Stop Making Excuses!

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excusesWe’ve heard it a million times . . . if you want to reach your goals, stop making excuses and just get your workout done.

I’m here to admit – it can be really hard! When someone in my life needs something, I jump and put myself on the back burner. (Sadly, the back burner gets turned off at night.)

It helps having the kids back at school, but that doesn’t stop the mental excuses on busy days.

Excuse/Response: 

  • I don’t have enough time to get all my sets in, so I’ll do it on X-day!

Do what you can with the time available and move on

  • The day got away and I’m tired

Focus your energy on a basic workout session

  • I’m sore and need an extra day of rest

15-20 minutes of Yoga will do wonders!

“Excuses” turn into set backs and we all know it. The point is to just keep going and do your best. Not every single workout will be spectacular because life gets in the way. Stopping derails all your effort up to that point and makes getting back on take WAY longer!

So there you have it, my excuses for everyone to see. Feel free to share your excuses, no judgments 😉

Wishing you bountiful energy and drive to get on track and stay there!!

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Make it DYNAMIC!

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When it comes to exercising the body and mind, whatever it is you’re doing – make it DYNAMIC!

Changing up our exercise routines decreases boredom and fatigue and increases the FUN factor.

This week we did just that in our Hopkins Core Boot Camp class –

Starting out our session with a full body warm-up, I took a couple exercises we’ve done and turned them into great team building exercises.

Ready, Set, Line Up!

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Lining up in a row, we rotated passing an 8 pound medicine ball over the top of the head and between the legs. Seems simple enough, right? When you get there, this changing pattern created a fun team building exercise and a challenge for the core and mind.

Leap Frog/Wounded Soldier Race

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Each person took their turn either hopping on one foot or both feet across the gym to a BOSU ball (soft side up), completed 10 push ups, and hustled to the back of the line.

What made this fun and unique was crowd participation – cheering and counting out teammates’ push up reps.

With these two simple exercises, we created a FUN, challenging class that left everyone feeling like they got a great workout!

Out of ideas for your next workout? Checkout previous posts on my calendar – give it a go!