Monday, May 9, 2011

I need strength in my life

As the school year comes to a close, I have found myself less and less motivated to do any kind of strength training. 

Bootcamp at school was fun while it lasted.  I mean, it still exists and all.  Matter of fact, I was supposed to go today (but didn't).  I don't know...with all of the drama at school with my co-workers and my precious little student (yes, just one particular student), I have found myself packed up, ready to go, and in line to clock out every day at 3:00 (How ridiculous is it that we have to actually clock out?!?!...with our thumbprint no less...very futuristic)

Anyway, I can't find the motivation to go down to the lower field to meet my "trainer"/co-worker these days.  Not sure if I will go again this school year.  We'll see.

But today after my run, I realized that I really do need some strength training in my life.  I feel like my legs lack tone and my arms were definitely more defined when I was lifting weights regularly. 

All other aspects of my personal healthy living journey are in check.  Cardio 3-4 times per week...check.  1250-1500 calories each most days...check.  Plan to quit in action...check.  The only thing that I don't have in check is a good strength training routine.

Part of the problem is that I think that I find strength training kind of boring.  Even though we have a huge-mungus two man gym that takes up the majority of our guest room, I never want to do it.  Counting monotonous reps is no fun.  And I REALLY don't like doing anything with free weights.

Strength training DVDs don't keep my interest either.  I'll do them once or twice...but after a couple of times, I'm done.  Jillian's 30 Day Shred was the closest that I have ever come to keeping up with a workout DVD...and I quit after 23 or so days. Oh well.

I'm hoping that once summer vacay starts...I'll get into more strength.  I'm excited about my one month bootcamp at ProudBody.  I'm going to try to go twice per week...which I think will be sufficient enough to check strength training off of my list.

But here is my question.  I've asked myself this well as googled it...many times.  Can yoga count as my strength training?  I mean...your holding poses and lifting your own body weight constantly in yoga.  When I do yoga, I feel toned and strong.  I feel like I'm building lean muscle. 

Isn't all of that the point of strength training?

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't say that yoga really will BuILD you a lot of muscle, but yes it does use your own body as resistance!

    I think the point is to just be active and do what you enjoy! :)