To keep himself motivated, Steve makes sure he approaches each day with a positive mindset.
"Life is constantly challenging us, my life much like yours sees many challenges coming our way that we would rather not face yet we must. Approaching each day with a mindset where you willingly accept and step into challenges will encourage you to be focused and disciplined. With practice you’ll figure out strategies that’ll result in being more committed and ultimately you’ll enjoy your life so much more," he says. "Exercising is one of those challenges that we must willingly accept and with daily practice we see improvement through our ability to deal with what’s presented."
Here, he provides a home workout that will not only absolutely wreck you, but translates to 9,000 steps towards your daily 10,000 step goal, too. Sweet.
- 5 x 3 minute rounds of ascending Commando ladder
- 5 Push ups
- 10 Sit-ups
- 15 Squats
- 1 Commando, then 2, 3 and so on
- Rest 1 minute
- Commando = Lunge + Lunge + Burpee
- Rest 2 minutes, then…
- Core blast
- Max sit-ups in 5 minutes
- 20 Russian twists EMOM starting at 0:00
Need some more motivation? Here are three things the Commando swears by:
- To making and moving with change and adopting behaviours that promote a healthier approach to life.
- 'Win the day' mentality
- Small wins, make the bed, morning workout, stretch, meditate
- Make it daily practice, consistency is key. Doing it even if you don’t feel like it. Make a habit of it.
- Whatever you choose to do, do it with intention, be focused, be aware of distractions and talking yourself out of things.
- In a workout, set a realistic achievable goal,
- Non negotiables, maintain good form and technique
- Do things to the best of your ability in the now
In challenging times like these, it's important that we keep active to prioritise our physical and mental health, so STEPtember is a great way to get motivated and join a community of people ready to move for a great cause. You can sign up or donate at steptember.org.au