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Getting to the Gym 4 Times a Week—No Excuses!

 

Next on my list of goals is to get to the gym at least four times a week. Typically I go two to three times weekly, but I wanted to push myself harder than usual. I love the feeling I have after a great workout, but I’m often lacking in enthusiasm for that initial step of actually getting to the gym. My work, as co-founder of Miss O and Friends, allows for a lot of flexibility in my schedule, making it much easier to find time to get the gym than it is for my friends with 9 to fives. It also leaves me with no excuse not to go!

As mentioned in previous post, I suffer from asthma, this has always made exercising intimidating and provided an easy excuse to not work out. I have found that if I take an inhaler as well as Singulair before I exercise, I rarely have trouble breathing. I have also learned that walking at a fast pace for a few minutes before starting to run helps to reduce any sort of strain I usually experience.

I consider myself in good shape but there is always room for improvement. I want to increase my running speed and distance as well as my upper body strength as well as tone my abs. There are many different exercises that I am excited to try as well as new classes such as Zumba, full-body conditioning, Pilates, and spinning. I figured the best way to ensure that I make it to the gym at least four times a week is to sit down on Sundays to pick out the classes I want to take and plan the best days and times to go.

With my flexible schedule, asthma medication, and pre-planned schedule, I have no excuses to not make exercise part of my daily routine.

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