The Perfect Workout: FAQs

The Perfect Workout: FAQs

The Perfect Workout: FAQs
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He Said He Loves Me…

He Said He Loves Me…

Of course he did. And maybe he thought he did.

What does love mean to you? Maybe that’s what it was all along, and maybe we were both loving each other wrong.

We loved differently………

He said he misses me. And maybe he does.

But on the other hand all of that missing was the feeling I don’t miss when we once was.

It’s too late for all of the that, so he can miss me with the bullcrap. 

He said I was right. And I knew he would say that. They always do.

But it was never about being right or wrong, it was about being true…all along.

All the things he says to me now, doesn’t even matter now…..

I’ve always thought that was funny. The similarities of one wanting something so badly back then, and all of the sudden now the other.

It’s too late for all of that, so he can tell me he loves me, he can tell me he misses me, and that I was right all along…None of those sayings matter at this point, especially when you could have said back then.

Maybe those feelings weren’t valid then as they are now, but so are mine. I thought, and I’ve said a lot, but after time apart, I realized that I was right, and where I am now is where I belong.

Too bad you had to learn this way, but what more can I say…

Moj0

Don’t 4Get 2See Da Bea.you.ty of it @LL…

Don’t 4Get 2See Da Bea.you.ty of it @LL…

This is how you’ll keep your frequency going. Find the positive, and don’t be afraid to show it…..

Go ahead and look back, but don’t ever allow the past to attack. You’ve gone through enough already, so instead reflect….

What have you learned?

What will you take with you towards your upcoming lessons? You have another chance, and you will continue to have them, such a blessing.

See the beauty of it all. The ups, the downs, the smiles the frowns. All of these experiences are here to guide you, which way are you willing to take?

Which path is real, and which one is fake?

The action is up to us, so what will it take?

You are standing after that last fall, and that last one was pretty tough. Sometimes you feel like not getting up…..but you did, and it was good enough.

Realize what you did, how far you came, don’t ever water-down your mountain. It’ll turn into a big clod of mud, instead of an accomplishment. Your little successes deserve some recognition too. Give yourself more credit, and love yourself a little more too.

Remind yourself to keep going, but when you look back, know that you had to overcome that. You are here now, the past is back there now, but being here has allowed you to be prepared for the next round.

It’ll be easier this time around.

And you got it, the resilience you have is of nothing short of brilliance. Sometimes you see the test, and other times you feel tested. Being an overachiever, you already passed it, so think ahead, and enhance it.

See the beauty of it all.

You are still wearing that crown, no matter how many times you fall down.

And you do it with grace,standing there face to face with yourself. Only you are holding yourself back, and you know that.

But this time, looking in the mirror, you reflect once again. It’s been digested before, and this time you’re positively sure.

The beauty of it all, quite the figure of speech. It’s more than an external visual, and more like the state of BEing.

It is reflected from how you are feeling…

Moj0

Why The Perfect Workout Is Perfect For You…

Why The Perfect Workout Is Perfect For You…

If you are becoming more serious about investing into your health and physical being, joining a health club can really help you get started, and stay on track.

At The Perfect Workout, we care about your goals as much as you do, if not more! We understand how challenging it is working out sometimes, we get it, it is not fun, and it is not suppose to be. Instead, we focus on the positives, creating and reaching personal goals, while also being there to support you 100%. You don’t need to be in the studio to talk to us, you can reach out any time and we’ll be there. We know how badly you want to reach your goals, so your time if very valuable to us.

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This brings up one of the reasons why The Perfect Workout is perfect. We value your time. Our 20 minute training session is for targeting specific muscle groups while also getting in some cardio. I like to call this the 2 in 1. Unlike other gyms, our private studios are in a clinical setting giving us the space to train one on one without distractions. We are there to help you focus while making sure you’re working out properly. 

Working out properly will get you closer to your goals. And this is another reason why we’re perfect. All of the personal trainers were trained to pay special attention to your form, so we can help you correct it. This allows you to strengthen the muscle without the help of other body parts.

Preventing injuries is at a higher rate because of our super slow technique, and this makes us perfect, because of its safety. You wouldn’t have to worry about high impact workouts, because the machines help intensify the workouts using heavy weights with a low impact method. Going slow allows the muscle to stimulate more effectively, because you’re fighting the momentum at a heavy weight. Imagine powering through the weight using momentum, and not paying attention to your form. This can result in a disaster.

