After the 3-day Memorial weekend, I would like to confirm that I am an avid supporter of 3-day weekends. I feel that you get far more done during the weekend and are more focused on work during the shorter week. Our flight perks kicked-off our summer like nobody’s business. Friday was a bit of a fire drill, but we headed out to Boulder, Colorado to visit some friends. Details and pics for the gorgeous weekend are coming soon. Needless to say, it was an unreal mini-vacation.
Whenever I travel my first thought is typically, “How will I workout?” In Boulder, this isn’t even a question because you are constantly on the move. We hiked, biked and river rafted — plenty of ways to get in some exercise.
I realized how relieved my tootsies were from the running break and also how much I needed to do more proper biking. If you are bored with your workout or want to make sure you are constantly engaging all your muscles, here are a few ways to make sure you are keeping your routine fresh:
So Fresh & So Clean Clean
– Switch it up. If you are an avid treadmill or elliptical guy or gal, head over to the bike and see how long you fair. If you are a serious stationary biker, try spinning. And now that it’s warming up, look for pools and try to conquer a few laps. Even trail running is a valid excuse to get outside.
– Intervals and Intensity. If you are hell-bent on sticking to your workout guns, get at it, but if you don’t want to plateau you’re going to need to up the velocity of your workout. You may not get bored but your muscles will. Hills and sprints make nice challenges for runners and bikers.
– Pick up a magazine for new tips and exercises. If you aren’t subscribing to a healthy living/fitness magazine it’s more cost-effective if you buy a subscription now instead of picking up a magazine every once and awhile. It’s rare that I will find a routine start to finish that I enjoy, but there is always something new. I mean I don’t really care how celebrity actress XX eats fresh catered foods all the livelong day, but I appreciate her person trainer’s tips every now and then. And if you are a chick, definitely pick up a Men’s Health or Men’s Journal, those magazines are riddled with new workouts and a fresh perspective. I actually stumbled across Train Like the Pros, definitely worth a gander as it reveals professional athletes and actors fitness routines.
It’s not rocket science to try something new and activate different muscles in your body, but I think that if you change up your reg routine at least once a week you will be surprised at how alert you feel during the exercise. It’s important to keep your body and mind on their toes with new tricks.
How do you keep your workouts spontaneous and new?