Do You Want It Bad?(Part 1)
by Davena Wellington
Monday I didn’t want to workout. There are many days like that. However, not only is it my job to be fit, but I still have personal goals I am trying to reach. While I had lost the majority of my baby fat, since my third baby girl, almost 16years ago, at times I still feel wobbly, and extremely out of shape. Yeah, I know what you are thinking…you can’t blame that on the baby anymore, since she’s not a baby anymore. I didn’t want to drive to a gym, nor did I want to do my walk/run on the hot pavement outside. I just wanted to sit on my butt and feel like a blob.
And then I decided to stop thinking—because sometimes thinking too much prevents you from talking real physical action. So I got up, I put on my workout clothes and shoes, walked out on my patio, bringing a jump rope, and a medicine ball (and of course my water bottle). I started my stop watch and began to move my body until I reached my target heartrate…usually when I am so out of breath I can’t talk much. Once I got the blood moving through my veins, I kept it there for 40 minutes.
I performed two minutes of jump rope followed by 40 lunges. After warming up, I incorporated squat jumps, burpees, and pushups, jumping jacks, and mountain climbers. I rotated each exercise, averaging three minutes each.
I worked out hard, impromptu and unorganized---but I got it done. Consistently completing short-term goals is not easy, but it’s what it will take in order to complete your long-term fitness goals. How do I make it throught a workout? Next week in part 2 I will share with you how I stay motivated. Davena Wellington is a NFPT certified Personal Trainer. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, and is a lifestyle and wellness coach.
She is also CPR certified. Davena has taught aerobics for over 20 years. She has worked with Bally’s, Club Fitness and the YMCA. She started seriously living a healthy lifestyle about 23 years ago. Since then she has helped dozens of people lose weight, improve their health and feel better about themselves.
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Davena Wellington is a NFPT certified Personal Trainer. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, and is a lifestyle and wellness coach.