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Strength Training: Kettlebells vs. New Lifting Routine

Sunday, January 06, 2013

By now, you have probably heard me say how I am out of shape and need to lose 10 pounds.

So, what am I doing about it?

This past week, I got an Anytime Fitness Gym membership and started working out consistently. This means I worked out on the cardio machines for 45-60 minutes everyday this week but Friday.

Now, I need to add in some strength training. Strength training is a great way to increase the metabolism, which couldn't hurt! And, I want to get back to feeling stronger and sexy.

Originally, I was planning on doing kettle bells with a trainer on Tuesdays and than in a group fitness class on Thursdays. So, kettlebells twice a week. The trainer would cost $114 for 3 sessions and the group fitness class would cost $35/5 punches. This would be in addition to my Anytime Membership which I pay $36. It sure seems like I would be spending alot of money on fitness. Doesn't it?

At the beginning of my internship, I wanted to try to split day lifting which would mean lifting 4x a week. With everything I was trying to juggle, I attempted this new lifting routine. By the end of the first week, I was exhausted. It was easy to conclude it was not the time to make this change.

Now, I have more time to devout to my fitness, I am thinking it might be a good time to try two-day split routine again. It would be less expensive than kettlebells. It would be also a nice way to break into over a hour workouts. I want to get back to my two hour work outs, eventually.

So, I guess I have a change of plans. Well, until I get bored of the gym scene. emoticon
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    Sounds like a good plan. I had a trainer for a while it is was money well spent. emoticon
    1963 days ago
    Give it a try and see how it goes :-)
    1964 days ago
    You're doing the right thing, planning, following your plan, evaluating, and changing it when you need to. Good for you.

    Well, life will settle into a routine as time goes in.

    HUGS and wishing you well as you start your post college life's journey!

    1964 days ago
    Hi Savannah..........
    Somehow, I don't think you will get tired of the gym-scene. From what my youngest son tells me, it is quite the social network........and then he added that he also works out!!!
    1964 days ago
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