Happy weekend everyone.
Today I have a great physical task for you to try today or tomorrow. I did this with my 7 am class today and it was super fun.
This is called the "blackjack" workout and you will be doing 21 repetitions of each exercise. I will leave it up to you how many exercises you pick. The entire workout includes all 21 exercises for 21 reps. Should take about 25 minutes or so to complete. Make sure you are warmed up before adding this in to your routine.
Today's mindful task: Reflect on the second nutrition question we talked about a few days ago. After determining: "Am I hungry?" The next question is: "Is this food a smart choice?"
We have determined...yes...I am hungry. Now we have to make a choice. Are we going for the cookies? The chips? Or the piece of fruit? This is the hard one, I know. When I pull that fridge open I see the leftover pizza and the veggies. There's the apples and there's birthday cake. We all know which is the healthier choice but reaching for it can sometimes be the challenge.
It can take a whole lot of strength to choose the healthy food. This challenge is all about strength though so now we apply a new type of mental strength...the ability to make a smart, mindful choice regarding the fuel for our bodies.
Here's what I usually do...I think about my fitness goals. I think about how I want to feel after I've eaten. I think about all the time I put in to my workout this morning and how I don't want to cancel it all out by choosing the birthday cake for lunch. Sometimes I think about what I tell my kids. You gotta eat the healthy stuff first.
For today and into tomorrow, I invite you to ask yourself this question....Is this food a smart choice? Use these questions as a source of strength when you are out to dinner, preparing lunch or attending a summertime cookout. Just like we build up our physical strength, let's start to build our nutritional strength together and make healthy (healthier) choices.
Have a fantastic Saturday friends.
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