Friday Five: 5 Fitness Trends I’ll Never Try

I’m linking-up with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DCCynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run again today! This week’s theme is Five Fitness Trends I’ll Never Try.

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I feel like I need to preface this post with never say never and good for you! but not me, but let’s just say, these are five fitness trends I’ll probably never try.

  1. No carb diet. Carbohydrates seem to be so many’s Public Enemy #1! We all know someone (or who have been someone) who has declared that he or she is cutting carbs out of their diet entirely. Listen — your body needs carbs (the right kind); it’s an integral fuel source that feeds your brain power and fitness. When it comes to carbohydrates — quality mattersAll carbs were not created equal. Quinoa ≠ french fries. Moral of the story: I will not be pronouncing a carb-free diet in my lifetime.
  2. Juice cleanse. Again, this might work for you, but I’m not keen to try one. For one, the cost is a big barrier. I don’t own a juicer, which prevents me from doing it at home, and I don’t foresee shelling out money for a several day cleanse. I do believe in the power of plants and better nutrition, but this just isn’t the way I want it.
  3. Race a mud run/spartan race/etc. I’m not 100% against this, but if I’m going to pay for a race entry fee, you can bet I’d rather spend my money on a more traditional race.
  4. Drink a gallon of water a day. Hold on! I know how important it is to drink water! I make sure to drink it all day long, but it is possible to drink too much water, and I don’t want to pick a quantity out of thin air. I try to drink it all day and even more so after a workout in the heat, but a 30-day, gallon-a-day challenge is not something I’ll do.
  5. Try CrossFit. I have read about the pros and cons of CrossFit, as well as read blogs by people who swear by it. I just don’t think it’s for me. I know the benefits of strength training and commend others for finding a form of exercise that they love…I just won’t be trying it anytime soon!

What’s a fitness trend you’ll never try? Have you ever done one of the above and loved it?

26 thoughts on “Friday Five: 5 Fitness Trends I’ll Never Try”

  1. I did a juice cleanse and on day 2, my mom found me hiding in the pantry shoving saltines in my mouth. Needless to say, I need to eat. I’m part way through a cleanse currently but I’m incorporating actual food into the smoothies. And so far it’s worked pretty well for me. And LOL at anyone who cuts out carbs entirely. They’re certifiably cray cray 🙂


    1. Haha! That would so be me…but maybe with cookies. Actual food in the smoothies seems like a much more feasible option. We can send a little prayer to those living a carb-less life 😉

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  2. Mud runs or spartan races do not appeal to me either. I actually hate being insanely dirty, AND I am over 40… so not sure my body would be loving me much for those activities. I have never tried Crossfit but would like to, to understand all the hype.


  3. I would never do a juice cleanse either because I don’t really see the point.

    My husband and I went through a Sparten phase years ago, and ran a bunch of them. They were fun but hard to compare their times with each other, so we kinda got bored of it I guess.


    1. I never thought of that part. I am sure they are each very different! That’s great that you did them together 🙂 I bet it makes all the difference to go with someone.


  4. Sounds like we’re on the same wavelength. Alto I would be willing to try cross fit – I do think strength training is so important – I work out mainly at home so probably not happening.


  5. I am with you on the no carbs thing. I need food! That never works long term anyway kind of silly in my book. My hubs keeps doing it and it never works. Happy Friday


  6. Oh boy, I don’t think I could drink a gallon of water a day, let along for an entire month! I wouldn’t mind trying a juice cleanse once..but only for an abbreviated time. You are right, they are costly.


  7. i love your list. i have done a juice cleanse twice but more to get rid of sugar cravings then anything else. i actually loved it, but like you said, different strokes for different folks. i’d probably do more if it wasn’t so costly. (ps make your calendar for an aug 8 dc blogger brunch where we will be raffling off a 6 pack of juice from my favorite juice place in town!) 🙂


    1. Oh, I could definitely get rid of some sugar cravings! I will be out of town for a wedding that weekend or I would be there! So bummed to be missing it!! 😦


  8. So I have done a juice cleanse before and it wasn’t terrible. I would probably do it again, but only as a way to do a quick reset of terrible eating and as a sugar reset, lol. But they are pretty pricey, so I probably won’t do one again!


  9. I’m with you on your list! I don’t get the omitting food groups thing either. It’s definitely all about the quality of food you put in to your body.


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