What is too much?
The phrase “everything in moderation” tends to get overused. But, it’s so true.
We know the easy ones… don’t eat too many sweets, indulgent foods are good in moderation, don’t drink too much alcohol, etc. etc.
But, how does that apply to working out?
Runners are victims of doing too much and pay the price with injuries. Don’t increase your mileage too quickly, mix up your workouts with cross training, etc. etc.
Non runners get hurt too. I have a friend that is a die-hard elliptical fan. She does that sucker for a full hour every time she works out. She recently developed hip pain that was rather unexplained. Turns out it went away when she started to switch up her workouts.
Along those lines, I was proud of myself yesterday. I feel like I’m back into my good running routine. I like to schedule running for three days a week. With one rest day, that leaves three for cross training. I normally seriously lack motivation to workout at home. I’m thankful that I have access to and time to get to the gym when I want to cross train. I have a few pieces of equipment at home and most of them are gathering dust.
Yesterday, I did a strength workout at home! It wasn’t anything super exciting, but it was about 15 minutes that left me breathing hard and with a little bit of sweat. I did upper body weights and between each set I would do jumping jacks, mountain climbers, push ups or planks. I didn’t follow an official plan, but it was very satisfying. And, I”m sore today – so I guess I did a good job.
So, now that I’ve got a little motivation to strength train at home, I’m inspired to keep up the routine and keep the balance to my workouts. Too much of anything can be bad, I need to utilize all the tools in my closet to keep some balance.
After the fact, I found this nice workout on Pinterest that I’m going to try on my next strength day.
Thank you to everyone who entered my Banjees Wrist Wallet giveaway. I used Rafflecopter to manage the entries, so the winner was chosen via Random.org. Congratulations to the winner! Hikermom! I will send you an email. I hope you enjoy your wallet.
Sprigs has a beautiful line of workout clothes as well as accessories including the Banjees Wrist Wallet. They have offered a special discount code to all of my readers. You can use the code FamFitFood20 to receive 10% of purchases up to $29.99 and 20% off $30 or more. Thank you Sprigs!
I’m linking up with Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness for Fitness Friday blog hop. Go check out some great blogs. Thanks Jill!
Do you workout at home? or do you have lots of workout equipment gathering dust?