Not only do I not know how to swim, but…
I hate working my abs.
I hate stretching or anything to do with yoga-like moves.
I get bored and have no patience (which probably has a lot do with my go, go, go mentality and my severe lack of flexibility, ha!).
But – one of my goals this year was to build a stronger core.
So far, I’m doing ok, but not great at meeting that goal.
Plus – I just finished the first mesocycle of STS and the program calls for an “active recovery” week which means no weight training, mainly stretching, cardio, and, well – rest. (let’s not even get me going on how much I hate to take rest days *gasp*).
So what’s a girl to do, when:
- Cardio options are limited given bum knee issues
- I can’t weight train this week (or shouldn’t for maximium results with the next phase of STS which is all about building muscle definition – hypertrophy)
- And, I need to focus on my core, desperately.
And that’s it.
I envision my schedule looking something like this:
Sunday – likely a rest day or Core Fusion
Monday – Core Fusion (Body Sculpt)
Tuesday – Core Fusion (Pilates Abs)
Wednesday – Ride
Thursday – Core Fusion (Body Sculpt) and Kick after work
Friday – Core Fusion (Pilates Abs)
Saturday – cardio TBD (seriously hoping I can run by then)
Sounds pretty good, right? I’m trying to tell myself that it’ll be fantastic but I know (based on this morning’s Core Fusion workout) that I will have bouts of frustration because I can’t hold the ab curl moves long enough or because I seriously miss runner’s high (and STS for that matter). But, I’m sticking to my guns and seeing how this pans out.
Who knows? Maybe next week I’ll confess that I now love to work my abs.
Hey, it could happen. 😉
#TheLittleThings – today, I am thrilled to see the sun shining and to hear that the weather forecast for this weekend includes milder weather. We’ve had a bout of dreary, dark, cold weather this past week so the sheer thought of sunshine on my face makes me smile. Truly a little thing, but makes a world of a difference on my mood. (remind me again why I live in New England??)