WINNING EXERCISE WISDOM
As Lindsey puts it, “If you don’t believe exercise can be fun, you haven’t found the right workout for you.” While she’s usually game to try a variety of new physical activities, if she doesn’t enjoy them after a few attempts, she won’t do them unless they’re absolutely essential for her training. Instead, Lindsey chooses workouts and activities that satisfy the following criteria:
• Working out should be fun. • The exercises you do should make you feel strong. • Your workouts should give you a mental boost. • Physical activity should make you feel good about yourself.
When she’s not training, the go-to workouts that offer these perks for Lindsey include spinning, horseback riding, road cycling, tennis, dancing, volleyball, boxing and stand-up paddleboarding. To find the right fitness fit for you, she recommends trying at least one new workout for 20 minutes every week. “I love her message about finding something you enjoy and giving it at least four tries before you give up on it,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner. “That’s an approach everyone can benefit from.”