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Getting my run on.

Get To?

This morning, in looking at my to-do list I thought to myself “Oh, it’s Tuesday.  I get to work out tonight.”  Did you catch that?  I “get to” work out tonight, like I’m looking forward to it or something.  Actually, I am.  Weird, huh?  Kris gave me Wii Active for Christmas and I’m really enjoying it.  I was going to pull out my 30 Day Shred DVD and start doing that again but Active gives me basically the same exercises but a lot more flexibility in which workouts to do.  Saturday I did arms and shoulders.  Tonight I’ll either do a total body workout or focus on legs.  I’m looking at getting more resistance bands so I can use different ones instead of just the one the game came with.  Tonight, I’ll probably do a bit on the elliptical too to get some cardio in.  I’m enjoying working out right now.

Speaking of circuit training, which is basically what the Active is, I really enjoy that!  For Active specifically, I don’t get bored, I like having someone else tell me what to do next (I think I’d like a personal trainer for this reason too), and there’s a little “calorie counter” in the corner showing me how many calories I’m burning while I’m working out.  I don’t put a lot of stock in that number, but I do like seeing it go up and up the longer I exercise.

Things I’ve found out, but kind of already knew – my biceps and triceps are fairly strong.  This is probably due to lugging a 20 pound baby around all the time.  My shoulders are relatively weak.  Lateral shoulder raises suck!  Ouch!  My legs?  Fairly strong.  I can squat and lunge with the best of them and always get “praised” for how well I do them.  But jump squats and lunges?  Suck!  Wow, they tire me out, especially when I’m supposed to do them towards the end of the legs workout.  But I do them anyway, albeit not with the greatest form.  I do look forward to getting stronger though and doing them better.   Weird, huh?

So, tonight I get to work out.  And I’m looking forward to it.  I guess stranger things have happened but not around here lately.

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