From the moment we awaken, we are faced with the choice of how to go about our day. Do we hit the snooze button, or do we get in our morning workout? How about breakfast- nutritious or convenient? Do we brush our teeth for the recommended two minutes (and don't forget to floss), or do we skimp on our dental routine? During our morning commute, are we "10 and 2" or distracted drivers? That only covers the early morning. How are we at work- do we give our all no matter the task? During training, do we use perfect form, push a little extra on our workouts, and work well with our teammates? How are we as a friend? A son? A mother? Do we give our BEST in absolutely EVERYTHING that we do?
I will admit that many times throughout the day, I do not.
Sure, we all tend to place our priorities with the things we value the most. If you are up for a job promotion, you will arrive early, give 110%, and work late, as you strive for the new position. For those with fitness goals- whether it be to lose weight or win the upcoming championship- you are pushing yourselves to the limit and refusing to quit no matter how tough. I applaud this determination, perseverance, and commitment, for you know that how you perform today will ultimately effect your tomorrow. Now, the real challenge is to apply this same persistence to be the best in everything that you do!
Nearly all that is done (or not done) today will determine our tomorrows. Forget to floss? I see a dental visit in your future. Been too busy to call a friend? You may have one less shoulder to cry on when you need it the most. Daily vending machine visits? Don't say I didn't warn you...
How tasking it all seems to give your best in everything? But, how rewarding it will be when tomorrow comes.
Strength training is essential for ALL health and fitness goals. Beyond building essential lean muscle, using weights increases bone density, prevents disease, improves blood pressure, reduces chronic pain, prevents injury, increases balance, aids in childbearing, improves mental health, and leads to better life quality! Grab a pair of dumbbells and give this workout a try!
- 3 x 10 Front Squats with Pumps
- 3 x 10 Lunges with Pumps (each side)
- 3 x 10 Side Lunges with Pumps (each side)
- 3 x "Failure" Sumo Squats with Pumps
View video for full workout breakdown and exercise demonstrations.