There are two things you need to concentrate on if you want good health:
1. What you EAT
So far I’ve gotten a small start on healthy food. Tiny changes here and there are sufficient enough for now. The bigger obstacle for me is getting my butt off the chair and start working out!
My friend and I started our #JuneFitChallenge where we plan to work out 3 times a week. That’s still three more times than normal. 😀 Each session will last around 30 minutes and include a combination of cardio and weight training.
Last year we solely relied on jogging at a park 15 minutes away from where we lived. It’s beautiful there and a calm reprieve from the bustling city. However, with the time it took for us to get ready, pack up and actually get there, our exercise regime became more of a burden than something beneficial.
Therefore, this time around we decided to try some workouts that could be done at home. We also planned on reserving our trips to outside facilities (such as the aforementioned park and a community swimming pool) either once a week or once a fortnight.
Our first three sessions were courtesy of the awesome Nike Training Club app that’s available at the App store. It’s filled with a massive amount of interval training workouts at varying levels and are usually timed at 15, 30 and 45 minutes. Absolutely perfect for people who don’t have enough time on their hands. It’s mobile too so you can work out wherever you go. It’s targeted for women but trust me, some men might have a hard time following the harder levels too. I recommend this if you’re an Apple user but one thing to note, the app size is quite big so be sure to download it on your computer before syncing in to your iPhone or iPad. Oh and did I mention that it’s free too? 🙂
Image from App Store
I also managed to get a copy of a Zumba DVD but we haven’t had the opportunity to try this one out yet. I’ve heard great reviews about Zumba. If done right with exuberance, it can burn off a lot more calories compared to walking and jogging. Plus it tones your tummy and is a fun group activity to do! If you want to find a gym with Zumba classes or a Zumba fitness instructor, you can do so from the official website, Zumba.com
Image from the Zumba website.
Fingers crossed for this week’s routine. Hopefully we can squeeze in another 3 sessions. We’ll get back to you next week!
What are YOUR favorite work outs? Do you prefer working out alone or in groups? Are competitive games more your thing or would you rather conquer the treadmill solo? Share with us!