Yay! We are almost there, a nice long weekend! I think there is a chance my husband might actually get the weekend off!
For breakfast today I had oatmeal. Carrot Cake Oatmeal!
Drizzled with a touch of amber agave it really hit the spot! I have other plans for it too! I think I also might need to make a carrot quick bread soon!
Today being my cardio day, I think I want to do something other than running. My knee/hips have been feeling better than they have in a very long time and I am so afraid of messing that up. So I am going to do a training program on my stationary bike today.
When we bought the bike I had my reservations. I wanted a cool spin bike, but my husband thought if it were a recumbent he would actually use it. I thought if that were the case then ok, I would get that one. Two years later and he has not touched it except for the few times he sat on it when we got it and I have a new opinion on them.
I thought they would be “lazy” or something. I guess because of its recumbent position, all laid back! It is not the case! That bike can really give me a kick in the rear! Sometimes I would rather run 10 miles than do some of those training programs! You can’t stand up and let gravity do the work on a recumbent. It’s all you!
I would like to add a spin bike to my home gym just for a change-up. That and an elliptical. I love working out at home. Piece by piece, I am building a pretty cool “gym” downstairs. I used to go to a gym but the best one is 20-25 minutes away and in the time I drove there and back, you could have a pretty good workout done already! I do have a little girl too, and I would not feel comfortable putting her in the gyms care while I worked out. My sister-in-law does it and has no problem with it. I am sure it’s fine, just not for me. In addition, I also like working out in a sports bra and shorts or training pants. Something I would not feel comfortable doing in a full gym. 🙂
Do any of you prefer working out at home or the gym? What is your favorite form of cardio? If it’s running, what do you do for cross training?