I workout 5-6 days a week and keep a schedule on the fridge to ensure I stay on track ;) I'm also in the midst of creating a targeted goal sheet. Lulu has a great 'goal setting' template here on their blog.
Five or six days of exercise may seem alarming or tiresome to some, but I alternate my workouts with running, weight circuit training, HIT (high-intensity training), core/lower back strength training, and now a unique type of exercise that focuses on joint mobility and fluid movement, which I'll share later! Experimenting with new forms of exercise is key. Moving and challenging your body in different ways keeps your heart rate up and muscles working. It also keeps you engaged and exercises your brain, as opposed to mindlessly pressing on the bench or running on the treadmill.
How do you change up your workouts?
I also think it's fun to mix up healthy snacks, while keeping it simple and easy for when you're on the go. Let me just say, it doesn't get much easier than trail mix. You basically rummage in your pantry and mix whatever appeals to you. You can go the dried fruit route or keep it simple with a few nuts and seeds. Personally, I like the combination of almonds, walnuts, and dark chocolate. It never fails me.
On-the-go Trail Mix
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 raw walnuts, roughly chopped in half
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup raisins of your choice
- 1/2 bar of organic dark chocolate, chopped. I used Green & Black's 85% dark chocolate.
- 3-4 tbsp raw pepita seeds (pumpkin seeds)
Toss all your ingredients together and store in a glass jar, tupperware container, or big ziplock bag. Easy, right?