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.

4 comments:

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!!!

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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!!