As we move on to July, I want to switch gears a little bit and propose another challenge. My original plan was to focus on lifting plans this month, however, there is a week I will be on vacation, so I’m saving those for August so we can all enjoy them together!! I get a lot of requests for food journals or diet plans, so along with the lifting plans, I want to share some nutritional information as well, so look forward to those!!
For this month, I really want you to focus on mentally recharging. We are so used to pushing our bodies hard that sometimes we don’t focus enough time or energy on training our brain. When the mind isn’t in it, the body usually isn’t in it either. Last month we hit it hard with the #BeastetteChallenge – which was awesome, however, I want you to understand how important it is to spend some time switching gears, and appreciating the down time too. For this I encourage you to set some time aside each day to digital detox – log off, power down the electronics, and spend time practicing yoga, stretching, or sitting down with some tea and a good book!! I really enjoyed Adriene’s 30 Days of Yoga, so I will start or end each day to follow along with those videos. My daily posts will have a direct link to the video.
Now for those of you that want daily workouts, or want to know what I will be doing to stay active, I will be sharing my plan the day before, just as I did this past month. I find peace in the great outdoors and running is mentally refreshing for me, so I will be focusing on cardio sessions as well as creating daily AMRAP circuits – think short but intense and still getting the HIIT fix!! Remember, I will be sharing what I am going to do – do some of it, none of it, or all of it. Maybe cardio isn’t your thing – double up the circuits and do each 2x through instead. Make it your workout and have fun with it!! The ultimate goal is to really focus on balance and enjoying everything that your bodies can do!! #MindBodyBalance #TrainingForLife
MIND, BODY, BALANCE : DAY #14
Motivation : Life is too short to be so hard on yourself. I think setting goals is an important part of the journey, however, it is easy to fall victim to disappointment if we don’t feel we are meeting our expectations. The negative self talk STOPS NOW!! So you ate some extra sweets today, you didn’t lose “x” pounds, you skipped a workout – LET IT GO!! It never pays to beat yourself up about it – just chalk it up to experiencing life and move on. We all have days that aren’t conducive to meeting our fitness goals, but guess what….we are all human!! Be happy with yourself, keep living, and know that it’s OK not to have visible abs year round. Your life isn’t measured by the definition you may or may not have in your midsection – it never has been and never will be!!
Today’s Workout :
CARDIO : 25-30 minutes steady state cardio (running, elliptical, stairstepper, bike, etc.)
HIIT : “20 Minutes of CrazyMadAwesomeness”
**Beginners : 1x through
**Advanced : 2x through
YOGA : Day 14 “Mindful Hatha Yoga Workout” with Adriene