Don't quit, just change it up! 💪I know that I can get stuck in a rut for my own workouts, how about you? That's why I am always looking for ways to change up my workouts, not just for variety, but because my body benefits from the change too! The challenges brought on by my recent hiking in @parkcity_utah introduced my leg muscles to new and welcomed soreness (yes I'm a little nutty , I do love the feeling of soreness the day after my workouts 😏) but also the intense challenge of the higher altitude on my heart and lungs was also a welcomed addition to my body too!
Why do you need to change up your workout routines? Because you body begins to adapt to the routine and then it does not need to work as hard; therefore, you get less bang for your buck! What does that mean? You don’t burn as many calories, and your body doesn’t have to work as hard as when you first start a new exercise routine. Your body actually gets a bit “lazy” and goes into automatic mode where it is not challenged as much. So how can you change it up? Whether you are at home or traveling, I challenge you to look around for another way to exercise.
Here are some ideas to help you change up your workouts.
🏊♀️Swimming (pool, lakes, public pool, ocean)
🚴♀️Biking (outside – hills preferably, spin bike, regular indoor bike)
🏄♀️SUP (ok, I have never done this but definitely want to try it. @so_this_is_50 has totally inspired me to try it! )
👟Walking/Sprinting (outside – hills preferably, treadmill)
🚣♀️Kayak/Rowing (I just kayaked in one of the beautiful lakes recently in @cityofminneapolis while visiting our son, and it was a great way to get my upper body and cardio workout in, try it!).
What's your favorite way to change up your workouts?
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