Workout Motivation

May 2013 Issue #1

Hello, and welcome to the first edition of Workout Motivation. I’m excited that we both care about the topic of wellness and workouts. Thanks for joining me!

  1. Note from Eileen
  2. Self-Talk, Telling Yourself the Truth
  3. T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus Giveaway!
  4. Home-Made Nut Butter

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1) Note from Eileen:

Self-talk: do you ever catch yourself saying good or bad things, in your head, to yourself, about fitness? How does your self-talk affect your workout motivation? I did not work out on a recent morning, I did not feel well. Didn't feel much better that evening, but crammed a workout in before dinner. I was up to the part of my workout when I was about to do Lat Rows with my kettlebells, and I caught myself saying "I don't like lat rows." Which is crazy, 'cause I used to like them a lot! I think I just get a little bored with them. So I found a way to tell myself something truthful, and positive, about the lat rows as I did them: "I like trying to match the instructor's form as closely as possible." Amazing how I can unintentionally sabotage myself so easily! Have you ever caught yourself sabotaging yourself with your thoughts? If so, visit my Wellness and Workouts Facebook page and tell me about it!

2) Self Talk -- Watch What You're Thinking!

Self Talk Affects Workout Motivation

Words to forget: "I can't..."

Words to remember: "I can find time to work out today."

Words to forget: "Impossible..."

Words to remember: "It is possible to make one small improvement this week."

-Thanks to Megan Carter of “Diggers Rest” Gardening Newsletter for the idea for “Words to Forget, Words to Remember.”

Telling Yourself the Truth

Sometimes, I can be my own worst enemy. How? By unthinkingly latching on to a thought or idea that is not completely true. Sometimes I have caught myself believing a lie. Have you ever done that? In this part of workout motivation, I will address one of these lies or half-truths, and suggest an alternative way to think. Phillipians 4:8 says:

“...whatever things are true, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.”

That’s and incredible list. And which ideas was listed first? “Whatever things are true!”

So for this month, when you believe God is leading you to make healthy changes in your life, instead of thinking of everything you need to change, and feeling overwhelmed, tell yourself “with God’s help, I can pick one of the easier changes, and focus on one small step.” 

One small step... just a baby step... When you hear the phrase “baby steps,” what comes to mind?

Your child, learning to walk?

The movie, “What About Bob?” (I barely remember seeing this, I am not necessarily recommending it...)

Fly Lady?

The idea of “baby steps” is not new. It is actually very Biblical. God is a God of order. Sometimes, in His mercy, He does empower people to make big changes, do a complete, quick 180 degree turn. That is so great He does that! 

But He also is patient with us, and encourages us to learn one thing at a time.

Isaiah 28:10 talks about this: 

“For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”

So if God can be patient with me, maybe I need to ask Him to help me be more patient with myself. What about you? 

What one thing will you ask God to help you change this month? Will it help your workout motivation?

Head to over my Facebook page, and let me know!

3) T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus Giveaway!

Does your back ever feel sore, too sore to work out? 

Do you wish you could do a quick workout, that gave you energy, and really worked to lose fat?

One of the best ways I know of to get workout motivation is to use a program that gets results.

T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus is a workout that has helped me in so many ways. When my back was so sore I could barely move, T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus helped rehabilitate it. And, along with the Total Workout, it helped me lose over 41 inches in just months, without changing my diet!

The featured workout for May is Teresa Tapp’s T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus. This is the workout that helped to heal my back, and got me started on a path of amazing fat loss. This was at a time when I could barely move, when the workouts I had used before would have exhausted me. T-Tapp is the workout program God used to help get me back off the couch and strengthened me to the point that I could return to a full regimen of vigorous exercise.

If you haven’t yet read my T-Tapp story, you can learn more about it, along with the T-Tapp Total Workout, there.

And if you would like to get your own copy to try, I have good news! I am holding a giveaway right now. The winner will receive one free copy of T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus! You can increase your chances of winning by entering each day till the giveaway ends. So enter now!

3)  Home-Made Nut Butter

Here is a simple way to make delicious nut butter at home. Add a few cups of your favorite nuts to a good food processor (we use a Cuisinart Custom Prep 11, as shown in the picture--it has a strong motor). Process continuously for about 20 minutes, and add sea salt to taste. Blend salt in thoroughly to distribute the salt evenly, and enjoy. Be sure to store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. So good! To make it even healthier, soak and dehydrate the nuts first. Read more about almonds nutrition here.

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