Thursday, June 19, 2014

Finding My Fitness Groove

My winter fitness level was like many things in the winter months...dormant.  Besides swim lessons, a few times pedaling away on the exercise bike, and a walk here and there, I spent most of my free time catching up on must-see tv (ha!) and movies. 

Now that summer is almost here, and the heat and humidity are out in full force, it's time to get back in that fitness groove.  Lately, I've been getting some good walking mileage in around town, doing anywhere from 3-5 miles at a time and trying to get in at least 3 to 4 days of walking a week. 

Today, I did a little walk/run circuit on the treadmill for 37 minutes and found my running legs again, if only for a little bit.  I am contemplating doing a race or two this year so it felt good to get in some running without feeling like I'm going to collapse.  Of course, running on a treadmill in air conditioning is much nicer than in humid conditions, it still works for me!

My biggest hurdle is going to be weight training.  I know how important weight training is for optimal fitness goals, and will really help in the long run with cardio as well, I just hate it.  Weights bore me and I can't seem to stick with them for more than 10-15 minutes.  I'm thinking maybe a video or a gym class may be the best option to start with to get some good ideas and keep me involved long enough to see results. There's always Crossfit...