Maximize Your 20 Minute Body Purchase!
I want you to get the most out of your purchase, so I’ve included some tips that you can use to do just that. Whatever you do, stay positive and remember that fitness comes from within!
- Know Your Why
Possibly the most important tip of all. Knowing WHY you’ve chosen to put yourself on this journey is what’s going to keep you going when things get tough. And I’m not talking about superficial reasons, I’m talking about the deep reasons that are core to your heart and soul. Your why is what’s going to keep you going, so if you aren’t intimately familiar with it or it’s not a solid why, then you’re probably not going to be able to achieve your goals. Spend some time on this. Think about it. Dig deep. This is the foundation of your entire fitness journey and beyond.
- Memorize The Movements & Formula
If you can memorize the movements for each workout, then you’re well on your way to changing your lifestyle which is one of the keys to long term health and fitness. My workouts usually contain no more than 5 movements that are repeated, with slight variations, for a few number of rounds (usually 4 or 5). So if you can memorize the movements (along with how to maintain your form), you can break free from the screen and get your 20 Minute Body workout anywhere, anytime.
- Use A Stopwatch To Keep Time
My workouts are based on time, so you’ll need something to help you keep time. Download a stopwatch app from your phone’s app store or just use the clock. Keep it simple!
- Start a Journal
Write down when you started your journey and what your goals are. Journalize your workouts, helpful ideas, tools that you find and things that motivate you and keep you on track.
- Centralize Your Tools
Start a binder, a folder on your computer, a drive on Google Drive or DropBox where you keep all your fitness journey information. Make it easy to access and easy to come back to. Some of the places I recommend to do this are Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote. They’re all free and they all can be accessed from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. They also have offline modes.
- Make An Action Plan
How can you expect to get anything done without a plan? Define your goal or goals and make clear steps to get to them. Create milestones to bridge the gaps and give you that feeling of progress for that extra motivation. Reward yourself and celebrate the victories! Use the SMART goals method to maximize your chances for success: (S) Specific, (M) Measurable, (A) Attainable, (R) Realistic, (T) Timely.
- Leverage Technology
There are some really great free tools out there. MyFitnessPal – quite possible the best food journaling/calorie tracking app to date. Asana – This is a great free tool for project management. Google Calendar – Free scheduling with alerts and an easy to use interface.
- Plan The Important Things First
This one is easy to miss or forget, but it’s critical. If you don’t plan the important things first, you’ll find that you don’t have time for them because all your time gets eaten up by the small things. Take your time back, put your foot down, and schedule in, MAKE TIME for the important things, like your 20 Minute Body workouts and 20 Minute Body meals!
- Do Capoeira!
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that’s great for getting in shape (especially the booty), increasing balance and flexibility, as well as learning about the music, language and culture of the vibrant Brazilian culture. It’s open to all ages and fitness levels and there’s a good chance there’s a capoeira group training near you, so find a group and get out there!
- Share What You Find
Sharing is always great because you’re giving to others, but it can be even better because it can start a conversation and that’s where the magic happens. You share something with someone and then they share something with you that can be even better.
- Got More?
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Good luck and come back soon!