Thursday, July 22, 2010

Find Your Path

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but it can get monotonous and hard to keep the excitement and energy. Mix up your usual routine by doing more reps and less weight or more weight and less reps or you can do the same exercise in a different way. Ask your friends what ab exercises they do!

With your cardio, instead of jogging, do several sprints with walk breaks in between or bike outside instead of doing the same group cycling class. If you usually do 30 minutes of cardio, choose one day a week to do it for 45 minutes instead. Its important to keep your body guessing so you don't get stuck in a rut! If you always bike or jog the same path, find a new park or neighborhood to exercise in. It will keep your environment interesting and your mind wandering so you don't continue to count down the minutes until you finished your allotted 30 minutes for the day!

When you travel, whether for business or pleasure, see if the city has greenway or jogging path. It can be invigorating to be with new exercisers in a new city! In addition, you will be able to experience new city sites. For the 4th, I traveled to the city of Cumming, GA and was lucky enough to stay near a beautiful wooden greenway. The wood absorbed the weight of each foot as I jogged and the wetlands trickled with life.

So, find your path and bring some excitement into your exercising!

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