After 6 months of mostly 10-minute cardio before resistance training, I decided to dedicate at least 2x a week to cardio exercises.
Why? I just want to try it and would just look at the results after 3 months. Lol!
Currently, I’m doing resistance training 3x a week and cardio 2x a week. I just want to discuss what I do for cardio.
I love swimming and it has been a part of my life since I was 16. Swimming pool is very accessible to me so I decided to include a 30-minute routine. I only rest for 10 seconds if I feel like resting but I keep on moving for the whole 30 minutes. It’s like a nonstop 30-minute swim in slow/moderate phase.
I also do a 30-minute run, usually on the treadmill.
Warm up: 5-minute walk.
Running: I do the following or sometimes, I play with the interval.
5 min slow/moderate
Slow down: 5 minute walk
How to enjoy?
VARIATION: I mix running and swimming. Sometimes, I swim right after running or vice versa. There are also lazy days when I feel like just swimming or just running.
GOAL: Sometimes, I extend for a couple of minutes but I encourage myself to NEVER exercise for less than 30 minutes.
COMPANION: Recently, I found some new friends who joined me in running. So, if I’m too lazy to run, they are there to motivate and inspire me that I have to.
EXPLORE: It was first time to run in an oval. I was so happy that a friend introduced this place to me.
Sigh, just some more few thoughts, I think, I am not alone on this. I’m not the only person who feels like the results don’t give justice to the efforts. BUT! It’s a lifetime process. I know,there will come a day that I’ll be happy with the result. 🙂
FOR NOW… I’ll enjoy what I do for cardio.