I have a single, but ambitious goal for the month of September: get into the habit of doing strength training.
I have never been good about doing strength training. It’s not something I particularly love or hate. Something about strength training just makes me feel helpless, clueless, and totally silly. I avoid it because I feel like I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, but I don’t know what the hell I’m doing because I avoid it. It’s a vicious cycle.
My goal: start small. I want to establish a habit, a routine I can build on in the future.
So here’s the plan:
Step 1: Organize the strength training routines I’ve spent the last week and a half collecting from magazines, the internet, etc. I’m going to put these in a binder with sections for upper body, lower body, core, and full body.
Step 2: 10 – 20 minutes of strength training according to the following schedule:
- Wednesday – Lower Body
- Friday – Upper Body
- Sunday – Core
This plan also includes getting back to Monday night yoga at the gym.
Step 3: Lather, rinse, repeat, and with any luck show improvement.
Any tips for incorporating strength training into your regular fitness routine? What about your favorite exercises? Help a girl out yo!