If you think this is psychological mumbo jumbo, think again. Remember, your mind doesn't want something forced upon it that it dislikes. However, your mind also loves achieving goals and your body likes feeling more energized. At the end of one month, with this minimal activity, you will increase energy and you'll also serve to empower yourself.
If you're a beginner and want to increase motivation, try two 30-40 minute workouts of your choice on alternate days of the week. If you're more advanced and have been working out for quite some time at four to six days per week but you've lost motivation, cut back to three days per week for 30-35 minutes.
Remember, one month of consistency, but you do have to get all the workouts in.
I guarantee as your muscles get a little tighter and as you slightly increase your energy, you'll want more at the end of 30 days. It'll catch fire and you'll be on your way to the body you really want and deserve.
Don't forget to choose activity you enjoy. It can be aerobic videos, Yoga, Pilates, weight training, or even just a 30-minute moderate walk at lunch time.
What can you expect? If you remain consistent, at the end of 30 days you'll have a desire to add one more day, or possibly just increase your time a bit.
We live in an all-or-nothing society and forget that small, consistent changes have more power than the "I'm going to work out six days per week and lose 10 pounds in two weeks mentality."
Try my small and consistent changes for one solid month and I bet you end up feeling better physically and mentally.
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A drug-free competitive bodybuilder and winner of the prestigious WNBF (World Natural Bodybuilding Federation) Pro Card, Raphael Calzadilla is a veteran of the health-and-fitness industry. He specializes in a holistic approach to body transformation, nutrition programs and personal training. He earned his B.A. in communications from Southern Connecticut State University and is certified as a personal trainer with ACE and APEX. In addition, he successfully completed the RTS1 program based on biomechanics.