I use the 5 minute rule. It takes a fair chunk of will power but for a very short amount of time. I use it for fitness, nutrition, and anything else. Basically, any time I talk myself out of doing something that I have the time to do, I'm not allowed to just say no. I must try the activity for 5 minutes, and I use the timer on my phone.
If, after 5 minutes, I still don't want to continue, then I can stop. But, I never have. 5 is always enough for me to get into the swing of things.
It even works in overcoming my considerable anxiety issue, give it a try, I hope it works for you :)
I joined the Eat Protein at Each Meal challenge.
Aaand followed! Sorry for the delay in responding, how goes the battle?
Sorry I haven't been on in a while.. Crazy times in my world! I agree I love the global aspect (You forgot Canada though, my new home). How have you started your week? I made a big batch of lean turkey balls for lunches this week to flip the bird to the cafeteria!
I wasn't talking about overtraining. Making a slight modification to your exercise for the day to up the calories burned wont lead to injury, it's about being adaptive and maintaining your caloric ratio. Mentally I find it a stronger way to deal with a slip in eating as it's something you can action now instead of saying oh well, I'll do better tomorrow. I absolutely agree that overtraining is bad mkay, but I think you misread what I was suggesting. :-)
If you eat fewer calories the next day but still fulfill the exercise portion of your plan you'll be less effective. If your workout and calorie plan are integrated you are better not to try to compensate by lowering the calories the next day.
If I've over eaten I try to increase the exercise that day as well. If I've fallen and eaten junk to overeat rather than fresh whole foods, I'll eat something else too, like turkey balls or a shake, and then up the intensity of my exercise.
I joined the Fill Up on Fiber challenge.
I successfully completed the Lights Out at Night challenge.
You can follow/DM me on twitter @krismarie80 doesn't look like you can message on this site from what I can see.
I'm from Melbourne but moved around a lot while I was there. I love it here so much that I just never left after my last visit!
I'm so glad my video today doesn't have burpees as the challenge. Yah yah, they're good for me... but every day... -_-
Well it's not much to work with but at least the notifications of replies on this thread get me logging in even if working out hasn't crossed my mind yet or I'm slacking off.
Hey Sandy! How goes down there? First day of my "weekend" here. Tonnes to get done but love that I can get my workout in at any time instead of squeezing it in between getting home from work and collapsing.
I joined the Lights Out at Night challenge.
Absolutely! I've tried free sites that have great social sides but the workouts leave me wanting a lot more. I would even consider paying more for this site if there was a proper forum or home page system attached. Accountability is such a key part of the fitness journey. Hrm.. a Yank down under and an ex-pat Aussie in Canada. Funny coincidence :)
I'm loving the site so far! These work outs make me sweat more than any I've ever done and the vids are very engaging. I'd love to interact more with other users though. If anyone else feels this way and would like to buddy up for motivation, challenge and encouragement, then lets do it!