... not in the world, but within myself.
I altered my routine because I got lazy, I made excuses and I thought I was helping (Dr. recommended dropping heavy cardio from my routine while TTC). All it did was strengthen the habits I have been trying to correct.
So, as expected, I gained weight and felt depressed. I had taken away the thing that kept me strong. The intensity of building a work out around sweat, the joy of running my self to the point of exhaustion. And I didn't end up pregnant at all... so why waste my time being miserable with a routine I hate?
If I am meant to be a mother I will be... if I am not meant to carry a child I won't. I can't dance around waiting for things to happen. I need cardio and strength training WITH diet restrictions.... one doesn't work without the other.
What the above ramble is getting to is... DUN DUN DUN my new routine! Weeeee!
I am doing my best to keep all the activities LOW impact (I am not going to completely dismiss doctors orders, I am just not going to take them so literal).
I was going to type out a weekly schedule MONDAYS: this, TUESDAY: that... BUT that NEVER works, because life gets in the way. What I am going to do is below...
1 - Yoga Class
1 - Zumba Class
3 - Run: 30minute (outdoors)
2 - Elliptical: 45minute
3 - '50' workouts**
1 - Yoga Class
1 - Run: 30minutes
1 - '50' workout
Which isn't as much as it seems and will keep my body guessing... PLUS its fun. I like it and I am capable of doing it... now and when(if) the stork swings by.
The only additional cost is the weekend Yoga class at $15 a class.
I run in the evenings AS SOON AS I get home... which is PRIME snacking time, but by the time I get back from the run do a '50' workout and shower its past snack time and into dinner time.
The weekday Yoga, Zumba and Elliptical I will do on my lunch hour... the same way I have been attending classes for the last TWO years.
The only concern is the weekend workouts... I love spending time with my DH and I only see him on weekends (he refuses to run or do yoga).
I started this week and all I missed was an elliptical workout, because thanksgiving was Monday... I need something to distract me from the baby making and a new work out is just that PLUS I can start tracking my weight and inches again, which died after the wedding, when I started to enjoy my life again.
Summer is over and it is time to get back in to it. I am hoping to drop 20lbs by my birthday unless the stork appears... (I really do have BABY brain...wow).
So what is a '50' workout??? It has nothing to do with 50 shades (is that still topical?? Am I outdated?)
50 Push ups
50 second plank
REPEAT (kidding, I can't 'repeat' yet)
So far I have done it after my run; when I am good and sweaty. It seems to be working and 50 is enough of a challenge I am pushing myself, but not too much that I am hurting myself.
I think every two weeks I will add 10. I am working towards 100, but that will take a bit of time.
And it leaves me breathless and sore the next day... I love that feeling. I love the burn... it makes it feel real, which is hasn't felt in a long time.
I want to get back into shape... the shape I was when I had more good days than bad.
And luckily for you that means MORE blog posts. Yipee!
PS - I will add a widget on the side for Nike +, my running app. NOPE doesn't work... and no picture, because I just created an account at Nike+ online and its AWESOME!