Whenever I am in the middle of working out and feeling sluggish/tired, I put on a fun upbeat song that I have on the playlist for my upcoming wedding. I listen to the music and I picture the fit, happy bride I want to be on that day. It gives me the push I need to keep going!
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I find that I get tense neck and shoulder muscles when I do cardio. The other day I noticed that when I get to that point where I just have to grin and bear it through the uncomfortable part, I look up at the ceiling. So I put a sticky note on teh spot I look at that says, "pay attention to what your body is doing!".
The instant reminder of what I am doing subconciously is just the kind of feedback I need to keep myself on track!
12 minute, body weight only workouts...pike squats, jump squats, reverse planks...all while on a 30 second interval timer. Do what you can for 30 seconds and move on to the next workout. Do cardio before and stretching after to avoid straining.
Good examples of the ones I am doing on found here...www.bodyrock.tv
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