This cold snap is truly brutal. Even opening the door for the dogs is torture. When I saw the forecast yesterday calling for -29C, I decided today would be the day I take my punishment for missing a run - strength training.
I had to warm up before I could pop in one of the videos I use so I decided to enjoy it and do a lighter bike workout for one episode of Sliders. 650 calories burned. Then I grudgingly put in the video. The first 8 minutes were squats and lunges and dips and hamstring stuff and pain. When the next segment was glutes...I skipped it...and the next section (more lunges). I was happy to see an ab segment so I did that for a couple of minutes and then I called it a day and stretched.
The thing I learned today is that I need an attitude adjustment when it comes to strength training. I used to love it. I used to avoid cardio in favour of it. Nowadays I think I have made cardio too much fun and I WANT to do it. So now I need to figure out a way to make strength training fun too. Maybe I need to watch my TV episodes during strength as well to encourage me to want to do it. I'm worried my form will be sloppy if I don't have a video instructor reminding me to have good form.
What do you do for strength training to make it fun? or to at least make it less cringe-inducing?