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When you've been out of the fitness loop for a while, try a new fitness activity that's really tough. Hike a mountain peak, ride a bike to a record distance, go kayaking for the first time, or try a ropes course. Your success will empower and inspire you to get back to your fitness goals again!
Breaking through a boundary makes your usual goals seem less intimidating and more important! There's nothing like hiking a new trail to make me feel like I can take on the world!
In Alberta we have a government sponsored program called Living Well that gives you all sorts of information on healthy eating, weight loss, etc. and even a fitness assessment. My husband and I signed up for the 8-week fitness program. After it was completed, HE was the one who suggested we start going to the local gym twice a week to workout!!! That was a year ago and we're still at it.
This program has given me the inspiration to get healthy and finding SparkPeople has been the "icing" on the cake!244
Go random! Most treadmills, ellipticals, and other exercise machines have different programs, like Hills, Fat Burn, etc. Intervals are a fantastic way to torch calories and improve cardiovascular fitness and endurance. Try the Random program to keep your muscles guessing!
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