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The 8 Colors of Fitness

Saturday, April 27, 2013

With one of my SparkPeople teams, it wanted us to do The 8 Colors of Fitness test. Well, I took it this morning and my fitness color is Blue. Blues take motivation, approach and focus. This so describes me to a tee! Here is more information about Blue Fitness:

Blues are guided by clear fitness goals and objectives. Often these goals are based on advice from health and medical professionals or information from the media, or perhaps center on improving performance in sports or other activities. Blues prefer keeping their exercise plans plain, simple, and easy to execute so they can achieve their goals. Keeping commitments to themselves ranks high with Blues.

Blues are highly sensitized and aware of their bodies and thus are careful not to over-do it. They gravitate to traditional exercise based on proven methods, tested and trusted, the better to achieve their goals with a minimum of fuss or risk of injury. Because they are exercising for a purpose, it doesn't make sense to spend time experimenting on new routines when they already know techniques and approaches that have worked in the past. With little inclination to live on the cutting edge, Blues are not interested in the latest weight program being touted or in getting their exercise in "fun" new ways. Blues focus on the purpose of exercise. They will fun some other time.

Correct form and proper technique are essential. They represent not only the best and least wasteful approach to exercise, but ensure greater safety, a high priority for Blues. When learning something new, Blues prefer a step-by-step approach. For instance, in learning a free weight routine, Blues prefer to learn the proper technique is locked into their memory, they can comfortably move on, but not until then. With an emphasis on safety and form, Blues value a chance to learn from qualified experts who, as professionals, can carefully take them through the steps.

Now, I don't mind new routines, because I understand the importance of keeping your body guessing. Hence, this the reason why I'm doing this crazy Insanity workout! I do concentrate on proper form, technique and safety. I am motivated and focused! I have every intention on staying this way!
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