Fighting Our Exercise Demons
Since: Sunday, 1 Jul 2012
The 90-Day Challenge is now available for you to view. We will start it on Monday. (You can start it at any time, but I would like as many people as possible to start at the same time).
Your homework this weekend: Find at least one other person to do the 90-Day Challenge with you. :)
I'm sure many of you have heard about Lactic Threshold or your Threshold Max or various other terms. It's a tricky concept to try to understand, but it will really help you if you do.
I'm including a link to a site that explains it better than most I've read. I think it's important to understand exactly what it is because just knowing what is going on with your body helps you in the training process.
This article also talks about testing for your LT, which would be great, but you don't need to worry about it unless you are getting really serious about racing. As it stands, just having the information will be helpful to you as you train and exercise.
Click HERE to read about Lactic Threshold. It's all good, but if you don't have enough time to read it all, just read through the "Where's My Threshold?" section.
Okay everybody....it's the week of Christmas. Push through it. Remember what you want and why you want it. There is definitely a balance to be found in enjoying the holiday season but it doesn't mean throwing caution to the wind and letting all your bad habits creep back in for the sake of "enjoyment".
You will feel better if you continue to exercise throughout this week and eat well. Enjoy a treat here or there, but continue to pay attention to your body when you do. When next week hits, and the week after that, you will have a major jump start on all those people who are just beginning their New Years resolutions.
Make a new set of goals right now. Start your New Years resolutions early!
Part of making "real change" is doing things differently than you have done them before. Live out the changes you are making.
As you're faced with tempting foods, desire to overeat, and lack of desire to exercise ask yourself this question: "Am I willing to face the consequence of this next week."
Because next week will be here before you know it.... :)