sugar coat it, workout attendance is down this time of year, except for our 200
plus athletes getting ready for fall sports. People get busy with kids out of
school and some just get plain LAZY.
I know we
have a few folks out due to family vacations at the beach; my hope is that you
are doing more outdoor athletic activities like walking, jogging, biking or
Frisbee which I can understand. Those activities can be fun and different from
your regular training. But, if it’s just pure laziness then I’m here
to deliver a KICK IN THE BUTT!!!!
try to be positive with our newsletters and announcements, but it’s time to get
real. DON’T GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO GET LAZY just because
honestly say that out of 168 hours in a week, you don’t have time to
squeeze in 3 hours of good training time? I’ll bet you’re finding time to lounge
by the pool, drink a few beers or
glasses of wine, sip a margarita or two or maybe even indulge in
a couple bowls of ice cream.
the mirror and ask yourself this question: “Can this body really wait until
September to get back to working out?” A week off, maybe two….but not
worried that if you comeback you’ll be so sore you won’t be able to
move?…That’s like saying I’ve been avoiding the dentist for a few years
because I’m sure that I have a cavity and I know it’s going to hurt when I get
it fixed. The longer you wait, the tougher the comeback!
a few tips to get you going again!
1. Pick a day to start your comeback (Monday) and don’t let anything
or anyone prevent you from that training session.
2. Go easy on the first few workouts. Use lighter weights and less
intensity on the cardio and plyometric activities. Ease your body back into it.
3. Start modestly (2-3 workouts per week).
4. Find a friend that has been slacking as well and make a pact to
meet them for exercise.
5. Get back to wheat free and no processed food nutrition. Have fun
on your vacation; but don’t make a career out of eating crap.
6. Lighten up on the booze….You don’t need all of those extra
calories and it just leads to overeating at night.
7. Exercise with the family while on vacation (i.e., long walks,
beach volleyball, football toss, Frisbee toss, bike riding)
8. Exercise early in the morning or later at night when it’s cool.
9. Get the kids involved in a good summer training program and keep
everybody moving. Lead by example.
10. Stop making excuses for being lazy!!! Every day is an opportunity
to start your comeback!!!!
Level-We’ll welcome you back with open arms and a kick in the butt if you need
On!!!…I know you have it in you!!!