While I was filming this week’s Let’s RUN podcast (a fabulous and apparently inspiring 😅 40 minute indoor walk + run) and talking about what it’s like to run long distances and how to plan for success, I mentioned that it’s important to be able to see the big picture when you’re putting together a training program. And as the words were coming out of my mouth, I had this huge A-HA! moment.
That actually happens somewhat frequently. I start filming, thinking I’m addressing some topic that affects you, but as I’m talking, I realize that it applies to me, too. It’s one of the reasons I so enjoy making these videos!
Anyway. The lightbulb that went off in my head was this: I’ve been coming at my goals from the wrong direction, thinking about the immediate challenges in front of me and how I can tackle them today. But I need to be looking at it from a different angle and asking myself different questions, like What do you REALLY want? For your LIFE.
Not just today, or this week, or this year. Not just the kind of big picture, but the BIG PICTURE.
And now I’m going to ask YOU: What do you want your health and fitness to look and feel like in your lifetime? When you look back in another ten or twenty years, what do you want to see?
I have to imagine that you don’t want to see that you’ve been struggling with your weight all this time, or that you started and stopped a dozen fitness programs.
But maybe you would like to see yourself climbing mountains, or kayaking with your kids (or grandkids). Maybe you’d want to see yourself at the finish line of a marathon or two. Maybe you’d want to be able to stand up straight and move with confidence. Or start taking dancing lessons, or ride your bike across your state.
The possibilities are endless, and so is your potential to reach those goals.
So start with that picture – the BIG PICTURE – in mind when you’re setting your smaller goals. Let the big picture be your guide for how you live your life now.
These weekly Mini Challenges are terrific for keeping you motivated and active for the short term, but they’re really just a tool to help you achieve greater things, Killer B.
(Click the image below to download and save it on your device. The thumbnails are links to take you directly to the videos on the Pahla B Fitness YouTube channel. All of the workouts are available for preview now.)
On MONDAY, we’re starting the week with a QUICK AND SWEATY KETTLEBELL routine that’s designed to get your heart pumping and your muscles popping! The SUGGESTED STACKER will round out a great workout with dedicated ab work, if you have the time and inclination.
TUESDAY’S all-new Let’s RUN podcast is all about GOING LONG – we’re walking and running (mostly running, but of course you can swap the intervals!) while we chat about increasing your distance and meeting new challenges.
WEDNESDAY’S workout is all cardio, all the time, with absolutely no jumping! This fast and fun 10-20-30 LOW IMPACT routine is non-stop sweat for 25 minutes!
On THURSDAY, we’re busting out the dumbbells for a killer FULL BODY SCULPTING session. The title mentions that it’s for “beginners,” but this one is a perfect challenge for any fitness level – grab something heavier to make this one tough enough for you.
And FRIDAY, we’ve got a CARDIO TONING HIIT that’s sure to finish off your week on a high (ahem… sweaty!) note. This quick workout is super efficient for burning fat and building endurance, and you can pair it with the SUGGESTED STACKER for a longer burn.
So, you know I want to know: WHAT’S YOUR BIG PICTURE? What’s the goal that gets you out of bed and drives you forward every day?
MY goal is to help millions of women turn their backs on “bikini thinking” and see themselves as Killer Bs: capable, confident and kind. Like YOU.
Thanks for working out with me,