Beating the Exercise Blah’s
Exercise isn’t just about getting on a treadmill and slogging away for 30 minutes listening to Twisted Sisters’ “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and praying the fat pounds burn away faster than the muscle pounds take over the scale. Exercise should be exciting and fun and lure you off the couch and away from the chips. That is the problem with exercise today. we know we should do it, we buy the gym memberships to motivate ourselves, but then we stall when it comes to get in the car to drive to the gym.
Many people look at exercise as tedious and boring and think they have to do the hardest, most intensive exercises day after day to get the toned body they are looking for. Even gym’s cater to this notion by having TV’s and radios in abundance as they line the walls with the treadmills and stair-steppers that we expect to melt the pounds off the fastest. The truth is that it is better for your body to vary your exercise routine. It surprises your muscles and forces them to keep adjusting as you adjust your routine.
Think back to when you were a kid. There was recess that included kickball, jump rope, hula hooping, playing tag, and plain old running around with your friends. Depending on your current physique and abilities, there are a plethora of opportunities out there to melt the calories off and to lose the icky butt dimples. Trust me, even skinny girls without the right activity’s get those nasty divots.
1. Jump rope. They’re cheap, they’re fun, and they burn calories.
2. Dancing. Whether it’s ballet, waltz, swing, or plain free-form, it feels good to cut loose and dance your heart out.
3. Racquetball/Tennis. Nothing lets off steam and gets you moving like taking a racquet and hitting a ball as hard as you can. If you like to smack the ball more than chase it, stick with racquetball.
4. Golf – without the cart. The fun of walking coupled with new scenery while chasing a little white ball.
5. And if it’s your cup of tea, dust off the treadmill, put on Twisted Sister and have at it.
My point is that moving is good. Faster moving is better. Going as fast as you can all the time… well, don’t push it. You don’t want to hurt yourself and go backwards. Most of all, find something you like and do it often.