My first success with “traditional exercise”

I don’t know if you have ever heard of bikinibodymommy.com but for the first time EVER I have actually been able to do traditional exercise and have peace with it. I’ve been doing it since January and have never stuck with a workout program this long (I usually only last 2 weeks, max!).
Brianna has several 90-day challenges, but if you ever wanted to give it a shot, I would suggest starting with her “challenge 3.0“. The reason why I LoVe her workouts so much is because she actually filmed them in “real time” so on Day 1 she is the heaviest she has been, and week by week you, and her, start to see changes in your body. It feels like you are working out with a friend b/c she totally “gets it” and where you are at. I usually can’t outlast the typical workout programs because I feel like the trainers can’t relate to the pain I feel during a workout, because they are in tip-top shape on the video! It’s intimidating! With bikinibodymommy.com, I feel like I can keep going b/c if she is struggling at least she can understand how hard it is for me too!It is hard to explain, but you just have to go check her out if you have any interest. I go at my own pace and try to work out Monday-Friday. It is nice because I just pick up where I left off, and each week you do completely different workouts, so I don’t get bored with them. The actual workout is usually around 16 min, and then there is a warmup and cooldown. So really it is only around 20 minutes of your time.I save the following link in my browser, and then click on whatever day I am on: Workout Finder

Once the day pops up, go down to “Are you Ready” and click the youtube link. Then do the workout!

I also just write my reps down on a piece of paper (or you could order her “success journal”), which is motivating b/c you can see how much stronger you are getting each week 🙂

Absolutely, NO obligation to check her out. Just wanted to share since I’ve enjoyed it and thought you, or someone you know, might enjoy it too!

Your LaraTake-Home Message: Find an exercise that works for you, your preferences, and your lifestyle!

 

DAY 25- Recap on Exercise

We’ll keep it simple.  Exercise makes you feel better, live better, be better, and look better.  There’s the benefits.  So, now it’s your move.  What are you going to do?  If you still aren’t sold on any one exercise or physical activity, give yourself permission to take three months, six months, or whatever time frame you prefer to “test drive” your exercise options.  Take advantage of a gym’s 30-day free trial, sign up for a three month spinning class, volunteer to walk your neighbors dog for a week or come up with your own adventure.  Have fun with it and just keep moving forward.

Here is a summary of the posts from this week’s discussion (click on underlined words to read that post):with Exercise

-An overview of how to have peace with Exercise.
-Debunking the Marathon Myth.
-Ways to get active using Traditional Exercise.
-Ways to get active using Non-Traditional Exercise.
-Challenging yourself to take the exercise Peace Dare.
-Other Alternatives for Exercise.

On Day 19, we had you rate your level #peace in regards to exercising. After discussing this week, we want you to rate your current level #peace again.

Posse Discussion:

In regards to exercise, what was your level #peace on Day 19 ? What is it today? Has your number increased or decreased? Why?

Peace Chart2

Join us tomorrow as we dive into fighting the FUNK!

The Peace Coaches

 

DAY 22- Traditional Exercise

When it comes to exercise, I prefer the traditional kind.  Working out is actually enjoyable to me.  That doesn’t mean that I always want to do it, but for the most part it is something I look forward to.  I think that may be because of the good memories attached to it.

When I was in high school I loved sports – the camaraderie, working towards a similar goal, the fun times a team experiences–it hooked me.

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But exercising with my teammates was not the only form of exercise I got.  During the summers I ran down country roads with my dog as I experienced the smell of fresh cut hay, beautiful sunrises, and the peaceful and quiet country sounds of birds chirping.  It was addictive and as a result, I’m still running.

My affinity towards exercise may be just a part of who I am, but I really think the biggest reason I like exercise is because, early on, it was associated with fun, friends, peace, and enjoyment.

Are you looking for a physical activity that will keep you in the game?  How you can you find a physical activity that includes elements that will hook you?  It may take thinking outside the box, but when you can find something you love to do, you may not even think of it as exercise.  As the saying goes, “It’s not work if you love to do it.”

All the best as you find the perfect fit!

Your Robynn

 

 

 

P.S.  Just thought I would share what my “traditional” exercise looks like lately:  For me, variety is the name of the game. Especially in the winter. That is when I mix it up with whatever I feel like doing at the time: Insanity DVD workouts, walking or running on the treadmill, 21-Day Fix DVD’s, or Pilates.  Because I don’t necessarily love exercising inside, I always multitask by listening/watching a motivational talk or I do the exercises with a friend.  In the spring, summer, and fall I love exercising outside, enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of these seasons.  My exercise of choice during these seasons is running or walking.  🙂

Posse Discussion:

Part 1: If you have not found an exercise that you love, what are some steps you can take to find the perfect fit?

Part 2: What level #peace does traditional exercise give you? (Use the Peace Chart below)

Peace Chart2