Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nov 28

Best Legs Exercises

best legs exercises for men and women

For years I headed to the gym and focused on every single body part but the legs. I hated working the legs because I hated how sore I was afterwards! I didn’t really start getting into leg workouts until I started P90X back in 2008, but since then I have worked hard and have kept on track with working them at least once a week. It’s probably the least enjoyable and popular muscle group to work out, but it’s also one of the most important. After following various workout programs over the past 5 years, I have discovered some of the best legs exercises out there, and that’s what I’m going to share with you!

Top 5 Best Leg Exercises

(1) Bulgarian Lunges. Oh man this one is a KILLER, but it’s also one of the most effective. best legs exercisesWhen I think about the best legs exercises out there, this one definitely tops the list. So how do you do it? For this one you will need a bench or a chair and some free weights. I use the Powerblocks and highly recommend them to anyone looking for free weights because of how easy they are to interchange. Anyways, as you see in the picture to the right, you put one leg up on the bench, keep your chest up, and go straight down with the weights into a lunge and then back up, equaling one rep. The key here is to make sure your knee stays behind your toes when doing the lunge. This legs workout really works the quads and gluteus maximus (AKA your bum). Normally I will do 3 sets, 15, 12, and 8 reps, and increase in weight on each one until I end up with 55 lbs dumbbells. However, if you’re just starting, you will want to use MUCH lighter!

(2) 3 Way Weighted Standing Calf Raises. Now this involves 3 different moves, but they all work the calves, and are some of the best legs exercises. With this move, you will need free weights once again, and you stand up holding the weights and start out with both feet aiming outwards ( / ). You slowly raise your heels off the ground and stand up as high as you can go on the ball of your foot, and then slowly go back down. That equals one rep, and you can do as many reps as you’d like. Normally I will do 25-30 reps with 55 lbs dumbbells. After you do the first set, though, you are going to take a short 10-15 second break and do another set, but this time with your feet straight forward ( | | ). For the last set, you’re then going to face your feet inward ( / ). These are some of the best calf exercises that you will find!

(3) Dumbbell Squats. This is one of the most popular of the leg exercises that I’m listing, but also one of the most effective. It’s also one of the exercises that people injure themselves with because they don’t use proper form. When doing a dumbbell squat, you will have dumbbells in each hand, your legs about shoulder with apart, go straight down with the weights, keeping your chest and head up so that you’re looking straight forward. Keep your butt down, and once you get down to the ground (weights should be outside of your feet), you go straight up, using all legs and no back. You should NEVER bend your back when doing this exercise! The equals one rep, and I like to do 3 sets, 15, 12, and 8 reps.

(4) Front to Back Lunges. This is a great, but EXHAUSTING legs workout! Again, you will have dumbbells in each hand, preferably something light, and you do a front lunge, keeping your chest up, and then a back lunge with the same leg. This is one rep, and remember, make sure your knee is behind your toes on the front lunge! I like to do 2 sets of this, normally 12 and 10 reps, and once you get done with the first set, switch to the other leg. This is one of the best legs exercises that will absolutely destroy your legs (in a good way of course)!

(5) Weighted Wall Squats. Weighted wall squats might be a little ambitious for the beginner, but you experienced wall squatters can try this one out! Of course you don’t have to use any weights at all if you don’t want to. Anyways, what you do is find yourself a wall, lean up against it, and squat down to where your butt and your knees are completely even at 90 degrees. If you had a leveler, if you would set it on your thigh it should be completely even. Also, make sure your legs are about shoulder width apart. You’re going to hold this position for a certain amount of time, say 45 seconds. If you want, you can add in dumbbells to the equation, holding them out to your side. This definitely makes for a challenge! Wall squats are one of the best leg workouts out there.

It’s important to understand that I’m NOT a professional, so you will need to check with your doctor and/or a certified professional before doing any of these exercises. Also, make sure you watch videos on these exercises to make sure you’re using proper form. These exercises all come from popular programs like P90X and Body Beast, 2 of my favorite home workout programs! Right now I’m going through Body Beast, and my legs have never been stronger!

Nov 26

Shakeology Tropical

Shakeology Tropical Josh Spencer

After using Shakeology for the past 3 years, there are certain flavors that I like best. Which one tops the list? It’s real hard to say because I flip flop back and forth between Vegan Chocolate and Shakeology Tropical. Really, I guess it just depends on what I’m craving that day. However, for this post I’m going to talk about just the Shakeology Tropical, sharing my favorite recipe and talking a little about how I use it.

