Shaking Up My Workout...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
On Sparkpeople Coaching today Coach Nicole suggested that we shake up our workout and do something different--whether it be a new activity, a different intensity, etc.
My main form of exercise was dog-walking. I would walk 100+ minutes per day with beloved pooch. He LOVED getting out and enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of our community and "hunting down" a kitty cat or two-- but never fear he never did a kitty cat any harm.
Sadly, our dog passed away this week so I necessarily have to shake up my workout.
The good news is I am back to zumba, which I LOVE.
It was a time issue before--that is why I stopped doing it. Now, time is not an excuse for me and so far it is going well.
My goal this first week is to do at least 20 minutes of zumba daily. Today I did "zumba cardio" for 50 minutes and feel GREAT!
Tomorrow--and the rest of the weekend-- I have a hectic schedule so my aim is at least 20 minutes + other activity wherever I can fit it in each day. Things like walking the stairs (and not taking elevators), taking the long walking route to get to point A from Point B, etc.
I also want to dabble in a little strength training--which I almost never do (shame on me!) I have some free weights. My goal is to start with arm curls, etc. and then increase it from there. I have a rubber thingy with handles (forgot what you call it)--and want to do some of that next week in addition to zumba.
What about you? Are you shaking up your exercise routine?