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10 days, 8 workouts, an award, and a few benefits of exercise…

Posted Sep 15 2010 5:00am



Hi guys!

Sorry for the long hiatus. My internet has been kaputz for the last couple of days (the DSL people are supposedly working hard to fix it—I hope so!) but I’m sitting at café right now…and I have so much to tell you!

First off, faithful KWO reader Jennifer has nominated this blog for a versatile blogging award. She won it last week and passed on the love. Thank you Jenn! Be sure to check out her blog about weight loss.

I am proud to say that from last Saturday up until yesterday, (10 days) I have worked out (8 times)!

That is an amazing feat, especially given that my motivation in the last few months has been lacking.

Here’s what I did:

Sat: Run (2.5 miles)
Sun: Rest
Monday: 30-min strength training routine at home
Tuesday: Run (1.5- ish miles)
Wednesday: Virgin yoga at Crunch
Thurs: I walked for 45 mins!
Fri: Rest
Saturday: Run (2.75 miles)
Sunday: This CRAZY Amy Dixon/Women’s Health Total Body Toning routine with my homegirl, Angela . My shoulder blades are STILL burning, 48 hrs later! (You can download the PDF for the routine here )
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Exercise TV On Demand basic yoga video + an 11-minute Pilates workout for the legs

I feel great! My endurance and stamina seem to have quadrupled since I got serious about my exercise routine again a couple of months ago. And I have lots more energy. That is without a doubt a benefit of working out consistently.

And last week I took my second ever yoga class at Crunch . It was fabulous and challenging all at once!

I am also seeing some slight (but super-confidence-boosting!) improvements to my physique, but will tell you more about that tomorrow!

The point is--Working out pays off.

Studies show that regular exercise not only helps you manage your weight, but also improves your mood, prevents chronic diseases and improves your sex life, among other things .

I guess for me, it feels wonderful to consistently invest in my personal health. And, best of all, after getting a crazy hard workout or run out of the way, I feel like I can take on the world!
How about you? What’s your exercise schedule for the week looking like? And what is greatest benefit you reap from exercise?

*Photo by DrJimiGlide on Flickr.


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