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I’m on week 6 of the LIFT 4 program and I’m loving the flexibility of only training four days a week. I’m not sure I’d have the patience to listen to another trainer 6-days a week ever again. I hope Beachbody releases more training programs like this!
I’m a huge advocate of listening to what your body wants in terms of movement, so I’m very happy to postpone a lift/HIIT workout if I’m feeling the need for a run or just some yoga. People ask me how I stay motivated to keep working out and that’s it – I do what feels good and it keeps me coming back for more.
Love Your Body. Love Your Workouts.
Here’s the thing – if you’re only working out because you want to look a certain way, it’s going to be a slog. Plus it’s nutrition, not workouts that have the biggest impact on weight loss (which is what most people are after). So find a workout that suits you and that you love (or maybe just don’t hate) and you’ll stay motivated. Mix it up, too! It’s so easy to burn out on single-sport activity like running, yoga or whatever. Give your body a full range of experiences and it will pay you back in looking and feeling it’s very best.
Love yourself enough to give your body what it wants and it will love you right back, friend. Trust me on this – I know it sounds overly simplistic, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.
Want some inspiration on how to mix up some workouts?
Here’s a LIFT4/10 Running plan I crafted for a friend. Feel free to use it or modify it to suit your needs, but keep in mind, it was intended for an intermediate athlete, so not for beginners. This mashup was made specifically for the LIFT 4 workout program, but if you want to follow along with your own weight program, that would work, too. Just be mindful of the areas you’re working out. I designed this so that it doesn’t overload the legs too much.
Would you like to me to do some more workout mashups? I love designing these!
Download a PDF of the plan: lift4 10K plan Hope you enjoy it!
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, healthy recipes, home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.