365 Days of Self Discovery: Day 64

11.05.18

Do you dress for yourself or to impress other people?

  • Once upon a time, it was to impress others because I was worried about how other people looked at me, and thought of me; certain styles, name brands, etc just so I felt and looked “good” according to other people’s standards. I grew up with a mom whom always wanted my sibling and myself to dress accordingly when we were out in public, we weren’t allowed to pick out our own clothes for a while & eventually when we were able to, we were examined first before having leaving the house. Having a nice outer appearance was important to her; she always said “you never know you might run into or meet, so you want to dress your best” — and it was expected of us. 
  • Now I dress for myself but the exception would be dressing for a first date or special occasion; wanting to impress the person(s) (first impressions are important) but at the same time still wearing something I feel comfortable in. I like to look good because it makes me feel good (mom always said, if you look good, you feel good) and I believe how a person carries themselves speaks volumes no matter what attire they have on, so I try to choose clothing that makes me feel confident in my body and with myself. 
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365 Days of Self Discovery: Day 57

10.29.18

Do you have leadership qualities or are you strictly a follower?

  • I definitely feel as though I have leadership qualities, I enjoy being a leader (not a boss) but a leader. Especially now more than I have in the past due to my confidence increasing and feeling the need to want to make changes that I don’t want to have to wait for. In the past, my social anxiety, wanting to fit in with the vast majority and be accepted hindered me from wanting to be my own person and take charge of my own thoughts and actions. I still suffer from social anxiety, but with work and managing it better, I don’t allow it to always hinder me or keep me from setting out to do something, and with the newfound confidence in certain areas of my life; speaking up for myself, voicing my own opinions, having wanting to be a leader instead of a “sheep” has become a lot easier. 

Sometimes we stay sheeps in order to be accepted by certain people, to avoid judgement, to avoid confrontation and it allows us to stay within our comfort zone. The problem with lacking leadership is, you start to rely on other people to be your voice, your self confidence continues to dwindle and when it comes time to stick up for yourself, you take the blows & don’t say a word. If you consider yourself to be a follower, think of the reason behind it, what is hindering you from wanting to become a leader? Are you a leader, do you share the qualities of a leader?

#BEGREATGUYS Tip #10 Making It A HABIT

Can’t expect to start something for only a few days — you have to make it a “lifestyle” change aka habit/routine. 

We can all start something, but how long before you decide to give up or try a new method? Fitness works the same way, if you want results; patience has to form along with being able to give it a go for longer than a few days. Nothing is given without the effort; you have to make fitness/ your health a part of your everyday, it can’t be for a month & expect long term changes, it needs to be for a lifetime if you want to be healthy for a lifetime. 

The problem is, everyone wants something “quick” & “easy” but what people forget is, there is no magical pill, or supplement that will do all the work for you (not even steroids) you have to be the one to put in the work if you want something to happen. Time is not on our sides, I know this but there is always time to take care of yourself — the smallest forms of doing so can bring the best results if you keep at it & make it routine. There is this saying that ‘after 21 days of doing something, it becomes habit’ & making exercise & eating a good nutritional meal is a good habit to have for the longevity. Once something becomes a lifestyle change, something that just happens without thought — it makes the process of reaching goals so much easier. 

habits are formed best with routine & self discipline. In order to make time for your health and well-being, you need to add it to your schedule FIRST, then you need to DO IT, and then you need to make it a priority in your life; that way you live the best life you can & feel the best. 

Owner of Confident Fit, LLC 

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer 

Sponsored Athlete 

Shay-lon Moss

I Did a GUEST POST: College & Fitness

https://designandscheme.com/2017/08/08/college-fitness/

Alright everyone, 

for those of you who didn’t know, I was asked to do a guest blog for a friend about college and fitness – preparing high school seniors for college and freshmen college students for what is to come. I share some nifty tips and advice and give you some real world examples of what temptations will lie in the way and share some personal experiences as well. I hope that not only will you support this blog post and share it among your peers, but that you will take the time to check out her blog as a whole because it is also speaks on time management skills. Thank you for your support! leave feedback in the comments!

