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 #30
Tomorrow is the last day of our Mind, Body, Balance Challenge. What is the biggest thing you have learned over the course of this month?? Have you learned to set some time aside for yourself, slow down a little bit, and appreciate each day?? I certainly have learned that I crave the quiet moments in life and need to treat myself to more of them. I have found yoga to be an amazing part of my routine and really enjoy ending the day with that peace. I have read two books cover to cover this month, and just started my third this week.
Above all else, I just want you to appreciate everything that you can do with your body – sometimes we put so much stress and emphasis on our goals, that it makes getting there less enjoyable than it should be. Learn to appreciate the things you can do, try harder on some of the things you know you can change, and let the rest just fall into place over time. Enjoy YOUR journey!!!
Today’s Workout –
CARDIO : Sprints – Interval of your choice (Beginners 5x, Advanced 10x)
HIIT : Fry Fat Fast Day 4
*Beginners – 2x through
*Advanced – 3-4x through
YOGA: Day 30 “Find What Feels Good” with Adriene