Tracy Anderson Day 2 / Day 3 Prep

23 Oct

Hello All!

So, I’m back! How was day 2 for all of you? According to Tracy, Day 3 is the hardest – have you been feeling that yet?

Today, in terms of psyc tools, I wanted to talk about imagery use in your workouts. If you use a DVD it’s easy to stay focused on results because you’re seeing Tracy right in front of you. It might even be easy when doing the mat part of your workout if you’re using the book and seeing her pictures, but what about the rest of the day? What keeps you inspired and on track through your meals and your regular daily events?

My tip in order to stay on track when you’re not looking at Tracy during your workout, is to use imagery. Imagery is a great tool that involves many of your different senses (sight, touch, the feeling of body movement, hearing, smell, and sometimes even taste) in order to either recreate your performance conditions when not performing (and remember, Tracy said to approach our workout like a performance) or (in our case) to keep you on track.

If you’re getting low on willpower, feel how hard you work during the workout, see the realistic (very important, we don’t want to develop any image disorders) body that you desire, hear the video music or Tracy’s voice in your head, etc. Work on this and it will eventually be quick and second nature. If done correctly, it should keep you from reaching for that cookie or slice of cake. (But also remember not to be too strict on yourself – if you think denying a craving will make you go overboard after, then just have one and move on. We don’t want to live an unhappy life, denying ourselves things we enjoy. Just remember, this too requires willpower).

OK, Day 3 workout in 4 hours and 20 min 🙂

P.S. Would love some feedback. Are there some thing you would like help with? Is there anything I should change up about the blog?

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2 Responses to “Tracy Anderson Day 2 / Day 3 Prep”

  1. Melissa October 23, 2010 at 8:58 PM #

    Hey C 🙂
    Wanted to let you know that I’m really enjoying your perspective on how to best achieve your goals. One of my biggest hurdles is staying motivated: I always start to regimens with extraordinary levels of motivation (like I have right now), but 3 weeks in, when the numbers on the scale aren’t decreasing as quickly as they do in the first few weeks, my motivation slowly drifts away. Any tips you have, as we go through the 30 day bootcamp, on staying motivated when the honeymoon is over and as plateaus start to rear their ugly heads, would be great!
    ciao,
    M

    • C October 24, 2010 at 2:36 PM #

      Hi M!

      Thank you very much. I also appreciate your suggestion – I will work on putting something together for you, hopefully by the middle of this coming week.
      Have a great rest of your weekend,
      C

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