Weight, Weight, Don’t Tell Me
Sorry. I really couldn’t think of any other title.
This weekend has started off with a fun bang!
Wait, that came out wrong. Plus, let’s be honest—not many of our weekends are starting with a fun bang these days.
This weekend is off to a good start—there, that’s better. Yesterday, Lila and I had a playdate at the park. Then, last night, Ryan and I had a nice date night out. This morning, we played around the house for a while in the morning:
(she does heart her nerdy dad, btw)
…and then headed to the Y at 8:30, right when childcare opens. Lila is great at the gym—she’s never made a fuss about being dropped off in the childcare area, and hopefully she never will. We set her down, she runs towards the toys, and doesn’t even look back to wave goodbye!
Ryan and I worked out for about an hour. I’ve been trying to come up with some sort of spring challenge, and I think I’ve figured out what I want to do: swap my cardio and strength training. I usually spend MUCH more time doing cardio than weights, and for the next month, I’m going to do the opposite—keep cardio to a minimum of twenty minutes, and for the rest of my workout (usually about 30 minutes for a 50 minute total workout), I’ll do strength training.
I’ve said this before, but when it comes to muscle strength—well, I’ve got very little! I’m not someone who naturally builds muscle easily, and frankly, I think it shows. I’d like to build a bit more muscle tone everywhere—especially in my arms and abs, which are basically muscle wastelands, especially post-Lila. I don’t have a specific plan (ie, working these muscles these days, this many reps, this much weight, etc.), but I think that might actually help me stick with it more. Simply switching the ratio of strength training to cardio is my first step, anyway—we’ll see how it goes from here.
Anyway. I guess I’ll be posting some about this as I go along!
I enjoyed this post-workout smoothie (almond milk, blueberries, spinach, protein powder, banana, and almond butter):
…and now we’re about to shower and go run some errands. Happy Saturday to you and yours!