For the Hate of Cardio

Everywhere you look people say no cardio…just lift. Let me offer a different point of view.

There is a girl that started working out with Crossfit in February. She did Crossfit 4 times a week, watched what she ate and lost 2 pounds in one month and 2 inches from her waist. She moves to Texas and starts a workout group. They workout for a few weeks and they are working out 5 times a week for at least an hour each time. She still watches what she eats and loses no pounds but a few more inches. She feels great and she is looking better but at the same time her weight doesn’t change. She weighs way too much for her short frame and the pounds need to change. Its not healthy. She goes to see the doctor finally and he asks her if shes doing any cardio. Well no of course not. I don’t need no cardio. The doctor says try it. Add in some kind of cardio. For the next 3 weeks she adds in running every day. She goes back to the doctor for a follow up and finds out she has lost 6 pounds. The ONLY thing that changed was the running. Then people from the group start falling out and not coming back. A RBFF(running best friend) suggests spin! Spin ugh more cardio. What about all the weights, pushups, burpees that I NEED to lose weight? Spin becomes a daily thing. Weight starts falling off this girl. Spin has been a daily thing now since August 4th. Since spin has started this girl has lost 17 pounds. So now what? Cardio is suddenly awesome.

Since I’ve started working out in Feb of this year I’ve lost a total of 27 pounds. I actually have lost inches but I haven’t measured. I know I have lost 4 sizes in clothing as well. As someone that is 5’2 it doesn’t take much for me to look like I’ve lost or gained weight. I feel so fantastic at this point. I’m wearing clothes I haven’t fit into in years.  I’m following Trim Healthy Mama and my food has never been better.(Except for cheat days. I pretend like those don’t exist)

My point in everything is that you have to give every kind of workout a chance. Don’t just stick with one thing. I’ll try anything once. I loved crossfit, I loved doing my workouts, I want to try hot yoga, I want to try barre, I want to try aerial workout! Always trying new things is what keeps working out fresh and fun. It never gets boring that way. Lifting works for some. Cardio works for some. Yoga works for some. But what if you combine everything!! Can you imagine how amazing you would be? You’d be able to fly by the end of your workouts!! Don’t bash what you don’t try. Cardio is a little more awesome then people give it credit for.

weights amy

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About shawnagarrett79

I am a mother of 2 girls a small dog and I am married to this amazing man for the past 14 years. I am an every day person that is really not all that interesting but sometimes funny stuff happens!
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