I am writing to you from the pit of heavenly laziness- the nest of thermal blankets and comforters and thread counts that is my bed. It is far too cold to sit at my desk.
I’ve just finished writing my thank-you letters for the holidays. I am starting out 2012 by not procrastinating on tasks and expressing gratitude!
Anyways, back to how lazy I am: I recently learned that I’ve been doing things a little backwards in my own workouts and I thought I would share a tip to set things in better motion. (Progressing faster towards fitness!)
Here’s a tip to burn extra fat: When I work out, i usually do my running/elliptical/cardio first then tackle individual muscle isolations, ab workouts, weight lifting, etc. second. It seemed to make sense to me, the cardio is like a nice warm-up and then I’m all set to focus on specifics. No! It is actually more beneficial to do the weight lifting, etc. FIRST – burn those calories!– and then follow-up with cardio because it is easier to elevate your heart rate and tap into the energy storage known as the fat around your mid-section. (I’m right there with you). Who knew?
For now, I’m just enjoying sitting in my glorious bed. As much as I hate the idea of not being allowed to move about as would be required during a period of ordered bed-rest, these beds might just get me to fake a case of mono or a difficult pregnancy.
Sweet lazy dreams to us all!