Variety really is the spice of life.  This applies to your fitness routine as well as your diet.  One of the comments I hear during the fitness challenge is that people want a day off – a day with no exercise.  What we really need is a day of change.  Tired muscle groups get a rest but there is still activity and motion.  That day of change may include snow shoeing  in the woods, a yoga class or some time in a swimming pool.  Any of these activities are fun and relaxing if you are used to a typical gym routine of cardio and weights.

For those of you who just started your fitness challenge – good luck and enjoy.  For many of you at the half way point, congratulations!  I hope you are feeling energized and motivated by your efforts so far.

Here is my exercise diary for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday Feb. 13th (day 12):           5km run

Thursday Feb. 14th (day 13):               55 min spin, 15 min core exercises

Friday Feb. 15th (day 14):                     20 min walk with Weezie (very icy)

Saturday Feb. 16th (day 15):                7.5km run

Sunday Feb 17th (day 16):                     90 min hot yoga

Monday Feb 18th (family day):            3.5 hours downhill skiing at Hockley Valley (fun!)