Short Workouts are Better than None!
Saturday, June 02, 2012
We've all heard the recommendations...as you get stronger, increase the weights/intensity/miles/durati
on. Recently, I let this advice work against me. Rather than being encouraged, I reacted by feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. I ran a half marathon some time ago. So many people are running marathons, do I need to do that next? I just don't have the time or desire to do that right now. I finished one workout program that was 30 minutes a day, does that mean I need to move on to one that requires 45-60 minutes even if it doesn't fit into my day? Over time I nearly stopped running, and became inconsistent with strength training. Well I'm back and it feels good. I'm starting very slowly, running only two miles 3 times a week and working on a new strength program.
You know what? Even 10 minutes of strength training can make you stronger and a 30 minute walk will make you feel happier. If you are able to work longer & harder, that's great. Remember the best exercise for you is one that you can and will keep on doing. When I am discouraged, I go back to where I started; Nicole's New You Bootcamp Workouts. They get me back on track.
How do you get back on tract?