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If you want change, YOU have to change

March 15, 2019

(forgive the poor quality of the video -- it was supposed to be just for me)

 

 

It is no surprise to anyone that I am into a fitness.  Not only am I into fitness but I actually quit my "good" full time, good paying job in 2015 in order to pursue a career in fitness.  That's how much into fitness I am.

 

I have since gone back to work (cause ... you know, money) however, I still work a part time job in fitness.   I know the ins and outs of the fitness world.  I know how to lose weight.  I know how to build muscle.  I know how to train for the stage.  I know how to train for life.  I know how to maintain my weight.

 

Just like everyone else though, I sometimes lose motivation.  What does that look like for me?  I will always train but when I have no motivation, my workouts are boring.  They have no intensity.  I'm just going through the motions.  My mirror helps me to rationalize because I don't look bad.  I know I could look better.  And beyond how I look, I know I could feel better and I know I could be working harder.  After all, what is the point of getting up at 4:30am to go to the gym if you aren't going to give it your all.  I might as well stay in bed ... after all I'm pretty much getting the same results.

 

Yes, a lackluster workout is better than no workout -- but not consistent lackluster workouts.  I know better.  And when you know better, you do better (hopefully).

 

I shot the above video in my living room the other evening because I wanted to try out a quick workout to get my heart rate up.  I'm actually planning to use this as a warm up for the students in the exercise class that I teach.  It can, however, be used as a cardio workout that you can repeat several times.  

 

I want to see a change in my body.  I want my abs back.  There, I said it.  It would be one thing if I never had them ... but I've had them.  And now I don't as you can see from the video.

 

I have taken the step to be more disciplined in my diet and I plan to implement more HIIT in my workouts.  I will take shorter (or eliminate) breaks during weight training and add sprint intervals on the treadmill.  I hate HIIT, by the way but if I want to see change, I have to make a change.  I'm basically changing the entire way I train my body.  I'm used to training for size/performance, now I'm training for aesthetics.  Probably harder to do, especially since I'm of a certain age ... not an excuse just a fact.

 

Here's a breakdown of the workout in the video:

 

Do each exercise for 45 seconds then rest for 10 seconds.  Repeat as many times as you can:

 

Punches

Kettle bell swings (alternative butt kickers if you don't have a kettle bell)

Squats

Sit ups

Punches

Jumping Jacks

Push Ups

 

 

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