365 Days of Self Discovery: Your Dreams/Wishes/Hopes/Future

5.21.19

Day 41

What are your personal goals?

  • Work on my social anxiety
  • work on building my self worth/confidence
  • travel on my own
  • lose weight (10-15 lbs)
  • build solid relationships with both my siblings that continue to be positive and allow us to stay close
  • learn to forgive myself and others
  • learn to stand up for myself when need be and voice my opinions openly without fear of what others may think or say
I’d say I have more than what is listed, but I think primarily these listed are some of the important ones for now. 
What are your personal goals? 
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365 Days of Self Discovery: Your Past

4.10.19

Day 34

If you have siblings, how is your relationship with them? Has it changed now that you’re adults?

  • I have two younger brothers. My youngest brother (10) and myself are very close and love spending time together, he’s my best friend and brother all in one. Our personalities differ but at the same time we have some quirks that are similar, like both being awkward individuals and he enjoys schools as much as I did growing up and does very well in school much like myself. He loves playing video games much like myself and we connect very well, I feel as though he can tell me anything and vice versa. 
  • My younger brother (24) grown up together and we used to be close growing up but then after a while, we grew apart and would fight more than anything and didn’t get along whatsoever. It sucked because he was the one I’d play with all day outside with our friends and he would defend me as a kid when I was being rendered consequences and I never thought it would end up we would fight and not like one another for so long — but now we get along and it works well, because this is something I want; especially since we are both at different stages in our lives with different plans and priorities but when we see each other it is nice and usually very positive and quaint. I wish we would talk more and maybe spend more time together as siblings but it will happen in small steps, just going to take both of us communicating and putting this thought first. 

365 days of self discovery: Day 33

10.05.18

 

self discovery day 33

What matters to you most?

  • This question didn’t tell me to list what matters to me most, so I assumed it meant “The one thing that matters to you most” and well, it was somewhat easy to mention that my family and their health/well-being matters to me most. Especially my immediate family members: mom, brothers, grandmother, uncles, aunts, etc. People who have always been in my life. I take death pretty hard when someone I love passes away and to have any of them pass away would be extremely difficult for me, especially if it was someone who I had a closeness with. 

If it had told me to list things that mattered to me most, I would have mentioned my own health/well-being and mental state, my future and what I am able to do for this world that might make a little bit of a difference. 

Personal training: Helping a friend day seven

surprise

Happy Monday everyone, 

I have some wonderful news to share about today’s adventure at the gym, as always I was supposed to work with John in kicking his ass into shape, but today he surprised me with bringing his sister along with him to workout. I have to admit I was shocked and very happy, I wasn’t expecting such good news and it made the day even more fulfilling.  With this being said, she has decided to hop on board with the #FitFam and workout with John and I, so I will be helping her to lose the weight she wants to lose and hopefully get her feeling better internally and externally. Today I just included her with our workout at a different pace and incline, but tomorrow we plan to sit down and talk so I can get an idea of her goals (short term and long term), have an idea of her activity/fitness level, eating habits, etc. She is said she will be joining John and I again tomorrow for our workout before sitting down with me, so I am looking forward to it. 

Now time to share some not so great news, John ended up weighing himself Sunday, but it was botched because he did it after eating and late in the afternoon, which I always recommend in the morning when you wake up before you eat something. He ended up gaining 2 lb, but this could be for multiple reasons and he basically identified his eating habits are the reason he thinks, and wants to fix, so hopefully he will have a plan in place to help him with that and I can guide him if needed. Nonetheless, he wasn’t upset or sad, he didn’t panic or overthink it, but he said he did ask himself questions so he could understand where he went wrong, and I sent him an email addressing why he may have gained weight. Although our first week together wasn’t consistent, so I have to consider that part myself. Regardless, we are moving on and going to strive for better! I am proud of him for continuing to meet me at the gym, not yet giving up and encouraging his sibling to join us. 

