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Skipping workouts? Not a problem (at the moment)

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Today's challenge is to blog about how to motivate myself when tempted to skip a workout, but truly... that rarely happens in the past few months. If I miss a day, it's either because there's absolutely no time or I just physically don't feel well. Even on days with minimal time, I try to find 15 minutes to squeeze in a walk or a stretch.

The biggest help for me has been finding workouts I like. I've dabbled in a lot of things, and I've found that the recommended mix of cardio, strength, flexibility training, and a rest day or two are perfect to keep me from getting bored. I also needed to find a program I like - since starting with Jessica Smith several years ago, I've worked out consistently and never looked back. Her personality jives with me, and her workouts make me push myself without feeling like I'm going to die.

So I guess the best recommendations I have are, find a type of exercise you like, and if you're video-inclined, find a trainer or program that fits you. If you like what you're doing, sticking with it will be soooo much easier!
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    You are so right that the most important thing is to find a kind of exercise you like, because you are far more likely to stick with it. I love running and walking, but I can't stand getting up at 5 AM to do it... even though I know it would be the best time to do it, I just can't. However, I look forward to my walk or run after a day of teaching school.

    I noticed your name on AMusicalLife's page and I'm always happy to meet other musical people. That's what led me to your page. :)
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