I allowed Jillian Michaels to kick my hindquarters again today with her kettlebell workout. It’s surprisingly fun; you get to swing the kettlebell around (wheee!), all the while praying that you won’t let go and send it flying into the tv. I am too sore for words.
Since I’m now at the halfway point of the GOYA challenge, I decided to compile a list of things I’ve learned so far:
– The harder the workout, the happier I get (but pushing myself is still a huge challenge).
– When I can’t find the motivation for a hard workout, getting out for a brisk walk is surprisingly effective.
– So far, the happiness effect only lasts through the day of the activity…
-…so it’s much better for me to exercise early in the day (but this clashes with my procrastination).
– Doing strength training again feels amazing for my noodly appendages, but it doesn’t give as much of a happiness boost as running or hiking.