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Why the Post-Election Blues Is Actually Good for Your Workout Plan

By Team DBG | December 14, 2016 | No Comments

Feeling blue?

If the presidential election campaign and results left you feeling sad and frustrated, you should know that you are not alone.

Moreover, you can even see this as an opportunity for you to start working on improving yourself.

I bet that most of you struggle with maintaining a workout plan.

Again, you’re not the only one in this situation. What if I told you that by the end of this article you’d be able to put together an exercising plan from scratch? And it will all be due to the post-election blues.

It All Starts with ABC

No, I’m not referring to the worldwide news broadcaster.

I’m talking about these three aspects:

  • Accept
  • Breathe
  • Concentrate

Acceptance means that you need to acknowledge your negative feelings. If you continue to fight them or avoid them, then they will become even stronger. There’s a common belief that you can’t deal with a problem unless you admit you have one.

Breathing has a tremendous role when we’re feeling blue. It’s what gives us life. Even though we do it as a reflex and rarely think about it, its benefits cannot be replaced. Breathing is the core of yoga and meditation, both of which are known to calm us down and relieve stress.

Concentration is the key for you to be focused on your goals and achieve them. Also, this is where you need to concentrate on the why, the drive that’s pushing you towards achieving a goal.

The Action Plan

Here’s the thing.

Life is not perfect, nor will it ever be. We’ll experience all sorts of feelings throughout our life, and we’ll have to deal with all of them. It will be harder to do so in the case of negative ones.

And I know it’s hard, especially when the problem that caused them in the first place is not something you can change.

But get this.

You have to move forward: with your workout plan, eating healthy, being active, going out.

Life won’t wait around. Time will not stop for us to start feeling better suddenly. The only solution is to move forward, ideally with baby steps.

Don’t let anger and frustration fool you into thinking that you will work out every single day, even during weekends. Because chances are you won’t, and if you fail, you will feel even more miserable after.

Create a workout plan that is realistic.

Set milestones that are within your reach.

Let’s take the plank challenge as an example. It’s a challenge that lasts for a month, during which you’ll increase the number of seconds you can hold a plank each day.

You start with maybe 20 seconds. By the end of the month, you should be able to hold a plank for almost four minutes. That would sound crazy if you were to hold a plank for that amount of time on the first day.

This challenge and many other similar ones are doable because they have one thing in common: they focus on moving forward and building up your strength.

Are You Ready to Take Your Workout Plan Seriously?

I hope this article will inspire you to start working on your workout plan. If you do, please leave me a comment telling me how you did it.

Also, if you want to find out my story and how I pushed myself to turn my life around, download my free eBook from here.

Team DBG

I’m currently in the best shape of my life and have never felt better. I’ve learned so much during my journey in the fitness world. I now have a burning desire to help others. Too many people ignore the mental and spiritual growth potential of fitness and consider it a shallow, frivolous hobby. I’m committed to shifting this mindset with other like-minded individuals who are intelligent, motivated and entrepreneurial. I’m excited to continue on this path with others who are enthusiastic about the work it takes to achieve success. - Bryan Watmore (CEO)

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