Exercise Monday: My Current Exercise Plan
I wanted to update you all on what I am doing in the exercise department. I told you a while back that I was doing an 8 week challenge series that was really toning up my body. I finished that one and am on to the 2nd one and love it! It is by FitnessBlender and here is a video showing the results of people who participated in these programs:
Basically, it is a lot of strength training and cardio alternating days with different body parts. They include about 3 days worth of high paced interval training (hard!) and alternate with days of not so strenuous stuff, like, standing abs, or kick boxing routines. It has really changed the shape of my legs and butt as I can see in the mirror and the fit of my clothes. I have not lost weight doing it, that is my fault – not theirs, but if I had, my body would be smokin’! It is average about 5 days on, 2 days rest, although they give an alternate 6th day of pure cardio.
Also, I have not been walking my dog as much due to the extreme heat of the summer lasting well into the night (he has a weak heart and gets overheated easily). But I did add walking myself at night briskly for one hour. I usually do this on days I’m not doing the FitnessBlender workouts or if I am up to it, I do it in addition. That was the summer though, and I was not working as much as I am now, so that may change soon. Time will tell.
I am not disillusioned to the fact anymore that exercise will keep my weight down. I have written numerous posts on why that is, but the fact is, I love the feeling of exercise and I feel better about life and myself when I move around. Plus, I love the shape of my body better. Having more muscle does help the metabolism, but that will not take the weight off – it will be diet alone that does that officially. Remember: 85% diet and 15% exercise is the recipe.