Friday, March 11, 2011

Day Twenty~ Cardio Challenge and Saboteurs

Today was cardio challenge and it's a good one.  Heart rate stays up the entire time.  You do an exercise for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds.  Once again, there are planks, shoulder work, seated twists, and push-ups.  My neck is sore today, from yesterdays workout, so I went light on the shoulder stuff and skipped the push-ups.  I did do other stuff instead so my heart rate stays elevated.  I do enjoy this one and the time just goes by fast.  We don't do anything twice, so it keeps it moving and fresh, which is why I like this so much.

~I have an article about sabotage that I think is worth reading.  We've all been there and we all have someone in our lives who try to do this to us...maybe without knowing that is what they are doing.  Enjoy!

Identifying and Addressing Saboteurs

By Jillian Michaels

You've identified your weight-loss goals. You've declared them to others. You've talked the talk, and now you're walking the walk by exercising regularly and making healthy changes to your diet. Your efforts are starting pay off — you've lost some pounds, feel energized, and are committed to staying the course.
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Maintain your healthy fitness schedule and avoid exercise burnout with these tips.
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Why then, does your loved one not seem as excited about your self-improvement as you? Maybe he or she is always trying to persuade you to skip a workout or always suggests pizza when it's his or her turn to cook. Is your partner subtly sabotaging you on your journey to total health?

If you feel this might be the case, ask yourself why. It doesn't mean that the person doesn't care about you. It could be that he or she is feeling insecure and threatened at the prospect of your transformation for the better. Your partner might be worried that if you lose weight and get healthy, you'll leave and find someone better. More likely than not, this person has no idea that he or she is undermining your resolve. Sit down together and assure him or her of your love and then talk about what's going on. Give examples of behavior he or she's exhibited that has sabotaged you in the past. Keep reassuring this person of his or her value and importance in your life.

3 comments:

Rainman03 said...

I tried to access the support website and nothing comes up. Were you able to use it?

Colette said...

I never tried LOL
I think someone posted a link to it on the facebook page though :)

Brit-Man said...

I'm glad things are working out for you.

Take care and best wishes.

:-) :-).

Matt