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What is it going to take???!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The problem I have with my fitness routine is that the very important second part is missing...strengthening. I have cardio to the point where I kick ass and take names, but have yet to take that next step. I have a perfectionist personality WHICH I HATE because it stands in my way so many times. I am actually afraid to start strengthening exercises because I don't want to fail...you know...its all or nothing. Plus the fact that I am in my cozy little routine and I don't like to get out of that little niche.

I cannot stand my flabby arms while running when I am checking my Polar. I want to get rid of that belly and I know what I need to do. I want to get rid of the flab on my upper back. I want to tone my legs that cardio cannot accomplish. I just can't get started.

I had a most rewarding walk/run this morning going 7.79 miles burning a buttload of calories though. I started out very sluggish, but finished strong so no one can take that away from me.

If anyone has any ideas on how I can get myself started into a set strengthening habit...I plead with you to make suggestions. Why do we need to be our own worst enemies?

Oh how I get so frustrated with myself!
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  • GUCCIBEAR
    Have you thought about adding Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser) to your routine? I started with her 30 day shred (it's about 25 minutes long) and found that I was tightening up like crazy. Got several of the girls in my office to start and they all love it. It's not an easy workout, but it works 3 circuits with strength, cardio and abs in each. You work your way from level 1 to level 3 at your pace. I've started my second round and would recommend it to anyone as long a you do not have trouble with your knees. Congratulations on the weight loss and keep working. . .
    Kathy
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    4257 days ago
  • GUCCIBEAR
    Have you thought about adding Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser) to your routine? I started with her 30 day shred (it's about 25 minutes long) and found that I was tightening up like crazy. Got several of the girls in my office to start and they all love it. It's not an easy workout, but it works 3 circuits with strength, cardio and abs in each. You work your way from level 1 to level 3 at your pace. I've started my second round and would recommend it to anyone as long a you do not have trouble with your knees. Congratulations on the weight loss and keep working. . .
    Kathy
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    4257 days ago
  • BRIGHID_MORGAN
    I was slacking off on my strength training. I felt like something was missing from my workouts and since I started again I found that was it. My body feels better as a whole now. You should check out the videos on here and see if you find something you like. That's helped me with my cardio. Good luck!
    4259 days ago
  • SEWINGMEG
    You ARE doing great, so don't get down on yourself!!! Start small and work it up slowly... the Spark Videos are nice for a start! If you can afford Curves or a gym, it would motivate too. You just have to see what works for you, experiment, and don't get discouraged if one thing doesn't work. We are all different! Good Luck!!!
    4260 days ago
  • HONOBOUND
    WOW...IN A LOT OF WAYS I'M JUS LIKE U...ITS ALL OR NOTHING FOR ME TOO...ND I LOVE MY ROUTINE ND AS U SAID "I DONT LIKE TO GET OUT OF THAT LITTLE NICHE." THE PERFECTIONIST PERSONALITY IS UP UNTIL A CERTAIN POINT BUT I HATE IT TOO BECAUSE IT DOES GET IN DA WAY SOMETIMES...DAS SO FUNNY....

    I GO TO CURVES FOR MY STRENGTH TRAINING BUT I THINK I NEED TO INCORPORATE SOME OTHER FORM. I DO LOOK THROUGH SP THOUGH. THEY GOT SOME IDEAS.

    WISHING U A HAPPY WEEKEND ND ANSWERS TO UR QUESTION.

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    4260 days ago
  • TRILLIUM22
    I like some sort of video where someone tells me what to do. Sparkpeoples work. I also do Cathe video. Good Luck finding something that works for you
    4260 days ago
  • ALMMOM
    Check thru the SP fitness videos. That is what I do - works well.
    4260 days ago
  • 1MILETOGO
    sounds like you had an awesome walk/run this morning :) You could add some resistance band work or curls, maybe some pushups/pullups.

    I am doing a cardio/strengthening program called P90X through Beachbody, they also have other variations.

    Here is a quick video - http://teambeachbody.com/show
    case/-/bcp/1915380969/30470/?re
    ferringRepId=30470

    I'm finishing up my 3rd week and feeling great :) I will be posting my 30 day pics on my blog sometime the last week of August.

    Have a great weekend, hopefully this helped, let me know what you think and I can help you reach your goals.
    4260 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/15/2009 12:35:50 PM
  • BRENDAGAIL9
    I don't have any suggestions for you because all I do is hall and stair walking through my apartment complex. I walk around inside Walmart every time I go there, although it isn't very often. Where I live isn't outside walker-friendly with the cars whizzing by and only the sidewalk in front of the complex.

    Good luck!!

    Brenda
    4260 days ago
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