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New Workout Plan

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I found myself at a standstill at at the end of October. emoticon 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 emoticon . I got blisters. My knee hurt. It was too cold outside. I had a million excuses to not continue walking. What about my cardio? emoticon 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. emoticon She suggested I find something new. I didn't think much of it because I figured I could just make myself walk sometime soon. emoticon

Well, it didn't happen. I went 2 weeks without doing any cardio or much of anything else. Now , I really began to worry. emoticon Where was my motivation?

I don't know what happened. I can only attribute it to God. emoticon 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. emoticon 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: emoticon Double up on the 28-Day Bootcamp Workout videos for strength training; do the Cardio Blast "Walk It Out" video emoticon followed by the Cardio Blast "Cardio Kickboxing" video for cardio emoticon , and continue with my at-home 20 minutes yoga videos emoticon . I plan on adding another Cardio Blast video in the Winter emoticon and adding other bonus strenth training videos for my my strength training emoticon .

In January, I'll switch up the bootcamp videos and join the Spring Into Shape Challenge. emoticon By then, Ill be doing 30 minutes of cardio videos emoticon .

I feel good about my new workout plans and have followed through so far. emoticon I'm happy about the calorie burn: more than I got when I walked.

Thanks MENNOLY. I just needed to switch things up!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAMSEDGE 12/2/2012 8:30PM

    Great blog...sometimes success just takes a little while to catch up with us.

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GRAMMAOFFIVE 11/29/2012 7:57AM

    Great blog. I am going to be getting back at doing my flights of stairs. I have a two story house. 15 steps up 15 steps back down. I had gotten to 60 sets in 20 minutes a little over a year ago, but once I reached that I quit.

I figure if I can get back to that, that will be my first goal.
Hope your workouts are going well for you.

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NELLIEC 11/17/2012 5:39PM

    That sounds great!!! emoticon

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MYUTMOST4HIM 11/17/2012 10:10AM

    Cool when you can have fun with your workouts - it takes the work out of it

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