Posted by Andy Petranek : Wednesday, Dec 14, 2005
Wait (def) - to stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens.
What is that “something else” that needs to happen before you do the thing that you know will really make a difference in your life? Time? Place? Schedule? Work? I always laugh to myself when I hear someone say, “I need to get into better shape or lose some weight before I start working out.” Huh?!
The time will NEVER be perfect or right unless you make it that way. Something will ALWAYS be in the way. We just don’t know how many more days, weeks, months or years we have left on this earth before we’re gone. Carpe Diem! Seize the day!
Try this: If you find yourself waiting for January to start your New Year’s resolution, what the heck are you waiting for? Go for it. Don’t hesitate. Start now. As Walt Disney said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Posted by Andy Petranek : Wednesday, Dec 07, 2005
Stress - this time of year can bring a lot of it on - work, family, kids, gift giving, travel. There's a lot going on and a lot of things that can =get in the way of your commitment to your health and fitness.
The question I have for you is this... "Do you let it stop you?" Does it get in your way and keep you from taking that 5 - 30 minute "time out" for your health and rejuvenation? Believe me, for most of us, we are nightmares without this time - and NO ONE really wants to be around us.
Your health and fitness is a habit. The time you are put to the test are times like these right now. Even when every ounce of you is telling you to push through, don't stop, you don't have time for a workout or a time out, take one anyway. Your body and mind will thank you, as will your spouse, kids and friends!
Try this - go for a 15 minute run. During the run, every 2 minutes, do a 30 second sprint (go all out - don't hold back!) Finish with 100 squats.
Posted by Andy Petranek : Wednesday, Nov 30, 2005
Are you ready for anything - whatever life throws at you? How's your inner "coat of armor" - you know, the one that no one else sees, but you feel every day, under that thousand dollar suit. Is your inner armor protecting you, bringing you confidence and self-assuredness? Are you confident when standing up in front of a group, making a presentation, leading a meeting, or are you self-conscious?
Its amazing what just 10 minutes a day of exercise will do for your confidence. Try this...
Run (or fast walk) as fast as you can for 2 minutes.
Stop and do as many bodyweight squats as you can in 30 sec (get your thighs down to at least parallel to the ground).
10 minutes - and each day, one less chink in your armor!
Posted by Andy Petranek : Monday, Nov 28, 2005
Did you find yourself overstuffed this past weekend? So did we, which is why we met at the beach Saturday morning for a quick workout. Click here for more pics.
Posted by Andy Petranek : Wednesday, Nov 23, 2005
Are you challenged at work? How about when you workout? When is the last time you learned a new skill or movement? Are you trying new things, and pushing the limit of your ability? Do you have a way to measure your progress?
Challenging yourself and measuring your progress are two things that will help you change the context of your training. Give yourself something to shoot for – and to do that, you’ll have to know where you are. Measure yourself, then set a goal to improve. Learn how to do a headstand – seek out instruction if you need it. Don’t hesitate – create context – your body and mind will thank you.
Posted by Andy Petranek : Tuesday, Nov 22, 2005
Check out the latest findings from McMaster University which confirm what we've been saying... "Just six minutes of intense exercise a week could be as effective as an hour of daily moderate activity suggests new findings from researchers at McMaster University."more...