Tuesday, January 27, 2009

You-Know-Where Has Frozen Over

I was at the gym the other morning, and "that woman" (the cardio queen), was lifting weights! I was like Hallelujah! This is the same woman who I have seen at the gym every morning for the last 18 months or so, on the treadmill or elliptical, and she looks exactly the same as she did...18 months ago. It looks like she may have joined the women's "strength training" group. Once or twice a week a small group of middle-aged ladies work out with the gym staff using light weights, stability balls, and resistance bands. At least it's a start! I'm proud of her for trying something new. How about you? What are you going to try this week?

This morning for my light day workout I decided to try one of those free workouts from the cable TV "OnDemand". It was about as invigorating as a nice long soak in a hot bubble bath so I added a short circuit of push ups, chin ups, jump squats, etc. Tomorrow I'll be doing workout B of TT 2K9. Looks pretty good. It has 2-hand kettlebell swings in one of the supersets. I'm going to smuggle in my 20lb kettlebell because my gym doesn't have kettlebells! :)


Fred said...

Maybe she found your blog and realized she sounded a lot like "that woman"...She might have been watching you wanting to do what you do.

Favorite kettlebell routine:
(Thanks to Chris Lopez of FitandBusyDay)

Kettlebell swings - 20 seconds
rest - 10 seconds
Push-ups -20 seconds
rest 10 secs

Repeat 4 times and than go guzzle some water!



Abby said...

Thanks for the KB circuit, Fred. Might just give that a try tomorrow morning! :)