Well since I’ve been lifting cardio workouts have been slim, I’ve been generally doing both workouts together, some cardio then weights, I know this is backwards, you should do weights first but if I do I have nothing left in me for cardio! So I’ve noticed that really I’ve only been doing 15 minutes of cardio per session and 45-60 minutes of lifting. Whoops. As much as I’m not keen on cardio it probably is needed to lose weight effectively and shift some more tubby.
I used to think I loved running but I’m so so tired of injuring myself again and again, I’m going to stick with it through the Get Fit Feel Epic challenge but I’ve decided that running is something I’m not going to force it, I’m not a runner right now and maybe I need to accept that I need to lose some more weight before my frame is going to handle running well.
So I think that it’s time I started to accept that there are other things in life than being part of the running crew. I’ve certainly found a love of boxing and functional movement, I love the challenge of jumps and lifts and push ups, I wish I could afford crossfit but sadly there is just no way but it looks totally the kind of workout I want. I’ve really increased how much I love boxing recently, I’m starting to investigate boxing clubs or at least more physical activity in a group setting, obviously I’ll keep you posted!
I guess its not your conventional blogger cardio but boxing can be a massively great form of Cardio. I’ve picked up The Gleesons Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women and it looks like it is going to provide me with a suitable workout from start to finish! It looks great, it teaches drills, punching and general technique as well as being a full body workout. It gives you a programme to follow once you’ve sorted out the basics, and it looks tough, I honestly feel like it’s going to be a massive challenge and I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be doing plenty of biking too. I need a new challenge and it looks like a great one to me.
The workouts are made up of cardio, largely skipping and body weight bearing exercise with specific boxing moves. There look to be some pretty challenging things in there too,
So I’m going to start alternating my cardio and lifting daily, means I can work my hardest at both sides of the workout and hopefully see some results. I’ve been so happy with the NROLFW results so far and I’m hoping to see more change over the next stage. 8 workouts to go until I can see any changes again!
Inspire me, what’s your cardio of choice? Do you lift? If you don’t why not!?