I have a confession to make. I dislike working out! I AM a health coach, but I struggle with the couch. I love to walk but it takes so much time. Some days I am so busy that there is not time, others I pretend like I am busy so there is no time…
Enter the BURSTclub workout!
I’ll admit, when I first tried these a year ago I was overwhelmed. I tried to do the workouts EXACTLY as the Oates’ did them… WRONG… They are professionals, they do it daily, they are in shape – I. WAS. NOT.
Now, 12 days ago, I looked at my cushy tummy with the “baby flab” still there after 7 years. (Don’t get me wrong, after losing 55 pounds 7 years ago I am proud of my physique.) I had taken a 12 day hiatus from nutrient dense foods, from exercise, from routine, and from my healthy lifestyle. – How easy is it to form a NEW BAD habit???
I was feeling sluggish, bloated, unhealthy, and when I attempted to wear heals my feet hurt again. So, I committed, once again to working the BURSTclub workouts. (These come FREE with my 180 Lean & Healthy kit as a way to give me a full system.)
On day one I could hardly make it through the warm-up. I was SO happy when the warm-up stretching began. I was NOT able to finish out the 3 minutes of burst completely – but I kept moving. I kept doing the “exercise” of the minute in a “lesser” way. Its only 20 seconds, then you get a break!
Day two was similar.
Day three – the saboteur stepped in. I felt a bit sore from the first two days of effort. (okay, quite a bit sore in places) A friend posted a motivational image on Facebook and I went in and DID IT – its only TWELVE minutes… The muscle soreness subsided quite a bit after the workout, too.
Day four – I rested – I still did stretching (egosque) and I kept moving, walking, shopping, playing with my daughter, and rearranged the furniture in her room.
Day 5 – Now I’m feeling really good. There was one of the exercises I physically could not do, so instead of giving up, I modified it to one, similar, that I could do and finished my workout.
Day 6-11 – Same general thing. I take a day off to rest about every 4-5 days, but I still stretch and move.
FINALLY, the proof that something is happening…
Before photo 7/12/14 After photo 7/23/14
As Zig Ziglar frequently said, “Keep on, keepin’ on”