Okay, well this post made both Jeremy and I giggle, but I think it’s important. I’m really trying to find the motivation within myself to work out or be active every single day (I’m on 9 days in a row right now). I think many of ‘us’ want that but don’t know how to get there. This post is an example of the self-imposed ‘brainwashing’ I’m trying to do. Hope you still love me ;), we’ll be back to recipes tomorrow. xo
I’m trying to change my mindset in general about weight lifting and working out, specifically with strength training. I’ve always found cardio easy to do. You get on the treadmill and do whatever for 35-40 minutes, possibly every day. Then strength training comes in and it’s like I lift weights, lose my count, and forget to do the 3rd set. I think I have strength training A.D.D.
The other part of my workout conundrum is once I even get near my body size goal, I get way lax in the work out department and end up back where I started, slightly overweight on a tall frame that hides it pretty good. Tired of that.
So, I decided I needed to look at weight lifting and working out in a new way. There’s a switch that needs to be flipped on my mental achievement wall. I need to start thinking that weight lifting is something to do EVERY day.
The only thing I could think of that I need to do every day…is yeah…read the title again.
Jeremy wondered why I couldn’t use something like a shower as the analogy, but I said I could go 4 days without a shower. I might feel very gross at the 4 day mark, but I can do it. I’m a champion that way. 😉
Working out – I need to do it every day – not every 4 days. *Please note, I do shower every day…okay, well at least every other day.
Reason #5 – It feels good
Am I right or am I right? Lifting weights and the ‘other’ both feel good once you do them.
Reason #4 – Helps you lose weight
One helps you build muscle, which helps burn more fat. The ‘other’ helps get rid of all that you brought in, which can add up.
Reason #3 – They both clear toxins out of your body
Moving around, whether lifting weights or doing cardio, helps your blood circulate which also carries all the vitamins from the good food you’re eating to your organs and skin as well as all that good sweat that also removes toxins. The ‘other’ does that in the major way. If you’re not going every day, there is something wrong (granted I’m not a doctor but you should be going). Pay attention to to the next time you get sick and see if you notice that part of your system go wonky the few days before and during.
Reason #2 – Sometimes it’s hard and sometimes it’s easy
Hopefully this one just makes you laugh. Still … know that it’s true.
Reason #1 – You (that means me) should be doing it every single day
I already know that about the ‘other’ so I’m trying to get my mind to understand that doing weight bearing exercises are just as important as that.
Well, those were my top 5. Are there any you want to add? xoxo