Remember that time (9 days ago) that I tried to shame all of you "too tired to workout"ers into just sucking it up and doing it? I was going to set my alarm, put my phone across the room, and get up at RUN at 5am. Well, I did it. Kind of.
I set my alarm for 5am and put it across the room. It went off. Loudly like a siren because I figured that would be more motivating somehow. I was wrong. It was kind of scary. And it was 5am. I didn't not get up and go run. I did get up, then the baby got up at 5:15, Number One at 5:30, and Number Two at 5:45. They rarely get up THIS early, and it's never been all three. It was awful.
I figured I would just go running after The Husband got home from work. I'd still be plenty tired and be able to shame you all that way. The sound of the garbage trucks broke my train of thought and I hauled ass to the front room to look out the window and make sure The Husband put out the bins. While running my little heart out, I ran straight into a little, pink step stool (The ones with the storage compartment to complete your visual). I managed not to drop a series of F-Bombs and made it to the window just in time to see the bins on the street and the lovely green truck picking them up.
I looked down at my foot and my baby toe was turning black, and swelling a little too quickly for my liking. I broke my mother effing toe on a mother effing step stool making sure my partner did his job. All for nothing. Now I wouldn't be able to shame you either, because no matter how tired I am, I'm sure as hell not going to go on a run with a broken toe.
I taped the little toe to it's buddy next door and went about my day. Even decided it'd be a good idea to take the offspring to the Farmer's Market in our quaint downtown. That was dumb. The damn toe hurt more than it did upon impact after trying to corral the little balls of energy. I let the toe heal for two days before I decided enough was enough and I was going to begin working out again, but without any running.
This lead to my next three month challenge: working out with limited cardio. I want to see what (if any) changes I will notice in my body, both internally and externally, by focusing the majority of my workouts on strength training. I will still run once or twice a week, but fewer miles and couple it with weight training.
I'll be posting a workout to my Facebook page each day that you can do as well. The only equipment required will be some sort of weights. If you don't have any dumbbells, you can use soup cans, a child, empty milk gallon containers filled with water, sand, stupid ass Shopkins, whatever you want!
Take a picture of your body before you start the three months, then monthly until the end, it'll be nice to see what differences you can see.