“Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t a destination, it is a journey.”
The search for the easiest/fastest way to be healthy may have you always trying short-term fads and never making long-term gains. The reality is that maintaining weight loss and muscle gain takes time, hard work, and being uncomfortable. Developing NEW healthy habits will seemingly feel “easy” only after we have done it for a long time. What was then hard, now is easy.
So why constantly search for the easy way to do things, if the answer is to be patient with the “hard things”?
Only have 1 dumbbell, limited time, or need a great conditioning exercise? Try this move!
Leg, Core, Shoulder work
1. Hold DB at chest level
5. Perform 3-5 sets of 30-60 sec. Rest 30-60 seconds.
Before searching what is the best nutrition or weight lifting program, we should look at who we surround ourselves with first. If we don’t check environmental/social factors, then the “best programs” won’t be utilized to its fullest due to the possible negative influences of our surroundings.
Do you have low back pain, butt pain, or hip tightness? Try this dynamic exercise to get stretch out the low back and get hip mobility back!
Decreasing low back pain
Decreasing hip flexor tightness
Increasing hip mobility
Dynamic lower body warm up
1. Pull knee as high as you can
2. Place ankle on opposite thigh
3. Perform small mini squat
4. Perform 3-5 sets of 30-60 sec. Rest 30-60 seconds.
Is who you are stopping you from who you want to become?
We often believe our circumstances or our physical limitations are what stops us from living a healthier life. “I don’t have time to workout”, “I have other responsibilities to take care of”, “I don’t have the energy”. Regardless if those things are real barriers, it ultimately comes down to what we choose to believe.
Today I discuss how to reframe our beliefs and use them to break past our circumstances or physical limitations to become a healthier version of ourselves!
"Logic makes people think. Emotion makes them act."
We like to think that logic will motivate us into action. Health thoughts like “working out decreases the chances of injury” or “eating healthy will decrease heart disease”. However, if that were the case then why aren't we all living a healthier life. I mean those things make logical sense, right?
Today I discuss our negative emotional attachment to working out and how we can turn that into a positive association so we can live a healthier life!