Over the last few weeks ive been struggling really hard to get the cardio into my workout. i attempt a routine for a week or two, a little hiit sprints in hte morning every day for a week. then out of both boredom and lack of variety i jack it in. Motivation for cardio starts strong nad by the end of the week its at an all time low. this causes an iregularity in my routine and the routine, and effect, is lost.
So what im attempting is to use a deck of cards to shake things up. by assighning a different cardio excercise to the suite and then selecting a card to dictate the cardio to be done. for instace clubs equate to a standard to long run, Diamonds are HIIT sprints, spades are kettlebell workouts and hearts are a boxing based routine.
I always have a deliberation as to what cardio to do, wanting to be a jack of all trades who does kettlebells, hiit and everything in between. this idea shakes things up, attempts to revive my lagging cardio committment. primarily it removes the chose. ive got to do what the card says!
I have an on again off again, love hate, relationship with training! Ive been interested in and actively engaged since i was 18. however over the last year, work, and life have resulted in my training and progress taking a hit.
And this leads me to Operation Odyssey.
The Odyssey, as written by Homer, depicts the journey of Odysseus after the Trojan War. This seemed the moniker of choice for the start of my journey back into the world of training and lifestyle of lifting.
My Training to begin will consist of weighted conditioning circuits and HIIT sprints. this is to give me and my body a chance to adjust and see were i stand in terms of what i can handle. My commute to work means that time will be of the essence, as such i will aim for 3 - 4 sessions a week. The conditioning circuit will be posted shortly.
My current diet is all over the place. Too many carbs and sugars, not enough regulating and discipline. So i plan to tighten this up, be more aware of what i eat and monitor this.
Over the next month with this in mind i will be using this site, and my space on it to help.
So this begins Operation Odyssey