Switch It Up!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I'm sure many people have found themselves in the same boat as myself. Wake up, exercise, get on with your day, then maybe exercise in the evening. Also of course, watch what you eat.
Well, for years I used to do my strength training in the mornings, then my cardio in the evenings. Hey, it worked for me! But, as well as switching your Strength training every four weeks or so, and your cardio which is great, and takes off the boredom, I've found that switching your overall routine around also works.
Besides doing my rollerblading-cardio, in the morning (which is sadly going to end in about a month due to the leaves falling off the trees, and being unsafe-'till next spring)I do my strength in the evening, with usually a walk after sometime during the evening. It's great. I probably will switch it up again sometime in the late fall. Just to shock my system.
I also found how peaceful it is to get up at 6am and hit the pavement. It's quiet, the birds are chirping, and in most cases you get to watch the sun rise. I don't want to lose that yet. I might just continue my morning cardio outside with a walk/jog routine. I used to be in crosscountry running at school! It might have been over 30 years ago, but I don't feel my age, so why not?
Switch it up, not matter what you are doing, it eases the bordom, and brings something new and exciting in your life.
This also applies to what you eat. Instead of eating your eggs for breakfast, try them for supper! Who said you have to eat certain foods at certain times of the day? Portion control, low fat, remember your water and vegies, and I believe everyone can be fit and healthy.