Shake up your workout!

Boredom = not motivated. It is as simple as that. Have you noticed that when you are bored of your workout routine it is harder to get yourself to the gym? The key to keeping yourself motivated is to try new workouts that keep you on your toes. I have always been a fan of circuit training because it breaks up the monotony of a workout and you can change it up every time. 

Circuit training combines aerobic exercise with resistance training which helps tone your muscles and also builds strength. One of the great benefits of alternating between an aerobic exercise and a resistance training exercise is that you actually burn more calories during and after your workout. Another positive about circuit training is that you can do it in the gym as well as outside or in your home. You can also do a lot in a short amount of time which makes it a great workout when you don’t have too much time.

Here’s the circuit I did yesterday (I can definitely feel it today) at a local track:

  1. Run one lap around track
  2. Do 30 burpees
  3. Run one lap around track
  4. Do 50 squates
  5. Run one lap around track
  6. Do 60 crunches (alternate type)
  7. Run one lap around track
  8. Do 30 mountain climbers
  9. Run one lap around track
  10. Do two 1 minute planks

Have you tried circuit training? Do you have any to share? I’m always looking for new things to try!

Truly Gorges

As you know from previous blog posts, hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities. It’s a sneaky way to get in some great exercise while viewing the beautiful nature around you. This past week I had the opportunity to visit the gorges in upstate New York. The hike was challenging as there were many steps to walk up but the views were totally worth it. I had to capture every gorge I passed on film because I was so amazed by their size as well as the pools that formed in the water below them. The hike itself ended up being about 5 miles but I definitely recommend it if you are in the area. Plus, taking some breaks isn’t such a bad thing when you have such magnificent views to look at! 

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