Hungry Runner

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 to, 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.

That greatly amplified my snooze button problem. On non-run days I like to do bodyweight workouts before work, but for some reason on those days I’m not leaping out of bed the minute my alarm goes off. My thought process then is more like, “All I have to do is get dressed and roll out my mat, 9 more minutes of sleep won’t make a big difference.”

Only, when I repeat that process 3 times suddenly I’ve slept an extra half hour and the workout I had intended to last something like 45 minutes gets cut down to about 20, which is fine because something is better than nothing but more time for exercise is also better than less, especially when most of your day involves sitting at a desk.

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How to Find Time for Exercise
1. Have a routine but don’t do the same thing everyday.
I like having a routine, but I also need variety. If I were to run in the mornings every single day I’d probably get sick of it and eventually stop out of boredom. Also, too much running without any cross training isn’t ideal for our bodies. So I figured out how to incorporate the gym into my schedule too. Because of where it’s located, for me it’s easier to get to the gym after work. Planning out a routine that works in your favor is key. After all, the goal is to make the entire process easier.
Routines are good, but don’t keep the same one for more than a month or two. Our bodies take time to adapt to new training regimens, but after that they need to be challenged in new ways if we want to keep progressing forward with our fitness. So come up with a new plan that you can commit to every 4-8 weeks.
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How to Find Time for Exercise

1. Have a routine but don’t do the same thing everyday.

I like having a routine, but I also need variety. If I were to run in the mornings every single day I’d probably get sick of it and eventually stop out of boredom. Also, too much running without any cross training isn’t ideal for our bodies. So I figured out how to incorporate the gym into my schedule too. Because of where it’s located, for me it’s easier to get to the gym after work. Planning out a routine that works in your favor is key. After all, the goal is to make the entire process easier.

Routines are good, but don’t keep the same one for more than a month or two. Our bodies take time to adapt to new training regimens, but after that they need to be challenged in new ways if we want to keep progressing forward with our fitness. So come up with a new plan that you can commit to every 4-8 weeks.

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theactivetimes:

An athletes guide to fending off the flu and keeping the whole body healthy

For the most part, exercise keeps the immune system healthy. In most cases, the average exerciser with a routine that consists of short bouts of moderate-intensity exercise has a stronger immune system than someone who is mostly sedentary. However, the same doesn’t always hold true for endurance athletes like marathon runners and triathletes who train at high intensities for prolonged periods of time.

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And other advice from Does Walking with Weights Burn More Calories?
Fit Tip: Always take the stairs! I was waiting for the elevator at a new yoga studio last week when I noticed the door to they stairwell was right in front of me. I decided to take the stairs instead and was happily greeted by this awesome sign. Whenever you have the chance to move more, take it!

Fit Tip: Always take the stairs! I was waiting for the elevator at a new yoga studio last week when I noticed the door to they stairwell was right in front of me. I decided to take the stairs instead and was happily greeted by this awesome sign. Whenever you have the chance to move more, take it!

Fit Tip: Skip stairs to strengthen your glute and core muscles!
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Fit Tip: Skip stairs to strengthen your glute and core muscles!

(For more fit tips & healthy eating ideas, follow Hungry Runner on Instagram)

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