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#2013alive: Looking Ahead - Maintain Your Muscle

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#2013alive: Looking Ahead - Maintain Your Muscle

Looking ahead to next week, we add a strength training routine to our workouts at least twice a week.

We’re wrapping up week 2, month 3 of our 12 Months of Wellness series. This week we focused on tracking our exercise moves. Here are a few more suggestions from alive staff members:

Pauline McCoy, Account Manager, says: “I have not been great at tracking things, so yesterday I went out and bought a pedometer to track my steps. I also keep track of walks, workouts, et cetera, in my good old paper day timer.  I try and sit down on Sunday evening and plan out the week for meals, kids’ activities, and where I can fit in a walk or exercise class.  I find that if I write it down, it will get done and it makes the week go so much smoother.  I can then look back at the week and see where I can make improvements and to see if I have achieved my exercise goals.”

Vince Yim, Digital Content Coordinator, says: “I utilize a few online tools to track my workouts, such as Strava (a smart phone app that utilizes the GPS to measure your distance and speed when cycling), and Fitocracy (in which you manually keep track of your workouts to score points and earn virtual achievements).”

Sandi Gauvin, Senior Editor, says: “I’m a competitive rower, but during the off-season there’s much less opportunity to practise on the water. That’s where “erg’s” (indoor rowing machines) come in (the bane of every rower’s existence). The erg comes with a small computer that has many options to track progress, so I always have feedback about my workouts. Every week I cycle through at least 3 different workouts and record outcomes for each so I can keep track of my progress. I’ve set a goal for race season and keep myself focused on making progress toward the goal (and on getting back on the water!).”

Looking ahead

Next week, we’re going to maintain our muscle by adding a strength training routine to our workouts at least twice a week.

Find out how we’re doing by checking our ongoing TwitterFacebook, and blog posts. Drop us a line via blog or Facebook comments, or by using the Twitter hashtag#2013alive to let us know how you’re doing on your 2013 journey! And download March’s goal sheet to track your progress.

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