Are you ready for the 6th annual Trainer In Your Back Pocket Turkey Trot Bootcamp? It's here and it's all bodyweight! Follow along with the video as I describe the workout and show you how to do each exercise! Stay till the end of the video and find out what the special offer is!
The 6th annual Turkey Trot Bootcamp is all bodyweight and is "add on" style.
Everything in life has a season. There are the inevitable seasons that we experience like winter, spring, summer, and fall, and there are less obvious seasons that we can miss if we aren't paying attention.
Seasons are just another word for change. We go through many changes in our life. Job changes, life changes, location changes, and body changes. We go through changes with our exercise routines, our nutrition plans, and our mindset. Some seasons are dark and dreary, and some seasons are light and energetic. No matter what season you're in right now, know that all seasons are temporary. They will change. You will not stay light and energetic forever, as you will not stay dark and dreary forever.
So, how can you acknowledge the season you're in and embrace it for what it's offering you? Well, first, you have to start paying attention to what it is that you desire more of. Are you missing anything in your life? If so, what is it? Ask yourself that question. Then ask yourself if right now is the right season or time for that to come into your life? If so, then make the necessary changes. If not, then don't beat yourself up. Just know that it's not the right season for that change yet.
There is a reason why sports have an "in season" and and "off season." It's important to embrace the down time. With fitness, if you don't take time to cross train, or rest, then your body will inevitably begin to break down faster. So, embrace the season that you are in right now. Don't feel like you should be in someone else's season. Your season will change. It's just up to you to recognize the right time to rest, and the right time to go all in.
My fitness advice: If your exercise routine has been slacking, and you are ready to kick it back into gear, appreciate the "off season" that you just went through for what it was, and begin training again for the new season ahead.
Get a workout plan to stay on track in your new season over at Trainer In Your Back Pocket.
This week's word of the week is Awareness. Paying attention, being mindful, listening, noticing, consciousness, observation, are all words to describe awareness. So often we are self-absorbed in our own bubbles that we don't see what's going on outside of our brain. So, this week I thought it would be a good idea to talk a little about awareness.
As a trainer, I hear this literally, every day: I am too fat. I'm so heavy. I hate my body. I weigh too much. Let me tell you, I HATE HEARING THIS! If you are one of my clients, please do me a favor and never utter these words in front of me (OR ANYONE ELSE) ever again. (I need to take heed too, as I mutter these words probably way too often to my husband, and in my own head. I, myself, am working on being aware of how often I fall into this trap.)
Here's why. How would it make you feel, if you were mid conversation with a friend, and all they can talk about is how heavy they are? How they "look horrible." How does it makes you feel, knowing you weigh the exact same amount, but you actually feel pretty darn good about your body. In fact, you actually think your friend may look pretty good! Subconsciously, does that 150lbs that your friend says is "so fat" for them make you start to reconsider your weight? Do you now begin to believe that you are "too heavy" too?
Pay attention this week to what you say, especially about your weight. You never know how it can impact the person you are "complaining" to. This is especially important when talking around children. Never talk about your weight around a child. Always focus on how you FEEL. Start being aware of what makes you feel good, and then implement that more into your life.
BE AWARE this week. Open your eyes, and if you're not happy about your size, do something about it! But whatever you do, don't talk about how fat you are. Please. It does no service to the world.
Abby Malmstrom M.S., a.k.a. The Trainer In Your Back Pocket, is an exercise physiologist, certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, wellness coach, and "real food" nutritionist. Her life as an active duty military spouse takes her all over the world, allowing her to influence, teach, and connect with folks in communities she never even dreamed of reaching. Life's an adventure, so join Abby for the ride! It's time to "Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well, Be Well."