Groundhog Day

Is your workout routine starting to feel like the plot of “Groundhog Day”? Don’t be afraid of your own shadow and don’t keep living the same day over and over again. If you’re stuck in a rut, now is the time to try something new and I’m here to help. Check out these ideas:

1) Kick it Up  – Switch up your cardio from the treadmill or elliptical to fitness program that burns serious calories and challenges your body’s aerobic and muscular systems differently than a treadmill or elliptical, causing “muscle confusion” that yields sculpted muscles and a sweat session in one.  For an amazing kicking and punching cardio burn I recommend Core De Force and Turbo.

2) Be Ready to Run – Join me as I train for the Sam Costa 1/2 Marathon on March 25th and for the Carmel 1/2 Marathon on April 22nd. My training schedules will help you prep your body with a mix of cross training, rest days and a gradual increase in your mileage.  All levels of running are welcome.

3) Go Online – Use that video addiction for good! Laughing babies will not get you into your skinny jeans, but using Beachbody On Demand to try some new forms of fitness will. In addition to the streaming over 600 plus programs you will receive a cooking show that provides recipes and meal plans to help dial in your nutrition.

4) Slow Down – If your addicted to fast and furious workouts (like I have always been) try switching to something that is slow and controlled a few days a week. When I switched from running and high impact classes to something slower like PiYo, I lost 20 lbs. This slow movement helps recruit more muscle fibers, which can lead to more muscle growth and burning more calories during your workout and throughout the day. Another amazing program that slows you down while lifting weights is 21 Day Fix.

7) Tabata – Tabata is a high-intensity workout that has fitness and weight-loss benefits. It is also a very short workout. Is it like CrossFit? Is it like circuit training? It is a bit of both. Tabata training is attractive because it saves a lot of time for people. It offers the maximum benefit with the least amount of time used to get those results.  Tabata style programs will fatigue the targeted muscles for each exercise and keep your heart rate up for a lasting cardio effect.  The Tabata style programs that I recommend are Insanity, T25,  22 Minute Hard Corps & Max 30.

8) Get back on Track – If you’re feeling tired and sluggish and need motivation to get started, give yourself a comprehensive inner-body tune-up. In just 21 days, the Ultimate Reset can help you gently restore your body to its optimal “factory settings”, to help you feel energized, enjoy better digestion, lose weight, and reclaim your overall health so you can start a new fitness program or continue with what you are doing and get optimal results.

9) Ask for Help – It’s always a good idea to get a second opinion about what your body needs, and may be just the ticket to getting out of your rut. As a Health and Fitness Coach, I would love to help you set and reach realistic goals and match you to the program that is best to get you started.

10) Stay Connected – Staying motivated with your nutrition, fitness program and goals is easier with  a community of peer support. I’m not a big fan of working out by myself—not even when it comes to cardio. It’s nice always nice to know that you are not alone in your journey and other people are getting your back, sending you inspiration and motivation and pushing you to reach your goals. With every program you get access to my Private Online Fitness Accountability Group to give you all the support you need.