Consistency is the Key

This weekend ended with some great work-outs:  abs lab/body flow (Friday), 10-mile run (Saturday), and lifting/core (Sunday).  My friend asked me over the weekend how I stay in shape.  Overall, I would say I’m a fairly healthy eater, but believe me I like my share of junk food (especially sweets like chocolate).  So I would have to say the secret to staying trim is consistency in my exercise routine.  If I don’t keep up on my workouts I feel more lethargic, lazy, unproductive, and really just overall blah!  Maybe I’m addicted, maybe I’m not–not really sure but I don’t think I’m insane about it all.  My state of mind is so much more relaxed and free when I’m consistent with exercise.  Consistency can get old which is why it is also important to keep the body guessing what’s next.  For me a new routine jump-starts consistency and helps keep the workout fun while also challenging.  Bringing friends into the mix can also help in breaking up the solitary routines, like long runs, and getting each of us to the next level.

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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