I was trying to be a responsible blogger last night by setting up a blog for Tuesday morning. Well Tuesday brought a heavy dose of running/stuffy nose, sore throat, massive headache, and a sick day for me. But, please to enjoy this blog anyways; I’ll be on the couch drinking fluids and hitting the Tylenol Cold.
Morning Workout: 5 miles @
January Ripper Workout – same as my Saturday workout
I found my January Ripper Workout from Pinterest – if you haven’t joined this site, you’ve got to put it on your 2012 Goals List ASAP!
I’m a cardio junkie. Before I started running before my wedding in the summer of 2010, my gym machine of choice was the elliptical runner. I have owned two different machines in the past, and there was a time that I thought I would always own one. I love cardio with a passion, as long as it’s not a Bob Harper cardio DVD – sorry my love.
Anyways, I know that a taut body cannot live on cardio alone, but JEEEEEEZE I hate doing weights or strength training. It’s not that I hate the “pain” that my body goes through with each maneuver; it’s that I hate having to take the time to concentrate on one thing. If I’m running on my treadmill, I have my iPad in front of me allowing me access to read other blogs or ebooks, check email, or even watch a rerun of Cheers on Netflix. When doing backward lunges with a side twist, I can’t do anything else but concentrate on that movement. A.D.D. Anyone????
But I can handle a 25 minute workout if it’s already been planned out for me. Enter Pinterest! Remember when I was asked to help a friend get ready entering the running world? I was going to email her a few of the workouts that I found/follow on Pinterest, but why not share them with all of you?
Below you’ll find a handful of the workouts that I have thrown into my weekly routine to keep things interesting and new. If you click on the workout, you’ll be taken the Pinterest side for the person from whom I pinned the workout from.
This tabata workout is actually from the lovely Lindsey at In Sweetness and in Health. I made a pin out of it on my Pinterest page.
Yet another Amanda-made pin – the original workout is via Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers.
And you WILL shake!!
I have yet to do this workout with 100 reps; the most I’ve worked up to is 50 for each set.
This last one is a great set of stretches that I try to do after I get done running. It’s almost double as difficult for me to get in an effective stretching session than a weights workout.
I hope that there was a workout in this pack that gets you fired up – and when I say, “you” I mean your muscles.