First off: Happy first day of Spring.
How’s the weather where you are?
Considering Calgary can get snow any month of the year, I’m cautiously excited about spring, and I won’t be taking the winter tires off my car until mid-May <– not a joke!
But, it’s spring 😀
Last week I talked a bit about why I don’t talk much about food, or do WIAW posts on the blog. I loved all of your comments and knowing how much you all like seeing what people are eating, I think I’m going to try to post my eats periodically. I probably won’t do it every week (I’m really not that organized) but I’ll try to do it at least monthly, especially as my training increases and I need to eat MOAR FOOD.
This week I wanted to talk about something similar: why I don’t post workouts on my blog.
A lot of HLB’s (or, healthy living bloggers) post quick circuit workouts on their blogs throughout the week and yet, I don’t.
So why is that?
I’m not a personal trainer
This is my main reason, I’m not a personal trainer. While I love fitness and exercise and have spent a lot of time learning, I’m not qualified to give you any real fitness advice and I don’t know your body or what you need.
I’m not creative
This is also a big one, I’m not fully creative enough to come up with a great workout for you. I’d likely just be slapping a bunch of different exercises together because I can and not because it’s 1) a good workout and 2) the best workout.
There are better options than me
Really. There are. There are so many options out there for amazing workouts you can do at home. I mentioned the Nike Training Club app yesterday (if you didn’t download it yesterday – why?! It’s free and awesome! And, no Nike didn’t pay me to talk about their awesomeness), this is probably one of my favourite ways to get a great workout in. Another awesome resource is the Greatist site. They have a workout posted each day that you can do. I’ve followed their workouts off and on for a while and I really like them. They’re designed to be quick and effective and I find them wonderfully challenging.
Sure, I could slightly modify a workout from the NTC app, or Greatist, but that doesn’t seem very honest, and I’d rather you check out the app and the site to see if it works for you. Just because they work for me, doesn’t mean you’re going to love them.
There are some awesome bloggers out there who are trainers and who do post great workouts, I’m just not one of them. Maybe one day, but for now I’ll stick to running and doing what other people tell me to do 😉
Tell me: What are your thoughts on workouts posted on blogs? Do you do them?
More Thinking Out Loud.
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