Friday, February 12, 2016

An added benefit of my office fitness program

A few people have asked me why I'm participating in Xtreme Revolution at my office. It's a logical question. I get it. I mean, I already work out fairly regularly, so why would I join a program?

I have a good answer for that.

Besides all the pros I listed last week, there's one more good reason:  

It forces me out of my fitness comfort zone.

I love cardio. I will run or dance every day and not complain. I could get by with just a treadmill or my Zumba or Fit Fusion classes and be completely happy. They're all great workouts, and I am really happy I've found physical activities I love.

But if I only did those things, my progress would be limited.

Xtreme Revolution requires me to do sprints (which are way different than the running I usually do), burpees, planks, lunges, squats, and -- my ultimate nemesis -- push-ups.  These are not fitness moves I would make myself do. But I know they're good for me. I need to build more strength, especially in my core and upper body.  And my balance definitely needs some work, which is where Friday's yoga comes in handy.

I'm halfway done with the program. Part of me (the part that hates burpees, planks, and push-ups) is looking forward to the end. But another part of me is already looking for ways I can fill the gaps in my fitness routine.  There will be continued fitness classes at my office, for sure, and there are a few different ones I want to check out at my gym as well.

I really think Xtreme Revolution might have pushed me out of a bit of a fitness rut. I suspected I was in one, but now I really know I was. I stuck only to the things I wanted to do and not necessarily the things I needed to do. This is where I'll see a difference.



Have you ever been in a workout rut? How did you get out of it?

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Last week's workouts
Friday: Xtreme Recovery (30 minutes)
Saturday: Off
Sunday: Off
Monday: Xtreme Revolution Cardio & Conditioning (30 minutes) -- SKIPPED
Tuesday: Xtreme Revolution Body Sculpt (30 minutes)
Wednesday: Xtreme Revolution Attack (30 minutes) + FitFusion (60 minutes)
Thursday: Xtreme Revolution Plyo & Agility (30 minutes)

I didn't want to skip Monday's workout, but with some other things going on, I just couldn't squeeze in my workout that day. I think I made up for it on Wednesday though.

1 comment:

  1. I think it'll be interesting to see if you notice a change in your body after the program. That would be incentive to keep at it (which hopefully is the company's goal!).
    Sometimes, when I'm in a REAL rut, I just have to stop and reevaluate.

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