Dear Clients, Friends & Family,
Yesterday I was at the “Get Motivated” workshop all day in Portland, Oregon. Speakers included such greatness as Rudy Giuliani, Laura Bush, Bill Cosby, General Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw and more.
I believe motivation has to be a daily occurrence – just like brushing your teeth. You can’t wake up one morning and say “I’m good to go, I brushed my teeth yesterday.” It doesn’t matter. You’ve got to brush your teeth everyday no matter what. It’s the same with motivation. You can attend a workshop or read a book and be motivated. But it doesn’t always last. It’s important to regularly surround yourself with people who inspire and challenge you, books that teach and energize you and workshops that light the fire deep in your belly. That’s what keeps you moving forward and enjoying your best life ever!
A couple highlights that I wrote down from the workshops yesterday:
1. Bill Cosby says…Don’t limit yourself. Face your fears. Live your life courageously!
2. Rudy Giuliani says 1. Always be reading two books, one for fun and another to challenge you, 2nd, Listen to people you admire 3rd, Set goals and make notes 4th, Relax and think.
3. I liked this rhyme. ‘Mirror Mirror on the wall, Tell me what’s my call?!’ Ask yourself – What’s your call? What’s your passion? Where are your skill-sets best suited?
Today, into Week 5 of the Love Yourself Fitness & Training program, I wanted to introduce you to Kettlebell Training. It’s so important to add variety to your program in order to keep stimulating your system so I want to give you a repertoire of different workouts that you can do anywhere utilizing various tools.
Cardio – Complete 3-5 cardio sessions this week between 20-60 minutes long.
Muscle Conditioning – Complete the Kettlebell videoclip below three times this week on alternating days. If you don’t have a Kettlebell, you can pick one up at a Sporting Good Store and Target stocks them too. I would suggest a weight of 8-15 pounds depending on how much strength training you do. I chose a videoclip from a Kettlebell class that I was teaching. Feel free to take lots of breaks if you are new to Kettlebell Training and listen to your body and modify any moves that you are not comfortable with.
If you cannot view the video clip above, cut and paste the following link into your browser. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDiD1KQ9EFU
Now that you have a few different muscle conditioning videoclips, if you ready to advance your program, maybe chose two to three different videoclips and complete them back to back for a more challenging workout.
Nutrition – If your goal is to reduce your body fat, work on reducing your portion sizes. For example, instead of a full sandwich at lunch, try eating half a sandwich. Try grabbing 2/3 of the pasta you would normally eat.
Yours in health and fitness,