Ceal got to catch up with Karma Houston, personal trainer for mums on the Brekky Boost this morning. If you missed it, you can listen to the full interview here!
Looking for a weekend away to do some hiking? Magnetic Island has much to offer with their beautiful bayside views, wildlife and country with over 10 walks!
Varying distances and destinations, you can trek for 2 days around the Island on the “The Great Tropical Island Ocean Walk” a 14km hike where you will see over 10 beaches/bays!
The Magnetic Island What’s On website lists more hikes including, “The Butterfly Walk (taking 15mins), Endeavour Falls Walk (2 hours), The Forts Walk (1.5 hours), Hawkings Point Walk (30mins)” and many more.
Click here to be directed to the list of each walk and their approximate time to complete and their expected terrain.
See here the Magnetic Island map!
Before you head off make sure your read the safety advice – including the time of day to stay out of the sun (12-3pm) to avoid heat exhaustion and stay protected from severe sunburn.
4 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN CREATING YOUR OWN WEEKLY WORKOUT PLAN
One way to ensure your exercise timetable will work with your life schedule and be successful, is to ask yourself questions on what factors prevent you from your plan.
1. You may be full of enthusiasm to start your new exercise plan with best intentions, but your plans may get cancelled because of other competing priorities. If this sounds familiar perhaps there are certain times of the day or days that this happens regularly.
Consider what interruptions have stopped you from exercising in the past? For example do you often work overtime? Are you cooking that night for your whole family or housemates? What time do you need to be home to cook dinner or what time do you need to be home by so your eating with everyone? Some interruptions are regular, others are one off.
To prevent having to cater for competing priorities choose a better time slot or make that day your rest day. If your unsure what interruptions or competing priorities compete with your fitness regime consider writing down each week any time your plans were cancelled because of something else. After 1 month review this list and see if there are any patterns, then adjust your exercise schedule to cater for those other interruptions.
2. Do you prefer to exercise indoors or outdoors, or both? If you work indoors all day will you want to do an indoor class or would you prefer to get fresh air and workout outside?
3. What is your fitness level? Keep in mind, others can be more or less fit than you so choose a fitness buddy that is at similiar levels as you. If you haven’t exercised in a while start off easy with achievable regimes.
For example in order over 4 weeks you can start with a walk, then brisk walking, then alternate between a light jog and brisk walking, then continuous jogging, followed by running. With each week increase distance or time.
Add 10-15 minutes each week to your session until you reach 45-60 minutes. Eventually you can progress to interval training (alternating between high & low intensity of exercise in the single session). Seek professional advice before commencing vigorous exercise especially if you have a heath condition. Then perhaps 1-2 times week you might exercise with someone above your fitness level (to challenge you further) and below your level (to help challenge them)!
4. When planning make sure you make it easily accessible – will I want to drive 30 minutes across town to get to the location for my fitness class after a big work day? Have I factored in traffic time? If it’s at a venue do I need to make a booking?
Let us know how you went with discovering what things stop your from exercising and how you worked around it!