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Who is your inspiration when it comes to training? Is it your training buddy or your trainer? A olympic athlete or just a couple of fitness personalities on instagram?
I get some of my inspiration from real life people in my life, but also through social media.
I check out great athletes on istagram to get inspiration and to see what they are up to.
I use my own Instagram almost like a training dairy. I post mostly stuff about my workouts, the weight I lift, the times I get, the food I eat, the form I have and how I feel…
But instagram also gives you all of those famous instagram “fitness chicks” with tons of followers, that isn’t that inspiring to look at. They are everywhere walking the streets of Gold Coast.
When I do check them out… they just doesn’t seem to do much training at all. They are simply just “good looking” chicks in expensive training gear pressing up their butts in my face on each and every picture.
Yes they might squat a little in the gym (to get a good insta photo from behind) but they are never sweaty and messy and they never seeme to leave the “warming up” weights. It’s all very dull, but yes their outfits looks great on them…. and their breast are very perky.
I meet many young girls in the gym that have a goal to look “fit” as their instagram stars. On that I say;
You don’t have to exercise to look like that, just cut some calories and buy some flattering gym wear.
You are NOT fit just because you are good looking in gym wear and know how to do a back squat at 30kg.
To be considered fit in my book you shall be able to squat 100% of your bodyweight. Do 20 pushups on the toes, hold a plank for 2 min. Complete a 3km run in 15min. Row 2000m in under 8min. Do at least 1 strict pull up. Box jump on a 60cm tall box. Be able to touch your toes when bending over. Do a deep squat wih a neutral/straight back.
If you meet what I stated above and you look like shit after a session, you are pretty fit.
Sorry about the head line… just want to start with saying I LOVE TO WORKOUT!
There is different reasons for training. Some people train to look good. Others may exercise to feel better. Some people train because everybody else is doing it.
I of course train because I love training and if I didn’t have fun doing it, I probably wouldn’t spend so much time doing it as I do…
But training because it’s fun is not my “carrot”! My goal with the huge amount of hours I put towards training is not only for pleasure. My goals are super high and sometimes it’s not fun at all! But thinking about failing my goals is not an option. Not if I can choose.
Somtimes it feels hard to keep focused and sometimes the body is tired, stiff and sore. But most of the time I’m really excited about what a new week can bring to get me closer to my goals.
When I can feel and see the progess, when people around me point it out, when I get a new PR and raise the bar a little bit… that is absolutely priceless. That makes me feel powerful.
I think most people have power inside themselves to reach pretty much any goal, but sometimes the keys are missing to unlock the power. The mind sets a block on succeeding before even started.
In my book; no goal is too high. But one thing is for certain; you only live once… don’t be scared to chase!
In order to be a better athlete I need to change or work with my mental strength as well as training my body.
Apparently there is two versions of me inside of my brain every day. One of them can prevent me from being everything I’m capable of being and the other provides a direct line to my true potential.
All answers come from within. You’ll hear two inner voices when you need to make a decision. The quiet voice is your higher self; the loud voice is your ego. Always go with the quieter voice.
The ego might have have told you negative stories about about yourself for a long time but it might be far from the truth.
If you give your ego to much airtime it will separate you from the truth and your pure potential.
I’m a optimist
I’m a easy going person
I vorrie easy
I’m a lone Wolf
I’m very organised
I’m a bad looser
This might not always be the truth! It’s often past experiences or what others have told you what you are. The ego is only giving you the best re-cap of what it think is happening.
There is a ton of labels telling your ego who you are.
Your name, age, job, sex, height, weight or if you are a daughter, mother, father, friend or even what car you drive or neighborhood you live in.
If you strip away labels and what’s left is the identity of the purest you.
I need to appreciate my talents, beauty, and brilliance and lc.
Everyone knows it’s important to set personal goals to easier commit to a training regime or a meal plan. It’s important for us to know why we are doing something. You need to know what you want to achieve in order to commit to it!
You can use the tool called SMART = Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound goals, to motivate you.
Write down a list of 10 goals, then put them in order of importance in your life. Divide them in to categorys like personal goals, career goals, competitive goals, health goals and so on…
Make a list of everything you will have to do to achieve your goal.
Then plan the steps you must take to realize your goal, and cross off each one as you work through them.
My goals are often high…too high in many peoples opinion, but not for me. For me it’s crystal clear! They might be high but as long as I believe I can reach them I’m not going to lower or change any of my goals.
Be proud of your goals and believe you can do it and by just doing that, you are half way there!
IF IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU,
YOU WILL FIND A WAY.
IF NOT, YOU’LL FIND AN EXCUSE
“I have to work”
“I have the kids”
“I’m to tired”
“I can’t afford it”
“I start tomorrow”
“I’m to old”
I’m a year older and I feel nothing different than I felt a year ago.
I don’t like birthdays, it makes me melancholy in a bad way. I usually question myself, if I should have been able to do more?
I had a dinner party in the evening and ate lots of good food and a lovely cheese cake. It got a bit much but the next morning I obviously worked it off on my new birthday gift – my chins and dips station!
Did about 7-10 sets of: Dips, supinated pull-ups, sumo squats with KB, lunges with KB, push press with KB and abs with 10kg weight plate. Then I went for a walk with the kids to the beach. It was about 12km in a calm pace. Kids love to run around on the beach.
My goal for the new years right is to find a good routine here in Australia. Routines that makes me bigger, stronger and more harmonious.
Went to World Gym Burleigh and let the sweat out. 3km running 8 sets of 10 dead lift of 70kg superset of walking lunges with 20kg. Leg Raise in position with rubber bands and a lovely donkey kick in the machine. Finished off in the stair master for 15 minutes. Went home and washed the car with the kids.
In the evening we grilled chicken in our lovely garden ….