I think I have been feeding my worries and finally my jeans are getting a bit too tight even though I have been working out. Between traveling for training, my worrying about bringing business so I can continue my day job (I work as IT Strategist) I ate a bit too much and crossed the line and instead of letting the food bring me joy I started feeding my worries. The thing is before I would not have noticed it but with the new skills that yoga training and reading book on self-discovery and conscious living, today I finally admitted that I went a bit too far with worry and also I think subconsciously I sometimes let other people influence me when I fall into the trap of “live a little and eat yourself silly into a heart attack or high-blood pressure”. But it is OK, I know I learn every day, and it is just showing me that I should back of and let life be, let work be as long as I am giving it my best and are present every step so I do not let it pass me by. So I am very happy that I recognized it. Without the gym, I have not been practicing my yoga and meditation and my workouts have been a bit sporadic because of rain and cold, plus I have several things that I have to do before my mid-year review, so cumulatively it all effected me and my eating patterns and historically I overeat when I am sad, worried, or depressed. I’ve learned to not let it get to me. But right now I am only successful when there is more or less balance between my family, personal, work, however, all that is achieved through regular and consistent practice and mediation; and yes, walking, drawing, cooking, is a way to meditate too so it is not necessarily sitting googly eyed in front of a candle ;).
That said, tomorrow I will go back to what helps me bring control over my life (yoga and working out) or in other words actually letting go of compulsion to control everything and just let it be – an oxymoron in a way.
So enjoy your Monday’s Speed Envy workout.
6 supersets| 12 exercises | 24 min total
- Set your interval timer for 8 rounds of 10 sec rest & 20 sec work (TABATA protocol)
- Perform each superset exercise back-to-back and then move on to the next and do not forget to reset your timer
- Wide Push-ups
- Front knee tuck hurdle hops
- Lateral urdle high-knees
- Bench Tri Dips
- Unilateral front hurdles hops
- Plank + Knee to elbow
- Unilateral lateral hurdles hops
- Narrow Push-ups
- Bunny Tracks (1 Front hop+1 hop back + 1 hop forward – repeat)
- Shoulder Taps
- Around the world (run around the hurdles making figure eight)
Enjoy a snack and have plenty of water before, during, and after your workout mixed in with Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) to help you support lean muscle & recovery.
Have a great day.
Esse Libere Fitness – Free To Be Fit