The Fitness Equation

December 6, 2009

Work out with me this week!

* Monday 5:30-7:00 pm at Inside Out.  Dance/Circuit/Kickbox. Join for 2 or 3 segments!

* Tuesday 5:15-6:15 pm at Hipline. Ladies ~ Shimmy Pop!

* Wednesday 7:45-8:45 pm at Hipline.  Ladies ~ Club Remix!

* Thursday 5:15-6:15 pm at Hipline.  Ladies ~ Shimmy Pop!

* Friday 5:30-6:30 pm at Inside OutDance & Kickboxing Combo / Circuit.

* Saturday 10:30-11:30 at Hipline. Ladies ~ Shimmy Pop!

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Howdy, Ya’ll!

I hope this finds you doing fabulously well!

Here’s my personal update:  I have been doing my 10ish minutes of yoga in the mornings.  Since I have a REALLY hard time waking myself and getting started, I found some videos that are short and sweet to help motivate me.  Can I just say that between starting my day this way and taking about 10ish minutes to write in the evenings, I am TRULY enjoying my days much more.  What a difference small changes can make!  It’s part of my happiness equation in giving back to myself.

Speaking of equations, I’ve been thinking about the fitness equation lately.  Life in general is busy, and holidays in particular. If you are feeling rushed to exercise and can’t make it to a whole class (although I LOVE and expect to see you!), doing small bits throughout the day can also help.  “How does it work?,” you ask…

It’s as simple as this, folks: input on one side of the equation and output on the other.  On the input side, we have food eaten; on the output side, we have exercise done.  The great news is that research shows that the excercise piece is cumulative, SO if you don’t have time to do it all at once, you can do 10 minute segments (or whatever chunks work for you).   You are going for 30 minutes to an hour total most days, depending on your fitness goals.

The other piece to think about is your intensity when you exercise.  The whole point it to get your heart-rate up.  So, if you are there and going through motions and not really going for it, then it’s not going to help you as much.  The key is to find that balance of pushing yourself hard, but not too hard.  Another way to think about it is to do the ‘talk test.’  You should be able to talk when/right after you are exercise, but it’s like ‘Whew!  I’m workin’ it!  I am so awesome!  I am lovin’ my body!”

Alright, ya’ll, I wish you well in your continued quest to balance your fitness equation.  Feel free to hit me up with any questions or comments!  I always love to hear from you!

In peace, Heather

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