It’s been just over a week now that I’ve been back on the exercise wagon. Since last monday I’ve ony taken one day off from my cardio and weight training routine, and I took that day (Saturday) off by design. In my plan I workout 6 days a week, with alternating days of weights and cardio.
On Sunday I did my lower body weights routine for the second time since I re-started, and while it was hard, I wasn’t as sore as last week when I did the same routine. The routine is starting to set in.
Last night I went running on our treadmill using a built in high intensity interval training (HIIT) program. In the program you start out walking, and work your way up to running 6.5 miles per hour at a higher incline after a few minutes. The routine repeats this pattern 4 or 5 times.
By the time I was done I was soaking with sweat and was extremely short of breath. I think I am right at the point where I’m doing just the right amount -not enough to make me collapse, but enough to challenge me.
Tonight, I’m back on the upper body weight routine that I talked about last week.
My workout plan does get a bit repetitive, but I know it works since I lost so much weight last year doing the same thing. After I’ve been doing it for a few weeks I may switch things up a bit with some workout tapes or other types of cardio to make sure I don’t burn out on the routine – and to keep me motivated.
What types of things do you do to keep motivated, and keep things interesting?