WEEK 20 – THE PEAK 8
First, some updates…
I had two weeks of motivated workouts, with no extra striving or hard work to achieve it.
I was enjoying the new Peak 8 I mentioned before, plus Zumba, and rollerblading, for a total of 5 workouts a week. I ate a little more raw food than lately, increasing my energy levels as well.
Although I feel leaner, the scale gives me very little joy. Perhaps I celebrated a little bit harder than usual afterwards, on this last weekend. And I ended up a bit sick 😦 Some emotional things were happening too, and I do believe physical sickness can also start from unresolved issues.
The Peak 8
I promised more information about the Peak 8 that I’m doing. Here are the details:
– Do 30 seconds of any exercise (I’m running on a trampoline) as fast and hard as you can, then rest until heart rate is back to normal. Then repeat 8 times. Some people may need less or more than 8 times.
– Should take a total of 20 minutes, 3 times a week.
– It comes from the idea that wild animals stay fit, not by doing aerobics or cardio routines for 1 – 2 hours straight a day, but through bursts of cardio, while hunting for food, or avoiding becoming food.
– More details are on Dr. Mercola’s website and on youtube.
I’m doing a version created by my chiropractor, and it may not be the same exact routine as in these videos. And of course, I’m not a doctor, and you should consult your own with anything new you do.
So far, I’m really enjoying the increased energy, and the need for a lot of sleep is reducing. I wake up more energetic, which is miraculous!
Maybe this weekend I won’t celebrate quite so much, and will have a better gauge for how this is working for me.
Let me know if you have tried the Peak Fitness plan at all, or anything else that is working for you.