7.18.2011

My Journey: Can't Forget The Cardio

Some guys can get away with not doing any cardio, but I am not one of them. I try and add at least 20 minutes of cardio at the end of each workout, but sometimes I am strapped for time and I scrap the entire cardio session all together. The goal going forward as it pertains to cardio is to make sure I get it in. The fact that I don't enjoy doing cardio makes it very easy to avoid. Going forward, I will make myself do it at least three days a week - No excuses!

After today's chest/triceps workout, I did 20 minutes on the stairmaster to close out the workout. I made sure that my weight training was efficient and I ended up leaving the gym my normal time after an hour and a half session.

Bringing Running Back

About eight years ago, I was in the top cardio shape of my life. I was a freshman in college and I had some time to spare. I decided to pick up jogging. After my classes, I headed over to lakeshore park and jog/run/walked around the 2.2 mile trail. I eventually started doing this every day and I got to the point where I ran two times around for 4.4 miles. For whatever reason, I stopped doing cardio and I got really out of shape. As I am trying to get back into shape and be the best I can be, I have realized that I need to bring running back.

Last Friday, I went on a light jog around my neighborhood. It was the first time I have jogged/ran outside in a long time. Even though I am nowhere near where I was back then, It felt really good to get out there. I know I will improve, I just needed to get out there and do it again.

This week's goal: Perform at least five 20 minute cardio sessions.

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