Core Exercise Loathing
For the past 6 months (with very little variation), I have included one session weekly of core training in my exercise routine. For the past two-three months, I absolutely loathe doing these exercises. It is not because they are hard or challenging (some are, some aren't), they are just boring me to tears/death/into a coma. I really dread this one day of exercise. So my question is this...
At my current weight (264.5), do I really need to do these core exercises or could I get as much benefit by adding another day of cardio or strength training, or something else or should I just suck it up and do the core exercises?
Here my current workout schedule:
Monday - Lateral Motion Training (slide board - like ice skating)
Tuesday - C25K program (mostly running at this point 6 min walk/24 min run)
Wednesday - Strength training (3 sets/15 reps of 6 - 8 exercises working large muscle groups)
Thursday - C25K program (mostly running at this point 4 min walk/26 min run)
Friday - Off
Saturday - Core training (3 sets/16 reps of 14 - 16 exercises with balance & medicine balls)
Sunday - C25K program (mostly running at this point 4 min walk/26 min run)
I have yoga and pilates DVDs, however, finding a time when I am home and the TV is not occupied by other family members is nearly impossible. I am planning to join a gym in March so I could take yoga or pilates classes then but until then, what?
Any suggestions/ideas/experiences welcome.
"What would you attempt, if you knew you could not fail?"