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Workin’ On My Fitness Weekly: July 15th, 2011

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Happy Friday!  Hope you guys are having a great week!  Has it been HOT where you live?  It has been REALLY hot in Kansas City lately.  I still love it because I absolutely can’t stand nasty, cold, snowy winters.  I’ll take heat any day. 🙂

On to the fitness news!

  • I’m super stoked to say that I think I’m finally back in the routine after the wedding/honeymoon shenanigans.  For the most part, anyway.  I’ve been working out most days of the week and cooking lots of meals at home.
  • Speaking of working out most days, I’ve decided to take so much pressure off of working out SIX days every week.  I used to believe that I had to work out that many times per week to be in shape, but for many people, that’s just too much.  If I only work out four or five times per week, that’s okay.  Just make ‘em count.
  • The only cardio I’ve been doing is running, so I’m switching it up today.  I’m taking a kickboxing class over lunch today for the first time in months!  I thought about taking spinning, but the thought of sitting for another hour while I’m already sitting at my desk all day didn’t seem appetizing.  So, kickboxing it is.  And they incorporate weighted gloves and bar moves into this class and I love the change of pace!
  • WALKING!  I don’t generally walk for exercise, but I do think it’s probably the best pick-me-up and stress reliever there is.  Oh, and I think it’s a great date activity for G and me.  🙂  I’ve been trying to walk more every day.  It’s the ONLY thing I can do at the office to get my butt out of a chair all day.  {When, oh when, will my boss purchase a sit/stand desk at work?!}  I love it when G and I make time to go for a walk in the evenings – we usually have great conversation that isn’t distracted by various electronics or wine {like when we’re at dinner}.
  • I was looking for some pictures of me in workout clothes this week for a guest post I’m thinking about writing for a blog and I couldn’t find ANY!  Not even from when I taught group exercise.  How sad!  Especially because its been a huge part of my life for so long.  I’ll have to have G take a picture of me on the way out the door for a run so I can have some sort of proof that I actually do work out. 🙂
  • I have chosen a weight-lifting goal!  It’s below.  It’s something I used to be able to do very easily when I used to teach, but now I totally struggle with it.  🙁  Not cool!

Current Goal:   Bang out 3 sets of 10 full push-ups without wanting to die.  🙂  Continue to increase running speed/endurance.

What is your current fitness goal?  Do you like to go for a walk to de-stress or refresh?

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  • I love walking … there are two ways I do it:

    1) Stoll through the neighborhood or the nearby park, both of which are BEAUTIFUL spaces filled with spring/summer flowers, or

    2) Go to the gym, get on a treadmill that has a TV attached, and walk for an hour while something good is on, like Family Guy. I forget I’m even working out.

  • First, I loved my kickboxing class! I had to stop because they changed the time it met, but it was a great workout!

    Secnod, my Dad is a huge walker. He does 70 miles on a bad week and has to replace his shoes frequently. He’s a beanpole – it’s good exercise.

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