Saturday, January 20, 2007

New Fitness Plan

I've been working out for several years now and just really started to see quick results when I incorporated step aerobics back in September. I've been obsessed with step workouts since then and have started doing lots more cardio than I did before. I did cardio maybe once or twice a week before and focused on weight training the rest of the time. Now I do cardio about 3 to 4 times a week and lift weights 1 to 2 times a week. I frequent the Low Carb Friends forum and there are quite a few people there who are really into fitness. They look like body builders. I've decided to try some of their advice and see if I notice any difference in my results. According to them I should:

1. Cut back on cardio and focus more on weight training.
2. On the days when I do cardio, do it after my weight work.
3. Don't do cardio for more than 20 minutes. Use it as a complement to weight work, not the other way around.

I already eat pretty healthy so I will cut back on the calories a little bit and see how this works for the next 30 days. So, I am going to cut the cardio to once or twice a week and focus on weights the rest of the time with a little yoga/pilates thrown in for good measure. I'm going to have to take some pics so I can see if this works. Will post those as soon as I work up the nerve. :-) And, I will not be wearing a two piece or my underwear!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Happy New Year!!

Well, it's 12 days into the new year and I managed to get a ticket. 79 mph in a 55. I don't think that I am the only person who is not angry that they were speeding but angry that they got a ticket in the first place. I am one of those people who has to resist the urge to ask the officer if no one is being murdered or robbed right now. The fact that there are officers whose sole purpose is to write tickets and generate revenue for the city/county irks me. As a society, I don't think speeding is at the top of the list of dangerous crimes. Now people who speed excessively should get some kind of reprimand. The vast majority of us speed but, the vast majority of us do not speed excessively nor drive recklessly. A speed limit of 55 on an interstate is also ridiculous. But only in Georgia (metro Atlanta specifically) can an interstate speed limit be set that low. And the governor is talking about lowering speed limits, confirming once again that he is a dumb ass. As she handed me the ticket, the officer told me to slow down. Yeah, stick your advice up your ass and go solve some crimes.