Shock the body!
Ouch!! So, what I am realizing in writing this to you is.....I may enjoy pain! Haha! I could easily do the same routine and feel great about it, but where's the fun in that? I want to feel the pain, the soreness, burn some calories, and most importantly see some results. In order for this to transpire, I know that you have to mix it up. No more going through the motions!
The same stagnant routine will never be enough. Shocking the body produces results. Let me give you some examples. If I run every day for 30 minutes, it will become easy and I will have plateaued. However, if I add some sprints in there, some box squats, push ups, and abs that will wake up muscle groups that have been sitting dormant or have not effectively been pushed to their potential. In other words, there's nothing wrong with running everyday fro 30 minutes. It's great for the heart. However, you have other muscle groups that need some love too. Soreness means you have done something right. Even in my prime as an athlete, I could still get sore. That was when I was working out 7 days a week!
If I could get sore in the peak of my collegiate career when I was working out everyday, I definitely need to workout my body now. 3-4 days a week is my max now and I am usually teetering more on the 3 days a week side. My kids consume a lot of my time and sometimes I just need a self care day. However, if I have a 4th day I do take it because it keeps the mind fog away, I get to release endorphins, and I just feel better. I will be posting some workout tips and routines soon. If it's been a while, you will be sore regardless but don't give up. As my coach used to say, "It hurts so good!" Haha! Enjoy the results!