I started doing 5 x 5 Strong Lifts earlier this year and saw quick progress in the first few weeks.
The program is simple. There are only two workouts with 3 lifts and 5 reps per lift.
Workout A: Squat, Bench Press, Barbell Row
Workout B: Squat, Overhead Press, Deadlift
If you aren't tracking already, you need to start!
1. It's going to take weeks, months, and years of repetition for your daily actions to pay off. It's helpful to see how long you've been going.
2. Seeing that you're taking action helps you take more action. You remind yourself you've...
I started a new habit of heading to the gym every night, and tonight I don't really want to!
But I also know I will feel really annoyed with myself if I don't go.
I will feel resentful- I spend all day working and no time working on myself or my own goals.
I know going will help me...
A few weeks ago, Paul and I started doing a 30-45 minute walk in the morning.
I love it because:
1. I get to move my body first thing which is just so crucial for my mental health.
2. I get to start the day by spending time with Paul. Sometimes we talk. Sometimes it is silent. Sometimes we hold...
I am working on a new habit of heading to the gym to lift at 7pm. And I was thinking about how starting a new habit can be easy if we let it be.
Oftentimes, I overcomplicate things and it's the overcomplication that makes it so hard to take action.
But my new habit is easy. At...
Yesterday I started my new habit of heading to the gym at 7pm, and it was great! There was no one there!! I got to use the equipment I wanted so easily. I was able to walk up and just start using it rather than standing in line or hovering or figuring out a plan B.
I'm headed to the gym in...
I created something for me, and now I want to share it with you!
Years ago, I was struggling to start my work day. I was working on imperfecteating.com, felt imposter syndrome, and was dealing with my normal brain issues of not knowing how to start things.
I created 3-2-1...
I am rereading the book You Are a Badass at Habits with one of my clients, and Jen Sincero recommends creating a mantra. It's been a while since I've done this type of work, and it's a great reminder.
We can't just focus on actions, but we also have to focus on our thoughts and our beliefs...
Well, today was not a bad mental health day but rather it was just a packed day with a full inbox everytime I opened it.
And then some issues around the house that popped up.
And then a pup who desperately needed a bath but we had no dog shampoo.
It was just things piling up one by...
So I have been going to my running class again, which is something I've missed so much since leaving Chicago.
The run isn't pretty. I still have a lot of issues with my knee, hip, and now my foot too, but the doctors and PTs have said to not stop, so I do what I can in class.