Swim Suit season is creeping up!

 

1rst cardio work out

 

We are weeks away from swim suit season…are you ready? I know I am not quiet there yet, or at least not in my mind therefore I have switched up my cardio to give me an extra fat burning boost! My husband suggested we start doing treadmill cardio Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, allowing weight training for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Last week was our first week to begin our new routine. I was completely shocked at how hard it was to walk on the treadmill with the incline at 15 degrees, so since I was just starting out, I took it down to 10 degrees. I hope to challenge myself more each week. I will be sure to post each work out I create in my head as I go with you all who are following along.

I can say that at the end of last week I did lose 2 lbs. I however was keeping an eye on my clean diet and drinking lots of water.

This cardio session is intense, you will sweat a lot! Make sure you are hydrating through out the day, and you might want to bring a change of dry clothes to change into afterwards! 😉

I don’t sweat I sparkle!!

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What’s your favorite way to get your sweat on?

Disclaimer: I am not a personal trainer. My blog is a documentation of my life and the views I share are mine alone, based on my experiences, and should not be taken as medical advise EVER. Work outs I post may not be right for you so please seek medical professional help before making any changes to your current routine.

Get Your Sweat On!

Leigh Leigh

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The scale is a LIAR

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Being female, and utilizing the Women’s locker room at my gym a great deal, I am always bound to walk in a see a beautiful lady on the scale. Every time I pass by I want to whisper,” That scale is a liar!” Sometimes I do, and we giggle, but most of the times I just keep quiet.

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For YEARS the scale was not my friend but my enemy! I literally let what those numbers told me each morning dictate how I would feel about myself for the rest of that day. It consumed my thoughts, exposed my fears, and deceived me. It told me I was ugly, fat, not good enough, not skinny enough, that I didn’t try hard enough, it often made me feel like a failure.

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Until I got a hold of the cold hard facts that I am loved, I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I am Special, I was thought of way before my existence became known, I am included in the ALL of God’s grace, love, mercy, redemption to whom He gives it to. I was created in my creators image, and that He has a good plan for my life. I couldn’t get past my own insecurities to see me through the eyes of my creator, how he see’s what he has created.

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I let my identity stem from how I felt about myself and the harsh criticism and opinions of others. This is dangerous as we may feel all kinds of things about our selves from a day by day basis. Jesus is the Truth and therefore all Truth comes from him. What’s so different now? What was that pentacle moment for me to realize the scale had no control over me anymore? I learned my identity is no longer of myself, but rather who I am in Christ Jesus. What is so awesome about this is what he feels about me or thinks about me, never changes! He doesn’t deceive me, rather he is very upfront about how he feels about me along with all of his creation!

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If you have a love hate relationship with your scale like I use to have, can I just tell you that there is hope in Jesus? THERE IS! You don’t have to be a slave to those numbers you are so desperate to read one day. There is freedom were there is no bondage. Don’t allow yourself get deceived into thinking that scale dictates any happiness in your life. Instead let your happiness develop through your relationship with Christ!

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Give what ever you are struggling with, body issues wise, to Jesus and ask him to change your thinking about yourself. Ask him to give you more desire to take good care of your body. Let him guide you through your eating choices with self control, which is a gift of the spirit. If you are not happy with your weight, then by all means change your habits but don’t ever just be stuck in the same place, doing the same thing, getting the same results!!

When I stopped focusing on my failures and my disappointments the scale brought me each day, I began to focus on me through Jesus’s eyes. I created good habits and started thinking more positive thoughts about my body. This caused a rippling effect of positive results all around, and now when I step on the scale I show HIM WHO IS BOSS! I know now I control those numbers by my own actions. The SCALE DOESN’T CONTROL ME ……AND….IT DOESN’T CONTROL YOU!!! You are more then a conqueror in Christ Jesus, and you can do all things in Christ who gives your strength. But the key ingredient in this equation is JESUS! 😉

HE is > then me

 

xOxO

-Leigh Leigh

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