It is Friday again! Isn’t it funny how that happens!
As you all know, running is my love. However, you cannot survive on cardio alone. This past year I have started lifting weights. Not to get ripped (that is Amazing Daughter’s word), but to tone. I have always been scared of weights. I thought those were for men.
My tool of choice is the kettle ball. I just love swinging that thing. I hate it when I am doing my Russians though! I have worked my way up to 20 lbs. Not great, but I am okay with that. My arms have always been a sore spot for me. Let’s put it this way, I love cardis! Though my lifting has toned my arms, I still have that part that heads south. Go figure!
I do not lift weights for my legs. I figure the running does the toning. I am mostly trying to build upper body and tighten the abs. It is not my favorite thing to do, but I see the value in spending time pumping iron.
What I find interesting about weight rooms are the mirrors. The last thing I want to do is watch myself. I have watched men and women alike grab their weights and move to the mirrors. I, on the other hand, grab and move over to the side.
During my weekly workouts, I do four days of weights. Two days arms and two days abs. I save the weights for after my runs. I will admit sometimes, I have to force myself to do it.
Bottom line, results are results. I will never be ‘ripped’ and that is fine. I do plan on toning this body as it slowly ages!
Happy V- Day everyone!