The Pros And Cons Of Having A Workout Partner

The Pros And Cons Of Having A Workout Partner is something that everyone should consider along their fitness journeys. Today I’ll give you some options to consider when determining the pros and cons of having a workout partner. At the end of the day, the correct answer is whichever option keeps you consistent along your fitness journey!

“Let’s Make Exercise FUN Again!” 😃(#30)

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to stick to something that you don’t enjoy doing? Throughout my professional career I’ve encountered many people who actually want to exercise, but simply don’t find it enjoyable. What’s interesting, however, is that I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t enjoy the benefits of regular exercise (eg. better sleep, less stress, mental focus). So today I’ll go over a few ways you can enjoy regular exercise and enjoy the benefits as well!

If I’m to be honest, I’ve gone through seasons in my life where I didn’t enjoy working out. I enjoyed benefits of working out, just not the process. Then one day it finally dawned on me:

 

 

people only stick to things they enjoy doing

 

 

From that moment on I made the decision to only focus on exercises that I enjoy doing.

 

For instance, with cardio I prefer running instead of doing “burpee” exercises because I hate doing burpees. In the same way, whenever I run it’s always outside because running on a treadmill is too boring for me. The key is that whether I do 100 burpees, run outside, or run on a treadmill – I’m still enjoying the benefits of cardio.

 

 

The beauty of exercise is that it’s broad. It’s so easy to forget that exercise is not just limited to the gym, weights, and 2-hour workouts. I actually had a friend once tell me: “Emmanuel I simply don’t workout anymore because I find it boring. I love racquetball though, I could play it for hours”. Little did my friend know that playing racquetball IS his workout! Perhaps he didn’t realize this all along because he finds racquetball so effortlessly enjoyable.

 

In the same way I issue you this exactly challenge. I challenge you to find at least one activity that you enjoy doing so much that it doesn’t seem like exercise.

 

Because at the end of the day, exercise is nothing more than “moving while having fun”!

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Going through seasons where you don’t feel like working out is normal
  • Exercise isn’t limited to just the gym
  • Find something that you enjoy doing that doesn’t seem like exercise

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday’s “People Like You” Podcast: Ed Hashim (Episode #30)

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This Episode is especially for you if you:

  • think you’re “too old” to start,
  • plan on living a long, healthy life,
  • need to a humbling kick in the butt,
  • are tired of making excuses

 

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A SPECIAL THANKS: To Ed for coming on and sharing his secrets to a long and active life!

Friday’s “People Like You” Podcast: Keri Witmyer (Episode #27)

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This Episode is especially for you if you:

  • want to lose weight without exercise,
  • need better eating strategies,
  • want a lifestyle change,
  • don’t know a lot about nutrition

 

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A SPECIAL THANKS: To Keri for coming on and teaching us how to make better food choices!

Also, if you’re looking for awesome health and wellness products then contact Keri directly for a consultation at: keriwitmyer.arbonne.com

 

Friday’s “People Like You” Podcast: Bianca Gilbert (Episode #25)

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This Episode is especially for you if you:

  • are thinking of trying out CrossFit,
  • need “work-exercise” balance,
  • need help with consistency,
  • are interested in meal prepping

 

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A SPECIAL THANKS: To Bianca for coming on and sharing how CrossFit helps her release stress and stay fit along her fitness journey!

Fitness Journey Tips

Fitness Journey Tips and habits to build upon your fitness journey! The reason most fail or don’t reach their goals on their fitness journey is mainly due to a lack of fundamentals. Today I provide 3 Fitness Journey Tips that will help you to reach your fitness goals.

 

“Drink More Water” Habit #1:

 

 

“Portion Size Control” Habit #2:

 

 

“Start Off Small” Habit #3:

 

Belly Breathing For Anxiety

Belly Breathing For Anxiety is an essential way to calm your mind, reduce blood pressure, and much more! Today’s video goes over how to proper belly breathing for anxiety as opposed to improper “chest/shoulder” breathing. Belly breathing for anxiety will change the way you handle stress once and for all!

Friday’s “People Like You” Podcast: Uyi Aisueni (Episode #24)

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This Episode is especially for you if you:

  • want to lose (and keep off) weight,
  • struggle with bad eating habits,
  • are a busy school student,
  • need more “lifestyle balance”

 

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A SPECIAL THANKS: To Uyi for coming on and sharing about his weight loss journey and how he’s been able to keep it off!

“Why Is It Hard For Me To Lose Weight?”

“Why Is It Hard For Me To Lose Weight” is a question many of us find ourselves asking after failing to lose weight over time. Though there are various reasons why it’s hard to lose weight, today’s video goes over two common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight. Fixing these two common mistakes is the first step in conquering this ongoing battle to lose weight.