Monday, October 28, 2013

The End Is Only the Beginning

Have fun during your workouts, just like Otto. 
He is the happiest when he is running and playing.

Another month almost over. I think here in Utah we are going to be saying good bye to our beautiful, warm fall weather, loved it while it was hear. But, that does not mean moving is over.

Through this month's challenge, what I was hoping you would gain is an insatiable appetite for working out! OK, maybe that you found joy, new found energy, feeling better about yourself, but mostly wanting to continue to move your body. Understanding the benefits, feeling those benefits in your body and a desire to keep on keeping on.

Working out should be fun and enjoyable. If you are not enjoying your regimented workout or what you are currently doing, change it up. This is a time to enjoy what you are doing and love yourself.
You can workout anytime, anywhere.
Work out should be play time.
Move your body frequently, every hour. Do not let an hour slip by, that you are awake, without moving.
Have fun!
Lift some heavy things, laundry, grocery, kiddos love to be held and thrown in the air, be sure to catch them at the end. Kettle bells are a blast to swing. I am sure you can find something heavy to move around once in a while just be creative.
Have fun working out!
Move quickly on occasion. Start where your ability is. Maybe today you cannot sprint, but who is to say by Spring time next year you could not be sprinting for 30 seconds, minute rest, and repeating the cycle five times? Only you can decide if this is not something you are capable of, push yourself.
Listen to your body and honor it. When you need a break, take one. Allow your body to rest and recoup. Then go back at it.
Have fun, play!
Everyone's body is different, every body will respond differently to exercising and a nutrient dense, real food lifestyle. That is awesome! Who wants to look like everyone else?
Love your body, take care of it and it WILL take care of you and love you back.
Stop comparing yourself to everyone else. If you wish yourself away, the world will not have YOU in it. We need your abilities, talents, gifts, beauty, so go out and be the you we all need. Nobody else will.
Have more fun playing! Have I mentioned that. Enjoy this one life you have been given.

Building a workout is not hard or difficult. Take two to three different upper and lower body exercises and put them together. Some days to them timed, other times see how many sets of a set number you can accomplish in an allotted time period. Add some weight occasionally. Change it up. Unless you are training for a specific event, like a triathlon, fitness competition or a specific sporting event, you do not need set in stone workouts. As long as you are moving your body, that is all you need. Unless you need a set in stone workout, then get one. No excuses.

Just because next week begins another challenge does not mean this one should end, about moving, this is just the beginning, the starting block. Keep it up and see what your accomplishments are next October. Track your progress. I want to hear what you have been able to achieve in a year.

Saving the world one stick of butter, and a work out, at a time.
God bless,

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