My Shakeology Review

When Beachbody came out with the Tropical flavor about a year or so ago, I wasn’t too sure what to think of it. I knew it was 100% vegan, which is different for me, but I’ve never been real into tropical flavored drinks. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve never disliked them, just don’t drink too many tropical drinks. Anyways, when I tried Shakeology Tropical for the first time, I was a little surprised by the taste. It’s not an overpowering tropical flavor that you would think of, but rather a subtle one that’s very easy to drink. In fact, it’s actually the one I like best with just plain water. Of course it’s better when you add some things to it, but since I travel quite a bit, it’s nice to have something that I can just throw in a shaker cup with water, shake it up, and drink without having to blend anything with it. The only thing with the taste that people will mention is a sort of chalky texture to it. No, it doesn’t taste anything like chalk, but the texture is a little strange because of the brown rice protein used in it. It doesn’t bother me any, though. Beachbody decided to use brown rice protein instead of whey protein so that they could make it Vegan.

How do I use it? For years I used Shakeology as a meal replacement for lunch, and the reason I did so was so that I could save money and eat something healthy at the same time. I used to go out to eat every day for lunch when I worked my 9 – 5 job, spending anywhere from $8 – $12, but it usually wasn’t anything healthy. After I started P90X, I needed to find something that could help me keep moving forward with my fitness goals, but yet replace my lunch so that I didn’t have to spend money on going out to eat. At about $4 a serving, it did just that, and I ended up saving about $4 – $8 every day, which is about  $120 – $240 savings each month. It made sense for me, and that’s why I did it that way.

Not too long ago I started using Shakeology Tropical as a post workout supplement. It’s got a perfect combination of protein and carbs, and also has a ton of vitamins and nutrients that are great for muscle recovery. If you want to add more protein (you don’t have to), all you have to do is add in a scoop of whey protein. I did that on occasion, especially while going through Body Beast where I needed the extra cals and protein, but I don’t do that too often. Anyways, it makes for a great post workout supplement, and it’s something that I’ve been doing more and more of, and I’ve definitely noticed great results from doing so as well.

Best Shakeology Recipe

I want to share my favorite Shakeology Tropical recipe with you all, so here it is. All you have to do is blend these together.

  • 1 scoop Shakeology Tropical
  • 8 oz. Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Peanut Butter (it makes it not as sweet)
  • 1 1/4 cup ice

There are some people, though, that like their Tropical to be very fruity, and if you are one of those people, you can replace the almond milk with orange juice, take out the peanut butter, and add another fruit. That makes for some tropical deliciousness!

Shakeology Samples

Each month I send out a batch of Shakeology samples, and if you want one, all you have to do is ask! However, there are a few requirements: (1) I have to be your Beachbody Coach! To make me your coach, just click here. (2) You have to be serious about purchasing if you do like the taste. The reason for this is because it does cost me some to send out the samples, and I need to protect my investment. I don’t mind sending these out for free because I’m confident that it will help people move towards their fitness goals, but I also have to protect my investment so that I’m not losing hundreds of dollars every month. Make sense? Also, let me know if you want a Shakeology Tropical or Vegan Chocolate sample!

The Tropical flavor of Shakeology is amazing and now my favorite flavor along with the Vegan Chocolate. If you have any questions about Shakeology or want a Shakeology sample, feel free to email me at coachspence8@yahoo.com! You can also order Shakeology by going to my online shop.

Nov 21

Body Beast Review Tommy M.

body beast review

Body Beast is a program that has absolutely EXPLODED over the past 3 months, thanks to it being one of the first and most effective mass gaining workout programs released! I have gone through the program myself, and you can check out my Body Beast Review. However, I wanted to share another Body Beast Review with you all, coming from one of the people I coach, Tommy. He absolutely ROCKED the program! Check it out.

Body Beast Review – Tommy

“My beachbody journey started in May 2012 when I started p90x with a determination to actually finish it this time. Two months later I had lost 25 pounds and was lighter than I had been even back in high school. During the final 30 days of p90x, I started taking creatine and using heavier weights in my workouts to try to pack on some muscle mass. It worked slightly but I wanted more. Then I saw that beachbody had just released the new program Body Beast, so I purchased it immediately and started it in August 2012 after completing p90x.

