A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Friday, January 4, 2008

Billy Blanks' January Challenge

Start the New Year Off RightGet Rejuvenated in 2008

Most people think of rejuvenation as a New Year's concept. We think to ourselves, "I'm going to get rejuvenated for the New Year," or "I'm going to make a change, make a New Year's resolution." However, usually, we just break this resolution two weeks later.

How about this time around, we start with rejuvenation right now? Instantly! Every minute of every hour, let's be rejuvenated.

Sure, we all will slip back into the old mindset, old habits, but as long as we know that we have the power to pull ourselves out of the rut, we win.

Start right now by rejuvenating your thoughts, rejuvenate your words, and finally, rejuvenate your actions. You can do it, so do it now!

Looking for a Challenge?Have We Got a New Year's Workout for You!

This challenge will ask you to rejuvenate your thinking about your workout. As you go through it, look at it with fresh eyes, even if it is something that you have done thousands of times. How can you execute the technique with rejuvenated purpose? You just have to step out of your box.
Before you begin each exercise below, say out loud to yourself: "For this exercise, I am going to focus on…" and do it 100% of the time.

Start with jumping rope for three rounds of two minutes with a 30-second break in between. (If you do not own a jump rope, run in place, with knees to chest height.)

Next, shadow box (Yes, visualize an imaginary opponent before you, and box!) for three rounds of two minutes with a 30-second break in between.

Do four sets of 25 push-ups.

Do eight sets of 50 sit-ups.

Finish with a light stretch.


Rachel May said...

OK, I can't do the workout, but I completely agree with the rejuvination attitude. On New Year's Eve I was telling Bill how I usually don't make resolutions because if I want to change something, I want to do it NOW! Two or 3x I've started losing weight or adding a new fitness plan right in the middle of the holiday season. Waiting doesn't get you anywhere, right?

I think the idea of doing it in the midst of a workout is a good one. It's so easy to be distracted or try to multitask (I started to read while doing some yoga today...what was I thinking?). I'm going to use that tomorrow!

Cindy said...

Love it Leonie-
Esp the focus part.

When I do my group workouts sometimes it is easy to get caught in the trap of just getting through, doing enough. But I will think, for eg when we do weights, to make every rep count, even with the distractions of music and jokes by the instructore (fun!) but to focus.

thanks for posting!

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