Aerobic April – Amp It Up!

Can you believe March is already over?

I feel like this month zoomed on by!

My March through March challenge is finished and my results were so-so. The first two weeks were great – I exercised fairly consistently, and it was fun reporting my results.

However, the weather has been all over the place lately. Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind. In the last few weeks, there’s been a flux of rain, wind, sun, and even snow – today alone had a mix of all four.

Because my March through March challenge depended on my finding motivation to walk at the park, I didn’t do as well when I had to come indoors. I could bike, but it’s a lot easier to come home and crash on the couch and procrastinate exercising when I’m at home. If I’m already out and about, I have fewer excuses.

But no more!

I decided to make myself a plan that should be flexible enough for both indoor and outdoor weather. As soon as my printer ink comes tomorrow, I’m going to print my April Workout Plan and keep track of the days I work out by crossing them off. You can follow along if you want – or you can make your own plan and tell me about it.

get fitThe plan incorporates a lot of cardio this month, simply because I really need to focus on getting moving. Once I find my groove, I’ll probably incorporate more muscle-building exercises to switch things up. But for now, it’s mostly divided between my SparkPeople: 28 Day Boot Camp DVD and the C25K – 5K Trainer Pro app (there’s a free version of the app, if you’re interested).

The Spark DVD can be done indoors, and I know it’s worked well for me in the past. There are varying levels of intensity, which is great because I’m really out of shape.

The C25K app is designed to train me for running a 5k. I really am determined to actually make it through a 5k sometime in the future, even though my last attempt was unsuccessful. Since the weather has been pretty crappy lately, I’ve made it a personal goal to follow the same program but on the exercise bike whenever I can’t go running outside.

So far, I’ve done the first few days of my exercise plan. Hopefully, I follow it a little better than I did in March.

Written By JenniBee

 

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