Moving our bodies is essential to our health but sometimes we put way too much pressure on ourselves when it comes to what sort of workout we should be doing.
My personal preference is exercise programs. I love them and they get me killer results in a short period of time. The issue though is that during the summer and in between programs I just can’t seem to follow through with a program. I either need a break for the season or just a break from a rigid routine for a while.
Well, I found myself trying to get into a new workout program this summer but with minimal success. What ends up happening is that I struggle to find the motivation and I end up skipping my workout altogether. For those who know me personally, this may surprise them since I actually LOVE to exercise.
I started pondering the issue and then it hit me, in my coaching practice I encourage my clients to move. I remind them it doesn’t matter what they choose to do as long as they are regularly moving their body. So why should it be any different for me? Well, obviously it shouldn’t be.
We all know what we need to do
Ok, so now I know what I need to do but I also know, from past experience, that I have to enjoy myself or I won’t do it. I stopped and evaluated what kind of workouts I enjoy when I am not doing a program. My brain instantly went to running (if you can really call what I do running, LOL!) and biking. I love them both. But I still need to tone up.
The solution? 7-minute workouts. I used to do them often but over time I slowly got out of the habit. So I pulled up the app, hit start and Bam! I was strengthening my body head to toe in a short amount of time. I was waking up sore which is a good sign that it’s working. Whoo Hoo!
My current plan, which is working fabulously, is to run one day and do a 7-minute workout the next day. Mix in a little biking or kayaking and my body is toning up, I am not dreading my workout and I am eager to do my workouts again.
The idea is to find something you love to do and do it. Walk, run, Zumba (another fav), hiking, etc. It doesn’t matter. Is all that matters is that we are moving.
What do you do to move your body? Comment below.