Sometimes you need a boost… some inspiration to make it to the gym or to motivate yourself. Finding someone at work to join you could be the answer – or creating challenges for you and others to complete as a “team” could be another way.
By using the “challenges” I have posted or creating your own like: this week will be the week of no sweets, you can encourage your co-workers to participate and try to set goals for one another. I find at times that peer pressure and competition is the best fuel.
I don’t typically write too much on this blog. As I said from the beginning, this is more of a power-house of information I find from various sources that help me with either nutrition, working out, healthy habits, etc. But every once in a while I like to take the time to write something from “me”. Something I don’t get to do too often.
In a world where social media is the corner-stone to almost every facet of life, I like to bring things back. It’s ironic that I’m saying this while writing a blog – but in reality, I don’t like social media. I feel that too much information about you personally is being shared to the public… things you might not share to everyone if you were face-to-face. I use classic examples of engagements and baby announcements. So many of my friends have shared these life-changing events, on social media before even telling friends and family either over the phone or in person. To me, that’s wrong. Sure it’s fun to look at and I enjoy every minute of “catching up” with old friends, etc. via their feeds – but there comes a time when we need to rein it back.
Now the link to the gym. Too often you see people on their phones the entire time they are at the gym. Whether it’s looking at facebook, reading articles, going to buzzfeed…you name it, I’ve seen someone do it. How much of a good work out are they really getting? Sure you can multi-task to a certain extent, but can you really do, say a HIIT workout, with a cell phone in your hand? The answer is no. So my advice, my rant, my experience – teaches me to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand. (And stop with all the selfies 😉