Health and Fitness

Flip the Switch on Your Workout


The other night I walked out of the bathroom after taking a shower and turned off the light in the bathroom. When I walked into the bedroom, to grab a shirt from my dresser, it was almost impossible to see. Fortunately, there is a little orange light on the light switch by my bedroom door, making it is easy to find in the dark.

I got to the light switch, but before I could flip it, I jammed my fingers into the wall. It hurt a little bit, made me laugh, and strangely, reminded me of a conversation I had with my physical therapist.

Sometimes we need a someone or something to shed a little light on our situation.

My physical therapist asked me a simple question, “What do you do for cardio?” After an awkward pause I said, “Uh well, sometimes I ride the stationary bike.” As a personal trainer, I should know better. But it took my physical therapist to flip the switch on me.

What switch needs to be flipped in your fitness routine? Could you use some cardio, a quick hike, maybe some time with the weights, or you may need to start working out again because you’ve been on a break. Whatever the case, use this post as your light switch so you can quit stumbling around and see where you need to go.

Check out this post for great exercise ideas.

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