Fitness Wonder Woman

Shay-lon xo

Bonus Video – YouTube is not TOP priority for me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t18ECXoIDnw

In this video, I explain some changes and discuss how YouTube is not TOP priority in my life because I have other obligations and expectations that I want to fulfill in my life at the moment that are more important. I created this video in hopes it would explain what to expect from me and how I plan on going about things from this day forward so no one feels abandoned. 

Starting Tomorrow : March Push Up Challenge (Reminder Post)

Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to remind everyone who was interested that tomorrow will start the March Push up Challenge, and I am very excited to have some of you participate in this challenge. Here is what to expect on the first day:

  1. You will receive an email from me discussing your first day of the push ups 
  2. I will continue to email those in the squat challenge about your challenge – 2 days left & this means you may be doing both challenges until the one is finished. 
  3. Remember you can re-read the rules and expectations at any time here

I am excited to have all of you on board and look forward to seeing you build strength! 

It is not too late to sign up for the March Push Up challenge, email me at: Shay.moss19@gmail.com 

Feel free to get your friends and family involved as well, the more the merrier. Share, comment, like and follow 🙂

 

Your Fitness Blogger 

Shay-lon xxooo

12 Week “Cut” Program – (Muscle & Strength) Day ONE

I am starting a new program (12 weeks)…. 

 

This isn’t a challenge of any sorts, but instead a program for me to “cut” and still keep my gains. I had to do some research on my own time to figure out which program I would start to give me an idea on how to go about it, and chose one from Muscle and strength, now this particular program I am starting, I am doing  “my version” because everyone is different, while some might find following the plan word from word may work, I know myself well enough to tweak and make changes to things that won’t work for me & my goals. This program’s goal is to allow one to lose up to 20 pounds, keep muscle mass (while still being lean) and increases conditioning (which will help with keeping me in shape at the same time). Along with doing this program, I am going to redo my macros (reset them to fit this program better) because as I have said before “nutrition is very important”. 

 

I chose this particular program on a whim and just went with it, (so I am taking a risk and seeing if it works or if it does me no good at the end)  and I knew I could change what needed to be changed without going too far from the original. I don’t always listen to sites such as these, but every once in a while it is nice to take a break from having to come up with programs for myself and gives me more time to focus on other things that need to be done. This program also gives a meal plan (a break down of what to eat for the first 7 days and it is probably recommended to eat that same thing for the 12 weeks) but of course, I am not going to follow that particular meal plan because I don’t want to and want to do my own thing 🙂 – I may do some of what it tells me to eat but otherwise, I will find alternatives (of course as long as it fits my macros) and makes sense to the plan (I won’t go too far from the meal plan it has set up).  The same goes for the exercises, It list the first 7 days of exercises/ rest days but I will eventually add or replace certain exercises to get a variety (as long as it makes sense to the plan). 

 

For the most part, I plan on following this plan the way it is set up and making adjustments as I go. Today was the first day of me starting this 12 week program. I plan on sharing the exercises with you as I go along.. 

 

Workout Session: 

 
  • Incline bench press: 3 x 8-10 (45 lb)
  • One arm DB row: 3 x 10-12 (20 lb)
  • Seated barbell press: 3 x 8-10 (35 lb)
  • pull ups: 3 x 10 (no assistance)
  • skullcrushers: 3 x 10-12 (20 lb)
  • DB curls: 3 x 10 -12 (40 lb)
  • Cardio: 5 minutes 
  • push up challenge: 42 reps.

I followed the plan today with these exercises, after a while the goal is to eventually add more weight to them. The cardio for the first 6 weeks will be 3 times a week, the second 6 weeks cardio will be higher and more frequent. 

 

I have never heard of muscle & strength prior to this, so this will allow me to also do a review on this particular program & site. Which should be fun, if anything I hope to lose 10 lb, but 20 would be awesome, all the while getting more muscle packed on. We shall see how this goes. If you are interested in looking at the program I am doing, here is the link: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/12-week-fat-destroyer

 

My starting Weight: 144 lb

height: 5’8 

age: 24 years old

BMI: 21.9