Whenever I go to a race I can't help but notice the definition in other runners' legs! My legs do not look like that. Sure, running has developed my calves a bit but that's all. How do you get these runners thighs? Ahh they are gorgeous! My thighs are still so flabby! But even when I was down to 14% body fat 18 months ago, I didn't have any muscles showing, just sticks (now I am back to jiggly and rubbing against each other).
Today at the gym I tried the Stair Stepper for the first time. I was looking in the mirror and realized I could see my quads in action! Big selling point. I need to do more of that quad work, and I am also doing some leg presses for glutes/quads. I have been doing the same workouts all year now, and could use some new muscle group work.
Part of me just wants this triathlon over with because I am not a fan of biking and I would really just do the workouts I want rather than feeling the pressure to be/stay fit on all 3 of these sports. I love kickboxing but I only go once a week, if that, because of these 3 other workouts I do. And yes I need to get around to doing more weights! Funny, there is just too much to do. And you have to keep up with it or you lose it. I have to do a long run every other week, for fear I will lose my running conditioning (although I have to go a few months without running anyhow, pre-baby and post-partum...but just wanting to make that time off window nothing more than it has to be).
So I'm going on vacation for a few weeks and will only have my Y membership (120-degree outdoor runs? no thanks) and no kickboxing class so I can focus on triathlon sports and weights. After the triathlon I will probably be down to light jogging and walking so we'll transition into weights, hill walking, and something goofy like step aerobics. I've seen 3rd trimester ladies lifting weights but I think I would need a private lesson... well, fun times ahead! Learning some new stuff. The main goal is just go to get active for an hour about 4x/week and keep my muscles and cardiovascular system active.