It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

January 21, 2016

Still Going......

It's off season.  It's winter.  But I'm still killing it.  Every, single, day.

The dreaded split squat

I have really enjoyed this whole weight training thing. I have to admit it's something I've been lacking for a long time.  I love to run, swim and bike, but that's mostly all cardio.  I would normally throw in some weight training from time to time - you know pick up a couple of 5 pound dumbells and do some bicep curls and call it a day, but I've never really done consistent weight training (well there was a short stint in like but that was a really long time ago).  I have to say I LOVE it.  I don't know why I didn't do it before. No that's not true, I do know why, because I just didn't know what to do. That is one thing I so love about in home workouts. Pop in a DVD or stream to my TV and I'm ready in minutes.  No drive to the gym, no fighting other people, and my workout is ready for me.  I just follow along.  Love it.

Coach Jack checking my form on these weighted Russian Twists

I've seen so much growth these last few months. I'm currently in week 7 of the 8 week Masters Hammer and Chisel workout and it's awesome.  So challenging, but so much fun.  I am gaining muscle, which is still just so cool for me.  Unfortunately I chose to start this program right before Christmas, so I don't think I'll end up with the results I could have because I simply was not watching what I ate for the first 5 weeks of the program.  So the weight loss won't really be there, but the muscle gain definitely is. As they say, abs are made in the kitchen and that's so true.  I have abs, I do, I can feel them.  I just can't see them just yet.

I'm starting to bump my running mileage up again, and I'm also doing my annual indoor cycling class, so I won't be able to keep up the weight training as intensely as I have, but it will definitely become a new norm for me.  I just love it too much!

Do you weight train?  Why or why not?