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Thursday, May 15, 2014

I've loved being a member of the the SP At Goal and maintaining group for a couple of years. They are a great resource for people who are maintaining. TinaJane76, one of the leaders periodically sends us a sparkmail to highlight somebody's blog as motivational. Today we were asked to have a look at a blog that Tanya602 wrote. She took the quiz that identifies your workout personality. It was fun. www.sparkpeople.com/reso
and turned out to be a little of everything.

I'm pretty settled into my age group (mid -sixties) emoticon and I can tell you that my fitness activites today are so much more energetic than anything I've done before five years ago and I'm proud of it. Compared to many other sparkpeople, I'm a true banana slug emoticon but compared to other SPs I know I come out pretty awesome. emoticon The following has been my routine for almost three years with single minded consistency.

I power walk every day usually reaching 15 min miles each time for at least 45 minutes a day. emoticon

I do a 15 minute resistance band strength routine three times a week emoticon and

I adore my Tuesday 75 minute vinyasa yoga class more than almost anything emoticon

which is probably why I came up with this personalty:

Mostly C's: Mindful Master
Pros: You are highly committed and focused during your workouts. For you, exercise is like a moving meditation where you work out your mind as much as your body!

Cons: Because you're so mindful, sometimes you're too aware of your body's response to exercise and may not push yourself hard enough. You may confuse any burn or challenge in your muscles with pain. Also, you may favor yoga and Pilates and miss out on other more intense forms of exercise that would round out your workout routine.

How to make the most of it: Tuning into that mind-body connection is a powerful way to find peace and reduce stress while staying fit. While yoga, Pilates and meditation are most known for this because they focus so much on the breath, open your eyes to running, barre workouts and lifting weights. All of the latter require extreme focus and control, and will add more variability to your workouts.

Give this quiz a try and then see if you want to blog your results. emoticon It sure pegged me correctly.

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