As I was training for 26.2, I started to let Cross Training (I capitalize it just because I respect it so much as a necessity that I still haven’t conquered) slide quite a bit. I openly admitted it, but I definitely wasn’t excited that I was running four days a week but then occasionally only cross training once every 2 or 3 weeks. I knew that it wasn’t smart, but at the same time I was just being lazy and lacking creativity. My excuse was that my gym, Lifestyle Fitness, got bought out by LA Fitness and cancelled all my favorite Les Mills classes. I used to do BodyPump and BodyCombat religiously, and that was a downer to find out. It wasn’t a good excuse though, as there are literally hundreds of other ways to get in great cross training! I even bought TurboFire and started that (once). I guess because it wasn’t habit, I didn’t do it.
I could (and will in the near future) write a blog post listing all of the things that I of course know are good options for Cross Training, but for now I wanted to share a recent find that is a great workout for anyone in any stage of their fitness journey: SarahFit.
Sarah is a fellow FitFluential Ambassador, and she writes a fantastic, healthy, and very honest blog. And while I love reading her blog, what I found recently and wanted to share is her SarahFit YouTube channel.
I found it on Monday when I knew I needed to get back to Cross Training but didn’t have any DVDs or any desire to go to LA Fitness (whose group fitness classes don’t excite me). I have a stationary bike at my house, but even that didn’t seem that exciting. I had recently been reading Sarah’s blog and clicked over to her YouTube page and saw that she does full exercise videos as well as interval demonstrations!
At that moment I needed a video that would exercise along with me. Though I love the Tone It Up girls, they don’t always do the whole workout along with you (though they sometimes do, and I admit that it’s been a while since I’ve checked out their channel…so they could have added more). I found Sarah’s four video series Makeover Workout that had a warmup, an arm workout, a leg workout, and a core workout. All you needed were two light hand weights, which I had in the garage. I knew I needed to just change clothes and do it.
So I did. And I was incredibly pleased. I’ve only tried this series, but I’ve done it twice now. It gives me an idea of what her other videos are going to be like as well. I wore my new Polar FT4 the second time, and this was the data that I collected from the workout: