Friday, October 11, 2013

The More I Workout....

The more I workout, the more I LOVE IT!!!

Seriously, so often someone will start working out & then find themselves quitting after a little while.  There are so many reasons I'm sure.  -They don't carve the time out of their schedule to make it happen.  -The program they chose isn't the right one for them.  -They don't schedule their workouts ahead of time.  This last one is different from the first one about carving out time for the workout.  Making sure you have a scheduled plan of workouts for the week or even month is REALLY important! 

I didn't realize this until I started the Beachbody workouts. 

I got a schedule with each of the workouts I have & while I certainly don't need to stick with them, and I didn't at first with P90X, I realized maybe they knew what they were talking about! 

I am working right now on my 3rd round of ChaLEAN Extreme.  The workouts are really awesome.  She knows what she is doing.  She does the TurboFire workouts too & they are my FAVORITE cardio workouts to be sure. 

Recently, if you have been keeping up with my blog, you know I have a new addition to my weights.  I added 20lb weights & I am THRILLED to say I am using them during this program.  Right now they are more for lower body exercises but I know eventually I will be able to get them into the upper body too. 

I am so happy to say that after many years I have found the workouts that work for me.  Including running & biking.  Along with Beachbody workouts like TurboFire, ChaLEAN Extreme & P90X I have invested in Bob Harpers workouts.   His InsideOut workout DVD's are INTENSE & I use them between the longer programs I do.  Keeps me shaking things up with my workouts & keeps my body guessing what's coming next.

I am seeing some great results.  Great definition in my arms & legs.  I still have areas I want to work on but I know I will get there.  It hasn't been over night & I have been working really hard at it for over 7 years!

I feel great.  That's the idea right?  I want to be able to keep up.  I want my kids to grow up & know exercise should be an every day thing & not a chore.  There are other options than going to the gym.  So many people I have talked to get memberships & don't end up seeing the year through.  It can be discouraging.  The right mind-set & being determined to make a difference really does help!!

Have you found an exercise that works for you?  How do you challenge yourself?

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I find myself thinking out the plan for my exercise for the week. Like what days will work for runs and then which days to do upper body and lower body. Also I plan in bike rides. It really helps me to have an idea ahead of time about which days I'll be doing different activities. That way on days I know my schedule is jam packed I can plan on a 30 min. DVD instead of an hour long bike ride, etc. When I schedule things ahead I think it helps me to commit to actually following through with the plan too. Besides bike riding and running I also find doing exercise DVD's at home works best for me. I like Kelly Coffey Meyer, Leslie Sansone, and Denise Austin DVD's. I was just thinking today that next month marks two years of working out for me! Wow! I've got to say I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking with it this long. I definitely plan to continue making this a part of the rest of my life.


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