Doing a blog has interested me for a long time but I new I couldn't stick to one topic like so many do. Whatever I decide to do I tend do with a vengeance or so I have been told. So why not put that to work for me? My most recent interval (obsession) has been weight loss and exercise with the purpose of just getting healthy. A lot of people have asked how I lost 65 pounds. It truly was a process that went in spurts over the last 2 years or so. Although I don't plan on this being another weight loss blog I thought that would be as good a place to start as any. I've had a lot of other Jones-obsessions-passions-intervals over the years such as:
Art and paintingButterfly Gardening
and enjoyed them all tremendously! Some lasted longer than others and some I still indulge in occasionally. My oldest son hit the nail on the head when he said "Mom you have too many good ideas." Maybe if I can share some here it will be an encouragement to others and help me with a little peace and balance. Full on makes for total down time at intervals as well, for my sanity not to mention the sanity of those around me.
As for interval training it was one of those things I had heard about but didn't really know how to apply to my own exercise routine. Then I came across a good description in a fitness book and another in a popular magazine. What it boiled down to for me was doing 8 one and a half minute sprints with the last couple being full on with 8 one and a half minute intervals of moderate to brisk walking in between. It only took 20 to 30 minutes a day depending on how closely I clocked myself and it really worked for me. With all the halloween goodies around I am back at it again. Just because I love sweets!