Fit Tip Friday – Mind your muscle!

Ladies (and gentlemen!) – I know it’s easy to zone out, getting your workout done to the intense beats of your music, or the latest episode of Stranger Things {{or insert whatever show you watch, here!), but mindless exercise makes your hard work more forgettable —and you won’t see your best results, either.

There is a tremendous difference between going through the motions of a particular move and truly thinking, feeling, and engaging the targeted muscles.

Don’t cheat yourself out of that feeling – pay attention and ENJOY getting STRONGER with each rep!

 

Friday Fit Tip – DO what you DON’T like

How many of us avoid doing something because we aren’t very good at it, and I mean, who wants to feel weak?

But how else is one to get better? To improve? By DOING it.

What is something you have noticed yourself avoiding? For me, it is side planks with leg lifts. I am awful at it, so I usually just default to a side plank. I am going to consciously work on DOING it, and getting BETTER at it, instead of avoiding it and excusing myself, saying “a side plank is good enough”

Here is to doing the things we are not good at so we can become better at them! Who’s with me? What will you challenge yourself to do?

Friday Fit Tip – Stop Beating Yourself Up

Happy Friday! Are you guilty of this? I used to be, but I worked really hard to correct that behavior, because honestly it serves NO purpose! My workouts are NEVER perfect, and I almost ALWAYS have to modify at least ONE move. THAT’S OKAY! What matters is I showed up. It doesn’t matter what I didn’t do, or what I modified.

If you find yourself speaking negatively about yourself or your efforts, rectify it by immediately talking positively about yourself. For example, instead of “how could you not do all of the pushups on your toes?! FAILURE!”, say “Wow, you did all of the pushups – modified only means you will get stronger and someday you will be doing those babies on your toes!”

You get the point. Tolerate absolutely NO negative self banter!

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