Posts Tagged ‘workout’

You Really Need to Exercise Outside

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I can’t believe I’m only just realizing this now, but the workout that I did with Discover Outdoors¬†on Tuesday¬†and my interview with running coach Eric Orton helped open my eyes to the fact that one of the main reasons I love running, is because I get to do it outside!

If I had the choice between working out in the gym or going for a run, I’d choose running every time. And it’s not just because I enjoy running more than lifting weights or other forms of exercise, but more so because I’d rather spend time and exercise outside.

I guess I sort of knew this all along, but I only really started thinking about it recently.

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An Easy Way to Find More Time for Exercise

I'm only a morning person when running is involved

I have this problem. Lately I’ve been a big fan of pressing the snooze button when my alarm goes off in the morning, especially if I’m not planning on running.

Maybe that sounds crazy, but if I don’t have the promise of an early morning run to look forward too, then I’m entirely less enticed to wake up early for a workout, and since up until very recently the weather had STILL been much less stellar, there hadn’t been many opportunities for running with the sunrise.

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High Intensity Interval Treadmill Workout

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Let’s talk about running on the treadmill.

It’s not a very fun thing to do. You feel like a hamster, you have to stare at one thing (usually the time ticking away on the clock) for the entire time, and a pace that might feel somewhat moderate while outdoors sometimes feels like an enormous struggle.

Up until last week I had the pleasure of going several months without having run on a treadmill. But when that polar vortex came along, it really threw my running routine off; To the point where I hadn’t run in almost four days because it was just too damn cold outside.

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How to Find Time for Exercise + A Total-Body Gym Workout

[image via Know Your Meme]

Monday marks my third week at The Active Times and my new weekly schedule of working the “nine to five.” So far, I’ve loved every minute of working there. I’ve written lots about running, fitness, and even traveling and I can’t wait to keep contributing more content.

FYI: You can see all of my articles right here!

Since my office no longer doubles as the place where I also work out (#benefitsofbeingapersonaltrainer), aside from acclimating to an entirely new work environment, I’ve also had to completely re-adjust my workout routine. I haven’t had a job with a traditional 9-5 schedule in almost 2 years, and until now I’ve always had a workout space readily at my disposal and a super-flexible schedule. So in a lot of ways, this re-adjustment was like learning to ride a bike without training wheels again.

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25-Minute Upper Body Strength Workout

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Happy Hump Day, Hungry Readers! In keeping the Workout Wednesday tradition, I have a very special gift for you all in the form of a new 25-minute upper body #QuickLift workout. (See image above.)

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25-Minute Total-Body Dumbbell Strength Workout

 

Have you ever noticed that fitness bloggers like to call this particular day of the week “Workout Wednesday”? That’s because alliteration is catchy and attention-grabbing annoying. I mean come on, Workout Monday just sounds so wrong. Workout Tuesday… Thursday… Friday? No, it just doesn’t work. Just… workouts were meant to be shared on Wednesdays. In fact, maybe we should even only be working out on Wednesdays. Maybe we’ve been doing it all wrong this whole time.

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