Busy or Not, Health comes First! (Yes you!)

Tough to get going today after 2 14 hour days at work the last 2 days. Exercise is a game changer though!

Barely moving this morning after two very long and busy work days and very little sleep… Upon awakening, I felt heavy, cloudy in the head, and weighed-down today and kind of stiff and sore all over.

Despite feeling exhausted, I made myself get up and At ‘em anyways and finished a 20 minute HIIT, Lift and core prep work out for our upcoming 8-week fitness program starting July 16.   I was telling myself…”seriously, how could you contemplate not doing just a 20 minute workout”…

I made myself do it…. 20 minutes may not sound like much, but it was very challenging and I was totally worked into a sweat!    you know what, after the workout was over and i stretched a bit, came upstairs to make coffee…i noticed i was feeling completely different.   I felt lighter on my feet, my mind felt clear, I had more energy and motivation and it feels good!    Now clearly remembering this feeling will be some fuel to motivate me for the next workout tomorrow morning!  🙂

So, why push myself like this?

When you’re super busy and yet want to be healthy, it’s so important to find some type of a program that you can incorporate into your busy life… Because…  our Health is critical for everything!    If we don’t have our health, how can we accomplish things?  If we don’t have our health, how will we have motivation to focus on anything else in life such as work, family, kids or other things?  When our health is not good, we are focused only on that and ourself (for obvious reasons) and life comes to a grinding halt in so many ways!

So, whats the answer here?

This HIIT and lift program incorporates muscle building, fat burning, and core exercises plus has a very simple nutrition plan to follow. If this is something that I can incorporate working 12 to 14 hour days, then I think most people could find a way! (And I don’t like to cook either!)   There are only 4 workouts per week that are 30-40 min.   There are no excuses not to fit that in!

So, how  does this apply to you?

If you are looking for a very simple program to boost your health, lose weight, get into the best shape of your life, and something that can be incorporated into a very busy lifestyle… Then you need to consider this program and a coach to help you through it!

To be personally coached by me through this 8-week program, you may apply for my services (serious applicants only)… Or, if you just want more information feel free to message me.

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The Comfort Zone is Not a Good Place to be (Its Really True)


I have to admit…the workout this morning was a killer one! 9 rounds of hopping, jumping, twisting, pushing, pulling…on the floor, then off the floor …yup, not an ounce of energy left by the time I was done this 38 minute workout!! 😳. I guess a person can think of it this way…by pushing yourself to do something that is difficult and outside what would be considered “easy” that is how you grow and improve! Bonus…I guess it was worth pushing myself today …I will be stronger for the next time and I am building my self-discipline ‘muscle’ which will help me in many other areas of my life too! 😁👍

Wait!  …Isn’t it just easier to stay in my comfort zone?

NO!

Each of us has our own “comfort zone” which is far more than a describable place. It is a mental, emotional and behavioral place that kind of is all about the routine of our daily life.   When we are in our “comfort zone”, it suggests the place of safety, familiarity and security for us.  Being in this place has us comfy and calm, has minimal emotional change, and even is somewhat free of worry.  People create a comfort zone at times to have a healthy place to go to relax and enjoy life, which is fine.  BUT, stepping out of our comfort zone is what it will take to actually change, grow and transform our lives!!

Experiencing some stress here and there and facing fears is actually a good thing.   If all you ever do is strive to stay wrapped up in your little cocoon, keeping warm and cozy, you may be missing out on quite a lot in life.  Perhaps you will have little to no new experiences, minimal challenges, and take no risks.

Taking no risks and not facing fears = ZERO progress in life!

Be sure to take time to look at the big picture in your life.  It is important to look at every area when thinking about this concept… such as business, personal, family, health, fitness, financial, emotional etc…  If you have a hard time stepping out of your comfort zone you may experience difficulty making changes, growing in life, and ultimately, improving your life in amazing ways!  Remember, growing as an individual actually helps you to keep up with the times, define your passions and to help give your life personal meaning.

In simple terms, what we fear most about challenging ourselves is that we may fail and/or get hurt in the process. IF we let this stop us, we will never achieve anything!   Consider this one…the majority of us totally have the ability to rise up, face fears, overcome obstacles and totally succeed in accomplishing new and challenging things!   We just have to WANT to!

Be open minded, face your fears and for heaven’s sake…life live to the fullest by taking chances, challenging yourself and making progress and growing as a person…you will be so HAPPY that you did !!

PS.  If you have trouble moving out of your comfort zone due to extreme fear, it may be time to recruit the help of a coach to help you to overcome those fears…  life is too short! Time to LIVE!

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