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Okay, you know what I’m talking about, right? You power through your workouts, but you dread it. Half the time you’re thinking of reasons to skip it. It’s a chore. So how come some people you see or know seem to LOVE working out? They’re crazy, right?
But that’s beside the point.
There’s a secret to loving your workout. Do you want to know it? It’s all about your MINDSET. Yep. That’s it. Of course, finding a workout that is fun to you is important, too. That’s the best workout! But first and foremost you must re-teach your brain (and body) that working out is your drug. It’s what will make you feel amazing. Remind yourself of those endorphins you feel after a good workout. Think about the results you’ve seen…or that you know you WILL see if you stick to your workouts (and healthy eating). Visualize having fun, and visualize the results you want to see (or feel!). You can absolutely do this!
Here are some tips to re-train your brain:
- Start by smiling. Smile before your workout. It’ll make your brain think you’re happy.
- Now, think about the reasons you’re getting fit. Is it for your health? For your family? To set a good example for your kids? To fit into your old jeans? Repeat your reasons out loud to yourself 3 times each. Write those reasons down and post them everywhere!
- Good! Now here’s the hard part. Any and every time you think of skipping your workout, or you find yourself dreading your workout, remind yourself — “This is NOT punishment”. Your workouts should never be about punishing yourself. They’re about giving yourself what you deserve. You deserve that time out of your day. You deserve the stress relief. You deserve to have fun, feel great, and have a better day. And the RIGHT workout will do all that for you…if you let it. Keep reminding yourself. In fact, change your screensaver on your computer to something that reminds you of this. Repeat it 5 times every morning and before your workouts.
Before too long, your brain will realize your workouts are a GOOD thing. Something that’s FOR you. Not just something you have to do.
I mentioned that the right workout is key. This is very true. The best workout is one that you enjoy. For a while, I ran. I started running because my friends did, and I knew it was a good calorie burner. And for a while, it was enjoyable for me, I looked forward to it. (after the growing pains of the first month or so!). But at some point I started trying other workouts and found myself really, REALLY enjoying those. Even looking forward to them for real. And I was dreading running. I listened to my body and realize that this was because the other workouts were just more fun. Embrace what’s fun. If running is fun for you, then GO FOR IT! If it’s not, then don’t force yourself. But don’t give up, either. Instead, try other workouts. Check out a yoga or Zumba class. Try Insanity, Turbo Fire, P90X or Chalean Extreme. Personally, I found the intensity of Insanity way more engaging than most workouts. I felt like a BEAST after every workout; like I’d climbed Mount Everest. And I keep going back to Turbo Fire because there’s a huge variety in the choreography from workout to workout AND the music is actually GOOD. Imagine that!
So you see, you have control over whether or not you’ll love your workouts. Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every day is like nirvana. Of course, we alllll have days we just don’t feel like working out. But. Once you’ve found that soulmate workout, you’ll have less of those days. Oh. And on those days, do yourself a favor, just START your workout. Give it 5 minutes. I almost can guarantee you that after 5 minutes you’ll be into it. It’s worth a shot, right?
So. Tell us, why do you want to love your workouts? Why do you want to be healthy?
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Ever start a workout and give up because you don’t see the results you expect in a few weeks? I know the feeling.I It’s tempting.
But remember, you didn’t put on the extra weight in a few weeks, so it’ll take longer than that to lose it. Even if you don’t have a lot to lose, maybe you’re just trying to tone up a bit, it’s going to take a little time. They key is consistency.
In a few weeks, you’re likely to see *some* results yourself. It’ll probably take double that time for other people to notice the difference. And to get to your goal, you’ve got to be in it for the long haul. Often there are body parts that take much longer to respond. But I’m here to tell you that it WILL happen.
Do the right things, eat well (that’s responsible for about 80% of your results!) And get your workouts in. Even on days you’re not really up to it, do something. Shoot for cardio a few days a week and weight/strength training a few days a week and keep going.
To keep your motivation up, try taking measurements before you begin and each week after. Write it down each time. Even try taking pictures every 30 days. When you see numbers going down on the tape measure or changes in your pictures, it can be VERY motivational!
Don’t give up!
Tell us below, how long did it take you to see the results you wanted — or if you’re not there yet, tell us how long it took to see ANY changes & let us know what you did to get them!
If not, you should.
It’s said to burn 9x more fat than steady state cardio. Yep, that means if you walk at a steady pace for 30 minutes, you’d burn 9 TIMES that if you were doing HIIT instead. More bang for your buck. More fun. And more effective. So why aren’t you doing it? Don’t know how? Don’t know if it’s for you?
You can do it by pushing your cardio to about 80% of your max for a minute or so, then taking another minute to ‘cool down’ a little bit. Then do it again. That easy. And it CAN be for you! Turbo Fire is my FAVORITE HIIT workout – it has lots of plyometric-style moves and Chalene is the best! It’s a ton of fun. And for those folks who aren’t ready to jump around and get crazy, there’s always a modifier. You can follow her; her feet don’t leave the ground, totally low-impact. If you want to try HIIT on your own, you can do it on a treadmill by alternating 1 minute sprints with 1 minute recovery jogs. This will give you a good idea of how it feels, but it can get boring. Cue Turbo Fire once that boredom sets in. But hey, that’s just me. I look forward to the workouts and look better and feel better than I ever have…so I’m a true fan for life 🙂
If you want to try HIIT on your own and would like any more details – or support – I’m happy to help, just shoot me an email! firstname.lastname@example.org
Now go KILL that cardio and don’t spend an hour every day on the treadmill when you could be getting MUCH better results from 15-20 minutes of HIIT!
~To Your Health~
So, I keep seeing and hearing things that concern me a little…about viewpoints on fitness and how to lose weight.
Yes, it’s true that if you move more, and eat less, you will lose weight. (Calories in versus calories out IS the reason you lose or gain weight, afterall). But what I’m worried about is that this mindset allows us a mentality of ‘bare minimum’. And of course, for some, that’s fine. But shouldn’t we strive for greatness? Not just in health and fitness, but in life? If you were looking for a job and you really thought you deserved a salary of $50,000 – and you went to the first place and they offered you $25,000. Would you accept it because “it’s better than nothing”? Or would you fight for what you deserved?
To me, it’s the same with health and fitness. So maybe going for a 1 mile walk every other day is enough to help you drop a few pounds. Well that’s great! And it’s a wonderful start. But are you content to ‘drop a few pounds?’ Or would you love to get into great shape? Would you love to raise your metabolism, feel great every day, increase energy and get to your ideal weight and muscle tone? Maybe it sounds impossible. I’m here to tell you it’s not. But it does take more than the occasional stroll. You don’t have to workout for hours every day though, either. It’s all about choices. Set your goals. Make them big, that’s the best part of life, sometimes.
As always, I’m happy to help – if you want help identifying goals; or would like help reaching them, please reach out to me. I help folks just like you with motivation, direction, accountability and diet & workout advice. You can sign up for free to have me as your fitness coach. Just go to http://www.TurboRomero.com and click “join”. Select the free option (unless you read through and prefer the paid option benefits!)
Remember, it’s all about YOU when it comes to health and fitness. Decide what you REALLY want…I’ll help you get there if you’re ready!
~To your health~