Before I left NYC to spend time in San Diego this Summer, I quit the gym… It was a big step and I thought about it a lot since LAST Summer when I first started considering it. LAST Summer I realized that I was B-O-R-E-D with what I was doing. It worked to get me where I am now, and keep me here. Which is why it was GREAT, and WHY I need to change :) I started at the gym doing different cardio machines as long as it added up to a half hour of work. Then 40 minutes total, then 45 then 50! As long as I ‘did my time’, I was satisfied that I had put the work in. And I WAS working out, sweating and getting in some good quality calorie burning. But I never switched up, you know? No real strength or flexibility training. So I accomplished burning calories and working my muscles and losing weight, YAY ME! Now, I MAY join again when the weather is cold or I need yet another switch up, but for NOW, onto some NEW things :)
So what’s working for THIS week on THIS side of the states? As of now I am:
- walking canyons and or hills everyday in San Diego. The Telocote Canyon has great breath shortening hills and I can spend a nice hour out there with the dogs and feel very worked out! If you travel a half hour out, you have no real choice but to travel back a half hour! The hills provide great HIIT and sweat and views! The dogs provide good company!
- on days when I don’t do the canyon or I need a switch up, (a few times a week for now) I am trying some modified (when I say modified, I mean I do the best I can closest to the original exercise modified to my level while still sweating up a storm! :) versions of workouts I found thru other bloggers. Take a look at these two work outs. These are the ones I am looking at now:
10 One Leg Burpees (5 Per Side)
I do regular ones (as best I can, with breaks and some knees involved and some crawling…)
20 Squat Jumps
I can do these! Sometimes I just in, then out
30 High Knees (Jump Rope)
I can do these!
40 Jump Split Squats
Instead I do a combination of lunges: front back and side to make 40
50 Mountain Climbers With Sliding Weight Plates
I DO the mountain climbers but no plates or sliding
40 Jumping Jacks
I can do these!
30 Plank Jacks
I can do these! With breaks! And lots of panting!
I can do these! But sometime I do sidesteps with a sidekick instead
Just like the first exercise
Rest for 2 Minutes…and repeat 2 x.
I ONLY GO THROUGH TWICE AND THEN DO 1 ROUND OF modified /ZWOW #16
These women can be intimidatingly fit and beautiful!
But I am trying to just be inspired by their strength!
What’s MOST important about your workout? That you just Do SOMEthing. Walks are wonderful and they count :)