In Need of an Afternoon Pick Me Up?
This workout felt really good after, but it took a lot for me to get myself through it. I am very fatigued today, and for the past few days it has felt like 80% of my muscles have been sore. And the best way to deal with soreness is to keep moving so that you keep blood flowing throughout your body and to and away from the soreness, but today I really wanted to just lie down instead. But after lying in bed for a little longer than usual, I felt even more sore, so I got up and as always changed into my first outfit of the day: my workout clothes, and used my foam roller to roll out my back and obliques. It really helped so much to spend a few minutes on that and I felt that relieve some of the tension that was exacerbating the soreness I felt. After this (and some coffee) I was finally ready to work out. Not every workout is going to be amazing, some days you are going to feel weaker or more tired; that's life, that's normal. But you just have to keep moving forward. There's still so many other things you make yourself do even when you feel that way, why should working out be any different? Simple, it shouldn't be. And it doesn't have to be, today's workout is less than 10 minutes long. No excuses, it's over before you even have a chance to remember that you really felt like napping...
Being Tired is Not an Excuse
If it was, I would literally never do anything. You can go back to being tired after working out and relax then. Just get your workout done and then you can do whatever else you feel like. Or a whole bunch of nothing, whatever you want to do. Just harness a little bit of energy and put it into a workout and you'll feel so much better than if you hadn't. Don't fight me on this one, try it out. This new 7 minute workout is perfect for providing a quick burst of energy...
I absolutely love kettlebells. I have two, one's 25 pounds and the other is 35 pounds. The lighter one is perfect for doing more challenging, one arm, overhead exercises, and the heavier is better for more isolated work on the lower body where you can get pretty heavy with the weight before you feel a significant muscle burn. I'd love to use the heavier one for the overhead stuff, but I just cannot manage proper form with it yet, I hope to get there one day though. Consistent practice will keep building strength, so I'm gonna keep moving forward. Try this awesome new intro kettlebell cardio workout with me and see how much fun it is...
How to Recover Faster When Sick
I was kind of dreading doing this workout, but once I started I quickly got into it and it ended up being really fun. At the end I felt so energized, and not tired or worn out like I feared I might. This is the beauty of short, high intensity workouts. When you put effort forth for a short period of time, you gain a huge burst of energy as a reward. If you work really hard, you don't have to work out for as long as is often necessary at lower intensities. Short and sweet is the key. Try this fun new workout with me...
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Glow - Personal Training + Yoga by Jacq