The Body Beast program is truly amazing! Sagi is an outstanding trainer, and “The Book of Beast” was like my bible during those 12 weeks of the program. It tells you exactly what to eat, what supplements to take, when to take them, along with tons of other useful information such as recipes, how to take pictures, etc. As for the workouts… they are very intense and do not give you a lot of rest. You will work one to two areas of your body really hard for 30 to 50 minutes, and you will be sore and sweating at the end of it. This program produces amazing results if you follow it the way it was designed and “have fun with it” as Sagi says. Even after just having finished p90x, I was still sore the day after working out certain body parts, especially the Build Legs workout!

After completing 12 weeks of the huge beast version of the program, I gained 11 pounds of lean muscle while growing my arms from 13.5 to 14.5 inches, my chest from 39.5 inches to 42 inches, and my thighs from 22 to 23.5 inches! My back and shoulders also got much noticeably bigger. My body fat did increase slightly from about 13.5% to 15%, but that will be an easy fix as I have already started the lean beast version of the program for round two in an attempt to get huge while also shredding some fat! The amount of weight that I can lift for each body part has increased abundantly during my 12 weeks using this program, even doubling on many moves. If you are looking to get bigger and stronger, I would definitely recommend body beast as your next program. Beast up wth me!”

– Tommy M.

As you can see from the Body Beast Review that Tommy posted and from his pictures, he got AMAZING Body Beast Results! Body Beast is a program that works, and is now my favorite Beachbody workout program. And yes, that’s tough for me to say since I’m actually in the P90X2 videos! Anyways, if you’re looking to gain mass, Body Beast is the way to go, period. Oh and also, if you decide to go through Body Beast and want some help, you can make me your Beachbody Coach! I will help you get great Body Beast results, just like I helped Tommy!

Nov 19

How to Get Great Abs

Key in how to get great abs

Over the course of the past 5 years, I have learned many, many things about health and nutrition. One of the main things I have learned is how to get great abs. Quickly, though, understand that I was that person who always blamed genetics for the reason why I couldn’t get great abs. I would work my tail off in the gym every day, do countless sit-ups, but nothing seemed to work, so I just figured that my body wouldn’t allow me to get them. I was wrong. In this post I’m going to share with you my secret in how to get defined abs. Oh and by the way, those are my abs in the picture above!

How to Get Great Abs

You want to know the secret in how to get great abs? The secret lies in your DIET! Yeah, that’s right, it has to do with what you eat. That was the secret ingredient that I was missing, and once I corrected my diet, the abs started to come. However, that’s the main part of it, but not all of it. Exercise plays an important role in the equation as well, just not as important as the diet. In fact, I tell all the people that I coach (I’m a Beachbody Coach) that 80% of results come from diet and 20% from exercise. How do I know this? Back in 2008 I decided to commit to P90X, a 90 day home workout program. When the program came in the mail, I noticed there was a Nutrition Guide and decided that if I was going to do the program, I was going to do it right, which meant following BOTH the diet and workouts. And that’s exactly what I did. With 90 days of 100% commitment to the workouts and diet, I FINALLY got the defined abs I wanted and literally got into the best shape of my entire life.

5 Tips on How to Get Great Abs

(1) Take in the right amount of calories. Most people don’t understand that in order to get great abs, you have to lose the fat around the abs, and the way to do that is by burning more calories than you consume throughout the day. However, you have to be careful because if you drop too low, your body will go into “starvation mode,” where your body holds on to the fat because it believes you’re malnourished. You have to eat enough calories to where you feel comfortable at the end of the day. For me, at 5’7″, that was right around 1,800 – 1,900 calories per day when I first started P90X. As you get into better shape, though, and start to build a lot of muscle, you’re body will require more calories.

(2) Eat the right foods. This is a key in how to get great abs. When I say take in a certain amount of calories, they need to be HEALTHY calories! If you take in 1,800 calories of crap, chances are you’re not going to see those abs. Stick with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats (chicken, fish), and stay away from sugary foods, processed foods, white breads, and foods high in fat.

(3) Must take in proper ratio of fat/carbs/protein. There is another part in this whole equation in how to get great abs, and that’s HOW MUCH of each category you should be consuming. If 95% of your diet comes from carbs, which gives you energy, the unused energy will be turned into fat. The P90X Nutrition Guide actually breaks down each category, and it changes each month for the entire 3 months. In the first month, you’re supposed to take in a fat/carbs/protein ratio of 20/30/50 (percentage of calories). In the second month 20/40/40 and in the third month 20/50/30. Now you’re probably asking yourself how the heck you keep track of all this. It’s simple. Use My Fitness Pal or their iPhone app, which I think is better anyways. With both the website and the app, you will log everything that you eat, and at the end of the day you can find out where you were in terms of your total ratios.

