As many of us in the midwest know, it’s going to be absolutely frigid this week and many of us will be stuck indoors. That doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on a workout. Isometric exercises are a great way you can do some strength training anywhere you have chair! So, you have no excuse! Isometric exercises are safe and effective and are great for people that have injuries that aren’t able to lift heavy weights. They can be done at your desk at work, while you wait for your train, in a doctor’s office, on a plane….you get the idea. You might get some strange looks, but who cares! You’re working toward your fitness goals and that means much more than what other people think. This isn’t to replace a full strength training workout at a gym or if you’re my client, this definitely doesn’t replace our sessions… but it is way better than doing nothing!
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal”. I truly believe that good health starts from within. You have to be consumed by it. It has to be intwined with every aspect of your daily life. That includes, not only fitness and nutrition, but your mind as well. A healthy mind and body starts with healthy habits. Being a personal trainer, I hear the excuse, “I don’t have time to have a healthy life. I’m too busy and always on the go.” Believe me, I know how busy people are nowadays. I have two full-time jobs, I’m a wife and mother and now I started a blog and I still have time to have a healthy lifestyle. Habits come from daily routines. So, really think about your daily routine. Start by looking at your morning routine. Do you get up everyday at the same time? Do you make your bed immediately and get into the shower? Do you have a shower routine? Etc… Break every minute down and write it down for a week. You’ll soon realise that you probably spend a lot of extra time in front of the T.V. or on your favourite social media account scrolling through for hours and hours. If you really want to start having a healthy lifestyle, you need to prioritise the things that are actually helping you to achieve your goals. Watching 3 hours of T.V. a day isn’t going to help you finish reading that book that you’ve been putting off for months and it’s certainly not going to help you get rid of those extra pounds you put on during the holidays. So, really dig deep within yourself and weed out the things in your life that are not contributing to making you happier and healthier.