When you are stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or all of the above, what do you resort to getting yourself back on track?
I turn to fitness.
Whether it is yoga, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), a lifting session, or cardio, I use any of these types of training to clear my head and de-stress.
Some of the most influential and successful entrepreneurs in the world have a daily workout regiment (that of which begins very early).
I have played sports for the entirety of my life, so I enjoy being active. Although, whether you are a seasoned athlete or not, incorporating daily activity and fitness into your life should be a priority.
- Boosts endorphins (AKA happiness levels)
- Natural energy enhancer
- Yes, tiring yourself out will literally give you more energy later on
- Increases sleep quality
- Naturally reduces risk of disease
- Improve skin health
- Decreases depression, anxiety AND stress
- Promotes enhanced memory
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
Incorporating fitness into your daily life is much easier than you think (it will become addicting in a significant way!).
Since I am still a student-athlete, I am on the court anywhere from 10-20 hours per week playing tennis. Depending on the amount of hitting, I will workout between 20-80 minutes a day for 6 days of the week either cross-training or stretching. It is easy to become injured if you do not mix it up.
I am a HUGE advocate of cross training. I am no fitness trainer or certified health coach, so all of my fitness tips and workouts are what I have found from years of experience when working with many coaches, trainers, and just figuring out what works best with my body. (I am just here for suggestions!)
Some days I may be sorer than others, so I rely on the intuitive signs my body is giving me (this has come from YEARS of experience in training).
MY TYPICAL WEEK OF TRAINING:
- MONDAY: Leg Day! (Squats, burpees, lunges, and deadlifts are some favs)
- TUESDAY: Cardio (either walking 3.7 speed on an 8 incline, running intervals or Tabata sprints)
- WEDNESDAY: Arms & Abs (pushups, presses, dumbell variations & TRX bands are great)
- THURSDAY: Cardio (walking, running or sprints)
- FRIDAY: Full Body (mix of legs, arms & abs)
- SATURDAY: Yoga (takin it easy!)
- SUNDAY: Active Rest Day (as in I am not one to lounge on the couch all day, do those chores and be productive)
I may not follow that schedule precisely, but that is ok because it is critical to listen to what your body is feeling. Some days I feel lazy, but push myself to workout because I had a stressful week, and those are the days I feel most accomplished when I complete my fitness. Butttt….I have had days when I am so sore or feeling ill that I will take a couple rest days in a row. THAT IS STILL OK!!!
Over winter break I trained with thee RollwithRegg for some kicka** content and a seriously good workout. Follow this guy for some free workouts, craziness, and motivation.
HERE is one of the best FREE full body workouts you can do from my man Regg! This one takes about an hour, modify as needed, and the warmup is included. WARNING: I was sore for 3 days after this one…
SCREENSHOT: (You can also head over to the Locker Lifestyle Insta to see the full video breakdown of every exercise!)
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Wishing you a happy Monday and a wonderful week full of workout success. Now get out there, and TRAIN LIKE A GIRL.