We need a bit of motivation today!! My Mom group met at the track today for a much needed workout in the glorious morning sun! Our warm up was lugging our weights and mat around the entire field to find a way in! I don’t know what it is about running on a track, but I feel like a fastie olympic runner. Ha Ha! Here was the workout!!! It was a GREAT all over body deal!
100 WALKING LUNGES
90 HIP RAISES
80 PRISONER SQUATS
70 OVERHEAD PRESSES
60 TRICEP PUSHES
SPRINT ONE LAP AND RUN A SET OF BLEACHERS
50 BICEP CURL WITH INNER THIGH SQUAT
40 STIFF LEG DEADLIFT
20 PULL UPS
10 TURKISH GET UPS (5 EACH SIDE)
SPRINT 1 LAP AND RUN A SET OF BLEACHERS
We also did my favorite ab warmup with 20 sets of Tabata planks. 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off for 20 rounds!! Killer soreness for tomorrow!
THEN, I had to run to the gym to do the WOD so I can teach that tonight!! I feel happily spent!
K! Now my soap box. I just read an email from a friend who is needing a boost in the exercise department. So, I’m thinking…what motivates me to exercise? The list is long! Here are a few:
I love how I feel accomplishing something that is hard. I must have a huge endorphin rush because I feel so great during and after! I like the results. I have more energy for the day. It makes me happy. Me time. I feel healthy.
So, how do you get it in and how do you stick with it? Years ago I worked for a time management company and I went to many seminars on prioritizing, organizing, and planning your life by days, weeks, months, and years. I learned lots about setting and achieving goals. From what you read of me, I loved it! One thing has always stuck with me. Whatever you want to get done the very most, schedule it before 11 a.m. So, to get in your exercise, make it happen before 11 a.m. If you are not a morning person and like to stay up late, that can be difficult. Try looking at your week on Sunday night and scheduling in when you will exercise. If the day gets away from you, try a 20 minute workout or go on a brisk walk uphill at night. Here are a few quick and easy workouts that you can do anywhere!
The ultimate helper for me is a workout buddy!!! I have said this before and I know from experience, but when you have a friend to workout with it is sooooooooooooooo much more fun!!!! Find a friend to walk with, join an exercise group or gym, take the kids out exercising. It is much much better than sitting by yourself in front of a workout video or in the lonely basement. Some people are fine with that, but I have found more success with FRIENDS!!! Pics of toned people make me work harder too. DANG!! Is all I can say about these two.