Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (great for your body!)
Posted April 20, 2011on:
Hey, y’all! We’ve had so much wonderful sunshine here… sure hope the weather has been gracious to you!
So,, how have your workouts been going? Have you been doing the same-old, same old workouts, getting the same-old, same-old results? Zzzz. Yawn.
Maybe I’m not the first person to tell you this, but your body and soul CRAVE change! (And not the kind you get from the vending machine.)
You’ve all heard the old saying about the definition of insanity, right? The insane person does the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Are you this person in the gym, seeing the same results?
I used to be this person. Running used to be my only form of cardio, with occasional stationary biking if my knees bothered me (but to be honest, I really didn’t like it). I lifted a weight or two because it was good for me. And I was getting nowhere.
But then, I started taking spinning classes at the gym. (Fun! New form of cardio to mix in!) And I started doing step again–am I the only one who started this in the early ’90’s, way back? I fell totally in love with Pilates and made it my life. I was having fun and getting leaner!
Bottom line: Explore your options, and find a variety of forms of exercise. (A gym class, outdoors, gardening, cleaning house–whatever gets you moving!) Attempt to find 2-3 forms of cardio and strength to cross-train your body throughout the week, rather than trudging through the same type of exercise. Even more ideally, the exercise is functional, mimicking our daily activities.
So there’s your task for the week–change up your activity! (I’ve been laid up post-hip-surgery for weeks, and I think I may have permission to add stationary biking to my upper body weight repertoire in the next few days! Hey, it’s an exciting change for me! Read this space for progress…)