When it comes to running I rarely deviate from my training plans. Every two months I plan my running schedule and I generally manage to follow it even when I have no event to train for. I am able to stay disciplined and maintain a consistent running schedule of at least three or four days a week.
However, I cannot say the same thing with respect to my strength training routine. Although I know that an excellent way to improve your running and overall health is to include strength training into your exercise program I often skip these workouts.
Lifting weights, doing squats, planks, lunges, push-ups or other boring exercises to strengthen my upper body and improve my core muscles are just not fun. Additionally, after a long day of work, I usually lack the energy or desire to do strength training in the evening.
This scenario has to change. I have to find the motivation to stick with a strength training regime for more than a couple of weeks. Thus, starting this week, on Tuesday and Thursday, I am going to get up 30 minutes earlier so that I can do at least a 30-minute workout at least twice a week before work. I hope this approach will be more successful than trying to do strength training in the evening.