Monday, July 7, 2014

4 Steps to Maximize Your Daily Hour of Power ...

We can't wait to get back to Adventure Boot Camp tomorrow morning!

Think about ONE Thing you most want to create or make happen during the July session.  What's that one thing that perhaps you've been putting off?  Or the ONE Thing that if you gave 100% of your focus to, and made significant progress on, would make you feel proud?  Think about it, write it down and keep it with you, we might even ask you about it tomorrow. 

I have a NEW 4 Step Process below that will help you get the most from your morning workout ritual, and will also support your ONE Thing efforts

4 Steps to Maximize Your Daily Hour of Power

STEP 1: Prepare for ABC. 

Keep your shoes and workout clothes, and anything else you need for camp beside the bed to minimize any "friction" in getting out the door and to camp!  Have your water bottles and towel set out too, and of course your mat and dumbbells are in your car. 

STEP 2: Get grateful and visualize (during your drive to ABC, or in the parking lot before setting up for camp).

Think about everything you're grateful for. Start with yourself and include your family, friends, business associates, and special moments in your life.

Visualize everything you want in your life as if you had already achieved it and you were grateful for it. Your brain can't tell the difference between something you vividly imagine and something you actually experience; whatever you focus on, you'll move toward.

Focus on what you want to create today. What do you want to make happen? What do you want to do, achieve, or accomplish? See it happening the way you want it.

If you have any personal affirmations, say them out loud. If you're not used to speaking affirmations it may feel awkward at first, eventually with practice it will feel natural.  Speaking engages your physiology and conditions the ideas into your mind.

Affirmations are statements such as:

  • "All I need is within me now and I have the courage to see it through."
  • "Every day and in every way, I'm getting better and better; Every day and in every way, I'm getting stronger and stronger."

STEP 3: Pre-camp warmup.

Get to camp a few minutes early to start your workout with a warm up to wake up your body and metabolism. For the first two minutes of your walk, practice the pattern of "breathwalking;" Inhale four times through your nose, exhale four times through your mouth, and repeat continuously.  If you want to pick up the pace after breathwalking, ease into a faster tempo. 

STEP 4:  Once camp starts, go at YOUR appropriate pace and get what YOU need from each workout.  On days you have energy, give the workout your best.  On days where you're feeling fatigue, perhaps dial back a bit to use the workout for recovery, to reduce stress, and to help you feel more awake and engaged as you start your day. 

Your friend in fitness, Brian


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