(4) Do the right ab exercises. If you want to know how to get defined abs, you need to make sure you’re doing the proper ab exercises. Doing 30 regular sit-ups and calling it quits isn’t going to cut it. You need a good ab routine. Of course I recommend P90X Ab Ripper X, a 15 minute long vigorous ab routine that will learn to love but hate at the same time. It’s very tough, but so effective because it works not just the lower abs, but also the upper and obliques as well.

(5) Have the proper amount of rest. Your abs are just like every other muscle group, and should have 48 hours rest before working again. It takes muscles 48 hours to heal properly. It IS NOT beneficial for you to do ab exercises every day! If you want to know how to get great abs, you’ve got to listen to me on this one.

Hopefully you now have a better understanding on how to get great abs. Remember, getting great abs has a LOT to do with your diet! If you’re diet isn’t good, then forget about getting those defined abs.

Nov 15

Becoming Healthy: 5 Tips

tips for becoming healthyWhile at the ER the other night for Melinda (she’s OK now), I started looking around the room and couldn’t help but notice all of the obese and overweight people waiting to be seen by the doctor. Really, it was sad, and all I kept thinking was, “Where did these people go wrong?” and “Could they have made changes to prevent this?” Yes, they could have made changes, and there are simple little things that they could have done every day to change the outcome of where they currently are with their health. The question is, what are the specific things they could have done to go about becoming healthy? Being a part of the health and fitness industry for the past 5 years, there are a lot of things that they could have done, and I’m going to share 5 tips in becoming healthy below.

5 Tips For Becoming Healthy

(1) Read “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. In order to make great changes to your health, you first have to get your mind right and ready for change. You have to understand that becoming healthy involves small changes to your lifestyle on a consistent basis, and over time you will see results. It’s NOT something that will happen overnight, and that’s hard for people to understand, especially here in America where we are an instant gratification society. Once you can understand the “Slight Edge,” then you can start committing yourself.

(2) Make a decision and stick with it. This goes along with what I mentioned above, but you have to be willing to commit yourself day in and day out over a period of time. Too many people quit within the first few weeks of working out and eating healthy because they are too sore, it’s too hard, or they just don’t have the time. By the way, these are all excuses that I’ve heard over the years, and no, they aren’t good ones. If you want to succeed in becoming healthy, then you have to eliminate any and all excuses and commit yourself daily.

(3) Find yourself an accountability partner. This is an important one. If you want to go about becoming healthy, you have to have at least one person there to support you and hold you accountable. With me being a Beachbody Coach (make me your coach), that’s what I do every day. I make sure people are on track, staying committed, and push them every single day so that they get results with whatever workout program they are using. I also have Challenge Groups, where groups of people going through the same program meet on Facebook every day for accountability and support.

(4) Use My Fitness Pal. The diet is the toughest part in becoming healthy, but it’s also the most important. In fact, I tell all the people that I coach that results come from 80% diet and 20% workouts, just to put it into perspective. If you can’t commit yourself to a healthy diet, forget about getting great results. You might get some results, but you will quickly hit a plateau and not be able to reach your goals. Something I tell all of the people I coach to do when they first get started is to create an account at My Fitness Pal (MFP) and start logging your diet in there every single day. What’s great about MFP is that it keeps track of not only your calories, but also your fat/carb/protein breakdown as well. Also, in it’s database it has just about every food that you could possibly think of, including restaurant foods, so when you go out to eat or go grocery shopping, you will know if you’re getting something healthy or not.

(5) Find a complete program. When I say complete, I mean both a diet and workout program. There are too many people who do one but not the other, get frustrated and then quit because they didn’t get the results they wanted. The program that changed my life that I highly recommend is P90X. P90X is a 90 day home workout and diet program that pretty much lays it all out there for you, and all you have to do is commit to it. In 90 days I ended up losing 25 lbs and about 10% body fat, literally getting into the best shape of my life!

Hopefully you found these tips for becoming healthy helpful. If you have any questions or need help, feel free to reach out to me or comment below. My email is coachspence8@yahoo.com.

