Breaking Unhealthy Habits
When you want something new you have to go after it. A lot times people talk about changing their lives but can’t seem to change anything because old habits are hard to break. You are just one choice of away from taking back your power.
If you have a new car you don’t allow anyone to ride that has dirty feet or clothes. You love your new car so much you don’t want anything to tarnish its beauty. Today your body and mind is new. You look and feel great. Ask yourself:
What do you want to put in your body and mind today?
What will keep you at your highest level?
Do you really want to be weighed down by negative thoughts and foods that drain your energy?
You are the owner of your body. It is your choice what rides with you and what fuel you put in the tank. When you change your outlook each day, each moment is new, you can then cherish your life and decisions before you. Enjoy the ride! You are worth it.
The past 3 weeks, I have been training my best friend, my wife. The challenge has been making sure that the workouts are hard but not discouraging. So far she has been great but does not like me much because she is sore. I love the opportunity to be about to help people get in shape, because I know how good it feels to be active.
My wife is not like me, I can put a workout dvd in and be committed to the program until it is done. She like variety. She does not want to do the same things all the time. Having this knowledge, I have created a plan that fits her. The workouts are no more than 15 minutes, but in those 15 minutes she is pushed to her limit. This week to go along with the workouts we are getting outside for walks. It is only the beginning, but I can see that she is committed to reaching her goals. I am inspired by her courage and she told me today that “she will be in better shape than me by the end of the summer.” I better step my game up because she already looks amazing.
My goal is not to have her dependent on me to train her but I want to empower her to unleash the athlete within her. She will then be able to create her own workouts and I will be the one doing them. lol. What I am learning is to have fun in all that I do. No matter if I am doing my own workout or if I am training her, I want to enjoy the ride.
Below is an example of what we are doing. Try it out and let us know what you think.
10 minute Tabata Workout
20 seconds on/ 10 seconds off
Run in Place (30 seconds) Jumping Jacks (30 seconds)
2 sets Jump Rope
2 sets Mountain Climbers
2 sets High Knees
2 sets Push-ups
2 sets Squat Jacks
2 sets Plank Jacks
2 sets Burpees
2 sets Bicycle Crunches
1 minute stretch/water break
15 minute G Butt & Gut Workout
1 minute on/ 15 seconds off
Jump Rope (1 minute)
Leg stretch (1 minute)
Bowler Lunges (Alternate)
Squats with Side Leg Raise (30 seconds each leg)
Plank Leg Raise (30 seconds each leg)
Squat Pulses (30 seconds)
Crunch Toe Touch
Weighted Russian Twist
PilatesShoulderBridge (30 seconds each leg)
1 minute stretch/water break
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