I will be back to blogging with a vengeance soon, I am busy busy wrapping up things around here and getting ready to move in 5 weeks! WEEKS!
I have some posts ready to go to POST as soon as I leave this
I wanted to share something that even I cannot believe I tried....the rowing machine at the gym*. For years, I just looked at it as something that I couldn't do and walked past those rowers and never gave trying one a chance. The other day when I was so bored of all of the other cardio equipment I typically use and was contemplating leaving the gym after 2 minutes (no exaggeration) on the treadmill, I scanned the machines and my eyes met the rower and I thought..."what the hell?!" and I hopped on and well.........
And....well, I love it!
I love it so much that I have blisters on my hands. Even though I have been working a ton, I have found the precious time to get my tush to the gym very early in the morning and on the rower just because I think it is really fun, relaxing, methodical, and I can feel the burn.
I recently decided that the elliptical just isn't enough of a workout the way I like to do it. Bouncing around while watching E! is fun, but not enough of a burn. I don't see any results. I don't feel sore. I need the burn.
So, the rower. Well, all I can say is that my core is getting the workout that is has always craved and that I am too lazy to put it through if it doesn't involve cardio. I love the motion of it and the feeling that I am actually covering ground. It is really a neat sensation if you have never tried it.
I love cardio and I hate strength training. I cannot wait to be in my new little apartment BY MYSELF (WHOOOOT!) so I can lift my 5 pound weights in my underwear while I watch Bravo....it is the way I finally got toned arms and thighs (after years of wishing for them and NOT ever doing anything about it!) 4 years ago, so I am willing to bet that the same recipe should work again....Real Housewives of any season is perfect to zone at to while I pump my iron.
I love the rower so much that I am researching taking lessons in my new city. Perhaps even joining a rowing club if I find that my love translates to the open waters and not just the 2nd floor cardio circuit at my gym...we shall see. I haven't been this excited about exercise since I fell in love with my old (circa 5 years ago) Spinning studio (my new one down South is just as good, if not better!) and I love feeling like exercise is something I LIKE to do and NOT something I HAVE to do.
I am proud that these days, I am trying new things that I always thought were off limits for no good reason. Just because my mind once landed on "NO!" about certain experiences, doesn't mean that I can't try them...the results have been very positive thus far.
*(I apologize for writing an ENTIRE post about a rower....I mean, this is how my OBSESSION with certain things do begin...when I cannot stop thinking about something. Currently, it is a rower. WAY better than a Big Mac. Progress. I do promise that you may love it, if you haven't tried it...if I can do it, ANYONE can!)