Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Reaching New Goals

This week began my 7th week of weight training 2 times per week and my 5th week of Yoga 2 times per week. I count it a goal to have stuck with this added routine making it part of my training weekly. So often times I would adjust my weekly workouts only to revert back to old habits getting very little results because of this. I already can see new definition in my legs and my flexibility is getting better as well. Poses I would not have attempted in the beginning of Yoga seem to be more doable with each class. Even my balance has improved. Form is everything!

On Sunday, as I was planning my week out in my mind, I thought that this week would be a good time to bring a fresh weight routine in to replace the one that I have been doing these past 6 weeks. This will provide a new challenge for those muscles that have grown accustom to my routine.

Following a 5 mile speed session I began this new weight program and I will be the first to admit that I was in total fatigue mode by the time the sessions were completed. I was even sweating!! Yoga would also challenge me further due to my muscles being wiped out. When class was over I headed home for a yummy salad loaded with protein (THANKS Scott) and then straight to a hot bath.

I put everything I had into my workout last night and can say that nothing was left in the tank. I felt strong, tired, and thankful to bring it to a new level.

Today I will run 3 miles and then take a 60 minute cycle class. Tomorrow will be a repeat of Monday’s workout madness all over again. Fun..fun…fun….

Robin

11 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh my you are hitting it hard. Great work. I like mixing it up too, keeps working everything differently. Take care of yourself!

P.O.M. said...

You're a maniac!

I need to get back into Yoga. I say it all the time, I need to just DO it.

Wes said...

Yea, we are going to start calling you the GFP Princess (glutton for punishment) :-)

Did you read about Lana taking Immodium for her tummy before the marathon? I dunno if that's a good idea or not. Just thought I would pass it on!

Stephanie said...

cross training is so much fun when you know what it is for:-)

RunBubbaRun said...

Your becoming a strong Ultra machine. The trails should be afraid of you..

Great job, keep up the great training.

Dana said...

It's always good to change up your routine. Keep your body guessing. I guess this the week for it because I also decided to change my my weight routine by adding resistance bands & a stability ball to my lower body weight training.

Mendy said...

I like that, Robin. Switching it up every 4-6 wks. They say it's better to do that. Great job on the workouts and leaving nothing in the tank. That's so hard to judge sometimes.

Amanda said...

I've gotten really good about doing yoga, I love the feeling of stretching...but I'm still woefully lacking on weight training. Hmm I think once nutritionathon is done that may be my next round.

See Zanne Run said...

you take optimism to new heights. we definitley need to meet one day, i want some of it to rub off on me!!

Susan Oseen said...

wow you are one busy girl. I need to start yoga and get back into those kind of core workouts. I don't seem to have a problem starting weights but sticking with the program is another story.

David said...

You're quite right: form is everything. Do the exercise right, and you don't need rediculous amounts of weight. And a person is less likely to injure themselves.

Good for you in sticking with it! I know it will pay off well.