressure”?
Now that I think about it, sounds like things I would say, someone has been in my classes for a while now. LOL.
I know I can hold a plank and by the looks of some of the others they could too. I think I can safely say you could tell that they frequently worked out. See that butt up in the air towards the back of the picture, I swear his arms looked as big as one of my legs!! Plus, his butt should not be up, that is not correct form.
My challenge wasn’t about how long I could hold a plank, if I would win, or would I be the first one down. Now don’t get me wrong those thoughts did cross my mind for a moment. Here was my issue.
I don’t like crowds and I don’t like people watching me!
There I said it. I know it seems silly, but it puts me out of my comfort zone. That was my challenge, knowing that I was going to have eyes on me! Not that I may fail, you don’t fail if you attempt to do something. You fail when you don’t attempt it. Many times it is our mindset or fears that get in the way and you have gather up your courage to conquer them. You become stronger from the experience and will be able to draw from the experience to help you in other situations.
The outcome? Shelby had to sign up too, I set an example for my son, who voiced that he didn’t signed up because he didn’t want to out plank me, and I won the challenge. Whoop Whoop!!
What I told by husband over 16 years ago was...........
WE will NEVER have a dead deer head hanging in our house, maybe the shed but not in the house. I grew up in a military family that didn’t hunt, closes we got was fishing and we didn’t even keep them, and I just was not a big meat eater.
So the idea of having Bambi or should I say Bambi’s dad hanging up on a wall just seemed wrong. Yet 16 years later here I am not only looking at a buck but also have enjoyed the meat it has provided for our family. How have I changed!!
I know you are on a fitness page and you may be wondering how in the hell is this related to fitness?? It’s about CHANGE. We are not the same people we were 16 years ago, that means that our fitness needs and nutritional needs are not the same either. Yes, there are times I wish I could eat like my teenage son and move like he does, but I can’t. Okay maybe I am close to being able to move like he does, but I work at it.
If you are trying to lose weight or put on muscle mass, but seem to be stuck could you be treating yourself like you were still 16 years younger?
Many things can happen in 16 years, we have careers, more stress, we have spouses and kids, and unfortunately some of you may be on medication. These are changes that do affect our health.
Start off by reviewing your current life to your past, look at your workout program and food, think about making a couple of adjustments and see if that helps you with your goal.
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.