Done With The Gym And Back To Home Workouts With New Insight And Inspiration
As you may know if you’ve been following me, I’ve had a Gym Membership for the last couple of weeks, and I’ve documented that to see what kind of results I might get, or changes I might go through.
I’ve completed that 2 weeks at the Gym, and I definitely liked the equipment, and being able to target specific areas of the body very effectively.
Now, that temporary membership is over, and I may go back again, but I have a new inspiration about working out, and I want to document that so you and I can benefit from the experience.
I’ve been doing some kind of workout for most of my life, and for many of the recent years I’ve been focused on body weight exercises and overall fitness.
I even wrote a book called Sexy Fit, now known as Body Mastery Without A Gym that was primarily focused on getting into shape simply, with minimal equipment.
Today, I went back to doing my outside of the gym exercise, and I was very inspired. There is probably more than 1 reason for that, but part of it might be that it’s something different that I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks, so my body is inspired again.
What I’m really excited to share with you though are the insights that I had while I was exercising today.
The 1st Insight – Longer Rest equals better recovery equals better performance. I am going to be documenting this so we’ll find out together if that insight helps me to get better results, but I feel very inspired by it.
For most of my life, I’ve pushed myself extremely, and lately I feel like I’ve over done it sometimes and may have even injured myself a couple of times as a result.
I’ve been focused on doing things a specific way, and doing the workouts regardless of how I feel, just to stay consistent.
Although I think that’s a good thing generally, to be consistent, I think a person can lock them selves into patterns that lead to injuries, or just don’t produce optimal results.
This insight has inspired me to give myself a more full recovery, and also to not completely exhaust myself on every workout, which leads me to the next great insight. This insight is not new, but I have a fresh perspective on it.
The 2nd Insight – Listen to my body and do what I feel most inspired to do on days I do workout.
Most of us have been told to listen to your body, and we’ve probably adopted that philosophy to some degree, but I’m taking it to a whole different level. I’m going to stop my workouts early if my body feels uninspired, and push it a little more when my body feels motivated.
I’m also going to allow myself to completely skip days if my body doesn’t seem well recovered and wait until I’m excited to go and do some exercise, then really enjoy it and feel it.
I also have some other ideas about how this might look as I go forward, so I’ll share more with you over the coming days/weeks to keep you in the loop.
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