I'm not fitness expert, but I have played sports ever since I was little, so I've picked up a few tips for keeping my body in shape. My weekly goal is to work out at least three times a week. When I'm super motivated, I will do more and sometimes I will go on walks with my mom on my days off, but I like to have this limit set for myself. My workout days look a little something like this...
I was for all four years of high school, and in that time, I became quite flexible. The last thing I want to happen is to loose my flexibility, so I have started to hold my splits for one minute every day, along with doing a few other stretches.
(photo from here)Six Pack
I have always loved doing ab workouts, so of course I had to fit one into my routine. jThis routine I found is fantastic! My abs are always burning when I finish it.
-30 cross crunches
-20 leg raises
-20 bicycle crunches
-30 flutter kicks
-20 heel touches
-60 second plank
"Run Forest, Run!"
I've always wanted to be a runner, so I am working on it now. This is my big cardio time during my workout routine, and probably my most dreaded. This past week, I have been setting my running distance for 1.60 mi. It might not seem that far for some of you, but it's a work in progress.
(photo from here) If you are curious, during my run, I usually either listen to NPR (Nerd alert! Hear me out, though! It does a great job at distracting me from what I'm actually doing.) or my cardio playlist on Spotify, which is filled with the most up-beat and motivating music I know. (Click here to listen to it.)
Back Yard Hoops
I don't always do this, but sometimes I will coo down from my run by shooting hoops for about 30 minutes at the basketball hoop in my driveway. This is incredibly relaxing, and I'm sneaking in a little arm workout in the process. Just remember that you can get a great workout unique, fun things too.
That's everything! I find that you just need to create your own routine that works towards your own needs. Remember that working out is 100% mental. Once you've leaped over the wall to go for a run, you will see the whole new, awesome world of being addicted to working out. I hope you find some inspiration to go out for a run today!
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