The body needs to be stimulated and challenged in order to progress.
Usually driving home after teaching a couple of exercises class I’m energized but as soon as I get in the door all the energy seems to evaporate. Not today, however! I had the energy and got myself out the door for a run as quickly as I could so there would be no excuses. Plus it is not raining at the moment so that helped. I love the challenge of running up a hill (easy to find in Jerusalem). I listen to music that motivates me especially to power up the hill. What do you love about your routine?
As with any exercise program (cardio or weights) remember to switch up your routine after a couple of months (or when your routine is becoming easy) so that you don’t plateau. The body needs to be stimulated and challenged in order to progress.
For running or walking (outside) try the following to make sure your fitness improves:
* Add on distance
* A different route (or the same route in the opposite direction so that your downhills become up hills and vice versa)
* Speed runs (as fast as you can go for a short distance).
* Run or walk faster intermittent with a slower pace for recover (intervals)
* Run/Walk up a hill
* Run/walk upstairs
* Run/Walk on a different surface (e.g. sand)
How do you vary your routine to keep it interesting and improve your fitness?
Time for a good hearty meal to replenish my energy!
Have a good week 😁