Saturday, October 05, 2013

I've had an epiphany...

I loathe running/jogging. Its sooooooooo boring to me! But I felt I "HAD" to do it to lose weight and get into shape. I said I wanted to run another 5K, but when it comes down to it, I really don't want to. Anyway, I'm starting to dread going to the gym and getting on the treadmill. I shouldn't have to dread working out. So I've decided that I'm just not going to do it anymore. Why waste my time doing something I don't like doing when there are so many other things I can be doing that I do enjoy? Walking, biking, elliptical, classes, swimming.....all other great forms of cardio!

Anyway, I was introduced to Tabata training by one of my BLC23 teammates. I did a session tonight and it kicked my butt! But I loved it and it was not BORING at all! This was the workout I did tonight:

I plan on doing Tabata training 1-2 times a week, along with my other exercise routines. That should get my butt into shape quickly!

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    I hate running on the treadmill as well, the only way I enjoy running anymore is outside! Glad you found something you enjoy! It makes it SO much easier to do!
    1658 days ago
    I totally agree that you have to have something you like. Thanks so much for the video - it looks great. I am going to try it this week. emoticon
    1658 days ago
    Good for you, Stacey! I struggled with running too, but read an article by Coach Nicole that struck a cord with me. She said to pick activities / exercise that you actually enjoy and will stick with. She also encourages switching the types and intensity occasionally to challenge your body. I've tried to do this for 2 years with lots of success.

    Now I walk, dance, swim, bike, and vary my ST routines. I'll have to check out Tabata at the gym.
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    1658 days ago
  • TAMMY5707
    I know what you mean. you couldn't pay me to run, but I love the elliptical.

    One thing I do to keep my elliptical workout from getting boring is every one to three minutes I change something up - the resistance, reverse direction, etc. The time goes by faster and I get a better workout that way.

    Good luck and keep up the good work.
    1659 days ago
    Don't care for Running myself!! The Video looks like a Winner.....I prefer shorter workouts.... emoticon for the link! I know you will see success when you start doing these workouts regularly! Go for it!
    1659 days ago
  • FIREFLY4407
    Tabatas are awesome! Do what you enjoy and you'll stick with it long term and see results - way to go!
    1659 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/6/2013 2:17:33 PM
  • LADYJ6942
    Woo hoo, so glad I could help out. It is fun stuff. I will check into that video. Thanks for sharing and keep on pushing, you are worth it!!!!
    1659 days ago
  • MALAMI518

    You definitely shouldn't dread your workout. I'm glad you found something you love!

    I love walking, and I'm trying to love running. This is a great alternative to shake things up a bit, though, so I'm going to add it in some days. Thanks for sharing it!

    1660 days ago
  • JMOUSE99
    All right Stacy! No one should dread their workout that's for sure. So gad you found something you like better. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1660 days ago
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