Killer Bs, this week’s Mini Challenge is all about MODERATION.
I started meditating a few weeks ago, and even though I find it extremely difficult, I’m also enjoying it. I didn’t used to like slowing down, ever. My mind goes a million miles a minute. My mouth usually does, too. 🙂 I’m all about fast-moving workouts, fast decisions, and fast talking.
But lately, I just haven’t been able to keep up my old pace.
Some of it is this time of year, with the days getting shorter and the weather getting cooler. It feels like a good time to snuggle in and slow things down a little. And some of it is that… well, friends, I don’t know if you know this about me, but… I’m not getting younger. LOL.
I’m discovering lately that sometimes your body teaches you lessons your mind doesn’t want to learn. And lately my body is teaching me that putting in a moderate effort is:
- Still plenty of work, and
- Way better than no effort at all
Since I’m learning this lesson, I thought it would be fitting to pass it along to you, too. I think all of us, at one time or another, have felt like we had to keep pushing, pushing and pushing at full throttle to get where we want to go. But you know what? We can get there with moderation, too. Especially if you are – ahem – my age, or working toward a weight loss goal.
This week’s Mini Challenge is designed to remind you (and me!) that no matter where you are on your fitness journey, it’s okay to put in the effort you have available to you right now, whether that’s full speed ahead or something a little more moderate.
(Click the image below to download and save it on your device. The thumbnails are links to take you directly to the videos or playlists 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 MID-LIFE METABOLISM BOOSTER, a moderately-paced routine that includes plenty of both cardio and strength work to keep your engine revved up, no matter your age. The SUGGESTED STACKER is a quick weight-lifting workout that’ll make sure your muscles are nice and “noodley.”
TUESDAY’S all-new Let’s RUN podcast is an information-packed WALKING WORKOUT where I explain everything you need to know about losing weight and how walking might be the perfect exercise to meet your goals. I’ve also popped on a SUGGESTED STACKER at the end of this video, in case you have the time and inclination for more.
WEDNESDAY’S workout is a 30-minute LOW IMPACT METCON that doesn’t have any jumping, but sure has a lot of sweat! Set your own challenge on the weight of the dumbbells and be prepared to meet all of your day’s cardio and strength needs with this fun workout.
On THURSDAY, we’re keeping the intensity moderate with this WEIGHT LOSS CARDIO workout that’s the perfect speed for long-term sustainable exercise.
And FRIDAY, we’re toning up our abs with this quick STANDING AB STRENGTH workout that uses one heavy dumbbell, and actually sneaks in a fair bit of work for your shoulders, legs and butt, too! We’re STACKING it with another 10-minute standing abs video that’ll really round out your day and finish your week on a strong note.