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Wee3 Workouts. They Work: Ep. 2

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Since I posted the first “Wee3” Workout the other day, I have received a load of messages thanking me for this simple idea. I’m kinda thanking myself for stumbling into it, too LOL!

The truth is that many people (I’m in there too) who, due to no fault of their own, have not been able to achieve the kind of training they imagined they should be doing. This can feed into a negative experience of exercising, the thought of it becoming a stressful reminder of “failure” as we reinforce a self-defeating belief that we’ll never be able to do enough. We might think of what we used to do, or what we see others doing; to “do less” never crosses our minds, at least not without somehow feeling like *we* are less, too. I mean if I’d gone to the gym a few years ago and only managed 3 exercises, I’d have felt inadequate, or like it wasn’t a proper workout. Yet these days, given my own circumstances, the Wee3 seems very palatable and quite nice, really.

In fact, it can be anything I decide it is: enough or not enough; it’s my choice. Choice is a wonderfully positive thing when it’s set up in the right way.

If you’re finding, time and time again, that you never achieve or feel “enough” then it’s time to redefine what enough means to you; perhaps even what not enough means. The way I see it, in any given moment, we have and are enough to take the step right in front of us, but so often we’re being held back by an unrealistic idea that we should have what it takes to make 5 giant steps in one go. Take a small step forward enough times and eventually you get where you need to go. I can tell you that in the last 2 years those steps have felt like they were battling against a head-wind of 100 mph, but I’m still here and I am determined to keep pressing on toward all the goals I have for my life and my work. I’m quite confident that you have experienced many of your own head-winds and have also felt discouraged and like you’ve fallen too far behind. So let the “Wee3” be a way to make a wee choice with a big impact on your life, to help you feel good about that step right in front of you.

Now for the workout:

In this workout, I set my Gymboss miniMAX Interval Timer for 3 cycles of 20 seconds rest and 40 seconds effort. I did 3 spaced out rounds of these 3 exercises:

  1. Alternating Reverse Lunge
  2. Plank Climber
  3. Invisible Jump Rope

Please remember that you don’t need to do everything I do. You might be able to do a “Wee1” thing, which is absolutely fine! Start with what you can and will do; that’s the goal, not “all the things I think I should do”.

And above all, enjoy it! Watch the video and get a kick out of me acting like an arse over doing some plank climbers o_O

 

And don’t forget to check out the next Wee Workout: Number 3 and Episode 4..

Cheers,

Marianne

PS – If you buy a gymboss through text or banner links on my pages, I will earn a wee bit of money for that. I have been a gymboss affiliate since 2010 because I loved them then and I love them now. Especially because it one more thing I can operate that’s not on my phone.

Gymboss miniMAX

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4 Responses

  1. terry says:

    I remember you in your older videos.
    You are an inspiration to me and
    I admire your courage and strength.
    I dont know your story and I praise God
    for your blessings!

    • terry says:

      One last comment even though I dont have a physical handicap
      I find it harder to find a drive to keep going at age 63 but I know it is for my own good.
      Keep sending your videos…I need your encouragement!
      thanks

    • Marianne says:

      Thanks, Terry, I appreciate your encouragement to me! I’m glad these videos help. It’s been hard to put them out in the inter-tubes again since I know I move much less gracefully than before. But I realised that it doesn’t have to be about what I can do or about how I look, but what I can inspire others to feel about themselves and to overcome their own hurdles.

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