Nov 09

Beachbody Canada

beachbody canada

For the past few years, many of the Canadians that I have coached through Beachbody programs have come to me asking when the official launch of Team Beachbody Canada will happen. Unfortunately, for the longest time I kept having to tell them that I didn’t know, but found out some good news recently in September at the Beachbody Leadership Event. The official Beachbody in Canada launch date was going to be Oct. 1st, 2012! Immediately, I informed all of the people that I coach, and quite a few of them decided to become Team Beachbody Coaches. Now, they are having tremendous success early on, and will undoubtably become some of the Top Beachbody Coaches on my team, Team Next Level.

If you’re looking to join Team Beachbody Canada, there are quite a few reasons why I feel that my Beachbody team would be the perfect fit for you.

Beachbody Canada: Reasons to Join Team Next Level

(1) Unprecedented Success. Team Next Level is one of the top Beachbody Teams in the entire country! Why? We have won the Top Beachbody Coach award for the past 2 years with me, Josh Spencer, winning Top Beachbody Coach 2010, and one of my personally sponsored coaches winning Top Beachbody Coach 2011. On top of that, we have many Star Diamond Coaches and quite a few in the Top 20 for 2012.

(2) Unbelievable Support. The amount of support that you will receive if you decide to be a Beachbody Canada Coach for Team Next Level will truly be remarkable. Not only will you have my full support since I’m a full time Beachbody Coach, you will also be added to our Team Next Level Facebook page, where you will get support from the thousands of other coaches on our team. I also have a Team Beachbody Canada page for any Canadians that become Beachbody Coaches. If you join our team, you will not have to worry about support!

(3) Excellent Training. The Beachbody training system that our team has developed is one that’s very simple and can be easily duplicated by any Beachbody Canada Coach that joins your team. Once you become a Beachbody Coach, you will immediately be plugged into our private training website where you will learn how to build the business, regardless if you want to build it online through social media marketing or offline through Fit Clubs.

(4) Integrity. My parents and grandparents taught me while growing up that whatever I do in life, I should always do it with integrity. This is something that I value greatly, and have stayed true to my values when building Team Next Level. Whenever someone wants to join my team, I make sure that they are joining for the right reasons, and that’s to help others. Helping others is our number one focus, and we have even turned people away because they could care less about helping others and just want to make a lot of money. Interestingly enough, if you’re focused on helping others the money will come, but if you’re focused on making money you will never be able to do so. Because we make sure the people who join our team has integrity, we are a very close team, and many of the coaches are like family to me.

If you’re looking to join Team Beachbody Canada, I hope you decide to join our team. Like I mentioned above, we have unprecedented success, excellent training, great support, and are a team of integrity. If you have any questions or want to become a Canadian Beachbody Coach on our team, feel free to reach out to me, Josh Spencer, at coachspence8@yahoo.com, or message me over on my Facebook Page.

Nov 05

Insanity Asylum Review

Insanity Asylum Review

I have completed a lot of home workout programs since going through P90X back in 2008, but there are only a few that I consider some of my favorites, and Insanity Asylum is one of those few. I don’t know what it is, maybe the unbelievable intensity of the workout, but I literally just can’t get enough! Enough talking about it, here’s my Insanity Asylum Review.

Insanity Asylum Review Josh Spencer

I love to push myself during workouts, I always have! There’s something about getting to that point where you feel like you can’t push any further outside your comfort zone, but then you force yourself to, and afterwards you feel amazing about what you were able to accomplish. This is how I feel every time I go through an Insanity Asylum workout! This is why I incorporate many of the Asylum exercises into many of the workouts that I do today, including Body Beast, which is what I’m currently going through. It’s a challenge, and I love a challenge.

What is Insanity Asylum? It’s a 30 day high intensity training program that involves both Insanity Asylum reviewcardio and body resistance training. It’s a workout program that branches off from the original Insanity workout, but is shorter, more intense, and more sports focused, which of course I love, being a former college baseball player. Many of the workouts involve jump rope and ladder drills, all helping with speed and agility. With all of the Insanity workouts, the traditional HIIT workouts are flipped up side down, with long bursts of high intensity training followed by short rests in between. Because of this, you can burn a ton of calories, and I have even heard of people burning more than 1,000 calories per hour. Needless to say, you will be drenched by the end of these workouts. See below for my Insanity Asylum review of one of the workouts.

