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Health Day 33

Hi everyone! Did my gym workout. Felt gooooood. Did 30 minutes on tread but alternated between a 3 and 3.5 today. Upped it a little πŸ˜‰ Today I talk about my goal to achieve a softer look:

Tiff πŸ˜‰

Health Day 32

Hi everyone! In today’s health vlog, I talk my mindset dial. I don’t know if others can do this – I know I can, and I know it bugs my husband that I do this sometimes (and admittedly, expect him to do it). I don’t understand why people can’t or don’t or won’t do this, and he doesn’t understand how I can, will and do.

So today I was waking up immediately dreading going to the gym. I still wasn’t feeling that energy and enthusiasm I had previously when I was first going. In fact, I was picturing what I would say in my health vlog today – and it was all Eeyore doom and gloom.

Then I got in the car and said to myself, “Self – if you don’t want to feel that way about the gym anymore, then don’t.” So i quit. That second – literally.

It’s like I have a mental dial where I can turn the knob to where I want it to be set – and I did it. I instantly started thinking about the gym and looking forward to it, being appreciative of my time to work out. It wasn’t fake – I just changed my mindset.

I do this with just about everything in life. I do it with laziness and work. I can feel uninspired to do something and as soon as I make myself aware that I don’t have to be in that mindset or mood (and that’s key – making myself aware that it doesn’t have to be that way) – I change it in a split second.

Sometimes I’m aware that I’m in a bad mood, but that’s not the same as reminding myself that I’m in control and can change it if I want to – that’s completely different!

For example, remember the other day when I told you I was grumpy about my son breaking my earplugs I take to the gym, and Scarlett said, “Mommy, don’t be like that.” I was made aware of my bad mood – but it wasn’t until I was walking on the treadmill that I said, “You know what? She’s right! I don’t want to be like that, so I won’t,” and a smile showed up on my face in a flash.

Now it doesn’t always work – but ONLY if there is someone else involved. IE: Marriage. If it takes two to create the happiness, then it’s something where I have to wrangle the hubby into the other room and immediately talk things out. I couldn’t be happy if he wasn’t happy (meaning with us).

But if it’s in my control – then I control it without time being a factor. I don’t like using the excuse that I have to take time to get over something. Time for what? Get over it if you don’t want to feel a certain way. Change it. Kick your own ass. Snap your own self out of it.

I HATE wasting time not living my life like I want to. Life’s too short and I’ll be damned if I’m going to spend a single SECOND feeling a way I don’t want to feel if I don’t have to feel it!

Maybe it takes practice. Maybe you should practice tuning your dial to whatever mindset you want to be in. It helps. It’s a pure blessing that I’m capable of doing this. It works when I need to be productive, when I’m grumpy, or sad or worried.

And if you guys ever see me droning on about something I’m annoyed about – like several days in a row of griping about the gym, feel free to remind me that it’s under my control. Sometimes I forget that part. I’m aware of the mood, just forget I can change it.

I think too that this is what makes me laugh whenever I have one of those rants about someone or something and the haters come here and try to go off on me about such a VILE rant I had. It doesn’t affect ME that way. I simple say what I gotta say, feel what I feel and change my dial back to happy Tiff.

Especially with anger – I’m always good about shutting that off in an instant. I never forget I have power over that. I do forget when it comes to anxiety, grumpiness, lethargy or sadness, though. So I try to remind myself.

Did 30 minutes on the tread today – but I increased speed to 3.2 today. Felt better πŸ™‚ Laughed at I Love Lucy a lot – it was the one where she goes through the starch machine at the dry cleaners. LOL! Love it.

Tiff πŸ˜‰

Health Day 31

Hi everyone! Went to the gym again this morning. I only did 30 minutes again. I was kind of annoyed that my treadmill’s TV worked but not the headset plug. So I could WATCH I Love Lucy, but not hear it. Β Watch the vlog and I’ll write below:

Anyway, spent the day getting back in a schedule hitting the gym. Felt good and again I did a solid 3.0 until cool down. I miss the momentum I had previously where I was upping the speed and weight, etc.

I know I can get back to that place but I feel lethargic as far as the gym is concerned. Not at home – I’m active and busy at home. Still sleepy. I notice I yawn a lot on my vlogs the last few days. I slept solid last night. Whenever my kids have a vacation, I end up screwing up my sleep schedule.

I wonder what will happen over the Christmas break when they get about 2 1/2 weeks off – I like going to the gym first thing in the morning, but I can’t do that with them. Hmmm.

Tiff πŸ˜‰

Health Day 30

Hi everyone! I did hit the gym today. Taking it easy this week, just getting myself back in a routine basically.

So today I did 30 minutes, but I walked at a 3.0 the entire time instead of going back down to 2.5 and such. It felt good walking today. I didn’t dread it, but I’m still very sleepy. I did NOT want to get up this morning – wanted to stay cozy under the blankets.

Plan to go to bed early tonight to really get my mojo back.

Also, I think I might change my schedule around next week when I start back on the weight machines. I think I might switch to doing machines on Tuesdays and Thursdays and do my longer cardio walks on M, W, and F. I love cardio more than machines and as long as i’m getting the arm, core and leg workouts in during the week it won’t matter.

So that’s it for me! I’m making the family some wonderful food tonight – steamed broccoli, squash and red bell pepper with rice and chicken for them, fake chicken for me. Yum! My kids love that meal – weird – kids loving steamed veggies. But they do!

Have a great one everybody!

Tiff πŸ™‚

Health Day 29

Wow it took me a WHILE to get going today! You can probably tell how tired I am in this vlog. Watch it and I’ll write below:

Okay so today is Monday – I only worked out last week Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. But that’s not bad! This week I plan to get back into my routine. I got to the gym ready to work out but I was SO tried (more about that in a sec). They gym felt really hot – like they had the heater on or something. I started walking and felt extremely tired after 30 minutes. Sleepy like. So I called it a day, patted myself on the back and left.

Now for why I’m tired. It’s the Monday after a week when we all stayed up late and slept in late. So today’s wake up time wasn’t welcomed – and I woke up an hour before my alarm went off. I also fell asleep really late.

Miss Scarlett had listened to this song on YouTube: If I Die Young. Now if you listen to the words…”If I die young, bury me in satin…sink me in a river at dawn…the sharp knife of a short life.” It really put an image in her mind and she was upset by it all weekend but only told me last night – right before bed.

She started asking if she was going to die young. She wondered if kids DO die young…and why. She didn’t like that Daddy had warned her about eating too many sweets (because he has diabetes) and our cat died of diabetes unexpectedly, so was SHE going to die of it, etc.

Needless to say, I had to spend quite awhile explaining all this to her and making her feel better. Precious moment to me – talking about life with my child.

After all was said and done, I was pooped. But I’ll build my stamina back! Not worried πŸ˜‰ In fact, very proud I even went today and got 30 minutes under my belt – better than 30 minutes watching my butt grow on the couch.

Tiff πŸ˜‰


Health Day 28

Hi everyone! Well I did NOT want to work out today at all. I was so grumpy it was like a had a holiday reindeer up my butt or something – but I got over it quickly once I was walking on the treadmill.

Here’s the vlog and more below:

I wound up doing a total of – well heck I forgot to write it down but it was just under 2.5 miles. I did a 2.5 the whole time except the very last minute I went to a 2.0. I walked while watching Top Gun the whole time but it was already after the fun scenes like volleyball and fun flying – so it was just all the sad stuff like when Goose kicks the bucket.

Anyway, I did it. I just want back on a good schedule. Dread tomorrow – and the next day, and the next.

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