Often when I feel my energy lag, I dind that if I change the song on my iPod, I get my energy back. Usually it was just too slow or not motivating enough of a song.
2/14/2010 7:41:22 PM
Good article. I think it's important to remind people that after working out for many months in a row that a break is often necessary. I find that taking a week off a couple of times a year really helps me reach my overall goals, although it seems counter productive. :)
These are great guidelines...I am not a morning workout person. I'm lucky if I can get to work on time most days! I work out at the gym at my work and they have great exercise classes that keep things from getting boring. Yoga, pilates, cardio, when I am bored with my typical strength/cardio routines they are great. Mixing up your workouts is awesome cross training to hit spots you might be missing during a usual workout. Getting back into pilates and yoga made me realize how very weak my core had become. Now I try to make sure to a variety of core exercises with my strength routine.
Great article. I run during the week and do Bikram yoga on the weekends. I definitely relate to the point about giving your body a rest. Yes, I I'm usually tired in the mornings (probably because I don't get enough sleep), but when I am really really run down and exhausted, I know it's a signal for me to take a break. And yes, I feel a lot better the next day. So, remember, listen to your body.
Last week I was doing a workout DVD. Not long after starting, I tripped then started stumbling and losing my balance. I stopped halfway through, afraid I was going to hurt myself but no knowing what the problem was. Reading this article, I can see that some of the things mentioned may have been contributing factors. I'll start paying more attention to the state of my body and mind before working out, to maximize my time and efforts.
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