Hello everyone! Thank you so much for the kind words on my last post. By being a part of the blogging community, I have come to discover that you guys are all like "diamonds in the rough"! You get me in so many ways.
I am infinitely thankful for your support and friendship, and each time I read a comment from you, I can feel myself grinning like a 3 year old toddler about ready to pounce on her daddy with a big hug. :D
Can't you just picture that? I can.
So, in order to keep challenging my body in terms of fitness, I have come up with many new workout routines. These are two of many that I'd like to share with you.
If you would like to see how some of these are performed, then you may click on the links provided.
-Swiss Ball Knee Tucks with Pushups
-Superman Planks: Get into plank position. Lift right arm while lifting your left leg and keep your body firm. Repeat with other side.
Man, I think that making videos would be so much easier than trying to describe these in writing! Haha.
I realize that these circuit routines look really short and "easy".
Well, trust me. They are not. :) Not only did I feel like my heart was going to jump out of my chest, but I also felt every single fibrous muscle in my body working really hard!
The "instability" that these exercises provide bring amazing results, especially in the area of core strength and definition.
I have also been switching up my cardio to somewhat of a long distance running, rather than the HIIT that I was used to doing for a while.
It goes something like this...
- Run for 4 min. on an incline level of 3.5, at a speed of 5.0
- Run for 4 min. on incline of 3.5, at a speed of 5.5
And I continue to raise the speed level up until 6.5, and then back down to 5.0, and I normally run for about 30-35 minutes followed by a walking cool down. Of course, I have to take 1 minute walking breaks after each segment as well. This stuff is fun! But killer.
I've been waking up earlier these days, but the problem is that I haven't been going to bed as early as I want or should. So I'm feeling pretty out of it! I feel like I have a boulder lying on top of my head.
I was at the grocery store today and I had to tell the cashier my phone number at least 3 different times because I kept giving her the wrong one. I don't think she was too happy about that either! Come to think of it, I guess that I do have a specific goal for this year, after all.
Although I failed miserably at keeping a good bed time after writing about it, I am determined to be more disciplined in this area! Yup, amen to that!
After all, the Lord would want me to take care of myself by resting more. He's all about rest--whether it be through sleeping or relaxing at the park, He just wants me to be refreshed and renewed. When my body goes without rest, my mind gets easily bogged down with negative thoughts, and it is so much easier to veer away from focusing on Him!
Ahhh....lying on a hammock just sounds glorious right about now!
Have a beautiful day!
Do you have a favorite routine for "toning up"?
Are you a long distance or short distance runner?
-I would say that I'm more of a long distance than a sprinter/speed runner.