by: Mary Ellen Coffey
Most of us would like to be active, healthy and fit, and most of us have some kind of exercise related interest we think about, or would like to try, or do.
Whether it's training for a half marathon, taking kickboxing classes, learning Pilates or yoga, or kettlebell training, or simply making exercise a priority in our lives, most of us would like to engage in something fitness related.
But where do you start? You start by starting. It's as simple as finding something you enjoy and doing it. Regularly. Think about what types of workouts inspire you. What would you like to learn, or become better at? Often times we don't know what we like until we try, and we may be surprised by what sparks our interest.
I'm fairly new to rowing, and probably never would of walked up to a rowing machine and started rowing, but it was part of a class I was taking, and I had no idea I would enjoy it so much. I dug deeper and learned more about the technique and skill involved, and now it's a regular part of my exercise routine, but I really had no clue I'd like it so much until I tried.
The point is we all want that something that energizers us, motivates us, and inspires us to improve our health and wellness. But, it's up to us to discover that thing we're attracted to. What type of exercise motivates you enough to dig deeper into it, learn more about it, and become better at it? And don't be surprised if you find something you truly enjoy when you least expect it.
Here's a most enjoyable kettlebell workout. Adjust it to meet your fitness level, and warm up with dynamic moves first.
Monday's most enjoyable kettlebell workout:
5R/5L kettlebell rack reverse lunges
15 kettlebell swings
2R/2L alternating get ups
10R/10L alternating plank shoulder taps
10 kettlebell goblet squats
12R/12L lunge position one arm kettlebell rows
:30 second heavy kettlebell farmers walks
Three rounds. Foam roll. Stretch. Good times!
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