We ALL have those little (or very BIG) voices in our heads that say ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘I can’t do it’ or ‘I’m broke’ etc. Do you ever check in with these thoughts and test them? Chances are they’re complete fiction, BS, lies! If we have goals – big or small – and we’re not achieving them, chances are there is a limiting belief (often more than one) that’s getting in the way and sabotaging progress.
Example: You want to get in shape, but you keep telling yourself “I can’t work out because just don’t have the time”. More than likely, that’s a limiting belief and not a fact. Time is all we have, and we have some choice as to how we fill it. Let’s face it; we always have time to do something. There are hundreds of great workouts you can do from your office chair or in your living room!! However; if you say, “I can’t workout because I broke my femur” (and assuming you really did), well, that’s factual (although you could still do upper body!)
Are you a busy professional who wants to exercise, but can’t seem to make it to the gym, or you just can’t break away for a long period of time? Are there no good gym options near the workplace? Don’t let your limiting beliefs completely derail you! If you must, bring the gym to the office! Try this: every hour, on the hour, take five minutes to do ab crunches, knee raises, squats, etc. In the car a lot? At every red light try this exercise, “red light, tummy tight” (taught to me by an Aerobics instructor, Cherise in Irvine CA years ago!). When the light turns red, crunch in your abs and hold until the light turns green. (Repeat as often as you like, red light or not!) While sitting on the couch, hold your abs in and one leg at a time, with your leg bent 90 degrees, lift one knee up six inches, hold a few seconds, fully extend the leg out, hold, bend leg 90 degrees again and lower to the floor. Repeat on each side ten times. Add arms for a more intense couch potato drill!
Try this for seven days and get back to me! How’d you do?
– Lynn DelGaudio
Check out the following quick workout from Dr. Zach Bush!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwJCJToQmps
Or this one with Dr. Oz and NY Jets cornerback Buster Skrine!