Put your hands up if you know or have thought of every possible excuse in the book as to why you haven’t/can’t/don’t want to/aren’t motivated enough to (insert exercise here) every day?
The hardest part is getting started hands down, if you can push yourself to get up that first morning, then the next morning will be a tiny bit easier until you actually enjoy getting up – now I know you’re probably laughing right about now…but I’m speaking from my own experience here, and for me it’s true. Until it’s true for you – feel free to blame the HRM until you’re feeling the love!
So what are you going to do today? It doesn’t matter the time of day, what you’re wearing or how much washing is waiting to be done…let’s do this together – are you keen?
Alrighty then let’s get started! Nope, not on Monday – right now!!!
Stage One – let’s try and do a push up:
Super easy – start on your hands and knees like you’re crawling, make sure your hands are shoulder width apart, now touch your nose nearly to the floor – elbows out wide until your shoulders nearly touch your wrists, and back up again. Repeat until you have done 5 then take a break for 30 seconds and try again for another 5 until you’ve done 3 set (so 15 push ups in total)
Beginners – start on your hands and knees, hands shoulder width apart but walk your hands forward so your knees to your shoulders is flat/straight, pull your tummy in and bring your chest down to floor then up again. Repeat until you’ve done 5 reps, then take a break for 20 seconds, do another 5 until you’ve done 3 sets (15 push ups in total).
Intermediate – get into plank position, on your toes and hands shoulder width apart, lock your core on and do 10 push ups, pause for 15 seconds then repeat until you’ve done 5 sets (so 50 push ups in total).
Advanced and Super Fit peeps – there are lots of options to make this harder, increase the number of push ups each set, reach forward and touch the wall alternating hands each push up, clap between each one, put your feet up on a small box, or for the crazy…one handed push ups are the best…just don’t forget to switch sides!
Now regardless of which level you just completed – well done!!!!! You just had a go doing something you probably wouldn’t normally have done! You have just taken the first step at moving that body of yours, increasing that heart rate, working those muscles and getting healthier. I’m super proud of you and I hope you’re also proud of yourself!
Let’s do this again tomorrow (it wasn’t that hard) and it really didn’t take that long did it? We might add in another new exercise too, but we’ll take it slow because it might have been a while since you moved your body like this and we really want to protect your core and improve your fitness in all the right ways.
Hope to see you back tomorrow for more fun – I believe in you!
Disclaimer: HRM recommends that you consult with your doctor or physician before beginning any type of exercise program. HRM is not a licensed medical care provider and represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.
You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge HRM from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of HRM’s negligence.