I have several fitness philosophies:
- You can do anything for 5 minutes: Called upon when the going gets tough.
- Donâ€™t set yourself up to fail: Donâ€™t take on an insane training plan when you already have a busy schedule â€“ i.e. donâ€™t bite off more than you can chew â€“ because youâ€™ll just feel stressed and defeated.
- Do what you can: Donâ€™t focus on what you used to be able to do if you are injured or busy. Instead, focus on doing what you can because that means youâ€™re doing your current BEST.
The â€œdo what you canâ€ lifestyle will definitely be employed on Healthy Tipping Point over the next few weeks as Iâ€™m insanely busy with travel, work, and moving to a new state (North Carolina). I wonâ€™t realistically have to time to squeeze in LONG workouts (nor do I â€œneedâ€ to as Iâ€™m not setting myself up to fail by signing up for any long events in the immediate future).
This morningâ€™s workout was a â€œdo what you canâ€ with my favorite workout buddies: the Husband and James!
- 1 mile fast-paced walk
- 10 25-meter suicide drills
- 60 crunches
- 10 push-ups
- 30 walking lunges
- 2 30-second planks
Afterwards, James was pretty tired and got back in bed. :) I did not stage this picture!
It was a great â€œdo what you canâ€ workout that got my heart pumping AND allowed me to spend time with the Husband before I leave for Pittsburgh. It took me about 35 minutes in total.
A yogurt mess that contained:
- Chobani pineapple
- 1/2 cup raw oatmeal
- 1/2 a banana
What are your fitness philosophies and how do you apply them to your workouts?
PS â€“ The winner of the Oral B giveaway is Shannon, who said: â€œOne thing about my personality that other people admire is my ability to listen and give straight forward and honest advice.â€