We strive on perfection by implementing our core values: Enlightened Exercise, Teamwork, Candor, Integrity, and Customer Service. We find each and one of these extremely important, and take much pride on achieving these with every single one of our clients.

Additionally, we are personal, so you have support which is one of the most important things to have while making a life change, or simply living an active lifestyle. If you want more information about our program, please go to www.ThePerfectWorkout.com. We also launched a nutrition program, and you don’t have to be a client already to join, or to get more information. 

If interested, go to our website, locate a trainer near you and ask them about the program, or the nutrition program, and we’ll do our part to assist you from there.

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Mention me (Monique Houston, trainer in California) for a Free Training Session! Maybe you’ll join our family, or maybe you know someone who will.

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Take care!

M0j0

Super Slow-motion Strength-training?

Super Slow-motion Strength-training?

Sounds interesting huh? and it is!!!

Think about how you’re currently working out, versus how it would be if you slowed yourself down when you did it. Do you think you’ll feel a difference? Well you would, and I highly suggest doing so, even if it is just added to your current fitness routine. I do it twice a week, and still do other activities, such as yoga, hiking, and dancing. The super slow-motion strength-training is not to replace those activities (if you don’t want it to), but it is known to be the most effective way of exercising. All you need is 20 minutes! 

I’ve been a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout for about 2 months and I absolutely love it! I get to train people who are serious about their health and fitness goals, and is as passionate about the slow-motion method as I am. Working out is about making it a part of your life, and making an investment towards yourself, so why not do it safely and effectively? I definitely recommend this program for anyone who wants a high-intense workout, and quickly. For more information visit:

https://www.theperfectworkout.com/

Also, if you choose not to sign up don’t worry, you can still learn about the exercise by doing a Learning Session (free of charge if you mention me, “Monique Houston, trainer in California, sent me”) and you can apply the method on your own (even though no exercise is as challenging and beneficial as when you train with someone). 

I am just passionate about what I do, and want to share this method with everyone. So check out the website, see if one of the locations are near you :).

You can also check out some videos here: 

Don’t be afraid to try something different. Sometimes switching up, or adding something new will help make more changes to your goals!

Take care, 

M0j0

Why I Enjoy Nature Walks…

Why I Enjoy Nature Walks…

Besides visualizing the good scenery of the environment, nature walks are beneficial in so many different ways. You get the blood flowing and pumping, and if you’re lucky, you also get to enjoy the weather.

Here in Sacramento, Ca, the weather is fairly perfect, not too hot and not too cold, most days. Most mornings to early afternoons are best for walking, just about anywhere. There are a ton of parks, and now that I have a dog I have more than enough reasons to explore!

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Nature Scene At Glenn Hall Park

#1 Nature Walks Are Relaxing

Much like meditation to me, yet you’re also getting in a little workout too, nature walks can be clarifying to the mind. If you are having a stressful day, go for a walk, better yet a nature walk. Make sure to do some research on the place of course, and always have someone with you. You don’t need to be alone in order to channel within.

Glenn Hall park is a favorite of mine, and the dog’s (see Marley below lol). You’ll never become bored of this place. There is a community center,  children’s park, and a baseball field. There’s plenty of room and activities for everybody.  You don’t have to worry about being in the way.

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Marley taking a lil dip

#2 Nature Walks Help You Figure Things Out

Different tracks lead you to different areas. Make sure to be careful and not hike alone, trust me you don’t want to get lost. Just go with a friend, a mate, or a neighbor and enjoy the silence. There is such joy in spending time with others who you can enjoy the silence with. Whenever there’s silence, use this as an opportunity to let go of your worries. You’ll think of something, but there’s something about the silence that’ll bring assurance to you. Use this opportunity to think POSITIVELY! Trust me, I’ve had so many stressful days and nights over work, school, LIFE, period, and sitting and hoping doesn’t do anything.

Be productive on your nature walk and really think deeply about whatever it is, and do so with a smile. Nature walking will brighten up your mood, and the blood flow will warm up your mind, something like coffee or tea. Treat yourself and bring some Jamba Juice with you ;).You need a visit to see mother nature.  She is very nurturing and inspiring, and we can all learn some things about mother nature and its course.

