Tested advice for staying healthy and fit in 2022, the power of mimetic desire, and a bodyweight AMRAP workout

Hey there,

I see it happen every year: an influx of new members arrive at the gym on January 1st, only to disappear again by the end of the month.

Maybe it’s even happened to you: you start the year full of motivation, determined that this is the year you’re finally going to prioritize your health and fitness. But then, the weeks go by. Life starts to get in the way. Your initial progress plateaus, and you slowly lose motivation. Before long, you stop working out altogether, and you’re back at square one.

I’ve been working in the fitness industry professional for over a decade, and I see this pattern happen again and again. It breaks my heart every time for one main reason: it just doesn’t have to be this way.

There are several simple yet effective science-backed strategies that can help you reframe your thinking around health and fitness and get you away from the yo-yo workout habit for good.

Click here to read my article on Medium about tested advice on staying healthy and fit that works.

Reminder: Movement + Mindset starts 1/9/22!

Just a reminder that Movement + Mindset, our 6-week course designed to build you a strong body and mind, starts next Sunday. Sign up here and get a head start on your 2022 health and fitness goals!

What I’m reading —

Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life by Luke Burgis

Why do we want what we want? Most often, it’s because we notice what other people want and we mimic their desires. This is a fascinating book about the psychology behind mimetic desire and how to break free from it to live the lives that we actually want.

A quote that inspires me —

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein

What I’m training —

Here’s an equipment-free AMRAP workout I posted on Instagram.

Three new workouts —

Core Crusher Medicine Ball Challenge Workout (Time challenge, medicine ball, plyo box or equivalent)

Fight For It AMRAP Workout (AMRAP workout, plyo box or equivalent)

Legs + Conditioning HIIT Workout (12 minute HIIT, kettlebell, sandbag or dumbbells)

You can get these and all future workouts right in the 12 Minute Athlete app when you subscribe as a Super Athlete.

Questions? Feedback? Content requests?

Please feel free to reply directly to this email if you have any questions or comments (yes, I am a real human). I get a lot of emails and messages, so I can’t reply to all of them, but I do read everything you guys send me!

Happy New Year!

– Krista

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