Insanity Asylum Review: Speed & Agility

Let me share my Insanity Asylum review of one of my favorite workouts in the program, Speed & Agility. The warm-up itself is insane, and there’s a good chance you will be winded before the actual workout even begins. I guess Insanity workouts are notorious for that. Anyways, the warm-up consists of you doing jump rope exercises, but not just normal ones, ones that involve squats, cross jumps, etc. This goes on for about 10 minutes, and it can be very frustrating at first, especially if you struggle with coordination. It actually took me a while to get the hang of all the different exercises because I’ve never done them before. Next, it’s time to bust out the agility ladder. At first you do some normal agility drills, but as the workout progresses, you start doing ones that you’d never dream of doing, like Bear Crawls, where you literally bear crawl through the ladder, do pike presses when you reach the other side, and then repeat for an entire minute. By the time you reach the half-way point of the workout, you’re drenched and completely spent, and probably having a hard time catching your breath. Crazy exercises like this go on for a good while, and there’s a good chance you will have to pause it a few times like I did. When the workout is finished, you should have nothing left, and are going to make sure you take some sort of recovery drink, like the P90X recovery formula.

If you’re an athlete looking to increase your speed and agility and take your cardio to a whole new level, or just someone in good shape looking for a challenge, Insanity Asylum is a program that I HIGHLY recommend! Like I said, I was a former college athlete, and never in my life have I been challenged the way I’ve been challenged with Asylum. I can tell you one thing, I am stronger, faster, and quicker now than I have ever been in my entire life. Hopefully you enjoyed my Insanity Asylum Review, and don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions (Make me your Beachbody Coach). Oh yeah, and if you have already been through Asylum, Beachbody just released Insanity Asylum: Volume 2! I haven’t tried it yet, but keep your eye out for an Asylum review of the new program coming soon.

Nov 01

Motivation to Work Out

motivation to work out

Ah yes, something that many people struggle with, how to find motivation to work out. I’m going to be honest here, and it’s something that I used to struggle with back in the day, especially right before I began my P90X journey, but over the past 5 years I have discovered some secrets that have kept me motivated to work out on a daily basis, and I’m going to share those secrets with you now.

5 Tips for Finding Motivation to Work Out

(1) Accountability partner, or in my case, a Beachbody Coach. When I began my P90X journey back in March of 2008, I knew that if I was going to commit myself every single day to the workouts and the diet that I would need someone there to hold me accountable. Thankfully I was assigned to a random coach named Barbie, who was in contact with me daily, answering my questions, holding me accountable, and it gave me all the motivation to work out that I needed. Whenever I struggled, she was there to pick me right back up, encouraging me, telling me that I could do it. Find yourself an accountability partner when working out, and it will help tremendously if you need motivation to work out. (Make me your Beachbody Coach!)

(2) Create goals for yourself. What you need to do is go to Wal-Mart, purchase a white dry erase board, write down your fitness goals on it, and hang it somewhere you will see it every single day. When you can actually see your goals every day, it’s helps you to stay focused on what you need to do to achieve them. Whenever I lacked motivation to work out, all I had to do was look up at my goals hanging on my living room wall, and that was enough right there to work out and eat healthy that day.

(3) Take progress pictures. Many people don’t understand that it’s very tough to see changes happen in your body because you see yourself every single day. If you take progress pictures every 30 days, though, and compare them to your Day 1 pictures, you will be able to notice the difference. Once you see real physical changes in your body from the progress pictures, it gives you even more motivation to work out because you want to continue on that path. Plus, who wants their progress pictures to look worst than the last?

(4) Plan a beach vacation. Yeah, I said it, plan a trip that REQUIRES you to wear a bathing suit! Why? Because you’re going to bust your rear every single day so you’re not embarrassed walking around in your bathing suit in public. This is something that I have done MANY TIMES, and it’s helped tremendously when I was looking for ways on how to get motivated to work out.

(5) Take a pre-workout supplement. A lot of people struggle with the energy to workout, so something that I have always done is take a pre-workout supplement, which gives me the boost I need to get through a workout. Plus, if I don’t feel like working out, I will force myself to walk into the kitchen and take a pre-workout supplement like E&E because I know I won’t waste it. That seems to do the trick when I don’t have motivation to work out!

If you struggle with finding motivation to work out, hopefully you will find those motivation tips above helpful. If you have any questions or need help with anything, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at coachspence8@yahoo.com.