Workout: Time To Get Started

"Every Wednesday (Workout Wednesday) you'll get a new training tip or workout for your week" - Remember this from my last entry?

Remember? You are in training! And it's Workout Wednesday, so here's what I'd like you to do this week: Walk 4 days -- between now and next Wednesday -- for 30 minutes. Yep, that's it.

Oh, well, that's not exactly it -- you need to walk for 20 of those 30 minutes at a powerful pace, and what I mean by that is that you should be breathing deeply - not strenuously - deeply, purposefully, and powerfully for 20 consecutive minutes. The other 10 minutes will be warm up -- 5 minutes of easy walking before -- and cool down -- 5 minutes of easy walking after.

Everyone's powerful pace will be relative to his or her level of fitness and experience. But just know this: if we were working on a scale of 1 to 10, you should be exerting an effort level of 6 or 7 for those 20 minutes. Again, your 6 and my 6 may be different, but I want you to be conscious of the fact that you feel as though you are giving a thoughtful and powerful effort, a genuinely concerted effort, one that makes you breathe deeply and purposefully for 20 minutes.

Who should be doing this workout? You, silly!

If you are an advanced or intermediate exerciser and want to "shake up" your training and see your body respond quickly - add this to your existing workout schedule.

If you are new to exercise or a beginner, do just this for Week 1 of our training and I guarantee you that you will notice changes, mental and physical, and begin to experience what training with a coach is all about.

Peace and Happy Trails,

Debbie Rocker