I wake up before the kids start their homeschool and chaos begins.
I have to or my workouts won’t get done or as beneficial as I want them to be.
I bought a cheap treadmill and shoved it in a cluttered corner in the garage.
No fancies here.
Real life, unfiltered and unbothered.
I start my day with LISS Cardio.
Low. Impact. Steady. State. Longer periods of time and about 40-60% of your max heart rate. Usually means long walks, light hikes or swimming.
I do this for a few reasons.
Lowering my stress hormones which have taken a toll on my body and weight loss during quarantine.
HIIT is great, but it can increase your cortisol levels. (I know where I stand because I’ve taken blood hormonal testing) LISS has been shown to lower your stress hormones.
It helps burn fat. Both ways do actually. Liss however means more oxygen for your body during the workout. Did you know fat NEEDS oxygen to be broken down? More oxygen, the greater chance to burn fat.
There’s great advantages to both LISS and HIIT cardio do what works best for YOU! As of now, this works for me, I enjoy the quiet time to myself, I enjoy the faster recovery time and my body is thanking me too.
Kevin Hart's "The Decision Audio Book" is a Great Mental Gym
I just got done listening to this book. What would it be like if motivational speaker Tony Robbins merged with Kevin Hart? You get this book, but it is a NO BS, hilarious version of Tony Robbins and you don't have to walk across coals.
If you know you should cook more from home, but just have no clue how to do that then this is the podcast for YOU. You can come up with a ton of excuses (not enough time, it costs too much, my kids won't eat it) but we are going to create a safe place to admit, "OK, I have no idea what I'm doing in the kitchen."