Hello and Happy Wednesday! You’ve made it half way through the work week, so give yourself a much deserved pat on the back for that! 🙂
Lately, I feel like I’ve been lacking the motivation to do much else at the gym besides attend a few spin classes a week. Granted I usually spin for 80-90 minutes when I go to class, but that doesn’t make up for the strength training I’ve been skipping out on lately. I used to attend 3 spin classes, 2 boot camp classes and then incorporate strength training/core work on my own a couple times a week. But after I hit a few bumps in the road this summer, I started considering just making it to 3-4 spin classes a week a huge victory. Don’t get me wrong, I do think it’s a huge victory to make it to spin and I definitely give myself kudos for that, but I know it’s time to get back into the swing of things and make strength training/core work a part of my weekly workout routine once again. The first step is admitting you need to change right?
Now, even though I know I need to make a change, I’ve been having a hard time implementing the changes I know I need to make. I can always find an excuse like “their aren’t any free benches in the weight room,” “I’m too hungry and tired to lift after spin” or “the class I want to take starts too late at night.” But I’m done with the excuses today and ready to make a change! You are all my witnesses, so hold me to it!
I’ve been talking with my friend Katie about doing some sort of workout challenge to help hold us both accountable for incorporating more strength training into our weekly workouts since we both have been cardio junkies lately. We both thought it would be helpful to have an accountability buddy to help us through the process of getting motivated again! Here’s the challenge we came up with:
3x strength training sessions of at least 30 minutes each week, in addition to our normal cardio workout routine.
I think this is more than doable and I’m excited to get back in the swing of things. I’m already signed back up for my old boot camp classes and can’t wait to see those ladies again! I’ll be posting updates of my progress on this challenge here each week to hold myself accountable. So get ready to see more pictures like this…
And this in the future because strength training here I come!
Are you interested in joining the challenge? I’d love to have you! Make sure to comment below so we can all be accountable to each other and do some work! Working out is always more fun when it’s done with a group anyways, right? And if you feel like giving up, just remember this…
Have you had a chance to enter my Nuun prize pack giveaway? If not, make sure you enter here before it’s too late!
Questions of the Day:
What is your favorite type of exercise? Me —> Running and spinning for sure but I love boot camp style classes also.
What do you do to get out of a workout funk?