Before I move on to my lunch time workout, I’d like to point out that I’m currently conducting a reader survey, so if you haven’t already, please click here and give me your thoughts on Run Mommy Run. It’s anonymous and quick to fill out. It will help me bring you better content, so I thank you in advance for the feedback!
Although the survey is still ongoing, one interesting thing to note from the feedback is that you’ve mentioned you wanted to know more about what I do for cross training. I don’t only run, but I swim, I want to start cycling and I do some strength training as well.
I’ve blogged many times about introducing swimming once a week. It’s a sport that I’m really loving and will stick to because I’m seeing lots of results in my training. As a side benefit, it’s really helping tone up my body and I’ve been shredding fat! You can read about my thoughts when I started swimming here, and an update on my progress here.
I’ll be concentrating more on cycling closer to the spring. For now, I’ve added 1 day a week of stationary bike workout. I have to admit that I find the stationary bike VERY BORING! I’m looking forward to riding outside, where the scenery changes every few minutes!
Since I’m not an expert in weight training and I have this fear of looking stupid at the gym (read my post about 5 Ways To Avoid Looking Stupid At The Gym), I have avoided blogging about what I do for weight training. This week, I sat down with my husband and he helped me come up with a plan for my weekly weight training. Disclaimer: We are not fitness experts, this workout plan is for information purpose only and it may not be right for you. Here is my plan for November:
Rowing Machine: 5 min.
- dumbell flies on a stability ball 10 flies, 3 reps
- plank: 30 seconds, 3 reps
- Push-ups: 10 push-ups, 3 reps
- Side lunges with weights: 10 lunges each side, 3 reps
- squats (10 with 5 lbs weights, 3 reps)
- lunges/hell’s chair (10, 3 reps)
4 Chin Ups (that’s as many as I could do)
So, that’s it. I only have 30 minutes to workout during my lunch hour, so I make the best of it! I can assure you that I was feeling it the next day, and the one after that too!
What are some of your favorite gym exercises? Do you ever feel intimidated going to the gym?