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!