Hope you are having a lovely day.
Physical task: 30 min of cardio and add in today's core sequence. It's a good one and there are plenty of ways to modify.
Beginners: 1-2 rounds of each
Experienced: 2-4 rounds of each
I'm checking in again to follow up on those nutrition-based questions I posed to you the other day. I STRONGLY believe (and the science and research proves it) that it takes good nutrition and exercise to maintain a healthy body. If we work our butts off in the gym and then eat we a whole bunch of junk every day, we are going to have a hard time seeing any progress towards our fitness goals.
So today we look at the first question:
"Am I hungry?"
Simple question...but if you are like me, I'm sure there are times when the answer is no.....and we still eat because we are: bored, stressed, craving something, tired, lonely, distracted, "it's time to eat," "there's still food on my plate," etc. The list goes on and on.
Since we are exploring all forms of strength in this 21 day challenge this month, let's practice mindful nutritional strength by asking ourselves "Am I hungry?" the next time our mind wanders to the idea of eating.
If the answer is YES...well then let's eat. Please...eat.
If the answer is honestly NO....then maybe pause for a moment and think about what it is that's cueing you to eat. Maybe you are thirsty and a tall glass of cool water could satisfy that hunger. Maybe you've been sitting too long and you need to get up and go for a walk. Is something on your mind and instead of eating you could text or call a friend and chat?
When I'm home, sometimes I find myself wandering to the fridge, opening it mindlessly and staring in, mindlessly. If I can ask myself this question "Am I hungry?" ...this automatically pulls me from the mindless state to the mindful state. And then I usually make a much healthier choice and decision.
Let's practice this question today as our "mindful strength" task. As always...feel free to post any observations or thoughts here...or simply observe and participate on your own.
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