How do I get my mojo back?
How do I get my mojo back? when I lost it?
A Facebook friend wrote this inside a group:
“I need to get a grip. I need a realistic, no fad diet to lose the excess weight I’ve gained over the years. My husband has bought me an exercise bike. I seem to do a fad diet after fad diet and need to stick to something. Any advice?”
I have felt like that the last week too. I had lost my mojo and I wanted it back?
My journey is like a roller coaster, some days up and some days down. I just know if I get myself out to my gym, I will feel so much better afterwards. For my that’s the 1st call of action.
Do you recognise yourself in her question? Where do I go from here?
This is how I did and would do and what I did:
I feel with you as it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and think there is no way out. This is it.
I felt like that for years and the feeling still comes back now and then. It’s like a never-ending ride, and we just have to get up on that horse and continuing learning and get better and better in dealing with life’s everyday stresses.
If you feel like: How do I get my mojo back?- I would do this:
1. Body- Workout
Start by warming up, then hit the bike/ jog in the spot/ mountain climbers/ high knees- any workout that will get your heartbeat up and ticking = Think Cardio and sweet and heartbeat up! For 8 minutes each day- Yepp! Or at least 5/ week!
Find a Tabata app- so you do 4 minutes in one go- 20 seconds full blast all in- 90 % of all your energy, then slow down and catch your breath for 10 seconds. This little circuit you do for 4 minutes. Then you can … rest for 45 seconds and do another one. I strongly recommend another set of 4 minutes. So now you are warm. And you have spent 8 minutes on your bike.
Then you do and Abs Circuit- you find it inside my Youtube or any abs circuit on youtube- I love the Body Coach as well as mine, at least 4/ week.
That’s the workout sorted for the 1st week! Ahd you can just tweak it for the rest of the weeks, but mor about that below!
Remember warm-up and cooldowns!
2.a. Mind- Habits
I would then write down feelings that I struggle with- limiting beliefs that have held you back for years. I realised that I haven’t felt worthy for years and self-sabotaged me. Yours can be not feeling enough or whatever. Write them all down. Then you turn them around: I’m not worthy becomes I’m worthy, I’m not enough becomes I’m enough and so. I’m too old. Is I’m the perfect age right now… You got it. You read them each day! and remind yourself how awesome you are NOW! Then
2 .b. Mind- Habits- Affirmations
I would write down 5! affirmations, that I want to be or someone I admire has these virtues/ character treats. I will have them at my bedside and remind me what I’m striving for and whom I want to be.
2.c. Mind – Habits- Power statements
Then a power statement that more or less says you are awesome and write what you think you are good at now or in the past- you list ALL – your achievements so that you can ride on all past successes. It’s easy to forget what we have been good at and that we have had success- you want to remember everything from nursey to now! So you know and your subconscious mind knows that you are determined to do this now and get on that wagon of success and change. I did this and it changed my way forward.
If this is too much?- all in once and overwhelming. Don’t worry!
I will show you how I got my passion back. Step by step.
There are 4 steps here below, so start like this instead- take one step each week and be happy with what you have accomplished that week.
Calories = FUEL – week 2
Habits=MIND – week 1
Efforts-MISSION – week 4
Workouts=BODY – week 3
A. HABITS- Mind- week 1
I would start with changing your mind first, by doing point 2 as the starting point.
Once you know what’s holding you back, ask constructive questions like why and how you can change these thoughts into good ones. Which leads you into point 2 end state- where you have turned the negative into something positive.
Think like this: To be able to fill the glass you need to empty it. You have cloudy dirty water in your glass and you want clear clean water. The muddy water is your old thoughts forms/ habits and your old limiting beliefs. To be able to change to something else you needs to empty out the old and in with the new- opportunities- the old stuff that’s holding you back needs to be poured out. But you need something different in its place. The glass needs to be filled with something else- that’s where your positive and energetic thought forms and habits come in- they will replace the old ones- that haven’t served you for years.
Checkpoint 2 above.
You focus 100% on your mind the 1st week.
B. CALORIES- Fuel- week 2
You start to focus on what you need to eat to sustain a healthy living. Just focus on getting in 3 meals per day and 2 snacks. When you have exercised have a bit more carbs than if you have not done a workout.
Add in loads of vegetable in your meals. Make them your base and the main portion.
Replace one meal with a healthy whey protein smoothie.
This is extra great If you struggle to fill up on vegetables and you know you aren’t getting all the minerals and fuel you need – I really recommend a whey protein smoothie instead of one meal.
How to do it:
Use a Nutri bullet, 1/2 fill it with juices from ie. carrots, spinach/ kale, apple, then add in almond milk and a scoop of whey protein. You get all the minerals and vitamins from the vegetables and some fat from the milk- almonds- and more goodness as well- then protein to fill you up! It’s amazingly yummy and super nice.
Even, my 16 years old daughter was gobsmacked how nice it is.
I bought 5 different versions of whey proteins and I will make a review soon on them all. I bought chocolate and strawberry- in different versions and they are delicious. It’s a great way if you are running late or short of the time to get the nutrition that you need fast into you.
How much water do you drink per day?
If you struggle to get in all that water – 2,5 litres per day, fill up a huge water bottle and gulp 10 gulps at the time- no sippy girly drinking but massive gulps and before you know it all the ever will be inside you!
Drinking water and shedding the detox out of your system which releases toxins when you workout helps massively with your weight loss.
It makes a massive difference in your energy and weight loss transformation journey. Flush out those toxins! water helps you get rid of the toxins in your body, with your weight loss and feel and look amazing, your skin clears up, stops hunger feelings.
C. WORKOUTS – Body- week 3
This is point 3 above-
Start by warming up, then hit the bike/ jog in the spot/ mountain climbers/ high knees- any workout that will get your heartbeat up and ticking = Think Cardio and sweet and heartbeat up! 8 minutes at least 5/ week!
So you do 4 minutes in one go- 20 seconds full blast all in- 90 % of all your energy, then slow down and catch your breath for 10 seconds. This little circuit you do for 4 minutes. Then you can … rest for 45 seconds and do another one. I strongly recommend another set of 4 minutes. So now you are warm.
And you have spent 8 minutes on your bike.
Then! you do an Abs circuit workout.
You find either on my youtube channel or any abs circuit of Youtube, at least 4/ week. It can be anything from 5 minutes to 15 minutes. This will give you an awesome after-burn.
That’s the workout sorted for the 1st week! and you can change and tweak it for as long as you like as this would be the base for all workouts.
Remember warm-up and cooldowns!
There are more about that soon! By in the meantime you can check out my Youtube videos on Stretching.
Then as you go along add in weights!
Weight training is fantastic for your joints as it produces extra internal oils- the synovial fluid that lubricates your joints!
D. EFFORT- Mission- week 4
What feeling do you send out?
What feeling do you want to send out around you?
Task: Message A Friend Or Family Member 1 Thing You Admire, Acclaim=Honor/ Respect, or Appreciate About Them!
Or even better…, write someone a letter and send that off with the same message;
1 Thing You Admire, Acclaim=Honor/ Respect, or Appreciate About Them!
And be amazed at the response you get.
It will cost you a stamp and you can even make the card yourself!
Or quickly message someone that you have missed for some time. Reconnect or just make someone happy – your mummy, daddy, sister or brother! with a little- ‘You are awesome note!’ Add in why you think they are awesome and lovely and why you admire them.
Appreciate others without expecting anything in return.
And as always,
Let’s not be average- lets chose to be extraordinary!
Start by doing something that makes you feel successful and full of joy start positive and set the day!
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