Today’s workout with John:

Warm-up:

Dynamic stretch:

  • walking lunges
  • leg swings, 10 reps each leg
  • walking glute stretch

Workout:

  • Treadmill- 30 minutes, no incline, 4.0 speed
  • Treadmill- 15 minutes, 3.0 incline, 3.5 speed

Cool down:

  • Treadmill- 5 minutes, 2.5 speed, no incline

Today’s workout wasn’t too hard, and he was able to do 4.0 at 30 minutes without reducing his speed this time, so tomorrow we will be doing the same exact exercise & warm-up. I think hopefully I will be able to see him do 45 minutes at 4.0 without reducing his speed, but it might take some time, and that is okay. His sister did her’s at a different pace, but kept up with it, and had no complaints about the workout. She does have an injury though, so I have to be particularly careful of her exercises, which she sees her doctor soon, so I will get more information on it. Today was a good day at the gym and both did relatively well, hoping tomorrow goes just as well!

 

Your Fitness blogger,

 

Shay-lon xoxo

Just when you start to think…

memories

“We grow older, but that doesn’t mean we can’t smile at the end of the tunnel” -Shay-lon

It’s late in the evening and I didn’t want to make a post this late about fitness and health, so I was thinking about what kind of post could take me off the beaten path and be on interest to others.  It wasn’t until I had stumbled on a fellow blogger that I follow: https://fitrecovery.wordpress.com/.  He is a great blogger and whenever he talks about his passion for cycling, he never fails to mention the people in his life that make him feel whole, that is one of the many reasons why I enjoy his blog post (besides the health aspects of cycling) because he incorporates people in his life into this blogging, and honestly, some may think it is the cycling he is most passionate about, but when I read his blog post, I think he is most passionate about his love for everyone in his life and the many thanks he gives to those who stuck it out with him to see him come out a better person! & I just wanted to say, because of you, I was able to come up with this blog post of my own, thank you.

When you start to think about where you are NOW in your life and where you were back THEN, you see the steps you have taken and the struggles you had to endure in order to make your way. Sometimes, you get it easy in the beginning and sometimes you start off in a black hole you don’t think is possible to escape. I have two siblings, one being 8 years of age and one being 21 and I tell you, when I look at them both, I see my whole life flash before my eyes, my mistakes, my proudest moments, my old friends, my achievements, my failures, my hopes and dreams, my pain, the sacrifices I had to make, regrets, and then I see one brother who I grew up with; who was my best friend and other times the most annoying kid ever.  The many kickball games we played in front of the house and the many times we got in trouble and he would take the spanking for me or jump to my defense – I would always throw him the blame (not the greatest sister award), we would ride our bikes and skateboard, we really thought we were something, we had a childhood where we played basketball against one another, if I lost, I was ready to throw a fit and if he lost, he was rolling his eyes (very competitive siblings). As we grew up, our closeness started to fade, we no longer ran the streets wild, we no longer met at the court to play basketball and we no longer made it a thing to hangout as often as possible throwing a football (me thinking I am the next Tom Brady) LOL .. but I am damn good at throwing a football,  Regardless, everything we once did, now becomes a memory of the past, a good memory, a memory I miss so much of and a memory that I hope to one day share with him when we both have grey hair and want a good laugh.  My youngest brother and I are close, he stuns me everyday with all the things he knows and all the things that interest him, he is the cutest and sometimes too smart for his own good. I can only imagine his bright future and I only want the best for him, for now I am again making some of the same memories I did with my younger brother with now my youngest brother and all I ask is when it starts to fade and I am no longer “cool” to hang out with and I am no longer there to visit him as often as I was did, that one day when gets grey hair and wants a laugh or a smile, he thinks of everything we did together and how much I love him. 

I wanted to keep this piece short and sweet because I didn’t want to bore the audience, but the fact of the matter is, I made memories with many people, memories that when I am old and grey, I can think about when I need that laugh or smile.  I have come a long way for being 24, and I still have much further go, “who knows where I end and who knows where I’ll be, but no matter what happens to me, I will always carry these memories”-Shay-lon Moss

Your fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xoxo