The Reminder Workout

There’s one kind of workout that always leaves me with the best endorphin high ever. There’s one kind of workout that always reminds me how incredible it feels to be alive. There’s one kind of workout that always leaves me a little shaky and beyond satisfied…

It’s not a specific routine or at a specific gym.
It’s that first workout after I’ve fallen off the wagon.
It’s that first workout when I decide to break the cycle and get my ass moving again.
It’s that blood pumping, sweat dripping, in the zone, getting shit done workout.
It’s unparalleled and totally incredible, every single time it happens.

FIT!

Still on the couch, complaining about feeling disgusting and unmotivated?
Well, there’s no special trick to getting going and sometimes it’s just about telling yourself to DO IT! It’s about telling yourself the SHUT THE HELL UP and STOP MAKING EXCUSES. It’s about putting your workout clothes on and lacing up your tennis shoes without skipping a beat or spending an extra minute considering the alternatives.

Not sure where to even start? It’s okay… you’re not alone. My advice is to do something, ANYTHING that gets you moving!

Go for a walk.
Go for a run.
Take a hike.
Attend a group fitness class.
Ride a bike.
Dance dance dance until you can’t dance no more!

Don't Wish For It
Want something more specific like a gym routine?
Try this full body sampler 🙂

5 minutes walking or light warm up

20 minutes of interval cardio
(alternating 2 minutes “up” at high intensity and 2 minutes “down” at low intensity)

12 bicep curls
12 tricep extensions
12 dumbbell shoulder presses
12 squats
12 sumo squats
12 leg lifts
Rest 1 minute & Repeat 2 more times

10 minutes steady moderate cardio

5 minutes walking or light cool down

stretch

Strive for Progress

YOU CAN DO IT.
YOU CAN DO IT.
YOU CAN DO IT.

xoxo, Rachel

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