Oh goodness, I have to confess. The hubs and I are so confused with the time change here. We do all our communication with people in the states yet forget we are a day ahead here in New Zealand. So all day I thought it was Thursday and I’d post a 30 minute Thursday, when in fact it was Friday and now it’s actually almost Saturday. Say what? I’m going to pretend like I get two Fridays though, one today and one in states. Sounds good, right?
I am declaring today is my Fitness Friday and with that I wanted to share a little something. Actually, it’s another confession. Not only do I not know what day it is, but my fitness routine has been a struggle. You see, being a fitness instructor back in Austin, it was easy to get in my strength training and intervals when I taught conditioning classes 3x a week. Here, it’s just me, myself, and….I! This means I am my own motivation, my own accountability to keep that strength up. Yes, I am a trainer and should know better, but let’s face it, misery loves company. So instead of settling into a comfortable routine, I decided to BREAK out of my routine and make up something NEW to keep my mind stimulated.
My cardio will be venturing out on the HILLS & CLIMBING around the trails.
My strength will be TRX workouts out of the luxury of my current home.
My intervals will be ROWING along with short strength sets.
So far, it’s working. Grant it, it’s been one week, but I’m excited to keep it going. If only there were a crew team to join! ha-ha.
Row Row Row your ….Muscles
You can do this with any form of cardio, but the row machine is a great new challenge.
warm up cardio (elliptical, bike, run, etc.) for 5-10 minutes.
Now hop on the row machine
Row 1 minute fast, 30 seconds easy, 20 seconds fast, 30 seconds easy.
Hop off and put your feet on the row seat and hands on the floor in push up position.
Do 12-15 pushups, 12-15 tucks (jack knives)
Hop back up and do 12-15 squat jumps, 12-15 dips, 12 jump lunges
Hop back on rowing machine and row easy for 90 seconds.
Repeat this whole thing 6x.
Cool down and stretch for 5-10 minutes.
Now FEEL those arms muscles….DANG!
Now for the uphill climb. Find some good trails, bundle up, and GO!!
Here we are venturing up the Port Hills right outside Christchurch.
The second video has the view!
Please ignore my wedgy. Obviously I was too interested in the view to pick it.
I’m channeling my inner Bonnie to keep me going. That woman is amazing at self motivation!
How do you motivate yourself?
Cheers to your Friday, my Saturday!