Monday, September 28, 2015

The Workout Fight

You ever have those days where it's a fight to just start the workout? You're busy. Stressed. Tired. Schedule is tight. So much to do all week long. But then you win The Workout Fight, you go and do it, and you feel like a million bucks after?

That was today. Actually, it's most days when I have to leave the house and go to the YMCA (to squat, bench or deadlift).

It's because of the dang 10-minute bike ride. That's where the doubts and voices hit, saying, "You're too busy for this! Turn around. Go back to your chair. Have another cup of tea. Do the workout tomorrow!"

The devil on your shoulder...

Then you box his ears in.

At least I hope you do. I did.

And so my workout went down like this...

1A) Snatch
1B) Overhead Squat

2A) Deadlift
2B) Box  Jump

3A) Good Morning
3B) Military Press

No time for something that long? Here's today's 7-minute metabolic muscle workouts for you

And for was a CASS-Free Sunday. Today there will be caffeine, but no artificial sweeteners or alcohol. Today was a caffeine-fueld early morning routine so that I could deadlift before work. Lots to get done before I travel to Austin, TX, tomorrow for the BioTrust event.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
It's OK if you get off track once in a while. It's minor damage that can be dealt with.

If one pound of fat is 3500 calories, you'd have to eat an extra 7 Big Mac's to gain a pound. That's an excessive amount of calories…so don't worry, you didn't overeat by 7 Big Macs over the weekend. You didn't really gain a pound of fat. Maybe you ate a little more, but it's the salt and fluid retention that are showing up on the scale.

Get back on track today, drink extra water, avoid sugar, salt and trans-fats today, use my short, burst workouts, and that weight will WHOOOOOSH right off of you. You'll be back on track in no time. And don't get hung up on the scale. No one knows your weight but you. All that matters is how you feel and perform, how your clothes fit, and how you confidently carry yourself. Take a deep breath, forgive yourself the mistakes of the past, and let's move on to a better day today.

Stay strong and push on, I know YOU can do it!

Focused on winning the fight,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

PS - Invest in yourself.

Invest in yourself for the sake of others. Take care of your health and energy so you can deliver maximum love, life, laughter, and living to those that matter.

Place a high value on your time. Don't let others steal it away through insignificance. Remember…every moment wasted in meetings, traffic, surfing the web, gossip, etc. steals it from your children, your spouse, and your well-being. Be ruthless with your time and energy for the sake of your legacy.

You can - and WILL - succeed when you take care of yourself and bring your best self and high energy to all areas of life!

1 comment:

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