Friday, February 6, 2015
Fitness Friday: Car-di-O
I have some pretty exciting news... WE BOUGHT A TREADMILL! All it takes is your significant other to realize he won't actually go to the gym, and boom, treadmill. As a pre-wedding, get your ass in shape, gift to ourselves, we now have no excuse. Yes, it's cold outside. Yes, it's raining, but we're still running!
It's a bit of a beast, but it folds up and has a nice hydraulic release system. Don't mind our incredibly cluttered craft room/now gym, we need to move the giant pile of wood to make room for said treadmill. One day at a time.
It's a little investment in ourselves, and we got a good deal. We're also looking to the future and hoping to have a 3rd member of the family next year, so having a gym at home is going to make staying healthy easier.
So, here's my car-di-O goals for this month:
Weekday AM Workouts: DO THEM. I'm really horrible about getting up, but since we just dropped some $$ and lost a lot of floor space to this guy, I have to use it. My goal is to get up 4 or 5 times a week and do 30 minutes. That's it. It can be walking or jogging, but I just need to get into the habit. I know that if I make my workouts too grueling in the beginning, staying in bed is going to seem all that nicer.
Weekday PM Workouts: Keep up the yoga. I've been going to hot yoga about twice a week, which I would like to bump up to 3x consistently. Then, I would like to add in 2 days of strength training, like Body Revolution, two times a week. The yoga and strength can float into the weekend, just as long as I get two of each.
Weekends: Weekends are a time to rest, but they can also be a time to be active in a fun way. I would like to get in a bike ride or a hike when it's nice out, or do some yoga or strength when it's not. I'll probably even hop on that treadmill for a jog once a weekend.
It's time to put these legs to work! I'll check back in at the end of the month and let you know how it's going. If anyone has any tricks on how to keep up morning workouts, I'm all ears.
Do you workout at home? What's your morning routine? Leave me a comment!