Let’s look at a really common thing I see this time of year: “I’m going to stop being lazy and get in shape.” Woof! Not only is that super ambiguous, but it’s framed in negative self-talk, making it infinitely more difficult to see a path to success. Let’s reframe that into a positive S.M.A.R.T. goal!
How about, “I am going to incorporate low impact, at-home, bodyweight workouts into my very busy schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week so I can increase my strength, improve my performance behind the bar, and feel less pain off bar. These workouts will be 30 minutes long, occur before my shifts begin, and will be added to my phone’s calendar as a recurring event so I can be held accountable. If I miss a scheduled day, I will make it up in the same week unless I am ill. I will follow free workouts on YouTube if I do not have a specific workout in mind, and I will evaluate after 3 months to determine if I want to increase my time, add additional days, or vary up my routine.” See! Much better!
Thanks for tuning in! If you are looking for additional ways to get moving, Jägermeister and The Healthtender have teamed up to present monthly movement challenges on Instagram! Kicking it off this month, we have the New Rear, New You Squat Challenge! Complete 25 squats, take a time-lapse video or a sweaty post-squat pic, and tag @thehealthtender, @jagermeisterUSA, and use #jmbalancedbartender. Head on over to my Instagram, @thehealthtender, for more details.
Stay balanced my friends!