Strength Training

I started my strength training today with the workouts from the Cardio-Free Diet book. I did 10 different exercises, 5 sets of 10 each.. On the days I’m not doing strength training, I’m going to be on the bike. Hopefully, this will get me out of my plateau funk I’ve been in. That brick will is so hard to overcome when you don’t see results. But before you give up, you should always try something new. Maybe your body is used to the exercise you’re doing because you do it every day. So if you change it up, your body’s like wait, what are you doing? This is not what I was expecting!

I can’t wait to try some of the recipes, too. I just went grocery shopping the other day, so it’ll be a while before I can go out and get a new list of foods. The author of the book says to stick to the 3-3-3 plan for both men and women, which is 300 calories per main meal. Women get 3 100 calories snacks; one between breakfast and lunch, one between lunch and dinner, and that evening snack. Men get 3 200 calorie snacks. So for women, it’s 1200 calories a day, and for men it’s 1400 calories a day. Which, if you eat fresh foods, is not that hard to stick to. At least, I am finding it that way.

I have to measure my arms and hips and stuff to see what my starting numbers are, so I can see my progress as I go through each week. I plan on doing that right after this post. Promise.

I’m excited to see what the end result will be, since I’ll be working on my muscles and doing cardio. Maybe the guy will be right and I don’t need to add cardio to my workouts anymore. That’d be nice. I hate cardio. I feel bored by it, and I always just get hungrier when I’m done, which makes me eat more. Hopefully, by adding strength training, I can stop being bored and won’t have to worry about overeating.

I have to go get another bottle of water, make sure I’m drinking at least 6 glasses a day. 😀 You should be, too!

What kind of workouts do you do when you get bored with the same old, same old? Tell us in the comments!

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