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DAY 34

Workbook

Exercise Focus: Cardiorespiratory Endurance Training

Nutrition Focus: Calorie Maintenance

Happiness Focus: Pro Tip: Habit-Hacking

*Download your exercise list, nutrition log, & happiness workbook for today above.

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Considerations of Functional training

In short, functional training is a classification of exercises that are meant to train the body for every day movement. Our body is meant to move with purpose, to move, to walk, to lift objects, to stand from a seated position. Most movements we perform in our every day lives are not in isolation - that is to say, we use more than one muscle group at a time. When we squat down to pick up an object from the ground, we must engage our core, bend at the knees and hip, wrap our arms around the object and stand back tall. The idea of functional training is to do these movements with purpose and properly, in a safe and efficient manner. So, welcome to week 3, when we begin our functional training. We will be learning the purpose of compound movements and the proper form and application of the,. 

Your Exercises For Today

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Food Corner

When you signed up for our program, did you read about our weight loss concepts concerting adaptive thermogenesis? Have you ever attempted to lose weight in the past and not been successful? Or maybe you were successful for a time before reaching the dreaded weight loss plateau? If that was the case we do hope you didn't blame yourself - because in fact, we should be blaming biology! See, our body is programmed to fight against weight loss; it's a survival mechanism that allowed our great ancestors to survive during extended periods of little to no food. When we reduce the amount of calories we consume, after about two weeks of this, our body begins to reduce our metabolism - this is what we call adaptive thermogenesis. This presents us with an interesting opportunity to trick our body and successfully lose weight. Firstly, to lose weight there is absolutely one truth - we must consume less energy than we burn (or in other words, burn more calories than we eat). Now that we know what your general metabolic rate is, we can adjust our caloric intake accordingly - and that is precisely what these next two weeks are about. But don't worry, in two weeks time, you will be back to consuming your normal amount of calories. For now, we encourage you to try focusing on consuming the amount of calories designated in your welcome packet (calorie reduction number). You may reduce your intake by more than that number if you feel comfortable doing so. Throughout the next 14 days we will teach you and provide you with resources to better manage your appetite while you reduce the amount of food you eat.

Drink 8, 8 oz of water

fill out your food log

Take your multivitamin

log your sleep hours

happiness.

Pro Tip: Habit-hacking

As we all know, significant change is rarely immediate nor easy. In fact, it can be extremely daunting - especially when it comes to our health. While our SoulFit program is structured so that you have your fitness and well-being plan at your fingertips, you'll need to create and rely on the routines and habits to continually sustain your new lifestyle for the long-term. Creating habits can be difficult, behavioral psychology offers us a technique called "piggybacking" that can help cement healthful habits into your usual routine.

Here's how it works: in order to fast-track an action into your routine, "piggyback" it onto an existing habit. For example, if you'd like to build the "3 Good Things" Exercise into your daily routine to cultivate gratitude and positivity, tack it on to something you do each day - such as brushing your teeth at night.

Prompt: What are some ways that you can "piggyback" healthful Soulfit activities onto existing habits to make them routine?