So Tom is relaxifying in his bumbo right now allowing me some time to write. So to give everyone an update on my new years fitness and health goals I have been staying strong. I have lost 2 inches off my waist, 1 inch off my legs and 1 inch off my hips. I am not weighing myself because I made the decision to drop my cardio addiction and move back to weight training which I used to do back in the day when I looked my best. And weight training causes me to gain at first and I don't want to get discouraged.
I don't know what it is, maybe the music in a spin class but I feed off the energy of a class and love it. It does not however move me towards my weight loss goals which is the main reason I would do spin 4 days a week. Sort of a waste. Now that I am doing interval training on the treadmill or elliptical (one minute really fast or at a high resistance and one minute slow for 30 minutes total) and 25 minutes heavy weight training I am starting to get smaller. hooray! Granted I am ok if it takes me 6 months, I am not in a rush as long as I am moving towards a goal of being fit, lean, and healthy like I used to be I am happy. I never tend to lose weight quickly either because I am hypo thyroid.
In any regard, my workouts are awesome but my knees have been killing me. As in I hurt a ligament or tendon, hobbling as I walk sort of thing. It started when I was sprinting on the tredmill then moved into when I did lunges with heavy weights. I took 4 days off and rested and now my knee is feeling much better, but is still not 100%. What I realized is that I cannot be using my running shoes for weight training because I have been rolling my knees in. ah ha!
Solution is new cross trainers to stabilize my foot, duh. I have not done Cross Fit but want to one day when I am injury free, but I have always been interested in cross fit shoes. Seem good enough for stability as well as sprinting even though I am not a cross fitter. So I bought the grey Reebok Cross Fit training shoes below and cannot wait to get them and be free of knee problems. (fingers crossed)
I will tell you how they feel and work, but below are some of the other cross trainers I was considering. Anyone out there do Cross Fit and love it? Do you have the shoes? Are the shoes glorious? I am curious what others think.
Oh and I threw those Nike flip flops in there because I tried them on and oh my lord are they comfortable, they are like temperpedic beds for your feet. They aren't the cutest but I will be getting some for errands for this summer!
Happy Tuesday everyone!