O.Z.O. promotes healthy activity at whatever level one can participate.
Events usually provide multiple options for those at different fitness levels. We have no unrealistic expectation that everyone can commit to doing a “Z-Scribed” 100/200/20 workout routine… at least not to start… but why not make it a goal to do at least as much as you can do to take care of your body? You know the inherent truth that it will make you feel better and you will be stronger and better for it, so why not try?
O.Z.O. uses an accountability buddy system. If you do not have an O.Z.O. workout buddy for accountability, ask for one on our discussion boards.
Z-Scription for better Health:
We recommend the 100/200/20 workout… but you will have to build up to it.
Stop smoking. If you “can’t” quit right now, cut down. Cut down one a day for the next ten days. Keep cutting down. Eventually you will be at one a day, and you will already feel better. At that point, you will have to make a choice… continue (is there a benefit?) or quit. Sometimes, being a quitter is a good thing. You know it is true.
Walk. If you already know how to walk, then walk more. If you can walk long distances, switch to hiking… that means hills and different terrain. Just go a little further each day. You will get stronger. It will get easier. Do this at least 20 minutes a day.
Run. Even if it is just starting with a few hundred feet, do it. Do it once a day. Slowly increase it. Go for distance, not speed. Speed will come. Agility will come. Balance will come. Grace will come. Increase the distance just a little bit each day… but on that little bit you add, try and push harder and go faster. Try to get up to 20 minutes a day. You will be amazed how good you begin to feel about yourself, how much better you will sleep, and how much calmer you will be throughout the day.
What is the 100/200/20 Workout?
100 push ups, 100 sit ups, 20 minutes of running. Sound impossible? It is not. You will have to work up to it… and that is okay.
MAKE A CHART ON GRAPH PAPER!!! PUT IT ON YOUR FRIDGE!
Chart your daily progress towards your goal.
Everything starts with doing one of something. Just do one push up. Was that so bad? Now do one sit up. How’s that? OK, now run for one minute. OK? Now just do twice that tomorrow. and so on, and so on. You do not have to do all your reps or time at once… but make that a long term goal and you will be surprised in 30 days how far you get.
Even if you are in the worst possible shape, you can adapt this workout to your level to start.
Of course, consult a Dr. and all that jazz before you begin a workout regiment, and above all, listen to your body.