Promotions are bad for my health. Seriously.
I was supposed to start my new position in marketing on Monday. I woke up feeling somewhat uneasy, told myself it was just “first day” nerves (even though I knew it was more…) and walked into work only having to call my new manager at 8:15am to let her know I had to go home.
I’ll spare you the details but I had the WORST stomach virus of my life. I really thought I might be dying multiple times on Monday afternoon. Drama queen? Maybe.
Thanks for understanding my absence on the blog over the past few days. I couldn’t even look at my iPhone without getting nauseated.
Back to why I think promotions are bad for my health…
I was promoted to my previous position on the SWAT team last January and on my 2nd day of work, I fainted. Yep, that’s right. I thought it would be cool to go unconscious for 30 seconds in order to test my team’s ability to respond in an emergency. I’m apparently awesome at making first impressions.
Thankfully there was nothing wrong. I’ve just come to the conclusion that my body doesn’t appreciate it when I change jobs :/
One of the reasons I started CrossFit a few months ago was for the strength components of the program. I love running but am not, unfortunately, one of those girls that has a naturally toned stomach. I wish! Running alone wasn’t giving me the strength training component I needed in my daily fitness routines and this type of training is so important for women’s health. Plus, it adds healthy lean muscle mass to our frames. An increase in muscle mass = higher metabolism = more food for us! And I’ll take the toned arms and bikini abs too ;)
My Runner’s Core Builder was designed for you awesome runners out there who are in need of a little extra strength training. This workout should take you between 4-5 minutes and your core should have a
painful nice burn by the time you are done :) It’s quick, can be done anywhere and it’ll get you results. What more could you ask for?
I would have loved to test out my “Runner’s Core Builder” fitness routine earlier this week (I haven’t had a chance to do this workout since before Christmas!). As soon as I’m feeling back to normal, you can bet that I’ll be doing this to continue to strengthen my core. For an additional challenge and a real ab burn repeat this workout 2-3 times in a row!
Here is some quick guidance for this workout…
- When doing planks, make sure your elbows are slightly bent, you are looking about 6 inches in front of you, your abs muscles are engaged and your body is in a straight line from your shoulders to your feet.
- At the top of each of your squats, squeeze your tush for a full hip extension. This will also make sure you get an awesome glute workout!
- Breath! Oxygen is needed for all types of fitness :)
How do you incorporate strength components into your fitness routine? Are there any good workouts that you follow?