Here’s a little something for you to chew on: when it comes to being on or off “the wagon” (whether it is diet or exercise or something else) I often tell the people I coach in the Weighless program to forget about the wagon. There is no wagon.
Life is just a series of choices. And at any point, we can either make the choice that aligns with our goals or we can make that choice that moves us away from our goals.
Or, put another way, we can either Win or Lose the moment that is in front of us right now.
It’s really as simple as that. No bandwagons required. Just win the next moment… and then the next, and the next, and so on.
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Second Wind Fitness – Don’t Skip or Skimp on Your Cool-Down
The exercise cool-down is a poorly understood and even more poorly executed protocol. In this episode, I hope to make clear that cooling down after working out is just as important as the warm-up (which you are also doing, right?), and should be done on a regular basis.
Change Academy – Monica and I are still on our spring break from the podcast but we will be back at it next week! In the meantime, why not check out one of my favourite episodes all about Motivation and Accountability.
BrockArmstrong.com – Need Better Sleep? Try Bedtime Yoga
Slow, gentle yoga and deep, rhythmic breathing can be the perfect way to unwind (your muscles and your mind) at the end of the day. Here is a routine that can allow you to release the stress of the day, relax, and prepare your body and mind for some good sleepzzzz.
A common excuse I hear from people is that they “don’t have room to workout at home.” To which I say “HA!” So, to prove that it can be done (and quite easily) here is a video of me doing a full-body workout between my bed and the wall of my old apartment.
The exercises in the video are:
- Jumping Jacks
- Wall Sits
- Body Weight Squats
- Front Plank
- Running with High Knees
- Front Lunges
- Push-ups with Rotations
- Side Plank
The idea is to do each exercise for 30 seconds and then transition to the next one within 10 seconds. This keeps your body moving and means that what would otherwise be considered mostly a strength workout also becomes a cardio session (albeit short).
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