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 #20
Motivation : Day 20!! Wow – two thirds of the way done with this month already!! I can’t believe it has gone so fast. The thing I like about challenges is accountability. Do you find that if you set out a plan for yourself that you are less likely to quit? It’s also fun to know that there are others out there following along and sticking it out too! What an awesome network of people we have here from all around the world!! I’m not going to lie, it takes time to plan and put together these posts everyday and some days I just don’t feel like doing it, but I know that there might be someone, somewhere out there that needs that little push in order to stay consistent and accountable in order to meet there goals! I just want to say thank you to all of you for pushing me and holding me accountable, keeping me going and doing what I love every day!! 🙂 xoxo
Today’s Workout :
CARDIO: 20-30 minutes your choice steady-state cardio (running, elliptical, stairmaster, etc.)
HIIT : Day 56 HiitMax (Get Lean – Weighted 8x8x8)
YOGA : Day 20 “Heart Practice” with Adriene