What do you think the best work out is?
Do you enjoy running? What about cycling? (My dad LOVES to cycle. It’s not my favorite… it does make you sweat, though!)Are you a swimmer? Do you play tennis? Again, not my favorite. I am so bad at it. The hand-eye coordination thing never happened for me. What about Crossfit? Or weight lifting?
Out of all of these workouts, which one is the best for you?
The single best exercise there is, hands down, is the one you’ll do.”
This quote is from Mark Sisson, the man behind the inspiring blog- Mark’s Daily Apple.
Each of those workouts will work your body different ways, and some might argue that one or the other works more of your muscles, or works your body more efficiently.
But running won’t make you lean and fast unless you actually run. Swimming won’t tone your muscles unless you actually swim. Weight lifting won’t make you stronger unless you actually lift weights.
At the end of a long day, it’s hard to motivate myself to get off the couch, but if I am going to be doing something I actually enjoy, it’s a little easier, especially if I’m running with dog.
Different work outs fit different people. Find out what works for you, and do it! If you enjoy the workout, you’ll be more likely to do it consistently. And consistency is necessary for a successful outcome. (eg. your health.)
The Fisher sisters enjoy a variety of workouts: Lindsey enjoys Crossfit and running the most. Alli enjoys yoga and going to the gym with a friend. I, Lynn-Holly, enjoy all the above, but most of the time, my workouts consist of running and Crossfit. In my perfect workout world I would run 3x a week, do yoga 2-3x a week, and Crossfit 3-4x a week, and have one day off. (I know, that adds up to more than seven… there would be some overlap.)
It’s so much easier to go running outside now that the weather is nice!
Last week, The Huffington Post did an article about 19 Reasons to Get in Shape proving that regardless of what you fancy, fitness is important. It goes beyond how you look in jeans or swimsuit; it affects so many other areas of your life. And luckily, it’s the perfect time of year to get in shape. The weather is starting to warm up (kinda… unless you live in Michigan.) and the sun is shining! Time to go for a walk, do yoga in the park, take a dip in the pool, go for a run… or do something that makes you sweat.
Find the workout you actually enjoy and then go for it!