I’ve decided that a little external motivation might be just what I need. As I’ve mentioned the last few times I’ve been around these parts, my workouts have fluctuated between utterly inconsistent to utterly non-existent, and while I’m feeling better about getting back on track, I thought that dangling a carrot in front of me might do the trick (a metaphorical carrot, of course … though, if you tossed in some hummus, I’d be okay with literal carrots, too).
So, here’s the deal: if I complete a month’s worth of LE workouts, I get to splurge and get the dual monitor setup for my laptop that I’ve really been lusting after (but I don’t need, so I haven’t been able to justify the cost).
The rules I’m following are pretty straightforward:
- A week of LE workouts = 3 strength training, 2 interval, 1 active recovery.
- Specific LE strength training workout requirement can be met with a trainer beatdown session.
- A month = 4 weeks.
- I’m allowed to double-up workouts, i.e. I can do a strength and interval workout on the same day to cover two days of workouts (but I can’t do two strength training workouts or two interval workouts in the same day).
- If Sunday passes and I haven’t completed the 6 workouts, the whole thing starts over again at square one.