Being all gung-ho is awesome when it comes to exercise. Doing is better than talking Blah Zey Blah nonsense. Motivation is half the battle, but there is such a thing called “way too much.” There is a downside to being too eager. Overtraining is real. And there are even signs that your body gives you, which let you know to calm the fudge down.
Have you been getting sick all the time? Do you have insatiable thirst? Do you feel fatigued and sore all the time?
These are are just some of the many signs of overworking yourself. Here are some more. Ultimately, don’t let obsession take over and ruin a quality workout time. Remember, you are not your body; you are the one in charge of your body. You are not your brain; you are the one in charge of your brain.
Proper form is very important in everything you do for fitness. Less rigorous programs done well, are far better than something more challenging where form is lost.- Kwanza Jones
Yes, most women want that perfectly perky booty, and many men want those impressively powerful-looking pecs, but if you’re only working out one specific area on your body, the rest of your body eventually suffers.
Exercising is about balance, not just about what you can see in the mirror.
We live in an advertising-dominated world, which constantly feeds us messages that we’re inadequate in hyper-specific, crazy ways, and because of that, many of us attempt to “fix” ourselves in hyper-specific, crazy ways too. If you train your pecs, for instance, you have to train your back! If you’re training your booty, don’t forget about the rest of your body!
You can’t function on 1 hour of sleep AND think you’re going to have a great workout - or a great rest of the day for that matter. Trust us, most of us need around 7 hours of sleep. Some of us only 5 or 6ish. Some of us 9ish.
The consensus is pretty clear. You need it to dance through life happily and fully refreshed.
I should look like The Rock. I should look like Scarlett Johansson.
I should be exactly .25 pounds lighter. I should be exactly .25 pounds bigger.
I should be better at this move, but I’m not.
The thing is, this notion of “should,” especially when it comes to exercise, is a big lie. SUPERCHARGED® dance cardio is about being true to who we are.
We are exactly where we should be, and from that point we grow forward. From that point - the point of where we are this perfect, present moment - we expand into greater levels of health from a place of gratitude!
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