Ouch!

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Gotta love leg days!  When you push yourself enough, you feel it the next day and that day is today for me…. lol.  Can feel it on my behind. Everytime I sit and stand up & everytime I climb the stairs. My upper body has heal just fine but now it is my lower body that is super sore. I even felt it on during my Pilates workout today and my abs workout.  But I’m positive about it because it reminds me where I am and that I’m getting better for tomorrow.

This afternoon I meet up with a wonderful couple who are promoting health supplements and planning to work together to provide and enhance results for those I’m already helping with their fitness and health goals.  I’m looking forward towards this partnership and provide natural supplements and nutrition to kick start and also maintain your results.

Summer is coming and I’m looking forward to the sunny and warm season and getting right out of the gates with momentum. Like the time during the festive season of December, people wait till January to begin their health and fitness goals. When you finally get started you already wasted time to maximize the month of January. Same thing applies here, when you start working out you already wasted part of your summer working out for quick results than doing a little bit each day and enjoying the summer season.

Hopefully, I heal up for my Cardio workout tomorrow. I enjoy working out from home and it has given me more time to spend with my family then driving to the gym. It works with my schedule and I can maximize and control my time.  2015 has been very bright and full of positive opportunities and wonderful memories. Would you rather enjoy your life or have an awesome & amazing life when you have the energy, fitness and confidence to maximize every moment that is given to you. Live like there is 25 hours in your day. Do more and be more every single day!

Ryan Jarata

Feeling it!

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Man, I’m feeling it in my arms and my sides today. It has been a long time that I did any 30 min workouts and it shows. My 10 lbs weights are feeling a lot heavier than before and I can’t do as much reps as I did. It was the Vancouver Sun Run back in April 19th, that I did any serious exercise.  All I’ve been doing was my abs and some yoga the last few weeks. I also did a 3 day cleanse that was only 900 calories per day so I refrain from doing long workouts. Luck for me that today is leg day.

I finished up my 30 min workout on my legs and a 10 min workout on my abs to start out my day. I really hate any forms of lunges. Just don’t have the leg strength to lower myself slowly and rise up again but that only means that I’m improving myself.  But a workout earlier in your day gives you the burn you need to start out your day.

I also did a jog today for the first time. It was really tough since I started cramping up early but I did not stop at all. I paced myself when I started to feel the cramps but I refused to stop. I went on my regular uphill route because of my ‘Grouse Grind’ challenge up Grouse Mountain. Really need to get set for that big day and first experience. Looking forward to doing that this June and hopefully many more outdoor activities.  It is going to be an amazing summer.

Ryan Jarata

Back at it Again!

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It has been awhile since I posted or got into some serious workouts.  Just been doing abs and stretches for the last 2 weeks. Finished my 3 Day Cleanse last week which took me down to 169.4 from 178.6 lbs.  That is a whoppin 9.2 lbs loss in 3 days.  Simple amazing!  I finally broke the 170 lbs mark and on my way towards 166 lbs which will help me claim the ’40 lbs Loss’ title.  But first I need to focus at one day at a time towards that next goal.  I want to be my very best before I scale up Grouse Mountain for the ‘Grouse Grind’ Challenge. It will be an amazing summer for sure.

Really tough balancing life with many goals that you want to achieve. Trying my best to balance: Faith; Family; Fitness; Finance and Fun.  I call that my ‘Star of Fulfillment’.  If you are missing any of the five then it is hard to have peace of mind.  You want to feel and be ‘complete’ so that you can be at your utmost best. You will feel the confidence and strength to overcome any challenges that come your way.

When you have this balance in life, people will take notice and want some of that energy from you. In order for you to help anyone you need to help yourself and feel complete. You can’t help anyone if you are not living behind the words that you share. You are just being a hypocrite or lying to yourself. Though you need to choose your words carefully towards certain people to uplift them but you know deep down inside that it is a grey lie.

Next month is June and I need to belief that is my deadline to be my very best. Summer comes once a year so I want to maximize it at all cost. It will be the most joyous memories of every year because it is full activities with family and friends. People tend to wait when it is staring them directly in the eye but I want to be ready from day one. Like a car needing maintenance, do you practice preventative or wait till a breakdown? Do you only see the doctor when something happens or do you prepare yourself before something happens. Health is important to optimize every aspect of life. Make sure you are always investing time towards your well-being!

 

Ryan Jarata

Last Day of Cleansing!

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I was so excited with my weigh in earlier this morning.  I hit a new time low at 170.8 lbs and 170.1 lbs by the end of my shift.  Can’t wait to see what my final weigh in will look like tomorrow morning.  I’ve been waiting for almost 2 months to break the 170 lbs mark and it was such a teaser to see the scale at 170.1 lbs.  C’mon! Can’t you just minus those 0.2 so I can celebrate at least?!?! Haha!  Must be patient and keep up the good fight. I only have 5 hours to go on the program so I can wait to celebrate later.

It was really a challenging 3 day not from the program itself but from the temptations of foods and easy snacking. It’s the ‘Latte Effect’, even though it may seem small but if you tally it all up at the end of the year you can see how much you spent or consumed.  The 3 Day Cleansing program isn’t easy at all if you really love food but if you really want to make a positive change for the better than it is a nice small test before you go on actual programs or fitness centers.  We tend to do things when it is convenient but never to stay on too long when it becomes a hassle or doesn’t suit us.  Whenever I feel pain from working out, I use to stop till the pain goes away and that dissolves the results and gain any momentum. Writing goals and setting up dates is very important to making breakthroughs.

Why do we pay for things? Isn’t it for the results or satisfaction that comes from it?  I’m all for giving out free information, sharing my time and spending time towards creating results and success stories.  But I also notice that going the free way is short lived also and sometimes collects dust until Life gives us time. When we actually contribute towards something we tend to put time towards it.  We spent money on it so we want to see what it is all about as soon as possible. We planned for it and looked into the stuff that we really want to buy. Sometimes it lingers in our mind when we can finally get our hands on it.  If this program was given to me for free it might have been a different story.  It wasn’t planned for and maybe something I wouldn’t do unless I’ve been really wanting it but I took the next step and purchased it for myself.  Just analyze what has been happening in your life. If you are doing the same thing and nothing has work then mix it up for a change. Little changes go a long way!

Ryan Jarata