Good morning! Have you all recovered from Thanksgiving weekend? Are you back into the swing of things? I think it’s always so tough to go back to the real world after spending a few fun days with family and friends.
Lee and I both have the day off today so it will be full of getting the last Christmas decorations up and running some errands. Right now, I’m just finishing breakfast and waiting for him to come home. Even though he is technically off, he had some work to finish up at his department so he went in early for a few hours. Until he gets here, I am catching up on old episodes of Jersey Shore. Guilty pleasure. Don’t judge.
To say that I kept up with my workout schedule over the holidays would be a complete lie…and I don’t like to lie…so, I’ll tell you that I haven’t worked out since last Wednesday. Yes. I took an entire week off. That’s usually unheard of me but there were just other things that took precedence over working out and I have come to realize that that is okay. I was also getting over being sick so I just wasn’t feeling it. But, now, I’m ready. I’m itching to get that sweat session in and burn off the turkey, stuffing, cheesecake, and birthday cake that I’ve been consuming!
Now that I’m ready to amp up my workouts, I’m contemplating starting a new workout plan. Of course, I will continue to get in my cardio through Jazzercise, Turbo Fire, and random runs on the treadmill, but I have been thinking about starting The New Rules of Lifting for Women. While Lee does random runs here and there, his workout of choice has always been lifting and strength training. I, too, enjoy strength training and, a few years ago, when I belonged to a gym, spent a lot of time concentrating on weight training. I have gotten away from it for the past couple of years for a variety of reasons including teaching more Jazzercise classes and training for races, but I think I want to start again. For me, I think weight training is a great indoor workout to do in the winter and, plus, it’s something Lee and I can do together since he spends most of his time on our weight machines, anyway.
So, now I turn to you guys!! Have any of you ever done the Rules of Lifting plan or do you know anyone that has done it? What kind of results did you see? Are there any other workout plans that you love that you could recommend? I’m ready to start something new and all of you are always the best resource!
Alright, friends…I gotta run…the Sammy and Ron drama is kicking up a notch!
With much Love and Laughter,