Do you still remember your intention from the beginning of the week? How is your cardio? Here are some more tips on choosing a cardio. Choose something that doesn't feel like a workout, it should be relaxing, something that you can enjoy even after an exhausting day at work, even if you didn't have much sleep. Maybe something you can do with your significant other, kids or friends. When we start strength training, cardio will feel like recovery.
"80 percent of success is showing up." W. Allen
It is not enough to just get things done mechanically, mindlessly. You need to really show up, be there, be present in each moment, or at least have the discipline to make the effort. It will determine the kind of results that you get, and keep you from getting injured.
Are you using the right muscles, is it the right intensity for you, is it the right exercise, should you even be working out today? These are the questions to ask each time you workout. And surprisingly, most people don't bother with it, or don't have enough information to make the right choices.
To keep you from making common mistakes:
If you choose walking, make sure that you don't lock your knees, that it feels good for every joint in your body. If there is any discomfort in the knees or lower back, walking may not be the best option.
Otherwise choose swimming, there is no impact and it's great for your heart and nervous system. When you swim, make sure you keep the back of the neck long, the tendency is to crunch it up.
Another great option is dancing, especially if the movements are fluid and there are no extreme movements for the neck. It's also an excellent way to spend quality time with your loved ones.
You can also choose biking, just don't let your shoulders hike up to your ears and don't round them forward. Stay in good form, and it will be good for you.