Monthly Archives: July 2014

Help! I’ve Lost My Motivation To Exercise!

Motivation – We as human being crave this emotion.  Sometimes we say we need it to exercise, lose weight, work a long day, stay up late for a project, or maybe to complete a project.  Motivation is defined as the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way, or the condition to be eager to work or achieve a result.

But let me tell you, when you have motivation, exercise is easier,  and choosing good food comes almost naturally.  But remember this:  motivation is an emotion that comes and goes, youdontgetwhatand for me, it goes more than it comes!  So you must have “back-up plans!”  There just has to be more reasons you make good choices in your life…not only for exercise and good nutrition – but for all parts of your life.

Below are a few other reasons to exercise and make good choices – find a few that work for you.  And remember, what works today, may not work next month.

  • You are worth it:  This sounds simple, but honestly, most people don’t always believe this.  Dig deep within yourself and discover why you are worthy of a strong and healthy body.
  • Pain is temporary, pride is forever:  While I’m not advocating pain during exercise, I am recommending getting a bit uncomfortable and moving towards unpleasant during exercise.  So every now and then, grin and bare it and try pushing for no other reason than getting stronger and just a bit braver.
  • Because you should!  It’s just that simple – no emotion here, you just should!
  • You will probably feel better when you are done.  Nothing exciting about this reason – but again, good choices aren’t always fun and exciting.  And when you make a good choice, like working out, when you don’t want to – you are “putting your big girl panties on!”
  • It will lower your stress level…which will increase your overall energy.

The point is this:  It’s great when you feel motivation – but you won’t always feel motivation, that’s normal.  So, find more reasons to exercise that doesn’t depend on emotion.

For a great selection of streaming exercise videos, please visit our website:
http://WorkoutsOnDemand.com

End Your Day Stress-Free and With Energy

You’ve put in a full day, and somehow you have made it…congratulations!  Whether your day was spent at the office, in front of a computer, driving the kids to and from their school and activities, or you spent the day doing errands….you made it!  Now, it’s time to put it all behind you and change your pace.  But what should you do?  May I make a few suggestions?  Perhaps one of the ideas listed below will resinate somewhere within you to take action to a healthier and more energetic life.  The ideas are simple, but powerful – so why not turn off your phone, shut down the computer and spend five or ten minutes with yourself and find a new sense of internal balance:

1.  Meditate for five minutes:  Did you know that meditation is just breathing?  It’s really not that weird at all!  Find a quite corner where you won’t be disturbed, close your eyes, sit with your legs crossed and just breath deeply.  It’s normal for your mind to wonder – so don’t try to control your mind, just let it go where it wants to….and breath.

2.  Write a letter to a friend.  No, not an email – write a letter in your handwriting.  It doesn’t have to be long, but the power of our written words have so much power to not only the recipient, but to the writer.  Now, go get a stamp and mail it…yep, snail mail!  It will make your friends day and it will feel so very good to do.

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3.  Stretch for five minutes:  Stretching is much like meditation, but is a bit more active.  Stretching will loosen your muscles and help your mind release stress.  And less stress means more energy.

4.  Walk around the block:  It doesn’t have to be far, but go outside and just walk for five minutes.  Waive to neighbors as they pass you, enjoy the smiles of children and pet the neighbors dog.  You will walk back in your house feeling so much better.

 

5.  Quick Workout:
10 Squats
10 Push-ups
10 Lunges
10 Crunches
….And if you can, repeat it once or twice.

5.  Do Yoga:  Below is a free 7-minute Yoga Workout Video – why not try it now?  I guarantee you will feel more relaxed by the end of the workout.

New Google Play App To Stream Our Exercise Videos

New app in Google Play app store gives Workouts On Demand members even more ways to stream all 200+ exercise videos!

Now it’s even easier to stream our exercise videos!  Memberships to Workouts On Demand give you access to our exercise videos within the Google Play app store with our Video Channel within CouchyTV.  This great app gives our users easy access to all the workout videos on all google-tvcompatible devises, including many TV’s.  All you need is access to Google Play on your devise, and you can connect with our workout videos on that devise.

To stream our workout videos on your devise:

1.  Join Workouts On Demand.

2.  Go into the Google Play app store and download app “CouchyTV”

3.  Register your CouchyPlay app on your computer

4.  Request an activation link from Workouts On Demand.

5.  After you receive your activation link from Workouts On Demand, click on the activation linkcouchyplay-logo and validate your Workouts On Demand membership within CouchyPlay.

It’s just that easy!  Start your exercise program today with Workouts On Demand and have instant access to over 200 online exercise videos, with 24/7 access, and access worldwide with your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.