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Finding Balance

Thursday, August 23, 2012



Finding that balance is sometimes hard to do. Like the picture above... without the proper balance the person that is up in the air is never going to get down unless the person on the bottom helps out.

I started thinking about balance more today while I was on my run. Balance is used everyday in our lives. We balance time with our friends and family. We balance time with work and play. We try to balance while we are working out at the gym... LOL

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Balance is mixed in with everything that we do.

So on my run today I realized that I haven't been balancing out my strength and cardio. It was very evident in my run when I was out of breath during the first mile. I have been in the weight room too much and not spending much time with my cardio and it shows. I need to find that balance between the two.

Yes, I love seeing my results and start to get obsessive over it. I have been lifting more weight then ever, seeing muscles forming and my body toning, boobs aren't as saggy anymore due to all those chest presses (sorry if TMI, just something that I noticed today), etc....

But now since I have been strength training so much my cardio level has tanked. I shouldn't be out of breath just one mile out on my run!

Balance!



I have been here before..... Last year when I was training for my half marathon I got obsessive over my running. I was running consistently and not hitting the weights at all. I got the running bug and was obsessed with getting more and more miles. Training my body to run faster and longer than ever before. I loved seeing the results so I kept going. Until.... I had a small injury. I finally sat back and figured out that I need to get back to weight room to strengthen my muscles.

Well folks... I am here again. This time I need to get back to cardio.



How do you keep that balance? Especially for someone like me that gets obsessive compulsive over things. Any thoughts on this?
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  • JEN_BACK2BASICS
    Me? I sign up for insane events that require both cardio and strength. Then I have no choice!!
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    Seriously, I live and breath by a schedule (most of the time). So I am sure to schedule 5 cardio days per week and 3 strength training sessions per week. If I get too busy and have to push things out, I keep activities that do both (like a body strengthening & cardio class at the gym) and drop activities that are very specific.

    It's hard to find that balance, and something I think we can all relate to. Loved reading this blog!! While I may be able to find fitness balance, I definitely need work on my nutrition balance, so will be doing some serious pondering on this topic tonight. Thanks for making me think!

    P.S. Way to go on gaining all that definition! TMI or not, I think you've lifted (ahem) some spirits out there for people who might be wishing for the same thing to happen!
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