So like, every time I sit with a client, we talk about stress levels.
I ask them on a scale of 1-10, where did they think their stress levels were at?
Often times I get a 7 or maybe an 8. Sometimes clients look at my with tears in their eyes and tell me 11.
So go on, ask yourself the same question:
On a scale of 1-10, how stressed are you (10 being very stressed).
And, if your answer is over a 5…then we have a real problem.
You see, you shouldn’t be running around like a headless chicken every day with a stress level of 7 or 8.
You should have a life that gives you ONLY minimal stress. You should be getting lots of sleep, you should release all those toxic people, you should meditate.
^^^ Don’t worry, I can see you rolling your eyes at me.
I mean, there are some toxic people you simply cannot get rid of. Your boss, your spouse, your BFF….it’s not like you can just ditch them right?
And meditation requires time you don’t have and well, getting 8 hours of sleep EVERY night demands that you get home from work at a reasonable hour, get the kids in bed by 8 and NOT watch 4 hours of Netflix to unwind.
So hmmm…how does one avoid that weight-gaining, stomach-bloating, motivation-sapping stress?
Oh I know – 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.
Study after study prove that 30 minutes of exercise will DRAMATICALLY reduce stress. The same stress that will give you a heart attack. The same stress that has made you gain all that weight on your belly and thighs.
30 minutes of exercise will help you slip into the little black dress for Christmas.
Look, honestly, our boot camp floors take a pounding each day. From jump squats to battling ropes, those floors take a beating.
But, what they also absorb is ALL of your stress. These ole rubber floors take all of your anger and all of your hurt.
In fact, the harder you workout, the higher you jump and the lower you squat, the more stress flows out of your body into our floors here at boot camp.
And so, when you leave your 30 minute sweat fest, you leave not only a little puddle of exertion, but you leave every single drop of sweat behind you.
You leave with a smile. You leave with a sense of accomplishment. You leave knowing that your body, for the time being, is being nourished with endorphins and all your stress has left the building.
And, if you keep doing that, time and and time again, you’ll eventually become a stress free individual.
A non-bloated, thigh gap-sporting, heartattack-dodging stress free individual.
Every day is the best day to start destroying stress so grab a 2 week test drive and start squatting away your stress today:
You’ll feel a million times better after just one workout.