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
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.