Sunday, April 21, 2013
Aloha!!! I just came back from a fabulous vacation on the North Shore of Oahu. Concerned that I would be missing too many workouts, I threw my resistance bands and jump rope in my suitcase. I'm not an "outdoor girl" but with the amazing views from our backyard and the occasional humpback whale breaching in the distance I found myself enjoying exercise al fresco.
View from back yard:
As well as learning to enjoy an outdoor workout I discovered that you don't have to use a machine or run miles and miles to get a great cardio workout. I was jumping rope and doing all sorts of different exercises because I didn't have access to a gym. I was breathing heavy and sweating up a storm!! I really enjoyed the variety and I think my body benefited from the break in routine an the introduction of new exercises. The following is an example of the types of workouts I was doing:
I'm back home now and I'll be heading to the gym tomorrow. I'll also be starting a new 12 week workout program I found on Bodybuilding.com by Kris Gethin. Kris's daily trainer is a 5 to 6 day workout split that includes 40 minutes of cardio 5 days a week. Cardio is split up, 20 minutes before and after the workout. I'm looking forward to the change but a little apprehensive because I'm not sure how the program is going to work with my schedule. I'll just have to do my best and see what happens.
Mahalo for reading my blog and have a great week!!