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Changing Up My Fitness Routine

Monday, January 16, 2012

One of my goals for 2012 is to do 20,000 minutes of fitness. I've been a runner for a few years now and I seem to get my runs in easy enough but I've found that my body has become too efficient with running and it does not push my fat burning engine as much as I would like. I think my body has learned how to run efficiently enough and not burn the calories I wish it to.

One of my new goals is to change up my exercise routine. I bought Coach Nicole's new 28 day Boot Camp DVD this weekend and tried it this morning. By the way, with the current coupon on SP the price is very reasonable for a DVD. I found I am not as limber and agile as I had hoped. I have some work to do. I love that there are short routines, longer routines and different fitness levels for each routine. She is very easy to follow too!

So my new plan, in addition to running is to mix it up, DVDs, gym classes, kettlebells and of course continue to run and train for another half marathon. I will contine to write my workouts in my daily planner so I have a plan at the start of each day!
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    I know this is a bit of an older post but I find it so intriguing. After about 2 months of regular fitness, I found I was plateauing a little. I was still losing weight but not as quickly as I was before. Plus the exercises (SP's kickboxing workouts) I was doing were getting easier. I just took up running and it seems to be helping me deal with the plateau issue. Now, I've got to think about what I'm going to do when my body figures this out too. Thanks for helping me think ahead.
    1675 days ago
    You have a great plan! I think that you are on the right track for sure...I always find you so inspirational! Thank you for that.
    1729 days ago
    Good idea to change up the routine. Best of luck. Also hope you reach your 20000 minutes this year. I wish you the best with everything.
    1743 days ago
  • ANNA907
    I have the coupon for Coach Nicole's new video. I guess I probably won't get it till next weekend now. Was going to try today. Since I've been doing another bootcamp with her I'm figuring I should be able to use the video even though I have to be careful with my knee. Great job on changing it up. I always try and vary it on the elliptical and treadmill. I'm also definitely not limber or agile!!! Great job!!!
    1743 days ago
  • FITKAT62
    My body is a very quick learner so I have to change it up often.

    1743 days ago
    you sound like me. I lost alot of weight when I first started running until my body got it figured out. I have since added crossfit and kettlebells into the mix and it seems to be working. we are very adaptable creatures for sure. Great job on changing up your routine!


    1743 days ago
    I'm trying that, too! Today I tried a new HIIT DVD with Cathe Friedrich and found that it's a good level for me. I can't quite keep up safely on some of the intervals using the step, and my jumps aren't as powerful as hers, so I have room to improve.
    1743 days ago
    Great going!!! A very ambitious way to keep your body moving!!!
    Enjoy all those choices.
    1743 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan. Good luck!
    1743 days ago
  • HS1056
    Oh yes! Change is good for our bodies! They catch on quick! emoticon LOL

    1743 days ago
    That's right, keep your body guessing!

    1743 days ago
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