Thursday, August 8, 2013

There is always TIME!

During the past couple of weeks while I'm focusing on recovery and strengthening my body so I can get back to running, I've found that it's SO easy to fit in strength.  I'm not going crazy with the lifting.  Not yet.  I have been lifting at the gym 2 days a week, which isn't a lot, but I'm still happy with that.  On the other days, I've been doing workouts at home, like Gracie's Virtual Bootcamp, workouts from pinterest, and Jillian Michaels DVDs.  I even got on the elliptical the other day!  I am coming back, I know it.    

sporting my Spandits and Saucony Virratas 

But in addition to those workouts, I've been making it a priority to do additional moves to increase my strength and improve my core and keeping it simple - push ups, planks, and crunches/sit ups/lower leg lifts.   At this point, I'm up to 60 push ups a day.  Not all at once!  But I did get to 20 at a time.  Which is an improvement for me.  My plank times have been between 1-2 minutes and I do 3 of them a day.  In addition, I've been doing a minimum of 100 reps of ab work each day.  Ward even commented, "wow, you have abs".  Nice!  

Last night, while Izzy was in the tub, I realized I hadn't done them, so I go them done while she was in there.   (Note - she's 4 1/2 and I didn't leave her!)  


It doesn't take long to do these moves, I haven't timed it (yet), but I was finished with the abs, push ups, and planks before Izzy was ready to get out of the tub, so less than 10 minutes? 

6 comments:

  1. love that picture of your daughter looking out from the bath tub.
    Great job working on all your strength training, helps distract from not being able to run doesn't it :)

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  2. I try to do one two minute plank a day. It's amazing how long two minutes can be! Your plan sounds more effective. I should throw in a few more and some pushups and situps.

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  3. Woohoo - nice job on the additional strength. And I was just thinking that I need to be doing a few things like that too in my "spare" time ;-)

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  4. Jamie @ couchtoironwomanAugust 9, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Haha Izzy didn't really look impressed in that photo! I'm glad you are getting strength training in, I really need to do some more of that soon. Mike and I like to do it during our off season, but we should really do it all year round!

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  5. 60 push-ups is impressive! I try to sneak in ab work too :)

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  6. Awesome!! Keep it up! I do pushups when my kiddos are in the bath. lol

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