Saturday, November 17, 2012
I found myself at a standstill at at the end of October. The last time I walked was for the "5K Trick or Treat Trot" on October 30th. I finished at an all time personal record of 56:25 . I got blisters. My knee hurt. It was too cold outside. I had a million excuses to not continue walking. What about my cardio? I wanted to walk, but not enough. I found myself in a cardio slump and I couldn't find my way out. A SparkFriend noticed it and encouraged me. She suggested I find something new. I didn't think much of it because I figured I could just make myself walk sometime soon.
Well, it didn't happen. I went 2 weeks without doing any cardio or much of anything else. Now , I really began to worry. Where was my motivation?
I don't know what happened. I can only attribute it to God. One day, as I sat at my computer, I noticed a SparkPeople DVD that I had won on the spin of a wheel during the summer. I looked at one or two workouts when I got it, but felt no need for it. Afterall, I was walking and strength training already.
But it caught my eye Thursday. I wasn't doing cardio and the name of it is Cardio Blast, so I decided to check it out.
I thought I could do the "Walk It out Workout", so I gave it a try. Great! But it was only 10 minutes. So I checked out some other workouts. A workout that I had ignored before caught my attention: "Cardio Kickboxing". It looked fun. I wanted to try it. I did and I loved it! It was something I could do 50 lbs lighter than when I first tried it.
I HAVE FOUND MY NEW WORKOUTS FOR FALL: Double up on the 28-Day Bootcamp Workout videos for strength training; do the Cardio Blast "Walk It Out" video followed by the Cardio Blast "Cardio Kickboxing" video for cardio , and continue with my at-home 20 minutes yoga videos . I plan on adding another Cardio Blast video in the Winter and adding other bonus strenth training videos for my my strength training .
In January, I'll switch up the bootcamp videos and join the Spring Into Shape Challenge. By then, Ill be doing 30 minutes of cardio videos .
I feel good about my new workout plans and have followed through so far. I'm happy about the calorie burn: more than I got when I walked.
Thanks MENNOLY. I just needed to switch things up!