What’s the #1 BEST workout that you can do to reach your goals?

by Suzanne Hiscock
Have you ever noticed how invigorated you feel after you go for a walk … do some yoga … or even get up off the couch to tackle some chores?

There are so many reasons for this “feel good” effect that extends far beyond the mood-boosting hormones that get released when you get some exercise. 

Moving your body helps you to digest food better (and use up that fuel, too, including keeping your blood sugar in better balance). 

It revs up your immune system, fights stress, helps you sleep better, and builds and maintains stronger bones and muscles!

And of course, it helps you maintain your weight, build confidence, and boost energy. 

And even though exercise can do all of this for us ...

FACT: Only 1 in 3 people get the amount of recommended exercise each week! And less than 5% get 30 minutes of activity a day.

But where do you start? 
 
What’s the #1 BEST workout that you can do to reach your goals?

With all of the new & shiny fitness options out there – and so many different opinions about what’s best – and so many amazing claims ... 

Info overload like this can actually stop you from ever getting started in the first place. 

No worries! I’ve got your answer! 

The best workout routine for you is …. cue drumroll ...

The workouts you actually will DO and enjoy!

So often we worry about finding the “perfect” plan or spend hours researching what to do. 

Or, we decide we will start “next Monday” … 

Or wait until that pair of workout shoes we ordered finally arrives. 

The REAL TRUTH is that feeling better is literally 15 minutes away – I’m talking about 15 minutes from right now.

All it takes is a brisk walk around the neighborhood – or picking up that pair of dumbbells in the closet and cranking out a few exercises.

It doesn’t haven’t be complicated. You just need to make a decision and take that FIRST step. 

Have trouble taking that first step? Use the 5-second rule!

And no, I am not talking about the 5-second rule for food dropped on the floor. :-)

Call it whatever you want – your motivation, drive, or discipline – but this rule can be a total game-changer in that department. 

Yes, it’s true: your success can come down to as little as 5 seconds, according to author Mel Robbins, who wrote an entire book about it!

Here’s how the rule works. The moment you get a “spark” to do something that will help you move closer towards your goals – you count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … and then you DO IT!

That brief countdown is the amount of time it can take for your brain to kill your best motivations. 

There’s a part of your brain that HATES change – it likes to stay in its little comfort zone (even if you no longer find that zone very comfy).

But if you are able to TAKE ACTION before it can stop you, you WIN! 

As an example: Let’s say you are about to sit on the couch to watch TV, and you have a goal of being more active. You suddenly think, “It’s nice out. I should go for a walk.”

If you say 5-4-3-2-1- and right away put on those sneakers to go for a walk, your brain won’t have time to respond with, “Nah, I’m feeling tired - I think I’ll just veg out here instead.”

Makes sense, right? 

It’s basically the same as Nike’s tagline: Just Do It. It gets you out of your head and spurs you into ACTION.

Which is perfect, because that’s where the change happens!

Try it for yourself. The best part is, over time it builds on itself as you start to see firsthand how well it works.

You are worth it. 

You’ve got ONE life. Let’s make the most of it. 

You deserve to see what you’re capable of. 
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About the Author

Suzanne Hiscock is a PN1 Nutrition Coach, ACE-certified Health Coach, as well as an ACE-certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. For over 16 years, she has been helping people lose weight and get fit through her website, FitWatch.com. Whether it's with one-on-one nutrition coaching, nutrition programs or courses, and tools or calculators, she can help you to eat better, move more and believe in yourself.