Hello Lettuce Heads! Welcome to the first FAQ FRIDAY!!!
Today’s topic is answering a question from lettuce head Catherine, her question is about:
Breaking through exercise lulls… You know, during a class or on a ride/run when one feels a period of low energy, ready to stop or slow down, what do you do to overcome that feeling and either step it up or just keep it going?
This couldnt have been more pertinent this week for me so I wanted to write some PS’s to my video answer…
Whether it was monthly timing (girls you know what Im saying) or just a long holiday hangover. My knee was feeling great, and my classes were awesome as always, but there was just something about being irritable, tired, and less than motivated. Fortunately exercise/teaching is non negotiable for me, there are no excuses out= a HUGE advantage. However Ive completely done this on purpose: Ive formatted my life to always include health and fitness. Id absolutely suggest making your exercise regime non negotiable, as if you were being paid to do it, or youd lose your job if you didnt make it there, or you have the world resting on your shoulders if you didnt get there, or your feet would catch on fire, etc etc. THIS will always get you there, may not be the best workout ever, but youll be glad you did it versus running home to your stretchy pants.
Another thing I did recently was “phone a friend”. Good ol Moms laughter brightened my day, she totally related to me, and we chuckled over silly stuff. It got me out of my head and put me in a brighter mood. Unfortunately the same people cant always motivate you, husband, wife, partner, kids, best friends- so phone that friend outside the normal go to and youd be surprised at what type of face lift you’ll get as a result, and likewise a rocking workout.
Again, look out for the Fall For Yourself 90 Day Challenge on facebook. It pairs shakeology, working out, accountability groups, and self development. Such a key calculation in kicking tail with your health goals. Thanks for listening/reading, see you in class or online!
Maria “Like the Lettuce” Romaine, xoxo