I have been absent, but I am still movin!! Today-
3 mile run
1.68 mile swim
17.31 mile bike ride
1 hr of self defense and pushups
Total training time- 3hr 30 min
HI Jayme, :)
Do you have a dance routine that you follow? Or do you make it up as you go?
Hello Aimee :)
I dance their original dance steps :)
Another great Tri day, Aly...with a dose of booty kicking thrown in :)
Hey, they are fun, Jayme!
Play: I-47, Max Cardio Conditioning, about 50 min.
shortly thereafter, Cardio Abs, 16 min. That's enough, (for now!)
Well, guess who's got good taste then?
WE DO!! :D
Wow, that's a big leap Jacob. Good job!
Hi Victor! Hi Alyssa! Hi Everyone! :)
Happy Friday Night All!
Yesterday: Totally flaked out on my double routine idea. :( Missed the AM class & skipped the PM class. Then felt horrible for skipping out on the evening class when I could have hustled to make it. - This wouldn't have been that big of a deal, but I didn't workout Tuesday or Wednesday, & I could feel my energy & peppiness going down, down, each day. - Then missing Thursday made it worse. So I was a bit disappointed & bummed with myself.
Today: Made it to Zumba class AND strength training class. :) Yay! Finally got in a double.
Saturday: The plan is to go for another double. Zumba in the morning & Samba that afternoon. It's going to be tricky (two different parts of town on foot & two very sweaty outfits) but I am going to try. - I'll keep ya posted!
Great times and distances, my running peeps!
Back in the game, Luv. Let you inner Wolf howl! :)
Did you happen to see that Zumba game link I left you a couple pages ago?
Play: Day 48, Core Cardio/Balance, in park under a tree with mi mum
Afternoon at work, then my 2nd viewing of the marvelous "King's Speech"
Somebody on RNH asked what is special about lifting weights compared to one's own BW. My response is below, and I encourage any additional thoughts I can pass on.
Weights for me (barely having touched on in 2 months now) are just a whole other animal.
There's just something satisfying about picking up a heavy object successfully. The heavier it is and thus the closer to a max rep, the more this satisfaction can increase, provided form is solid. After all we could all move a 5# DB, dozens, scores, or even hundreds of times.
But to move a chunk of iron you've never moved before, or to move it more times than you ever have before, is special. There is an accompanying deep muscle fatigue as well; a shaky, drained feeling that is nonetheless most gratifying.
I was futher going to add that perhaps weights are superior to BW exercises at allowing a body to add muscle. But considering gymnasts, I won't make such a categorical absolute.
Still, there is no denying that bodybuilders (even minus any crazy diets and drugs) can hone something quite impressive, given enough discipline and time.
In short, weights are just one more fitness experience that's a useful addition for all-around proficiency. After all, sometimes in life we do have to pick up something heavy (child, dog, watermelon) and move it, don't we :)