Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Get Moving!

I just wanted to take this time to focus on the fitness aspect of a healthy home.  A couple things to keep in mind always:  set a fitness goal and stick with it;  start small and change it as you get stronger; even the strongest fitness buffs set new goals, that's how they get so physically fit.  

I'm gearing up to start teaching group exercise classes again.  I've been working out 6-7 days a week for 30-60 minutes depending on the day.  I rotate between cardio interval workouts,  cardio with strength training, kickboxing, running, and the Insanity workouts on DVD.  I'm almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but still working on toning up. 

I hope that through this journey, you've been able to find a way to fit in a daily workout.  Being moderately active for most days of the week will lead to better overall physical health.  I encourage you to step it up, try to get in 30 min at least 5 days a week.  And if you are already doing that, then challenge yourself to a harder and/or longer workout. 

Also, keep changing things up.  Your body adapts if you have been doing the same routine - shake it up!  Its good to shock your body by doing different routines and by challenging your muscles. 

As always, consult a doctor before beginning a new routine and listen to your body.  Take water breaks and stretch at the end of each workout. 

Below you will find a few workout ideas.  I've included a link to a beginner's running routine, a circuit workout, and a few tougher cross-fit routines (high intensity cardio and strength).  Maybe it is time to change up your workout routine or just start a new adventure.

Happy Fitness!

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