Is Exercise Your Habit Or Your Hobby?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I was telling my boot campers this morning, "If you want something to be a habit, you have to do it on the majority of days."  This means that three days, while fantastic for your health, isn't going to reap the benefits of four or five days per week.  If you really want exercise to change your life, it has to be a habit, not a hobby.  You can't waiver or stray from it, or it won't help you.

These Express Workout of the Day are one piece of the puzzle.  But there needs to be another exercise piece.  I still recommend that it be high intensity work.  This is the only way to maximize the time you spend exercising - lower intensity work just takes up more time.

On the days when you're not doing the WOD, go to the local track and do some sprints.  Sprint the straightaways and walk the turns.  Or run on a treadmill for 30 seconds at the highest speed you can go and then walk or jog for 90 seconds.  Do 5-10 all-out sprints per workout.

Now, for the WOD:

• Stagger Stance Push Up
• DB Bent Over Row
• Plank
• Knee to Chest
• Back Bridge
• Jumping Jack
• Run
• Side Step Squat

45 seconds of work, 15 seconds of rest - here's the timer.

Exercise should be a habit.  Do it 4-6 times per week and challenge yourself each and every workout - you'll be amazed at what it will do for you.

Talk to you soon.

I love you and there's not a damn thing you can do about it!


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