Keep your workouts challenging, for both you and your body

I teach at a fewย of the local gyms, which I LOVE by the way!

Sometimes I get into a rut where I find something I love and that’s all I want to do when I am working out (and not teaching). Then, I have to banish myself from doing that again for the next few weeks!

It is easy to do something that we find fun or something our body can handle better.

For instance, I could sit on a spinning bike 6 days a week if you let me. In fact, I used to spin about 5 days a week more than a year ago. Did I lose weight? Sure, to a point … and then guess what? My body learned that song and dance and I hit a plateau. Shocked, aren’t you?

What is easy or fun is not necessarily the key to improving our physical strength.

I have made huge strides in my personal goals lately by just being random with my workouts and my lifestyle.

I have walked the steps at lunch .. up and down the stairs until it was seriously NOT fun.
I’ve added in short, mean high impact workouts.
I take random rest days so my body has no clue when it is getting a real break.
Some days I just walk, slowly.
Occasionally I will walk into the gym and hop on those rotating steps from … ahem .. down under!
Other nights I load in Beachbody’s Insanity Asylum workouts for some evening fun!

My point is this .. we like to do the stuff that is easier for us, funner for us, but sometimes you have to add in a bunch of curve balls to make sure your muscles keep responding and don’t get too used to life. So have a little of both .. the fun stuff and then shuffle in random other workouts.

Throw the cards in the air and make it different each week. Keep it fun and keep it challenging. See if that helps your journey!

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5 thoughts on “Keep your workouts challenging, for both you and your body

  1. Doctor Pragati February 26, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Lately I’ve been having lots of fun switching it up and trying new things (kettle bells, for example). I usually feel like I succeeded if I’m sore in new places ๐Ÿ™‚


    • joschmoblo February 27, 2015 / 9:33 am

      I definitely think it helps with both physical and mental boredom, in addition to keeping our bodies guessing! If I’m sore the next day I definitely consider that a success! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Wednesday I shadowed a hydrobike class for the first time (I am going to start teaching it!). I did not get to ride a bike but jogged and worked in the pool. It was like a new door opened to something that was fun, different, and challenging!

      It is great when we step outside of our comfort zones!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      • joschmoblo February 27, 2015 / 8:59 pm

        I agree! It is not spinning and it is not water aerobics .. it’s a bit in between, but different! I’m a bit excited to start teaching it ๐Ÿ™‚


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