Thursday, August 09, 2012
So it's been a year now since I got back into shape. LA Fitness has officially saved my life! Oh how I love thee! Can't wait to get back out and hike again when the wicked weather cools a bit. That said, I seriously need a new lifting routine. Getting BORED, not seeing a whole lot of results, not doing enough. Started back in with more gym classes and can feel it in my joints. My usual routine consists of more HIIT cardio, less time in duration. Whenever I amp it up without decreasing intensity enough (that is hard for me!), I get "the aches". Like knee pressure when I squat down to change my kids diaper. Or shin splint type stuff. Weird how HIIT can help prevent that, especially when I am doing flying windmills and power squats, etc, but it does. AND I am just as lean if not leaner when I don't do the classes and just stick to HIIT and my boxing classes (and heavy weights). So I need to experiment with it all. I'd love to find a local lifting partner but no way will I waste time and to be honest I am afraid that is exactly what will happen. I know very few people willing to work as hard as me (in real life!) and that is the person I need! And one that wants to lift heavy...also hard to find in a FEMALE. Oh well, I'll figure it out. We are going into Winter, when my kids are sick 80% of the time and foil my schedule 80% of the time so here's hoping...
I've decided that my aches have been partially due to old shoes. Do you know how difficult it is to find shoes that have really good lateral support anymore? So, I've decided to get me some Vibram FiveFingers for the gym! The cross trainer ones. Seem like they will be just as effective as anything else and my kickbox instructor wears them so.... I'll post a pic when I get them this weekend. My big splurge! :)
Gotta get to the gym. More later!