Take Your Workout to the NEXT Level!
Do you go for short walks in your neighborhood, bike ride or work at the gym? Are you stalled in your progress?
First, think about what you could do differently.
TYPE: What exercises are your doing? Consider some cross training and add a new activity such as biking, swimming, yoga, weight training. Test out new activities that you may not have previously considered. Enroll in a short program that you might be interested in. Try Zumba, Adventure Clubs etc.
TIME: If you jog for 20 minutes, try to keep it going for 20 minutes. If you cycle go another mile. Go farther and longer.
INTENSITY: How hard do you work? Do you reach your target heart rate? Take your maximum heart rate which is roughly 220 minus your age. Make your target heart rate zone at 50% to 85% of that. Pick up the pace or add weight resistance. Try walking at a regular speed and then step it up a notch for 5 minutes and alternate the speeds.
FREQUENCY: how many times per week do you work out? If it is three times a week, try to add alternate types of work outs on the off days. Cardio and weights, walking and cycling.
MOTIVATE: Consider a certified personal trainer or mentor. For the best results pick a partner who is slightly fitter than you are. This will motivate you to be better. If you choose give yourself a “reward” for accomplishing mini-goals. Focus on treats that not food. You could plan a special trip, spa treatment, or buy a pair of shoes. After you have met your workout goals treat yourself.
REAP THE BENEFITS: Baby steps, it is all possible if you push yourself just a little further, over and over again.
I am Shirley Noah, I teach the 9 Pillars for Health. A step-by-step approach to good health. Let’s connect to see how I may best serve you in the near future.