I really like cheeseburgers. I have been eating an awful lot of cheeseburgers this month and I can’t say that I’m all that sorry about it. They’re just so appropriate in this beautiful (kinda) weather we’re having.
While burgers and sweet potato fries have been frequenting my plate, I have also been eating a lot of berries, and A LOT of peaches. Calorically, I think I’m okay. I also recently made a goal to eat more salad, and that has helped to keep my daily caloric count down.
As for exercise, the workouts are frequent but short. With my schedule, I try to keep my workouts concise but effective. Meaning, I do more intense routines to make up for the shortened time (usually around 30 minutes). But I can tell that my results are suffering because of it. They would be much better if I committed to the system I had in place a couple years ago.
During the summer after my junior year of college, I became determined to banish my belly fat. I asked my aunt Kim, who used to be a body builder, for advice on the subject and she plainly said that 60 minutes of daily cardio (like running or cycling) would be most effective. The problem is that these days, my options for exercise are quite limited. I can:
A) Do a video.
- These are almost never a full hour, and are rarely pure cardio. (More often than not they combine strength with cardio.)
B) Go for a run.
- Who wants to run for a full HOUR? And who can motivate themselves to run for a FULL hour? Enough said.
3) There is no three. This is the extent of my options.
Frankly, I’m also getting quite bored. I’m sick of my living room and running outside in the heat. I’m sick of having to listen and watch the flat screen to get my exercise. If I had a treadmill, or a gym membership…or maybe if Groupon could come up with a great deal on spin classes, I would be much more engaged.
I was thinking about getting a jump rope and doing intervals, or maybe running up and down my stairs as another option for cardio. I’m going to bite the bullet and give a call for help. Does anyone have any suggestions for cardio that don’t involve running, a video, or machines?