Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Today's Workout

I have a lower body strength training workout planned for today. I always have mixed feelings about weight workouts.

On one hand, I love the way they make me feel: strong, capable, and healthy. And there's no denying the results. The great thing about lifting weights is the tangible results. I can actually see my muscles grow!

On the other hand, running is a type of meditation for me. And I miss it on days I can't run (I'm prone to injury, so I have to keep my runs down to 4 days a week). So sometimes I have to force myself to lift weights, because I'd just rather be running.

All in all, though, I am looking forward to today's workout. After I do my legs, I'll probably finish up with thirty or forty minutes of cardio. I'm likely to do a circuit cardio workout today. For me this means some combination of:
  • 5 minutes of Tae Kwon Do drills
  • 5 minutes on the elliptical
  • 5 minutes of heavy/speed bag drills
  • 5 minutes of jumping rope
  • 5 minutes of fast walking on the treadmill
  • 5 minutes of stationary biking
I usually pick three or four of those activities and then repeat them in a circuit until I reach 30 minutes or so.

If I don't do a cardio circuit, I'll probably just crank up the tunes in my living room and shake my booty!

And I'm definitely working my abs today, too.


Tigerlilly said...

There is nothing like just blaring the music and shaking that thang!! I love to do it with my girls... especially when they need to burn off a little energy!!

Looks like we are in the same group this month... so let me know if there is anything I can do for you. I will be checking in on you, and cheering you on all the way!!!

Judi Finneran said...

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Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Sign-ups are free up until Sunday night this week.

Cheers, Judi

Tiffany said...

Hi Morgan,

I am so excited about the April challenge. I am also impressed that you run so long on the treadmill. I hate running on the treadmill so I only do a mile or so before I get bored. But I love to run outside. I am also excited that this spring is finally here so I can get outside a lot more.

Michelle said...

I'm so proud of you! You are such an inspiration to me, thank you!!