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Finding Your Cardio

My Fitness World: Finding Your Cardio

Tuesday, May 3

Finding Your Cardio

Finding Your Cardio...

Haven't found an exercise you absolutely love to do? You've tried them all — ellipticals, rowing machines, treadmills, even the dreaded Stairmaster — and hated every second of it. Well, you're not alone. But that doesn't mean there isn't an exercise out there just for you. Have you ever considered that you just don't like exercising alone? Often, it's the solitary nature of exercise that turns us off. Sometimes we need a support system to keep us moving. Sound like you? Try  joining a group exercise class and find out! If you haven't tryed a Zumba class then maybe you should. It might be what your looking for. Zumba is a freestyle workout. You don't have to have rytheme to Zumba or know how to dance, because it's not a dance class. It is a fun way to exercise. Just try it out! Go to and look for a class in your area. Get a group of friends together and go to a class. Email the instructor and ask if you can come try out a class. A lot of times they will let you come for FREE, for your first class. Why Not!!!!! What is there to lose, besides weight and inches?

You can't achieve success if you're not moving toward something. Think about your ultimate long-term goal, and then break it down into less overwhelming mini-goals. Then find some incentives to help you stay the course. What kinds of goals am I talking about? The ambitious and attainable ones.

First: Think long and hard about what you want. Make sure your goals are actually things you want to achieve, not what society dictates or what your family or friends want for you. Ultimately your life is yours and you must live it for yourself. I know you might be thinking that's selfish, but so what? Sometimes being a little selfish is a good thing, especially if it enables you to take care of yourself.

Second: Remember, goals are not inflexible roadblocks meant to make you feel badly about yourself. If you don't accomplish a goal exactly on schedule, so what? You can't predict what life is going to throw your way — but you CAN choose the way you react to situations that come up. That is where your power lies. If you fall off the wagon, just get back on — no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Third: We all have to be realistic when we set our goals. I'm 5 feet 2 inches, and I have a stocky build. I am never going to be a petite little waif, no matter how hard I work. I also want to make a difference in the world, but something tells me I probably don't stand a good chance of running for president. Instead, I set goals that are realistic and productive. I am 5 feet 2 and stocky, but I am going to be the most fit 5-feet-2 muscle chick I can. I might not be president, but I can teach people how to be healthier and happier through fitness.
Make sense? The bottom line is that goals provide direction. They help bring a focus to our lives so that we can live our dreams — no matter how big or how small they may be.

By: Jillian Michaels

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At May 3, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger Marissa said...

sounds like SO much fun! I guess I need to give it a try :)

At May 3, 2011 at 12:53 PM , Blogger DeyiMizu said...

Im your new follower now! Hope you follow me back too!

Mimi @ DeyiMizu Beauty Blog

At May 3, 2011 at 1:01 PM , Blogger 7LittleSteps said...

It sounds so fun! I need to try it.

I'm a new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday. Hope to see you stop by.

Crystal -

At May 5, 2011 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Kat said...

What a bright and beautiful day to join a blog hop!

Just popping by to say hello, check out your blog, and become a new follower!

I'm Kat the author/editor of The Vivification of Mrs. Moment (MrsMoment.Com). VMM is a A blossoming community of storytellers weaving true tales about fleeting moments that touch our lives in incalculable ways. Plus, excerpts from my odd little life.

Stop by, get involved, tell a story, and follow back. We love to welcome new writers into our community.

Peace and illumination,



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