Goooooooooood afternoon, buttercups!
Sorry that last post was all over the place. I literally wrote, edited and posted that in 15 minutes because I wanted to get to one more cardio tone class before the year comes to an end. I have only been to one this year and when I was there, there was only one other girl and the instructor. The entire time, they both kept saying how it’s a tough class and most people can’t handle it, etc. Don’t get me wrong, it is definitely a great class! It alternates cardio and strength training and really makes you sweat and feel the burn! All positives in my book! I just haven’t found time to go back, but I wanted to go back to show that the class isn’t too hard for me.
As soon as I got there, the instructor decided to cancel!
So I decided to use that opportunity (already dressed & in a working out mindset) to go for a run and do some light strength training. I didn’t have my phone, my iPod or any other electronic device for that matter and that got me thinking; What kind of difference would there be in my workout if I had no clue about my stats.
There was no way for me to tell how fast I was running, how far I was running, or how long I ran for..
…and I think I liked it more.
I completely understand that electronics help to track progress and accomplishments, but on those days were all I need is a solid run to relax and enjoy myself, then why bring the gadgets? I think the numbers stress me out more than anything else and for what? If I’m not training for something, which I haven’t been for a long time, they why not ditch the gadgets and start exercising for the feel of it? I want to start teaching myself to push harder through the way I feel, not the numbers I see on my watch.
I’m not sure if that really made any sense so on to simpler topics:
- what I later found out to be a half hour of sweaty running
- 4 sets of 15 rep rowing
- 3 sets of 10 rep dips
- 3 sets of 20 rep regular and reverse hip abductors
- 15 minutes of various ab workouts
I was ready for some fooooood!
I may miss school, but I won’t miss the lack of healthy options! Since I’m basically moved out, I only have oatmeal in my room and I needed some carb-age (rhymes with garbage, but they are complete opposites!). The University offers the following cereals:
- So-Much-Added-Sugar Flakes
- Even-More-Added-Sugar Crunch
- Pretend-To-Be-Good-For-You-Chocolate Bites
Cheerios looked like a good option and they were delicious! Just what I was craving :]
Questions: When you’re working out just for the workout (no goal in mind), do you push yourself to meet a specific time/speed or do you just go by the way you feel?