It all started with a few extra pounds hanging out on my butt. I climbed onto a stationary bike that was wasting away in my mom's living room. I pedaled. I got bored, lost my breath, and felt uneasy about sweat dripping down my back.
Maybe it's just me, but self induced sweating was definitely an acquired taste.
Anyway, I slept like a baby that night and decided to try a bit more the next day.
I quickly became hooked and decided I needed to upgrade my fitness status.
So I joined a gym. (Of course.)I was suddenly of the mindset that having a membership to a building that had a lot of fitness equipment validated my fitness level. Having to carve out time to get ready and drive to a place of exercise made me feel more serious about this sweaty business. (Come on. Anyone else?)
And then life took over, and I began to use the membership less and less. I began to make excuses about not having enough time to drive there, workout, and drive home. After all, it was about 25 minutes worth of driving to and from, and it just wasn't worth it to waste all that time and gas.
On some level, I knew that I COULD workout at home, I just liked saying that I didn't have time to use the gym. In some twisted way, by keeping the membership active (with my inactivity) I felt fit.
Fast forward through another weight gain and loss. Add a dog, some fresh air, some PT study, some basic gym equipment (dumbbells, bands, homemade box for box jumps/step-ups/dips, a jump rope, and a stationary bike) and an increasing love for
You get this:
-Sunday: 30 min sloth run, stretch
-Monday: 30 min stationary bike with ten minutes of intervals at end
-Tuesday: Easy/light strength workout( circuit style w/ 3 cycles and 2 minutes of cardio between each) and yoga
-Wednesday: 30 min run
-Thursday: Repeat Tuesday
-Friday: 30 min run
-Saturday: Long dog walk (active rest)
I will try and post my weekly workout schedule each Saturday. I'd also LOVE to see what other people are doing, because I love to mix things up.
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