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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tuesday's Training Tip: Make Small Changes

Here is your first training tip of 2016. This one is easy - make some small changes. Why small changes? They are easier to stay with and they add up over time, just like the extra calories you consumed a few at a time added up over the holidays! Let's look at some ways to make small changes that have potential for big impact.

Are you sedentary? You don't have to commit to running a marathon in September. Find a way to move a little more. Chobani has compiled this list of easy ways to burn 100 calories. Some of them may surprise you.

Are you moderately active? If you workout three times a week, consider adding a fourth workout or extending your current workout an additional 10-20 minutes. Walkers can add a half mile to their stroll. It's only a few more minutes. Let it pay off!

Did you stop? Guilty! November and December wreaked havoc on my fitness routine! I recommitted by finding a half marathon for which to prepare. Finding and committing to a race doesn't require any physical exertion, but it will make a big impact on your commitment to running. It's a mental trick and it works! I began training yesterday. It felt good! I resolved to run a race and other resolutions - get back into shape, lose a few pounds, get more done in my day - will fall into place as I pursue the half marathon goal.

Are you fit and never struggle with setbacks? If so, please share your training tips! Do you have a tip for making small changes with big impact? I would love to hear about it. Please comment below.

What small changes will you be making in 2016?

Next week we will be talking about ways to cut 100 calories. Remember, small changes can add up!

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