Some thoughts on this journey we call BodyRocking…
Many of you beginners have written us emails lately on how discouraged you were to discover that not everyone around you supports your fitness journey. One new BodyRocker described how their world seemed to divide before their eyes between the people who love what they are doing and the people who completely hate it. How can fitness and the desire to be healthy, strong and outrageously good looking (to borrow a line from Zoolander) inspire such intense emotional reactions from family and friends? It’s not like you announced your intention to rob banks for a living… so why all of this judgement and negativity?
The answer I think is that most people are sedentary. There are a whole bunch of people out there who just don’t move – or at least they move as little as possible – and actively resist with great efforts moving one step beyond what is absolutely necessary. You see it all the time anywhere where there are stairs and an escalator side by side. The escalator is jammed, the stairs are empty. These people are living Big Mac to Pepperoni Pizza slice, getting larger, slower and more clogged up by the second. Some of these people will be inspired by your example. Your effort to be the best version of you possible will give them hope that they too can make healthier choices and choose to start moving. The other people – the people who hate what you are doing and try to discourage, or ridicule with gusto most likely find it easier to go negative on you then take an honest look at their own behavior.
The best advice I think that anyone can offer in this situation is to lead the way in your own life. In the face of a whirl wind of negativity, sarcasm and judgement stand fast and lead the way. Don’t worry because all of the BodyRockers here have your back. Keep on Rocking!
This challenge was inspired by the song On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez – you guys can rock this tune while you bust out your reps Here is the teaser video:
- Mountain Climber20 reps
- Toe Touch20 reps
Get your gear for this workout here:
Set your timer to count down 10 minutes. Your goal is to do as many sets of Mountain Climbers and Toe Touches as possible during the 10 minutes. There are 20 reps in each set for both of these exercises and you will be going back and forth until the time is up.
Unfortunately I don’t have my scores for you guys today, because I went to my dentist and let him drill into my tooth so I have been in pain today and didn’t do this challenge myself. I will come back to this challenge some other time. Tomorrow I have a really good workout for you
This is your starting position. Keep your hands right underneath your shoulders and your arms extended. Jump up and switch legs. Your feet land at the same time. Each jump counts as 1 rep. Complete 20 reps and move on to the second exercise.
This is your starting position on your back. Legs are extended and on the ground.
Squeeze your abs, press the lower back into the mat and lift your extended legs up. Touch your toes lifting your shoulderblades off of the ground. This is one rep, complete 20 reps and move on to another set of Mountain Climber.