Workout Wednesday | Changing it Up and Taking it Back

It’s been a while – can you believe it is August!?!  It has been some summer so far, and although my training for the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in Death Valley, CA this October has been well under way, I have been looking for some new ways to get some new cardio in.  Now getting your daily sweat session everyday is great for your overall health, however to see continuous progress and results, you’ve got to spice things up and switch up your routine!  As with all things in our lives from coffee to deodorant (yes, you need to switch this up too 😉 ) to working out, our bods adapt and get used to things.  That is where we see the plateau. So get out there and try that new class, increase your intensity. keep challenging yourself and keep going! (You’ve got this!)

Self admittedly, I loathe running, and have been seriously enjoying the summer weather. In wanting to take my workout outside sans bike I was looking for other outdoor alternatives!  Remember those elementary school days at recess?  “Strawberry Shortcake cream on top, tell me the name of your sweetheart”….

jumprope

Thank you Sports Authority

YES, my friends – I channeled my childhood days and got myself a jump rope!  It may not have pink glittter or sparkly tassles on the end (I’m sure I can find something on Pinterest that will tell me how to do this!) however I am now a proud adult owner of a BodyFit Jump Rope!

Low cost, packs easy, ready to go at anytime – I think I found a new friend!  Despite working with this easy to follow workout found on Greatist: 15 minute Jump Rope Workout this was definitely not as easy as I remember. (Seriously, remember when you used to “jump in”?)..:::sigh:::

Before the Jump Fest

I took myself to a local park, and was oh so fortunate to have to onlookers  watch me jump and also lash myself with said rope.  Some new friend right? (One onlooker actually came up to me and told me she gives me credit for doing it ….thank you for the vote of confidence!).  My ego may be more bruised than my arms, and while it may seem masochistic I’m taking this challenge, coming back and ready for more!

The Aftermath

So now I want to know:

QUESTION: WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO SWITCH UP YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE?

Wishing you nothing but good vibes and good jamz!

Stay Fit Stay Fly!

-SS

One comment

  1. Man, I remember last year buying a wire speed rope… my welts were BAD for that first week! Recently, I’ve adapted my training to include heavy amounts of weighted sled push/pulls. Trying to be a faster runner, but the cardio benefits I’ve been getting have been a very nice bonus. Huge benefits in a short period of time.

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