Let's Get Physical

I am not going to lie to you guys, me and working out have never been in a long term relationship. I have flirted around the edges, made it think I was falling in with it, and then turned it away. I have been a member of a couple of different gyms back home. Actually five, not that I am counting. But like most relationships, they fizzled out, one of us stopped calling {yip, that was me} or, things just abruptly ended. It certainly never was love. That is the truth.

Since January first, I have been trying to wake up every morning and be positive towards working out. I think for me, the biggest thing is having a plan. Knowing what each day is going to hold, and what I have to achieve. I haven't joined a gym, because honestly it just hasn't been a financial viable at this point, a little further down the track, I might make that commitment again, but for now, nature is providing a really great workout space. On top of the 365 Day Challenge I have been trying to keep the workouts varied. I have had lots of questions about what I do other than just my mile per day, so I thought, why not share a couple, because variety is fun right?

One of the things that I loved about working out with the ladies at the crossfit box, was that every workout was different. It was challenging, and it used workouts that pushed the boundary, for whatever level your fitness was at. The other thing that I loved, was that these workouts were short, sharp and intense. You got in, you did the work, and you got out. Because spending hours working out isn't my idea of a good time.

You might notice some abbreviations in some of the workouts. Lets take a look shall we. AMRAP is As Many Rounds As Possible.  This type of workout means basically you have a time allowance, and you do as much as you can in that time. Its hard, You get sweaty, and its probably one of my favourites! The other one is EMOM. This means Every Minute On the Minute.  I bet you are thinking that sounds pretty easy. Especially when there is only 10-12 exercises. Trust me, those breaks between when you finish the set and when you start the next one, get smaller and smaller. It is pretty awful, but it works you hard, and remember those boundaries I was talking about pushing, well this is a great way to do that.

I also really want to stress the emphasis on stretching. I never did it enough, and I would hurt afterwards. I still hurt afterwards. Muscle soreness is a sign of a hard work out in my world, but stretching definitely relieves some of that stress. I have started introducing yoga movements into my week too. Just to continue the stretching. It honestly is good. Trust me ok? Even if you don't feel like you are sweating your cute ass off, that time, is so important! So stretch ok? And have fun, because yeah, it should be hard, but it also should be enjoyable, somewhere, deep down inside. You are doing awesome, and you should be proud!

If you try any of these out I would love to hear about it! Post a comment below or maybe even say hello on twitter with the hashtag #hellotillie

1 comment:

  1. These are great! I think I'm going to have to try and few of them - and maybe even get Rob involved too!


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