If you’re bored of doing pilates/regular workout videos on non-running/swim/bike/whatever days, try watching this chick’s, Emily Sasson, dance videos and attempting to dance to them! You don’t have to get all the moves perfect, it’s just so much fun dancing/moving along w/ them instead of regular “workout” videos! It’s awesome
Anyone with good workout music taste help! I like pumped up songs when I’m working out, so anything from blink to marina and the diamonds to top 40 por favor! I’m bored with most of my music
ok bike trainer time 1-1.5 hr 140 wt let’s do this and then 25m X30 swim let’s do this
the problem with exercise and most people’s views on it concerns how it is seen, the word “exercise” brings with it those feelings you get when you remember you have laundry to do, or that the basement is still a mess and you have to clean it before family comes over. “Exercise” is simply just another chore.
The problem with the word “exercise” is that too often, people forget that exercise is not about who can handle the most pain, how fast you can go. It is simply just getting your heart rate up. That’s it. That’s what “exercise” is. ”Eating” is ingesting calories, energy, for your body to function, “breathing”, simply, is the act of taking in air for your body to function. “Exercise” is the act of raising your heart rate so, along with other things, your heart essentially becomes better at allowing for your body to function.
Most wouldn’t go without eating, breathing or sleeping, all acts of allowing your body to continue functioning, so why is exercise always looked at as the bad guy? It is not a contest to see who has the most willpower, who can get the best body, be the most disciplined, who does the most. Similarly, we wouldn’t compete regularly to see who can breathe the most, sleep the most or eat/drink the most.
Exercise does not have to continue being a competition, a “hobby” for the “disciplined and/or crazy”.
Exercise should just be another activity one fits in their day somehow, getting their heart rate up some way. It doesn’t have to be painful; if you hate running, if it hurts too much, then fine, find something you actually like to do.
Just like how one takes time of their day to eat or sleep, exercise should be just another daily part of living, of helping your body function, not a “hobby”, and it should always be something that makes you feel better, whether afterwards or during.
Like with eating and sleeping, it makes you feel better after the act, and of course everyone has a certain way they like to sleep, or certain foods and tastes they like the best, even a certain way of breathing is preferred(Some like deep breathing, others are more for shallow breaths, some breathe through mouths, other through nostrils.) Exercise should be the same way. Raising your heart rate should be the same process. The question should be not “Do you like to exercise?”It’s as ridiculous as asking someone “Do you like to breathe/sleep/eat/etc?” They are all acts allowing for your body to continue functioning.
People are confused about how to exercise, how to get their heart rates going. It’s almost odd, like asking how to eat, how to sleep. Exercise can be anything, from dancing for a half hour or 3 to your ipod, walking the dog, walking to the nearby store and back. It takes effort and time, just as with sleeping and eating, even breathing, do. You have to physically get up and grab food, and you have to take time to sleep. It’s voluntary, but it allows for continued functioning.
Without sleep, food or air, we break down, at slower rates for each daily life activity. With exercise, it’s the same, just at a much slower rate, so many still feel they are safe, which of course is blatantly discredited across the nations. Exercise is even similar to showering, you must do it everyday or every other day even a couple of days if you’re a teenaged boy on summer break, but in order to keep your body clean, it has to happen.
When you bike or walk to store instead of driving, stand up while painting a work of art, this is all exercise. It’s not the intimadating photos of Usain Bolt sprinting away, or powerlifters hauling up hundreds of pounds in pain. It’s anything. Exercise should not be intimadating.
The question should not be “Do you like to exercise?” but “What do you like to do for exercise?”
So today I only had time to do like 3.5 ish slow miles…and on friday did a fast 5k. Tomorrow should I do long 10 miler on interval or would about 3.5 mi speed intervals be better? Or some kinda tempo run?
This is taken from a father who observed his typically straight-a student and star athlete’s studying/school approach, very helpful if you apply it to your life-
- She stays focused. She does her homework and does not get distracted by everything around her. She does not quit until she is done with the assignment. It’s like playing until the final whistle.
- She prides herself on doing work herself, but she is not afraid to ask for help. She doesn’t waste time spinning her wheels. She’s open to coaching.
- She has mastered Google. If she cannot find an answer in the school book, she’ll Googles it. She goes to Wikipedia a lot too. There are so many age appropriate resources to find answers. Again, efficient use of time is crucial for the busy athlete.
- She stays incredibly organized. She takes the time to put things away in their proper place so she can find it when she needs it. Again, managing time.
- She sets goals for herself. She asked if she could get a cell phone if she got straight A’s, she missed it by one B+. (We gave her a phone for the effort.)
- She typically starts her homework before she goes off to her sporting event. If she does not complete the HW before practice, she gets right to it when she returns.
- She does not get discouraged if she a test or HW assignment does not go her way. She has the confidence to make up for the set-back. She learned from sports that you can come back from a deficit.
- She has the confidence to go to the teacher as ask for help or extra-credit.
- Good is not good enough for her. She treats school / learning like a competitive sport. She puts in the effort to succeed.
- She practices and practices for tests.
- people: why do you run?
- people: to lose weight?
- people: for another sport?
- people: i just dont understand, its so awful.
- me: because i have legs