Before I get started I would like to say I am fans of all things fitness... that said I have my favorites; those workouts I love and I do frequently. There are also those that I steer clear of and shy away from.
I am a weight lifter. I love weights, I love lifting, I love coming up with new supersets to complete, and challenges to push through. However, I do not love Cardio. I am not a huge runner and I get board doing any cardio machine at the gym. Although I dislike it I always try to find someway to get it in to the scheduled workouts.
Now that all this is on the table I would like to admit I have fallen into a workout rut. Yes, I have been lifting, No I have not been working in cardio :o( Your body is super resilient and will get used to the same ol' routine day in and day out. Now I do not do the same weight workout everyday but I do favor my weights and I do favor my leg weights. NOT THIS WEEK!!!!
Two summers ago I decided to make some drastic changes to my workout plan and I was the healthiest, HAPPIEST I had ever been with my fitness. These changes made me uncomfortable but my body adapted and the results were great.
Before this I trained for strength, I worked for the sheriffs office at the time, and that is what my body needed at the time. When I left this job (I still miss it) I decided I Just wanted to be the healthiest, strongest, leanest me I could be.
It is now time to get back to this thinking and... dare I say... get out of the gym a little... EEK!
I love my weights and it is a bit scary to step out of my comfort zone. This week however, I make an effort to do just that! I only scheduled 2 days at the gym this week and everything else is based around cardio and plyo.
As I make an effort to step out of my comfort zone I ask you this.... When was the last time you made a much needed "uncomfortable" change in your life?
Ciao and learning to love Cardio