Thinking hard about my next fitness challenge....
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Admittedly it has taken me a while to get back into the swing of things since my last biz trip, but alas I'm back to eating in range along with consistent exercise. I was very ambitious in June and pretty much stuck to my daily Jillian Michaels routine making it through Phase 1 with a few modifications--but definitely doing much better than my first attempt.
Then I started Phase 2....and the problem with Phase 2 is that it was too damn hard!! I will rant for just a moment and say that I think that the transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2 is too steep. For example, I was just getting into being able to do a full-body push-up (we're talking 3 or 4 max), and then in Phase 2 it's full-body push-up into a 1-armed side something or other (don't even know what it's called and I can't do it!!)...enough said.
The good news is that my cardio conditioning has really improved thanks to JM's Phase 1 cardio workout!! That, in turn, has significantly helped my jogging stamina!!
So, for the next few weeks, I have decided to repeat what I liked about my May fitness challenge--that is quantifiable fitness goals for cardio and strength training. In an attempt to prepare for Phase 2 (I haven't given up yet!), I will take some of JM Phase 2's most difficult moves and attempt to master them--even if in small repetitions...starting with increasing my full-body push-ups, attempting the one-armed something or other, and a few other moves that really just scare me at this point.
So, next step is to put together my excell spreadsheet with my cardio minutes and add targets for the strength training and impossible moves...and we'll see where that takes me!!
I'll let you all know how it goes....!! Spark on!