My 3rd Anniversary here on wordpress seems like a great time to start faithfully blogging again! As I mentioned in my previous blog posting, it seems the perfect time for a change of attitude and direction in my fitness goals. As everyone reading this blog knows, I am a runner. This is my form of exercise. I run. I added in Yoga to help with my flexibility, but even that was simply a cool down from my run. No Run = No Yoga.
Well, I’m bored. I am still limited to a treadmill many times (just due to child care and timing), and its boring. I enjoy watching the Walking Dead, but its STILL boring. Tie this in with the fact that my wife has started doing Krav Maga, running isn’t going to be enough. Now, I think the running is still important (after all, I may need to run away from her and her new-founds skills!), and it is still my preferred form of exercise – but I want something more. I have debated picking up a total gym/bow flex – and neither of these are off the table for the future (ju$t for the pre$ent if you catch my drift), or joining a gym. As I weighed (See what I did there?) these two options, it occured to me to pick those Insanity DVDs up, and give them another shot. They say the third time is the charm right?
So, I have completed the first three days of Insanity, and I have to admit – I am able to walk much better today! Yesterday, If you could have seen me walk up stairs – it would have reminded you of your grandfather! But today, I am back to super tired muscles, instead of agonizingly-painful-to-move-in-any-way-at-all muscles. This gives me 2 months to decide on the Gym or not. With a 2 mile warm up before starting it (that I will be increasing as time goes by), it is really going to help me build up my stamina and core!
My thought is to consult with a physical trainer at the end of the Insanity to help me decide the best path from there!
I heard a fantastic phrase recently. “Dieting helps you look better in clothing. Exercise helps you look better naked.” Since I want to improve both – it seems that diet and exercise will continue to be a factor!