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The reintroduction of strength training

Thursday, November 29, 2012

You know what happens when you stop training for a few weeks?

Yep, it's like starting over, all over again. So this week, I had Spark recommend three workouts for me, 20 minute ones. Upper, lower, and core, with at least a rest day between.

Between that and getting back in the pool, I'm feeling the beginnings of my December plan starting to shape up. You see, December is my own little "line in the sand" month. I am not yet ready to start training for next year's running season, and I want to get the strength training back in the mix. I will not give up my break walks at work, as they are valuable far beyond their cardio benefit.

Here's to all of us finding our own way to get through the holiday season, doing the least damage possible. emoticon
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    I went back to ST this week, too. I even ran a little bit sore today and was okay with it. It is time for me to once again focus on strength, especially of my core. Yep, we think alike!!
    2030 days ago
    Love the ST -- and when I was running a lot, I tended to miss out on it.

    I keep thinking I should get back to the pool again too . . .
    2030 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    Love that you keep changing things up to stay motivated!
    2031 days ago
    Good for you to re-group!----perhaps build some "you" time in there too---whatever that is--LOL---Good morning Barb-Glad you are back online!-Lynda emoticon
    2031 days ago
    2031 days ago
  • DEBRA0818
    What a great tool Spark People has to help interested parties work out so the parties they're interested in don't undo all the hard work from the working out. Or something like that!

    I'm getting my own program for the month of December too!

    2031 days ago
  • DALID414
    I need a December plan! Besides hitting my goal weight.
    2031 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Good for you getting back into ST, women so very much need it.
    I did a 50 min circuit video today with weights and my shoulders are sure feeling it already :P, not to mention legs -they had you doing the weights while squatting, lunging and doing that old fashioned cross chop no one seems to do anymore :P But I am missing my live classes tremendously, had some great instructors there.
    My first Christmas Party at the bridge club comes this Saturday..Finding our way through the minefields indeed..
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    2031 days ago
    great plan for the month. emoticon emoticon
    2031 days ago
    Right now kind of in a holding pattern between work, Mom and gun club renewals. Just running out of time to do much exercise. Will come up for air soon I hope.
    2031 days ago
    Good luck! Got to keep the motivation going thru December . . . but managing to get a plan together for me too.

    HUGS and good luck!

    2031 days ago
    Whatever works for you. Time for me to fine tune
    my workouts.
    2031 days ago
  • ANDI571
    Good for you. I need to get some of your motivation. I am holding my own, but seem to be on hiatus right now. The good thing, I am maintaining, so I must be doing something right.

    Keep up the good work my friend!
    2031 days ago
    You're an achiever!
    2031 days ago
    Good on you, mixing it up. Actually, re-starting strength training isn't quite like starting from scratch. Yeah, you get that world class DOMS the first time back; but the strength should come back faster than the first time you built it. Your body will remember that it's done this sort of thing before, and react appropriately.
    2031 days ago
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