Break Time. Time to Hit the Gym! But, Quickly!
Making Change and TRANSITION EASYer on YOURself!
Sharing a weekly Idea and Challenge on change and transition with YOU!
An idea for YOU!
I went through quite the transition on the health and fitness front recently.
And on many, many other fronts as well.
The before and after pictures and statistics are on my web site.
They speak for themselves.
How did I do it?
A big factor and enabler was, by making the change EASYer on MYself.
Now, I want to maintain those changes.
Easier said than done, at times.
But my hypothesis is that it will be EASYer to maintain those changes,
and undertake new ones, if I try
and make them EASYer on Myself.
So that has now become my change modus operandi a.k.a. my change strategy.
I would like to share some of my ideas with you in case YOU
Are or would like to employ a similar change strategy.
It will also be easier to maintain my healthier way of doing things,
when they become habits.
And not the bad, unhealthy and nasty ones (been there! Done that!)
Until then, I am going to use every trick in the book to stay the course.
Part of my new fitness regime includes doing some weights.
A friend of mine told me how she and her brother have challenged each other on this front.
Their goal is to swing a 15 pound “Kettlebell” weight 100 times a day.
I decided to give that a try.
So now, before I eat lunch, I get my 100 swings in.
My 11-year od daughter watched me one day,
and suggested that I time myself instead of counting to 100 each time.
Talk about making it EASYer on MYself!
I now swing the weight for 4 minutes before lunch.
Wow, not just one, but two great ideas to help me stay healthy,
While making it EASYer on MYself!
Well, as it turns out, that approach has been working quite well.
I even have an extra weight at my sweetheart’s house for when I work from there.
But here is where I ran into a challenge recently.
I was attending a 4-day train the facilitator session for some
upcoming leadership development sessions that I am facilitating.
The session took place in a hotel.
When we broke for lunch, I realized that I had forgotten to bring my kettlebell.
OOPs. Oh! Oh!
What to do?
Well, it turns out that the hotel had a gym.
A gym, with weights.
And a beautiful window looking out onto the street.
So, during the early morning 15-minute break.
I stepped away for 10 minutes.
I went to the gym (in my suit 😊).
And got my weights in.
Not only did I get my weights in.
While looking out the window at all the action outside,
it also gave me a chance to step back and recharge before going back to the group.
Oh! And, by the way.
I also noticed that the hotel had a nice pool.
And I love to swim.
Although I was not staying overnight this time.
Next time I do stay overnight at a hotel,
I will pack my bathing suit. 😊
My challenge for YOU!
I actually have 2 challenges for YOU!
The first challenge for YOU,
is to think of an exercise that YOU find fun and EASY to do.
That YOU can do while at home.
It could be as EASY as taking a 20-minute walk around the block.
Or 15 minutes on the exercise bike in front of TV.
Feel free to “steal” my 4-minute “Kettlebell” swing idea.
I did. 😊
The second challenge for YOU,
is to come up with an exercise for when YOU are away from home.
Again, remember the guiding principle here.
The EASYer on YOU, the better.
And, by all means, please do feel free to share YOUR ideas.
That is where I get all of mine from. From other people sharing.
Enjoy the challenge and,
Here’s to making change, EASYer on YOURself!
Coach and Storyteller
Some extra resources to help YOU!
(in case YOU want to dig a little deeper on this TOPIC)
My way of helping YOU make change and TRANSITION EASYer on YOU!😊
DAVE’S TOP 5 LIST: HOW I LOST CLOSE TO 100 POUNDS OF BODY FAT. The BLOG
HOW I LOST 100 POUNDS OF BODY FAT (A.K.A. HOW I ADOPTED A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE THE EASYER WAY) The VIDEO.
EATING HEALTHY DOES NOT HAVE TO TASTE LIKE S**T!. The BLOG
How to Do Kettlebell Swings | Sleek/Strong With Rachel Cosgrove. YouTube
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