The ungodly stench of the wildebeast in your local gym, workout with caution lol! FYI: If you notice you have that same stench, get medically treated or just simply wash your butt before you come in to workout in your local gym. Please be courteous of others. This is a public place. Just my thoughts at the moment.
So this is one of my true favorites because it “pays” me to work out, track in my food journal, and even eat the never ending amounts of veggies I eat as a figure competitor….lol! Now don’t get it twisted, these are activities I do regardless of compensation, and no the few dollars a week aren’t busting my piggy bank, but it’s nice to see my commitment to my lifestyle not only reward me physically and mentally, but also financially overtime.
So here’s how it works: Commit, Meet, and Reap! Just that simple!
Three commitment levels to choose from:
The gym pact. Commit to a regular exercise routine. I deactivated my Facebook account earlier this year, and if I can count all of the times, myself and those in my friends list “checked-in” at a gym, and/or took a selfie or two to post with that “check-in” before leaving the gym over the past year or so, we’d all be rolling in some serious spare change right now. That’s just how easy the Gym Pact is! Gives a whole new outlook on the art and lifestyle of being a “gym rat”! We’re pretty darn savvy! #BOOM! 😉
Hit the gym, check in on the app, workout a minimum 30 minutes, track what you did and snap a pic (ie. A postworkout Selfie) and it’s done! You just earned money towards your Pact! To think people are still out there doing this same nonsense (checking in on apps like Facebook and Instagram) for free “LIKES”!
Another plus, for my adventurous fit fam is that this process can also work for my pavement pounding, road warriors out there. The app syncs with some of the most common fitness tracking apps, so even if you do a none gym workout and hit the great outdoors instead, you’re still covered! Just be sure the GPS setting is on, you do your activity for a minimum of 30 minutes, and you’re all set! Talk about yet another savvy fitness junkie! #ChaChing!
This is a big one for helping people initiate the formation of healthy lifestyle habits of being conscious of their daily food choices, and honestly the easiest to complete. It’s great for those who are simply wanting to learn how to count and keep track of their calories each day. The food log Pact! Log a minimum of 1200 kcal/day or 3 meals and a snack, in your myfitnesspal app, and it automatically syncs to your pact!
Like the gym pact, how many times have you scrolled through the news feed of your social media apps and saw the never ending posts of what your contacts ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Oh boy if they only knew that if any of those pics involve them eating fruits and/or vegetables they could earn spare change instead of just “free likes and comments” !? I bet that news feed would drastically clear out…lol! Now we enter the third and final Pact of the PactApp, the Veggie Pact
Imagine getting paid just for submitting pictures just like this. There is one catch though, other PactApp users, the “Pact community,” must vote for your food pic, judging whether “yes or no” you actually ate or are eating a fruit or vegetable in your pic, so make it obvious as to what you are eating in your food selfies or food porn…as it’s so commonly hash tagged in social media these days.
So go ahead and give it a go, you only lose when you don’t keep your Pact each week, but have everything to gain when you do, physically and financially!
So yes, I know I’m super late on this blog update. ..lol! However, it’s a recap of the remainder of my competition season and I must say it’s been a blessed one!
The journey to the stage for the second round of my 2014 season was a tough one, but I’m grateful for the people who supported me the entire way!
The beautiful team at Nancy Taylor Day Spa as usual are always so helpful in those inevitable girly girl finishing touches for the stage.
Waxing never hurt so good. ..especially when you’re ripped and shredded and clocking in pre competition at 122 pounds and 9% body fat…lol!
I can’t even begin to say how important a loyal support system is to the process. True friends are hard to find, and I’m grateful for the people in this pic! Dymen “GrindSeason” Raimer, Atlanta based personal trainer and his client Ms. Carolyn have been my biggest cheerleaders since the beginning of this whole process! My last competition of this year, just about four weeks ago in September, was held in Atlanta and not only did Dymen ensure I had a place to get my final lift session in before the show, but his client Ms. Carolyn came out to watch me do my thing on the stage! So blessed to have them both in my life!
Most importantly the support of my friend and competition coach, IFPA Pro Ryan Davis, was awesome. Extremely grateful having his help to keep me focused and dialing in my macros everyday, as I juggled grad school, life, work and competition prep, this man helped me create a lean mean muscle machine!
Until next time. ..Keep a Small Circle ….Winner’s Circle. …
If your gym doesn’t have one of these machines, either start a fundraiser to help them get one or transfer your membership!…lol!
This machine puts all other cardio gym equipment to shame! Think a non-stop mall escalator going down, but you’re supposed to be walking up! #ABEAST!
Don’t mess around and look at a TV or talk to the person next to you, or check your iPod, or your ass will end up on the floor! This is not a machine for the casual exerciser, you know those people that camp out on cardio equipment, phone in one hand, magazine in the other, headphones plugged into a TV with a remote close by! Stay the #effoffthismachine! You won’t make it out alive! It WILL eat you and your #effin’ magazines!
I haven’t witnessed this, I just have an issue with seeing people do “lazy cardio” in the gym, okay pet peeve rant over! But I like having my “own machine” designed for the hardcore folks like myself, however it still challenges your balance cause when your legs start to get tired there’s no stopping it, slowing it down, stepping to the side, like I see idiot treadmill walkers do! (Okay last pet peeve rant I promise!)
Even the “pause” button doesn’t truly stop this monster, because it moves with the weight of your body on the steps, so you have no choice but to keep stepping up, and go hard or it will spit you out on the effin’ floor!
I used to be a fan of other forms of “slow cardio” like the stairmaster or max inclined treadmill walking, but since working for and working out at a new gym in recent weeks I have fallen in love with the Stairmill, it’s like the best of both worlds, plus my current competition coach and mentor swears by it as a pivotal asset to my prep.
I even watched a #DLB video one day where she even endorsed the benefits of doing your cardio on the stairmill as a competitor.
So needless to say, I’ll be climbing 5 days a week for 30 minutes until I hit the stage! My #StairwaytotheStage, just like in life, it’s just enough light for the step I’m on in the process!
Just my thoughts and a glimse into the #mindofamaniac #fitnessjunkie!
Until next time….#EatClean … #TrainDirty and #WORK! #HUSTLE! #KILL!