Monday, June 13, 2011

Old Routine Becomes New

I'm back to my old cardio and strength routines. I haven't been this happy in about 90 days. I wonder why. (cough cough Tony Horton cough cough).

The only change I'm making is instead of doing weights three times a week, I'm doing them twice and replacing the third with a different strenght activity like yoga or yogalates. We'll see how that goes.

This morning, I'm doing a step routine. I'm sweating a lot. Eddie's at the dining room table, eating some Fruity Pebbles. We're chatting a little. Then he says, This workout is crazy.

I ask, Why's that?

He answers, Because you haven't stopped moving forever.

Heh heh. That's cardio for ya. The monitor that I won gives me all kinds of stats for routines like this, and I'm still trying to figure out why it tells me that I'm not in a fat burning zone for longer than eight minutes of a 45-minute workout.

I'm not going to get crazy about it, though. I like my cardio. I like what I'm doing. I'm going to keep doing it. Part of being fit is sticking to it and liking it. The only reason I stuck to P 90 X for the second time was my problem with obsession. I didn't like it. So in that light, I'm fitter now more than ever.

1 comment:

Sally Jane said...

Speaking of old things:

Dear MFA Alumnae/i,

As we continue to look to the future and grow as a program, we wanted to make sure that we were not forgetting our rich and wonderful past. So in an effort to streamline and expand our alumnae/i relations, we are creating a database to help us keep in better contact with you. Towards that end, we are asking that you email us with your current mailing address, phone number and email. You can respond to this message or email

You can also visit our Facebook page at

And if you have any ideas for alumnae/i outreach, please let us know!

Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard
MFA '04