What Exercise Routine Has Been Working for You?

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We all know exercise is necessary, but if you don’t like your routine, it’s easy to give up. Let’s talk about fitness routines we’ve been able to stick to, and see if we can inspire each other.

After bouncing around from routine to routine lately, including push-ups and bodyweight workouts and a two week pull-up challenge, I settled on the heavy but simple weightlifting program called Starting Strength. I do it three times a week, ideally during my lunch hour, and then on the other days I either go for a run or do some yard work. (I do a lot more yard work now that I think of it as “sunshine and exercise” instead of “ugh, gotta chop down the weeds again.”) And if the weather is bad, I always have Sworkit.

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In just a few workouts, I’ve added 20 pounds to my squat and my deadlift, so I’m excited to see where this is going. It’s also an easy routine to stick to, because I can do it either at the small gym that’s really close to me, or the YMCA on the other side of town with the amazing weight room. (I make a pilgrimage there every weekend.)

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