Do you remember when I mentioned that I’m trying to jump up my activity level, but due to high pollen count (and simply taking so much time off from running) it was creating an issue of long, discouraging running times? Well! I have an update for you!
I follow a ton of personal trainers// nutritionalists // foodies // fellow lifestyle bloggers on my Instagram where I was told a great tip when getting back into cardio.
I saw it in a ton of comments, so I can’t remember exactly who said it (hate when that happens!) but she was a trainer who said that if you need to give your lungs a break (due to pollen), or if you are just getting back into running & trying to build your strength back up, the most important thing to remember is to not push yourself too hard. You do not want to hurt yourself, or even end up resenting the thought of working out.
To help with this, she suggested that you start with the 2:2 method. This is where you run 2 minutes, walk 2 minutes for 20-30 minutes. Do this a few times each week and you’ll begin to feel yourself getting stronger! Once you feel up to it, try a 3:2, 4:2, and so on!
I’ve been loving the 2:2 method and am feeling confident that I’ll be moving up to the 3:2 this week! If you have any tips, please feel free to share them with me! I love all your tips. 🙂
To help keep you entertained on a workout, it’s important to have a great, mood-lifting playlist to keep you motivated! I once compiled a list of my Top 10 Favorite Cardio Songs, which I recommend you use to supplement this list to continue to grow your workout library!
My updated [current] Top 10 Cardio Songs include..
Do you have any recommendations that I should add to my list?
The kitties wanted to join me with my post workout stretch 😉 Too cute not to share! Xx