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The September Workout Calendar will be released tomorrow so make sure you’re all signed up!
A little sneak peek into what may be headed your way…I’d love it if you could fill in the blanks below with the names of your fave celebrities.
- A Butt like …
- Abs like …
- Legs like …
- Arms like…
- A body like …
Get ready for new moves, new creative equipment, and awesome hardcore routines!!!
For the unmotivated…
Also, a quick note for those of you who may be feeling a little bloated or sluggish lately. I was feeling this way after I got home from London. And it took me a good week and a half to shake it off. My advice to you?
Just start eating wayyyyy more veggies, drink tons of water, and hit your workouts. Even if you have to go slow, just go. Do it. Don’t skip it or you’ll feel even worse physically and emotionally. You’ll see a difference in your body and mood! Promise.
I know. I know it sucks to get up and workout when you don’t feel good, look your best, and simply feel like you don’t have time. But seriously, get your butt off the computer chair and JUST DO SOMETHING ACTIVE.
I didn’t tell you guys on the blog, but for the past couple weeks I was seriously in a workout rut!!! I even went 2 or 3 days without exercise in a row. (That’s a hugeee rarity for me, esp. since I am a fitness instructor/the gym is my 2nd home.) If you have been following my tweets you may have picked up on it.
Anyway, you know how I battled it? Here are some tips to get motivated to go to the gym and have a SPECTACULAR WORKOUT:
- Set a date/time with yourself to hit the gym or hit the mat. Write it on a post it like “6:30pm WORKOUT” and stick it next to your computer.
- Write your workouts out first!!! This works sooooo well!!! It’s like a personal trainer on paper. If you tell yourself to do 4 sets of 12 bicep curls, then you will more likely stick to your plan versus just winging it until it hurts. I do this all the time when I do at-home workouts that consist of a bunch of HIIT movements. (Oh yah, you bet I get mad at myself for writing Burpees – 1 min)
- Trick yourself into a hard workout. What? Okay listen. I figured this out last week. It was 7:45pm and the gym was gonna close at 9pm and I said, ehhh, maybe I’ll just skip it. I fought with lazy Cassey in my head for a good few minutes and ended up with a compromise. I told myself, “Okay just go easy, do elliptical for 30 min and weights for 30 min, no biggie.” It made it easier to go to the gym when I didn’t think it’d be some crazy intense routine with tuck jumps and a million duck squats. But you know what happened? Once I got to the gym, first of all, half the battle was won, but then I suddenly felt like I needed to go hardcore. So I replaced the elliptical with 30 of sprints on the treadmill and sweated like crazy! See what happened here? Tell yourself whatever you need to tell yourself to get out of your chair, and once you’re there, you’ll see that your mind is clear and you’re ready to rock it.
Hope that helps you!!!
Hmmm…and to start the motivational process…
For the first time ever, I’m doing a WORKOUT COMMAND on the blog!
15 single legged t-squats each leg! For nice quads and butt! GOOOOOOO!!!!! Demo here.
Good work! Let me know below if you did them :)
Have a fab day!