How do you excuse-proof your fitness routine?
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for an article for Oxygen Magazine on how to make your workouts a priority and create healthy habits for life.
In it, I address:
- Why having a deeper “why” than just appearance or weight loss is so important
- How to plan your workouts to better fit your energy levels and work schedule
- How to get creative with bodyweight and HIIT workouts
You can read the full article on Oxygenmag.com here.
What I’m reading —
Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontavaeity by Edward Slingerland
This fascinating book dives into the ancient Chinese concepts of wu-wei — an effortless way of being in the world — and de — essentially, charisma. Slingerland ties both to recent research in psychology and neuroscience, explaining why these age-old concepts are more important than ever now.
What I’m listening to —
Sam Harris: What is the Illusion of Self? / Into the Magic Shop Podcast with James R. Doty
What is consciousness? Do we have free will? These are just a couple of the deep dive questions this neurosurgeon and neuroscientist/philosopher address in this two hour podcast.
A quote that inspires me —
“We have to be continually jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” — Kurt Vonnegut
What I’m training —
Here’s an equipment-free workout you can do anywhere that I posted from sunny California this week.
Three new workouts —
Bodyweight Jump Rope HIIT Workout (12 minute, jump rope, plyo box)
Fitter Stronger Sandbag Workout (Time challenge, sandbag, dip bar)
Jump Rope Boxing AMRAP Workout (AMRAP, jump rope)
You can get these and all future workouts right in the 12 Minute Athlete app when you subscribe as a Super Athlete.
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