Do we rush around so much that we have forgotten to unleash the most basic feel good ‘mechanism’?
When I was at the gym, there were a few other people working out today, only 2 were actually smiling and enjoying themselves.It wasn’t then that I noticed how much we rushed around or just tick along.
I was with a gentleman that I work with and we were having a chat in a cafe. I excused myself to use the restroom, when I returned, I witness him trying to draw the attention of another patron who was standing waiting for his takeaway.
This man was buried in his phone, furiously typing away. Once he got his coffee, he zipped past and was oblivious to my member’s greeting to, “have a good day”. Afterwhich, the gentleman that I work with, happily turned back to his own cuppa.
We live in a fast-paced world and the advancement of technology, in a way, contributes to our disconnect with our environment and the people around us.
I must admit, I do sometimes forget to smile, with thoughts floating around in my mind; mental lists; choreography that I’m trying to remember- I have a pretty intimidating ‘serious’ face, or so I’ve been told.
Anyway, so I challenge you, as I challenge myself- smile and see how many smiles you get back. Did it change the way you interact with people?
Moving right along, today’s workout- chest, triceps, abs
Duration: 45 mins
Resistance: 12-15 reps
Cardio/Plyo: 15-20 reps
3 sets of each unless otherwise stated
Incline dumbbell fly
Goblet squat with side leg raise (don’t whip your leg, control it up)
Push up (with hand release, deliberately slow, as fast as possible)
Overhead tricep extension (+ 3 negatives on the last set)
Skullcrusher with weight plate MAX reps- aim 30-35 with medium weight
24 reps of each
Hanging Tuck ups
Exercise ball transfers
If you got a favourite exercise/sequence/circuit, please feel free to share below! 🙂
I am a health and fitness enthusiast. I am NOT a doctor, health or fitness professional. Please seek advice from your doctor/health/fitness professional before engaging in any physical exercise such as this workout.