Let’s talk about interruptions to routines and managing to stay active while life gets busier. Here are a few ideas that help me stay on track whenever life gets more hectic.❤️
* Accept that your workout routine is going to change is the first step in making sure you make the necessary adjustments.
* Plan a REALISTIC TIME AND SCHEADULE for your workouts into the busy weeks. That may well mean 20-30 mins, of more intense workouts, 3 times a week, instead of your regular 45-60mins, 5 times a week. Something is always better than nothing. * Find alternative times, instead of sticking to the times you normally workout. * If you normally workout at the gym, seriously consider the option of working out from home.
* Think about ways you can be more active outside the gym. Being active is not just about that hour you spent exercising. Your Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis or NEAT is the non-deliberate movement you do throughout the day and that matters too.
* Set your priorities straight. What are you willing to give up to gain 20-30 mins of exercise? Less TV? Maybe less social media? * In the end don’t stress too much and do what you can when you can. Stressing about missing a workout will do you more harm than missing that workout. Focus on things that YOU CAN DO MORE OF such as quality nutrition, hydration, better sleep, less stress. All equally important.
And here is a little workout you can do anywhere. Short but effective, cardio and resistance in one. Enjoy! ❤️
Dumbbells or Kettlebell Swings 10
Mountain Climbers 20 Total
Sumo Squats 10
Side Walkouts with Push Ups 12 Total
Repeat 5-7 Rounds ✅
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Its the loooong weekend baby!
Retha 21 is where you wanna be on a Friday afternoon. Vibe is gonna be great and the workout will be killer 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻.
Time to slam some heavy ass weight and be merry.
Weekend workouts are the best right!
Same story as always...you even workout on weekends? Yes, especially on weekends. 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻
Just like that we are almost done with week 7!! I can’t believe it!!
This program has gone by so FAST! I’m feeling so much stronger and am seeing muscles I didn’t know I had. Let me just tell ya the hubby is noticing too 😍😜. .
Just keeping it real! Everyone likes to have their hard work noticed! .
I’m loving the flexibility and results of this program so much I am going to do it again! We are starting October 1st! That will get us right up to Thanksgiving. Let’s give some of those family members we only see at the holidays something to talk about. Like how GREAT you look and feel!!
Who’s in? Comment or message me to get started!
July 24, 2017, this is a picture of the place where it all happened. A girlfriend and I planned a dinner out followed by a movie. When the movie ended we hugged and said goodbye and went our separate ways.
I returned to my car and sat in the drivers seat. I instantly felt a heavy wave come over me. I sat there thinking, I really didn’t want to return home. I didn’t want to return to the demands of my family. What if I just drove off?
When I finally returned home I fell apart. I remember laying on my bathroom floor crying because I had finally hit the bottom. I remember my husband trying to comfort me the best he knew how. He kept trying to get me to come to bed. Honestly, I felt molded to that floor. He brought me a pillow and a blanket and sat next to me. I remember looking up at him and stammering out, “I need help.” He agreed to help me to do what ever it took to help me get better.
For the next year, I worked with my therapist to get through my many layers. She helped me identify my triggers, and how to handle them head on. I opted to do this medication free. It was not easy, it hurt to expose all my wounds. Some days were harder than others, but I got through the thick of it and emerged on the other side.
I look back on my year of recovery and if I could talk to my former self, I would tell her:
You need to make time for yourself. You need make your needs heard. Don’t worry about having all the dishes done, the house cleaned, laundry folded, you don’t need to do it all. Delegate things out, ask for help! When you feel overwhelmed say something don’t push aside the need for a break, you have a husband talk to him it will strengthen your relationship. Find something just for yourself to do once a week. Don’t use your time away from the family to do family stuff do for yourself. Make showering everyday a priory. Lock the door when you go to the bathroom you deserve to do your business in private. Change your clothes every day! Get out of the house and go for a walk. You are a woman and you are just as important as everyone else in your family. Love yourself as much as you love your family, fight for yourself you are important and you are loved.