#3 Nature Walks Will Bring Out The Nice In You

Because it is so relaxing, whenever you see a fellow walker (and not from The Walking Dead) you say hi, hello, or good morning, they’ll do the same, and vice versa. I tell ya, the nicest people take walks. When have you ever seen a grumpy nature walker? Exactly! In a previous post, I mentioned how you have to change your environment if you’re trying to change yourself. Going to a park, or anywhere for a walk can sound like a small change, but try doing this on a regular. You will experience a change for sure. Just go for it.

I think it has something to do with the environment and the people. Whenever I see someone, they’re smiling. People are lighter and cheerful, even if they’re warning you about something. It’s just refreshing to see people not on their phones and smiling. Ain’t it crazy how it is rare these days, you’re probably on the phone now! lol jkjk.

#4 Nature Walks Allows Excuses For EATING…Good and Bonding!

After you had an amazing hike, treat yourself to a yummy breakfast. This is the light breakfast I had after one of my adventures. This Avocado Toast breakfast from BJs was so good! A must try for sure! The avocado spread has some jalapeno in it, but it’s not spicy, has flavor though :). Another place I like to go to sometimes is IHop or Dennys. Most times I’ll be good and just make a healthy green smoothie, or a light breakfast. Whatever the case is, this is an opportunity to bond more with the people you hiked with and what better way right?

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Light breakfast at BJs

 

So what are your top benefits for going on nature walks?

M0j0 🙂

P.S always be aware of the spider webs ^_^

 

Healthy Living is a Journey

Healthy Living is a Journey

You will have your ups and downs, but it will get easier…

Starting your healthy journey does not have to be difficult. It can be as easy as you want it to be. What has helped me the most is taking baby steps. I find that when you start out small, it helps encourage you to do more.

I started in 2009, and it was the most difficult, yet rewarding goal I started for myself, well besides completing school! However, I was so hard on myself because of my high expectations. My first mistake was not being prepared. I wasn’t ready mentally, physically, and emotionally, so this led to more binge eating and drinking.

This leads us to the first step of healthy living: Invite yourself to different environments!

This is one the most important steps, I think, because it is a part of the learning process. You have to be around different people, so you can learn different habits. For instance:

  • Go to a gym, join a group session
  • Go for a walk at the park
  • Try something healthy at a new restaurant
  • Go to a different grocery store

Going to the gym motivated me the most. Some people become discouraged, but let that discourage turn into motivation. Remember everyone has their own goals, and what better place to encourage each other. Also, remember that the negative feeling you’re experiencing is temporary, so don’t beat yourself up, just get through the process.

When you’re in a different setting, you begin to open your mind to what’s around it. This includes the people and the scenery. You want to change your mindset while going through this journey, because having the same mindset will obviously lead to backtracking, and you don’t want to go that route.

Instead, you want to elminate those distractions, and what better way to distract yourself while being productive at the same time. In other words, inviting yourself to different environments will make you think more about your goals, than you’re comfort.

*Always remember that any change requires discomfort.

Preparation = Success

When you’re prepared, you make it easy for yourself to accomplish just about anything. This is because you begin setting your mind on the goal, in which allows you to focus on its solutions. Going back to the first step, you come across more solutions when you learn from different environments.

  • Take notes! (Dont underestimate the power of taking notes. This has helped me A LOT!).

You want to start your goal small, in the end it will be even greater, trust me. For example, work on losing your first 5 pounds. I think starting in the beginning of the week is ideal to keep better track.

  • Be realistic (Stop being mean to yourself, your goal is YOURS, not his, or hers…).

Don’t be that person who compares your body to the next, we need to get that through our heads that we are not the same, nor are we meant to be. There will always be something we don’t like, but I’m sure there are more things you do like, so let’s focus on that. When you decide to begin your healthy living journey, take note that this is to better your health, not necessarily to “fix your body”.

The body is our temple, and we should cherish it, not fight it. Being on this journey involves being healthy all over, and again this starts with your mind, so you have to learn to accept what is, and work with it. The changes will come, but to truly love yourself, you have to accept yourself for who you are, and that is deeper than your outter beauty. True self-love starts from within.

So, there you have it! an introduction to healthy living. I will defintely add more tips and tricks that has helped me along the way, but I find these tips to be the most important for getting started.

Let me know if you have any questions, I really want to help anyone who is looking to lose weight, or to just live a healthier lifestyle.

Take care, and lets get our mojo back together!