Bottoms up… [Read more…]
What to do when you don’t want to workout
The road to strength/weight loss/athleticism is often a bumpy one.
Obstacles come and go – most are mental. The worst things you can do are lose momentum and quit. This doesn’t mean you need to turn into a gym rat (or whatever rodent you identify with), but it does mean if it’s important to you, find solutions. As Mark Reifkind put it, “Consistency trumps intensity; all the time.”
The hardest lift is your butt off the couch. Let’s make it easier…
Sunday afternoon – time to stock up on some eats. Grocery list in hand, you set off for some grub.
Snap goes the seatbelt – reverse, drive, right turn, and you’re on the road. As disco plays on the mix station, your eye catches the exit sign for the highway. Turn signal engaged, you merge over and hit the gas.
A mile goes by as you pass the familiar landmarks of car dealerships and drive-thrus. The Burger King jogs your memory of food and the grocery store.
Turning the radio off, you suddenly realize what you’re doing. The grocery store is 3 miles in the opposite direction – you’re driving to work.
This is what can happen when we let lower level brain functioning take over…