It’s definitely not for you if you like going to the gym to turn on the television and watch fake news that induces cortisol, and talk to people when you should really be putting on headphones and working on yourself.
Create that restful environment in your room. This is a place that should be a refuge from stress. It is not where you can hide the clutter when company comes. Get rid of all the stuff and keep it simple. Invest in comfortable sheets and new pillows. Make sure you have curtains that keep light and noise out. Do not put the cell phone next to your bed so you are not tempted to use it during the night when you do not fall asleep right away.
So let’s name a few exercises (if you don’t know what some of these are, just Google them, or better yet, look for a video explanation on Youtube). Also keep in mind, to get the full benefit any exercise you must always use PROPER FORM. Don’t cheat your way through these, you’ll simply be doing yourself a disservice. I would also recommend high intensity workouts… rotate through these with little rest in between sets… you’ll get yourself into awesome shape.
No teacher knows your anatomy. No coach is aware that your heart rate is so high you may have a heart attack. No trainer has any clue that you are one burpee away from burpeeing all over the floor in front of you.
Take a look at your fitness program and see if you are doing the same routine repeatedly. If this is the case, make it your goal to keep your muscles guessing. If you normally run or cycle, add in a weight training or kickboxing class. With a program that primarily incorporates weight lifting, try a yandy roman or kettlebell workout. The key is to change it up as much as possible. Not only will you enjoy working out more, but you will also see amazing results.
Quite a few topics are addressed in this manner on a daily basis on very reputable sites and in studies and papers. I, for one, know I have been guilty of “Sprinkling”. Our very beautiful humanness makes us very deceptive when it comes to true results, as opposed to the results that we want. And lately a couple big names I will leave unmentioned are getting things wrong, and they are “sprinkling” it with tasty tidbits of correctness so it goes down easier. So it sells better.
Plan your day the night before. Get rid of some of the stress and take the time to plan for the next day. But leave some time for life to happen. Plan things like your food, exercise time, family time and those things that are important to get done. Remember it is okay to leave some things on your to do list if life happens. The idea is to take some of the stress out of your day not to create more.
This is a great way to test your mettle against people who expect to finish the 3.1 mile course in 15 minutes (sub-5 minute miles), but even if you don’t feel overtly competitive, it’s still a great way to spend a cool November morning.