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The Cost of Fitness

A fit and healthy body is priceless. If you could buy a fit body for yourself, would you? How much would you pay? How much is it worth to you? Well every person can afford to be fit!

Today after a particularly difficult Day 6 workout I ask myself "Is it ever easy? Is it ever really NOT difficult?" And the answer is no. It takes tremendous effort to exercise- first we must overcome the mental obstacles and that alone is a lot of work! Once we are mentally motivated we still have to put our body through the motions with the physical effort. It is hard! There is a reason why I am sweating buckets with my HR in its max zone. It takes effort.

Think of that effort as my currency. That effort recruits my muscles causing them to grow, to respond quicker, to last longer. That effort is paying for my fit body; and that effort...well, it's "free" right? We all at least have the potential. We can create this currency with our own power. We use this effort to expend our calories, to work and invest in our muscles and our fit bodies, rather than storing the energy/effort as fat and depleting our physical staminas with lethargy and worse, apathy.

We must consciously channel our energy and harness our power to achieve!

On that note, today's workout was very difficult but I got through it. Day 6 consecutive, here it is:

*This is an appropriate workout for an intermediate to advanced fitness client who is no less than 6 months postpartum. If diastasis exists, no more than 6 fingerwidths total, must be able to perform headlift exercise, must be able to engage transverse in prone positions and must wear Tupler splint during exercise.

20 seconds work: 10 seconds rest x 8 rounds, maximum reps, 2 minutes rest between sets
5 Exercises:
Modified Push Ups 10/9/7/5/6/5/6/5 (good form!)
Squat Jump Twist 9/7/8/7/8/8/9/10
Running Reptile 14/13/13/6/8/9/10/10 (need to work on form!)
Scissor Jumps 14/13/14/16/13/14/14/15
Alternating Pushups 14/13/14/16/13/14/14/15 (shallow form)

10 minute warm up, rushed cool down (baby crying!)
Total time= 30 minutes 
+ 5K walk

Total Day = 60+ minutes


What did your workout look like today?

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