For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fit Readers Check-In #4


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My goals:

~ 3 days of toning (weights/resistance bands/or body weight)
~ 2 days of stretching/yoga (besides warm ups cool downs)
~ 2 –3 days cardio
~ 1 day adding something for a stubborn area – legs/butt/abs

January 18 – 24

Sunday- 30 minute low impact cardio/10 minutes standing abs pilates

Monday-  20 minutes upper body toning, 15 minutes yoga

Tuesday - 30 minute power walk cardio

Wednesday - 40 minute metabolic conditioning workout.

Thursday - 30 minute cardio, 1 mile walk

Friday -  15 minute upper body/ 15 minute lower body burn

Saturday - 15 minute cardio, 30 minute stretch

I'm at a weird place in my fitness goals. For the first time in my life I actually enjoy working out. Mostly because I stopped trying to be Jillian Michaels - forcing myself to do workouts I hated or that hurt my back/knees. Lower impact works for me and I feel better after and I hate taking a day off now.

But….because of that I'm not getting enough stretching in and I have the tightening muscles to prove it. While I like the strength I’m gaining, I had also wanted to focus on flexibility. So that's my goal for the upcoming week. Take two days off from cardio/strength and just stretch or do yoga. (Which I made myself do today – but with cardio lol)

16 comments:

  1. Good idea. It has to be fun for you to want to stick with it.

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    1. If I hate it - chances are I won't keep up with it so better to find something I enjoy.

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  2. Great week, Karen! :) I really need to add in other actives; walking is great, but I need to add in some variety as well.

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    1. I don't always like everything I try (like anything dance) but it keeps me motivated changing it up like that.

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  3. That's good that you're finding out what works for you to keep up with an active lifestyle! I truly believe that we all need to do things we enjoy. Great work this week!

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    1. When I don't like the workouts I dread it and save it for almost the end of the day/ Now that I've picked things I enjoy - I do it first thing and it keeps me energized.

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  4. Good on you for remembering the stretching - flexibility is so important and I neglect it, maybe later in the year I will start to do a bit of that.

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  5. Good on you for remembering the stretching - flexibility is so important and I neglect it, maybe later in the year I will start to do a bit of that.

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    1. Yeah - my muscles are getting tight from all the toning workouts. I need to remember to stretch!

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  6. Fun is the best! I wanted to try jogging but my knees hated it. So I walk

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    1. I made it to 5K but then my body fell apart. I can do interval slow paced jogs but that's about it.

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  7. cheers you on :) I wouldn't want to be Jillian lol

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    1. My body just can't do that anymore - if I ever could lol

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  8. I am so bad at remembering to stretch! That's why I love yoga, but I've been neglecting that and really need to get back to it, especially since I'm back in training mode for walking another 1/2 marathon and doing lots of power walks. I also need to get back to doing strength training - even if it's just using my own body as resistance. I love that you love working out - I need to get back to that feeling!

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  9. All your check ins had me moving for a bit. Frankly I've been so lazy, I'm just not motivated at all.

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