Podcast Review: Rebooted Body Podcast RB091 "Stop Working Out and DWYLT Instead
This podcast includes Kevin Geary, who runs his own website RebootedBody.com, that provides online coaching for motivation, nutrition, and exercise. I have listened to a few of his podcasts and love the things he says, particularly in this podcast. One particular reason why people "fall off the wagon" from working out or dieting is motivation, or the lack of it. Kevin brings up a good point that the motivation we hear and see is not healthy or made for the short term. Motivational mantras we consistently see on social media are made to bring you down to build you up or have negative connotations. Though it may help in the short-term, the same mantras can help you fail in the long-term because the motivation can relate exercising to punishment or doing something you don't like doing. He came up with "DWYLT" or Do What You Love Today. I love this because now you are doing an activity that is fun and enjoyable. You don't mind the sweat, burning, and energy needed to do it. You don't have to trick your mind into liking it.
My own personal "DWYLT" is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I first started out at Combatives Sport Center in Manhattan, Kansas and I am currently training at Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I've been doing it for the past 4 years and have been loving every minute of it. Actually, that's not true. There have been times where I get frustrated because I feel like I'm not improving or someone I know is progressing way faster than me. The same reasons that make me dislike BJJ are the same reasons why I like it because the activity itself is mentally stimulating. BJJ isn't a workout but studying human movement that results in making you feel badass. I enjoy BJJ enough that my cross training is directly related to improving my game. For instance, I stopped running for long distance but do wind sprints for cardio because that more closely resembles the metabolic demands of BJJ. I became certified as a Ginastica Natural teacher to learn ground specific movements and dynamic stretching.