Walking the dogs in humidity will do that to you. Sopping wet sweaty. Fun times.
But, being that it's September, and the countdown to my 28th birthday has begun (28....oh my gosh...), I've decided to give myself the gift of finally completing something. Not one fitness challenge, but two month long fitness challenges. Time wise, I don't think they'll take much time, but I hope they do the trick to get me back into working out.
The first challenge is a plank challenge. I started one a few months back, but didn't finish. It starts at 20 seconds, and by September 30 (after the scary big 2-8!), I should be holding it for a whole five minutes. I wonder if they planned it for someone with an additional X amount pounds on her frame? I guess we'll see.
Planks are good for posture and your core, and strong core muscles help your running.
|Ignore the poor posture of the model in the picture|
I've also started looking into High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) through Bodyrock.TV/Daily Hiit, and am taking the beginner's challenge from Daily Hiit. The hardest part of the workout today was that my GymBoss app wouldn't beep when the round was up. Frustrating! So, I downloaded the HIIT Inverval Training Timer AD app through Google Play, and tested it. Works! Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow's workout brings!
This is my birthday present to myself, so if I don't do it, I won't be getting a birthday present. And I really like presents. ;-)
September. The best month there is!