Nothing gets me in the mood more to workout than great music. I compiled a list of the ones I jammed to the most in 2014 below is a concise playlist. Feel free to workout to the beat. You will get over 30 minutes of non-stop fun with this playlist. Let the farewell party to 2014 begin.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to get the energy to exercise even though I know I will feel great during and after my workout. The initial push I need to get me started is the struggle. Here are a list of some motivators that has helped me find the energy to get up and get moving.
When I know I need to work out, I just listen to some great exercise music while I’m doing my work on the computer. This usually pushes me to get up and start moving.
Movies and TV inspiration
I love movies and various TV shows. I just saw the movie Conan with Jason Momoa. I have his photo saved to my desktop. His body is beautiful and he worked pretty hard for it for that movie. I don’t plan to train six hours a day like he did but I know one hour will have me looking very close because I eat clean. His photo is a reminder that I have to work for what I want.
I do a lot of working out at home because it is more convenient right now for me. I do however pay a monthly gym membership. Every month that money leaves my account, it reminds me that I can’t waste my money so regardless if I am at the gym or not I need to work out.
My schedule is super busy with lots of responsibilities and projects that are waiting to be completed. Working out for me is time to give to myself to have fun with good music and quiet my mind. It is like my own meditation regardless of the workout I am doing. All I can focus on is having fun and the movements I am doing, not all the stuff I have to do afterwards. It is a nice mental break from the world.
I don’t worry about being fully in workout gear to start my workout. That is the benefit of working out from home. You can roll out the bed and start your workout in your jammy jams.
Do 15 reps of each exercise and 3 rounds of the entire routine 3 times per week
- Chair Dips
- Push Ups
Do each exercise for 1 minute each and do the entire circuit two times with a break in between if needed.
- High Knees
- Jumping Jacks
- Tricep Dips
- High Knees
There has been a lot of social media buzz around ALS lately. Some don’t understand why people are pouring buckets of ice water on themselves. I saw an amazing video today about the importance of the attention that the Ice Bucket Challenge has brought to ALS. See below this guy’s personal account of the disease.
In the video he speaks about really wanting the pharmaceutical industry to invest in developing a drug to help those with ALS. I thought about this and did some research on some natural methods to help alleviate some of the symptoms of ALS. I am not one who relies on the pharmaceutical industry. I stay away from chemicals at all cost. So if I were dealing with this disease or felt I was at risk for getting it due to my genetic history, my regimen would incorporate all of the following:
An Alkaline Diet – All raw vegan diet void of unhealthy oils (some cooking oils actually destroy the protective covering of the nerves which lead to paralysis of parts of the body)
Seaweeds – Blue green algae, bladderwrac, chlorella, dulse, iceland moss, irish moss, kelp, spirulina
Herbs – cayenne, ginger, cinnamon, blue vervain, butcher’s broom, chaparral, chamomile, comfrey root, goldenseal root, kava kava, manjistha, passion flower, periwinkle, and valerian root
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
Vibrational Healing/Chakra Balancing
I know that even with this regimen, it could take years to “cure” myself. However, that would be my goal if I were dealing with this. This holistic health path is always a journey. Once you overcome one thing there is always something else wether it be a physical, emotional or mental issue/challenge that comes up. But because life is beautiful and we are grateful for the gift of life, we continuously fight to keep ourselves as healthy as possible regardless of what the universe throws our way.