Fitness Can Sometimes Get Boring
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Fitness Can Sometimes Get Boring

by Martha Scully

I spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer. The older I get, the more this seems to affect my body. As the summer season approaches, I knew I was in need of an exercise/diet routine that would really fit with my lifestyle. Personally, I enjoy working out really hard, but it is the time commitment that I have always struggled with. I have finally come to the realization that I am unable to make the time to go to the gym - I seem to have endless excuses. I used to run, but I have recently become bored of that. As a result, I have a whole new batch of excuses not to run.

So, for the first time in my life, I bought a product from an info commercial… the P90X system. Basically, this product is designed by the guy from Beach Body - Tony Horton, and is a series of DVD workouts that you do at home. What’s different about these videos is that you do a different exercise every day - Day 1: Chest & Back, Day 2: Plyometrics, Day 3: Yoga, etc. Having a different exercise to do everyday, I don’t think I am going to get bored. And it is very, very challenging - the “X” in P90X is supposed to stand for extreme.

The idea behind P90X is that you work a different muscle group each day. The last day is a Stretch. I really have no excuses; this workout is done right in my own home and all I need are weights, a mat, bands and water. Since I started (I’m on day 15), I have been waking up at 5:50 every morning and working out. At day 15, I have been able to maintain this every day - Only 75 days to go… Wish me Luck! If I make it, I will post after photos.

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Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.