3 Reasons Why Working Out Is Simply The Best

WEEKEND IS HERE! Which, unfortunately, means that the #CareerGirlChallenge is almost over.  I hope you all had an amazing week and are ready for the weekend. This challenge is still an amazing experience and it got us on a totally new lifestyle.

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Ani Koshikner

Sometimes, we all need a little reminder why working out and living healthy are simply the best. In case that is you today, keep reading, because these 3 reasons will hopefully motivate you to get your lazy ass of that couch and workout.

#1 – It gets you in a better mood

It really does! We all know the feeling you get after a workout, it is awesome. You might not want to go beforehand, but when you eventually get yourself out of bed and into the gym, it is one of the best feelings ever. You know you are busy with a healthier you, you will feel better when you reach your goals and your body will thank you for the healthy lifestyle.

#2 – It makes your life more manageable

Working out increases you capabilities. Being stronger, leaner and healthier will lead to a more manageable, and therefore, easier life

#3 – Working out will help you win in life

That is what we all want in the end, right? Setting and reaching goals inside the gym, will help you to set and reach goals outside the gym. It goes hand-in-hand and shows the discipline you have got throughout life. It is a mentality that will be present in every aspect of your life.




Here’s how to get the most out of your workout when you’re short on time. 

Long intervals

  • Warm up with a 3-minute jog.
  • Then alternate between 3 minutes at your 5K or 10K pace with 30 seconds easy jogging.
  • Repeat so you complete this set 4 times total.
  • Cool down by jogging another 3 minutes.

Short intervals

  • Warm up with a 3-minute jog.
  • Then alternate between 1 minute of all-out sprinting and 2 minutes easy jogging.
  • Repeat so you complete this set 4 times in all.
  • Cool down by jogging another 5 minutes.

 The mile time trial

  • Warm up with 5 minutes of easy jogging.
  • Then run a mile as fast as you can — be sure to time it!
  • Jog the rest of the 20 minutes.

The speed mountain

  • Warm up with two minutes easy jogging.
  • Then increase your pace (whether on treadmill/watch or by feel) with every minute until you reach the 10-minute mark.
  • Then decrease your pace in this same fashion till the 18-minute mark.
  • Cool down with two minutes of easy jogging.

 The easy-does-it

  • Simply head out the door and jog for 20 minutes.
  • Go at a pace slower than normal and focus on de-stressing.
  • It’s OK to go slow sometimes. Don’t even bring your watch.



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