I have a cardio problem. I just cannot stop. My new goal (starting at the beginning of this week) was to balance my workout – doing both cardio and strength training, dedicating more time to strength training. I always spend so much time on the elliptical or treadmill that I do not have the time to stay and do the weight machines and strength training, especially now that I am on a new schedule and must get home to little Lilly. My new goal went over well on Monday of this week (a day off school), as I worked out twice that day and did cardio + strength training both times. I was so sore on Tuesday that I took an off day! I was excited because that meant the strength training was working!
Today I decided that I would allow myself one hour at the gym so I could get home to Lil by 5:30 (apparently 5:30 was not soon enough – more on this in a minute). I decided on the way to the gym that I would pre-plan my workout, this way I would get both cardio and strength training in during my short gym time. I planned to do 15 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes treadmill, and then hit the arm machines, weights, and thigh machines for my last 25 minutes…
Well, my friends, I ended up staying at the gym for 70 minutes –all of which were spent on the treadmill. I just could not stop. I kept saying one more half mile, then I will do a cool down. I would stop for my cool down, then want to start running again. This continued for 6.5 miles. Do not get me wrong, I am pumped about this much walking/running/sprinting and I felt amazing afterwards, but I am just annoyed at myself for not making time for the strength training part of my workout. I am still considering fitting in a Booty Sculpt +Abs Turbo Jam session tonight, but I have so much school stuff to do. We shall see what comes of this.
Yes! It is almost time for the awesome dessert I promised to share! That post will be coming right up after dinner with Benny!
See you soon Bloggies :)