“I think I have hit a plateau” might be looping through your thought pattern, particularly after a couple of months of steady loss in weight, or a feeling of “too easy” with your fitness routine. If either is true, it is time to increase your healthy responsiveness and change it up!
Hula Hoops appeared years ago and were a global hit – they were simple; they were inexpensive; they were available; they appealed to all ages; they stored easily; and they boasted cool designs. Few can resist the allure of playing with a hoop, should it be in close proximity; and both feet, bare or adorned, can be on the ground. The hoops have never disappeared completely and offer each of us a possibility for a jump-start to motivation. Speaking of jumping …
Jump Ropes have been around forever, and again, are simple, usually inexpensive, available and store easily. Modifications in method offer a strong option for exercise that ignites the body to respond, to increase agility, deliver oxygen, and yes, burn more calories. This one is a nice warm-up and travels well!
Boxing, whether air-boxing, kick-boxing, or gloves-on-boxing, comes and goes as an alternative exercise, and is usually fun and definitely, effective, as our desire for definition in our arms, particularly, motivates us to try this one. And, if you stumble on the “combativeness” of it, consider your opponent to be “any lack of belief in yourself”!
These three are just a few of the possibilities we have for changing it up – so pivotal for weight maintenance, exercise motivation, agility, personal power and fun! Inexpensive videos and YouTube demonstrations are available, should instruction be needed, and otherwise, a day off from treadmills, ellipticals, weights, and class routines might be really energizing. Change it up and watch your fun meter spike and your magnificent body respond!
Thank you for the wonderful comments. I am honored and welcome the dialogue and the new ideas! (And I will be doing my best this week to change it up.)
The following is a link for understanding differences in protein powders based on use. Consider playing with these when creating a perfect breakfast shake or a batch of high protein cookies …. ‘Need a recipe for that?