It’s that time of week! The Fit Dish link up. This week’s topic is “What’s the difference between an average vs. awesome workout?”
For me, the answer is fun. I’ll be the first one to tell you that working out on my own isn’t fun. I want it to be. I really do! But it’s not and there’s no nice way to put it. The other night I set my timer for my 20 minute workout (Thanks, Jessica!). I started out on my yoga mat and did my favorite sun salutations, a crow and some downward dogs later I was bored. And my timer was no where near finished. I started doing jumping jacks, just to make use of my time, until I remembered that my husband had a jump rope on the porch. I immediately decided this would be the best use of time and OH EM GEE, was I right. I don’t think I’ve had that much fun since Jump Rope for the Heart.
I kind of forgot how much of a workout jumping rope can be. I did five minutes in my first round and I was out of breath. I went back to my mat and worked on abs while I caught my breath. I ended my workout with another 5 minutes with the jump rope and it felt so good. I’m seriously excited to add the jump rope to my evening workouts.
I found this workout from Fitness.com; it’s 10 minutes of working out with a jump rope. I’m planning on trying it out tonight (minus the double jumps, I’m not that advanced). Do you workout with a jump rope? Any other tips to take my workout from average to awesome?