I was officially one of the winners of the Raw Food Muscle Challenge. Santiago picked 2 people instead of just one and I was one of them. I just talked to him on the phone on October 12. He gave me a workout and some tips for success. These include deep breathing exercises and some tips for eating. I definitely eat too many nuts and I am working on trying to find low fat raw recipes. I know for so long I have turned to food for comfort and Santiago addressed the issues. I am supposed to walk away from food and go outside if I feel like I am getting a craving. I am supposed to visualize myself as I want to look and feel in my body. Believe it or not it is working. I feel like when I do this, it gets me away from eating too much. I need to keep up with the consistency and keep visualizing.
As for the workout, well I have to say it was hard, and I still feel sore in my upper body even though I did the workout 4 days ago!!! Maybe I over did it. Circuit training really works for me, it keeps things fun and my muscles guessing. I was supposed to go to the gym yesterday, but we had the football game and had to leave at 6:30 am then I went to Marsha’s house for the Raw Ladies Party. I have to say that I didn’t over indulge like I have in the past. My goals were definitely in my mind. Today I went biking and I still need to do my upper body workout. I may just start tomorrow because the gym is almost closed and I went for a longer bike ride then I planned. I do have weights here at my house, so I may pick those up and do the workout at home.
I have this entire month to challenge myself and stick to what he tells me and I am hoping that the Visualizing will really help!
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”~Arnold Schwarzenegger