The fitness industry is completely cloudy and intimidating to say the least!
One minute everyone is going vegan and doing long runs and then the next we're all sprinting heavy lifting carnivores. If there's any consistency in the advice you will receive in this industry is that something is better than nothing and no two bodies will respond in the same way or at the same rate.The one thing we can all agree on is that action always trumps intention. Get out there and go for it. If you start running for 45 minutes every weekday morning from now until then end of summer you will burn about 500 more calories a day and that means by labour day weekend you'll be 12 lbs lighter! And that's worst case scenario … if you change nothing else! Take out dessert twice a week and you could easily double that number. Fitness isn't complicated … we just make it that way! Push yourself outside of your current comfort zone and you're bound to see some huge gradual changes! I'm a total planner too and often times get caught up in the plan rather than do mode.
:: Bod Squad doing some awesome incline abs … so hard!! and me running earlier today ::
This past winter I really struggled with sticking to a fitness routine. Lately I've really turned that around. I've been running more in the last eight weeks with the start of Bod Squad and the re-introduction of track workouts into my weekly regime. The results have been awesome. I'm faster, leaner, stronger and generally enjoy the process of working out way more than ever now. My main piece of advice is always to just get going. Stop making fitness plans and start pressing go. The hardest steps in any workout are getting out the door. That's why I think it helps so much to commit to a run club, yoga class, Bod Squad, morning bike rides, whatever! That way you're held accountable for your workouts and you're that much more likely to stick with it.
My track workout today:
Rest = time of previous distance run.
It was BRUTAL but we got-er done and celebrated with freezes after!
This can be YOUR summer! Get started today!!