Word of the day. CHANGE. In fitness there are really only a few things we can change to effect the outcome of our workouts—how long, how hard, how fast. Changing just ONE aspect of your fitness routine can change your entire workout. If you always do the treadmill at a certain level, make it faster and do it for less time, or make it slower and do it longer, or set in on a incline. If you are a walker, same thing. Yesterday, Jane and I chose changing the incline. We hit Three Friends Park in Coral Springs and used the hill (yes, there really is a hill in Coral Springs) as our change factor. We walked it, jogged it, lunged up it and got a good sweat going! In the weight room, never get married to one set of weights. Try less reps with heavier weights and more reps with lighter ones. Take your outside workout inside, or your inside workout outside. Try a new sport, just for ONE workout. Even something as simple as changing your walking path can make a difference. Carol is considering changing up a 5K but doing a mud run. That’s definitely one way to change it up! Our bodies love change and respond positively to it, so keep this simple word, change, in mind as you approach YOUR workout of the day. One thing we know for sure is that if we never change anything, nothing will change! Just don’t get TOO creative. That can often lead to injury and that is NOT the change any of us are looking for.