Thursday, August 27, 2015

I Have to Get Back to Working Out: Crossfit

Now that Summer is almost over, I am going to start thinking about working out more. I do not have a lot time now because of various things, I've had to do this Summer with the kids. But once the kids go back to school full time, I will have more opportunities to get back into a routine.

I am sure I am not the only woman, to feel this way. After a Summer full of keeping the kids happy you may feel like me, that you have neglected your workout routine. On top of  not exercising much lately, if you are also like me, you may have indulged a little more these past few months. What I mean, is I personally have had a few more treats than usual. For example such as ice cream or funnel cakes!

I do walk after dinner every night. I like to walk around my neighborhood. It is a nice and pleasant walk. It isn't very strenuous or anything, but does give me some exercise. Which is good news because even moderate exercise can help women's hearts. It can help prevent heart disease, clots and stroke.

Women who even do short bouts of exercise two to three times a week are less susceptible to heart problems. Moderate exercise is any activity that gets you sweating or gets your heart rate up enough. Some examples are walking, cycling and gardening. I mostly walk, but have done some cycling and gardening this Summer too. If women just get moving 2 to 3 times a week they can really help their health. Women who are not active in anyway will not get any of these benefits to help their hearts. So it really is worth doing even a little exercise.

I'm glad that at least the little exercising that I have been doing is helping my heart. But I also would like to step up my workout/exercise routine for the Fall. Because, I need to maybe lose some weight too. Besides just walking, I was thinking of looking into crossfit training. I need to do some research on everything that is involved with crossfit first, though I think. It sounds like it could be really cool though, since it combines aerobics, gymnastics, weightlifting and more!

I may need to buy some new equipment to go along with this new training.
One thing I read I might need is some new shoes. I will do some research on this too. But I saw that the www.outdoorsportsgearreviews.com site,  has a great selection of cross fit shoe reviews. This will really give me an advantage in finding the perfect crossfit shoe. Since I feel like the right shoes are the first important step to starting this crossfit training.  I think that this new idea I have to start this crossfit routine is actually going to be cool, and now I'm getting excited about starting this soon!