Cardio is my safe space. Since really starting my fitness journey a few years back, I have always gravitated to the safety and familiarity of the cardio machines:
I always feared the weights floor at my gym, as well as, fitness classes.
For too long, I let my weight hold me back from trying new things.
Then one day in late 2010 I somehow gathered up all the courage I had and attended a Spin class.
After just one class, I caught the Spin bug.
I was hooked.
What had I been so scared of? Why had I let the fear of the unknown consume me?
So from that point on, it was time to break out of the comfort zone and try new things ... especially when it came to fitness.
And you know what? I survived.
And now I LOVE the variety of my workouts. I'm no longer in a cardio funk. I now have something different every day, which keeps me interested and rejuvenated.
So what did my last 10 days of workouts look like? Here it is...
November 14, Wednesday: Comcast On Demand class - Kickbox Power
November 15, Thursday: Comcast On Demand classes - The 12 Minute Blend & Cardio Dance
November 16, Friday: Pure Barre
November 17, Saturday: Zumba
November 18, Sunday: Spin and Body Pump
November 19, Monday: Pure Barre in AM and Spin in PM
November 20, Tuesday: Walking
November 21, Wednesday: 5k run
November 22, Thursday: 5k run & backyard touch football
November 23, Friday: Pure Barre
November 24, Saturday: 10k run
November 25, Sunday: Spin and Body Pump
(Note: My core work is the same circuit each day at home, including #plankaday!)
I love how in the past 10 days I have really worked all parts of my body, which keeps my muscles wanting more and my head doesn't get bored with the same old same old.
AND what's even more exciting? I'm finally starting to see some muscles now that I am making weight training a bigger part of my workout routine...
So if you are feeling like you are in a workout rut, I recommend switching up and trying something new!
Also, if you've wanted to try a new class and are too nervous to attend one at the gym, try to find it on On Demand and give it a whirl in the comfort of your own home. That's what I did with kickboxing. So when I whacked myself in the face at one point, the only people who noticed were the dogs. :P
How do you keep your workouts fresh?