Ways I Am Taking My Cross Training to a New Level!
Hola! Bonjour! I hope your Tuesday is off to a good start! I’ve got the sniffles thanks to a few sick colleagues, but I’ve got my fingers crossed that it doesn’t get any worse than this!
I can’t get sick because this month I’ve made a commitment to roaming outside of my comfort zone when it comes to cross training and I have to stick to the plan!
Up until this point my workout routines have pretty much consisted of the same three things: running, weightlifting and light cardio.
Just last month I started venturing into strength training with lower weight, higher reps, and this month I signed up for Brooke’s Holiday Burn. The burn is super cool because Brooke sends everyone signed up a weekly email with a bunch of full body workouts to try!
One of those workout routines last week included wall sits, so I decided to give ’em a go. They looked easy enough and according to Brooke’s plan I only needed to do 4 wall sit reps at 30 seconds a piece. Doesn’t sound too hard, right?
I decided to add in bicep curls while doing the wall sits to help the time pass by a little faster.
All of that went great, I loved the wall sits and definitely felt the burn by the third and last rep. And then I really felt the burn the next day! And the day after! And even still today I am feeling the burn! haha
In addition to Brooke’s full body workout ideas, I’ve also gone through Meg’s latest video routine:
Pretty sure I was sweating and huffing after the first minute!
I challenge you to try this routine and see how many times you can do it!! Meg suggests doing the routine four times in a row (I only did it once!!).
Each day you just look at the schedule and do the recommended video(s).
At first I was like this girl is wayyyy too cheerful, I can’t take it but she’s kind of grown on me!
I’m finding that venturing out of my cross training comfort zone and trying new things is a lot of fun! Of course I’m still focused on making gains in regular ol’ strength training, but being able to vary up my routine is making life a lot more interesting!
I’m even getting up EARLIER than usual to fit in this extra workout time. I used to sleep in until after my snooze alarm went off 10 times, and now I only wait 5 times :). Kidding! (kind of).
There’s no reason to wait until January 1st to start making changes to our routines, right?
Anyone else trying to take their cross training to a new level in 2015?
Have you ever done any Blogilates videos? Thoughts?
Any other video series or online XT recommendations I should try?