A New Flavor of Fitness – Weight Training

In yesterday’s post I had mentioned that I’ve only been focusing on time with my beloved dog Nixon, and working out.

Thank GOODNESS for my workouts over the last few weeks. Back in December I started a weight training program that I found in Oxygen magazine. I knew I needed something to keep me working out since running was off the table for a while.

It turns out, I love weight training! This is a 4 week program (I did week 2 three times in a row since I was also dealing with the dog news). Now I’m in the middle of week 4 and I can’t get over how much I’m enjoying this.  I like it SO much so that I’ve been getting up at 4:30 on week days so I can get some fitness in before work! (Hello 4:30am club!)

Thankfully I learned how to use songs from my iTunes library as my alarm in the morning.  J Cole’s Change and a glass of green juice get me out the door before the sun even thinks about coming up!

I’m still adding in yoga, running, and some elliptical, so I prefer to knock one thing out in the morning so I’m not working out for 2 solid hours after work. That way I can get home to spent time with my pup while I have him.

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Wrapping up a workout at 5:30am this week!

Making myself be active and doing new things athletically is definitely making the sadness over my sick dog more bearable, and it’s totally transforming my body in the process. I’m floored by how much weight I’ve been able to add, how beneficial it’s been for my running efficiency, and how differently my clothes are fitting after just a few weeks!

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My foot has been feeling great so I’m happily running three times a week and adding intervals to that to help get my running fitness back. It feels so good so far!  AND I’m happy that I’ll be more able to be a great brand ambassador for Orange Mud now that I’m back in the running game.

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I hope you are all having a great week – it’s great to be back from my mini writing hiatus! If any of you decide to try out the weight training program I referenced in here I’d love to hear about it.  I’ll be starting phase two next week – excited to experience the results!

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