Personal Tips from Charlene Circele

One of the best ways to keep yourself excited about your workout is to MIX IT UP!!
Cross-training is not only a good way to prevent injuries, but it also keeps your body confused and your mind interested. So try to do different things on different days – run one day, bike the next, go for a long hike in the woods the next day. Not only will your body benefit from the work, but you may not even realize that you’re exercising!

Consistency is key.
It takes approximately 12 weeks after starting a new exercise program to see measurable changes in your physique. You will notice changes in your stamina and strength before the 12 weeks, but in order to capitalize on all of the benefits of exercise, you need to eat well and do some kind of exercise every day. This stuff really works!

Write Your Workout Times on Your Calendar
The biggest excuse I hear is "I don't have time." But if you enter your workout time in your schedule as if it's a doctor's appointment, for example, you'll be less likely to miss it.

Women Should Not Be Afraid of Muscle
Muscle is an active tissue, which means it affects your (increases) metabolism, so you burn more calories all day long - even at rest! Add that to the fact that muscle is lean and takes up less space than fat, and you have the makings of a sleek, more defined body.