Monday, December 20, 2010

Try a different form of cardio

Good morning! It's Monday, a new week, and the new year is right around the corner. Today lets talk cardio. Last week I made a little change to my cardiovascular routine, it was really effective.

When I am in the gym I am constantly observing. I quite often notice the same people on the same machines. Most of us have our favorite form of cardio, and don't stray away from it. I want to preface that if you are getting to the gym and performing cardio, that is great, I am sooooooo proud of you! However, if you rotated a new machine in, your body will completely feel it the next day.

For my fitness goals I don't perform to much cardio, my goal is to gain muscle. I need to watch my caloric intake and make sure it isn't too low. I still need to strengthen my heart, so I incorporate some form of cardio once a week. Last week I decided to jump on the bike, I did a short, 22 minute interval routine I designed, and boy did my body feel it the next day.

It had been awhile since the last time I jumped on the stationary bicycle, so I used my muscles differently than, for instance, if I would have run on the treadmill. I was incredibly soar the following day, and I loved it!!!!!

It's the start of a new week, today, my challenge for you is to try a different cardio machine. One machine I rarely see being used is the rower. This is a great full body workout. Why don't you give it a try and see how your body feels tomorrow?

Thank you for reading and no matter what shape and size you are, always love yourself!!!


When you go to the movies bring along a healthy snack. Movie theatre snacks are loaded with calories and sodium, JUST SAY NO!!!!! I usually bring a protein bar, or a small bag of raw almonds to stop me from indulging. (p.s. go see The Fighter, Christian Bale's performance is magnificent)