Good morning friends! I haven't written in a couple weeks, so I wanted to stop by and say HELLO! And remind you all to NOT LOSE FOCUS on your fitness goals! The weather is starting to finally COOL off (okay if you live in Arizona, it's in the "chilly" 90s instead of 120 degrees) and you are now wearing more clothes. When the weather cools off, the workouts start to SLOW DOWN and you find yourself too busy to get to the gym...too busy to get up and go to Boot camp...too busy to make it to your favorite fitness class or yoga practice...too busy to go on that hike...too busy to take your kid(s) to the park to PLAY...too TIRED to workout today....etc, etc. Do some of these excuses sound familiar??? As a Master Personal Trainer, I have heard them ALL.
Decide to make this Fall AND Winter the season that YOU decide to get into the BEST shape of your life!! Have your bulkier clothes this holiday season fit you looser...not TIGHTER. Be able to go into your closet and grab whatever cute outfit you're in the mood to wear, rather than find yourself in the situation of a pile of clothes on the floor of your closet because the top is way to snug, your "skinny" jeans obviously SHRUNK in the dryer because they were fitting just fine LAST YEAR, your go-to leggings that fit comfortably are dirty. Give yourself CHOICES this season!
Start TODAY. Get up and get moving!! No time to hit the gym this morning? Go after work. No time to go after work because your kid(s) has soccer practice? Go for a run or brisk walk around the field...wear your workout shoes. Don't wear your workout clothes for FASHION. Wear your workout clothes because...you're actually going to WORKOUT in them TODAY.
Remember, you don't even have to leave your house to workout! Drop down and do 20 push-ups, 30 squats, 100 Jumping Jacks, 30 floor crunches, 30-60 second prone-iso abs (PLANK), 60 second mountain climbers, 30 chair tricep dips and a 30 second side plank. Repeat this 2-3 more times and BOOM! You just burned some calories! HOORAY!! Just do it!
I have to get ready to leave for my favorite hot yoga practice so I will leave you with this...YOU are worth taking 10-15-30 minutes or an HOUR of time to do something to promote your health and fitness. It will make you feel better MENTALLY and the extra credit are the RESULTS you start to see in how your clothes fit. JUST.DO.IT!!
Next week, I will blog about calories VS. workout time necessary to burn off all the YUMMY Halloween treats that YOU (let's be honest...you will be enjoying some of your kids Halloween candy) will need to burn off after consumption. So prepare yourself, because the TRUTH is coming! ;-)
Get up and Get moving...and make it a BEAUTIFUL DAY!! Namaste...
As Always...Stay Fit and Happy!