A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Weird Workout (Would you expect anything less from me!?)

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On Sunday, I did a weird workout! Since I am trying to only run about twice a week, that means I am being extremely creative when it comes to my other workouts!

The plan was to do some walking and lifting. I never lift without warming up!



Piano bench, weight bench, what's the difference?

Even though it was raining, I walked to a playground a couple blocks from our house. I did 5 pull ups on the monkey bars, walked around the block, did 5 more pull ups... etc. etc. etc. until I got 5 sets of pull ups in. Walking was way better than just standing there and resting in between sets. I even wore my lifting gloves so my hands wouldn't slide off of the wet bars!



After that, I took the long way home and stopped every 1/10 of a mile or so to do some plank knees on the sidewalk. It had really started raining by now!

When I got to my house, I got out my pull up bar and did several sets with overhand grip. I used a band for assistance. In between sets? I walked up and down my block!


The band doesn't offer too much assistance, so I always feel like I want to throw up!

Then I did several more lifts with my free weights and my standard bicycle crunches. In between sets, I did some stretches for my glutes and hips.


I ended up doing the lifting workout above as well as walking 4 miles!

I told you it was really raining!

I don't know why I was feeling so ADD on Sunday. Some days a weird workout like this wouldn't agree with me, but for some reason, on Sunday, it was exactly what I needed!
Do you ever do weird/random workouts like mine?

16 comments:

  1. I love your weird workouts and am trying to think of ways to incorporate them into my routine. I still do my "boring" run/row/TRX, swim and cycle workouts out. But the other day I dropped and did 10 push ups before giving Macy her treat so maybe you are rubbing off on me.....That would be GREAT!!

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    1. Your workouts are anything but boring! In fact, today when I was walking I thought about how I should try to find a cheap way to swim this summer.

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    2. You can move to Colorado and get a summer pass at my rec center. LOL. I was in the pool today--bliss.

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    3. My only option around here are the YMCA or LA Fitness... which is going to be $50 a month or more... which is just annoying because Planet Fitness is only $10! I am going to see if there are any community pools that do lap swims in the morning or at night. Too bad there isn't an over 30 swimteam I could join hahahaha!

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  2. I love how creative you are with your workouts! I wish I could be more like that...I am such a creature of habit!

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  3. I think it's awesome that you were creative with your workout! Sometimes that's just necessary to shake things up a bit. If it makes you more likely to get off your duff and do the workout, it's a good thing!

    So I was scrolling through Bloglovin this morning and I didn't see your post at first - and it kinda freaked me out! I thought, if Meg's not posting something is wrong or she accidentally broke her streak and she will be sooo disappointed! But then I saw your post and whew, all was right with the world

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    1. LOL. If I ever don't post I may be dead. Call the authorities!!!

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  4. Sometimes I do weird workouts, usually when I am trying to get out of going for a run--we all have those days. I will deliver laundry one pile at a time up the stairs, do standing push ups every time I pass the kitchen sink etc...

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    1. Ooh those are some good ideas! I sometimes do housework in between sets when I am lifting at home. Do a set, fix the pillows on the couch. Do a set, take the trash out.

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  5. I think it's great you can do that! Sometimes I get aall crazy and try a new machine or a different order, but that's about it lol
    I always need to be at least ten minutes into sweaty to lift anything:)

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  6. What a great workout! I wish I was that imaginative ;) I don't do odd workouts-the boring standard running, walking, and now some strength training. I think it's so great to change things up like you did Sunday. Nice work....oh, and your arms look fantastic. Love the muscle definition. You look strong!

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    1. Thank you! You know from my workout recaps that I owe it all to regular strength training!

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  7. I think a random workout like this would keep me entertained! I get bored pretty easily with all things non-running...I guess that's why I like your DoC workouts too!

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    1. Aw yeah DoC are so fun! I haven't done one in a few weeks.

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