Thursday, March 29, 2012

Are You Stuck In A Rut?

Creating a habit of fitness is great, unless over time it becomes a rut.
[Rut (noun) - a fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usually dull or unpromising.]   How do you know if your fitness habit has turned into a fitness rut?

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

1) Do I feel like I have quit making progress?

2) Do I do the same 1 or 2 things for my cardio workout everytime?

3) Have I been doing the same strength workout for a month or more?

4) Are my workouts random and without a specific plan or focus?

If your answer to these questions is, "Yes," then you are stuck in a fitness rut. It's time to mix things up! Your body is an efficient machine. If you do the same workouts over and over your body will adapt to those workouts and begin to use less and less energy (aka calories) to do the same amount of work.

What should you do to get out of your rut?

A) Change up your workout every 3-4 weeks.

B) Set a goal to work towards like a race, a challenging hike, a golf outing, a kayak trip, an adventure or obstacle course event, or something you've always wanted to try but didn't think you could do.

C) Make a plan for your workouts that focuses on your goal

If you aren't sure how to start, schedule a few training sessions at The Fitness Studio and I can design workouts and schedules that will keep your body responding, functioning properly, and moving your toward your goals again.  Your fitness habit should be healthy and productive.  Let me help you get out and stay out of that rut!