Monday, July 11, 2005

Exercise Report 7/11/05

Was going to walk, but it seems pointless since I'm expecting PetMed to call any time to tell me I can go pick up Maggie. Instead, I did the following (pardon any unknown terms, I don't know what to call some of these things):

Crunches w/Legs Up: 50
Leg Throws: 10
Cross-Crunches, right side: 25
Cross-Crunches, left side: 25
Push-Ups: 20

It's not much, I know. But this is the first time in nearly 8 years that I've done those types of exercises. So, all things considered...not terrible.

**Edited to add...I ROCK. Turns out that Greg decided to go get Maggie, which left me with a block of time. Or so I thought. I decided to do my Walk Away the Pounds tape before the kids woke up. Of course, they woke up the instant I walked back to the bathroom before exercising. (rolls eyes) For a moment I told myself, "What's the point in trying now? You should go eat a cookie!" But then I figured nothing ventured, nothing gained. Might as well try. If the kids won't leave me alone enough to do the workout, no biggie - but I won't know if I don't try. MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH there! Decided to go for the gusto and do the 2-mile walk, which is a good workout for me. Enough to work up a sweat and have a few moments where I have to make the conscious decision to keep going. (these workouts do involve some arm movement with weights, fyi) Of course, I don't have weights less than 5 lbs, so in an effort to do something...anything...I grabbed two jar candles off the entertainment center and used those in place of weights. HA! Sort of added an aromatherapy aspect to the workout since I got a big whiff of vanilla every time my hands came near my face.

All that to say, I walked the equivalent of 2 miles (with added intensity from the weights) AND did some firming/toning work too. Huzzah!!


Emily said...

Congrats on the workout! I can't so a push up at all, so you've got me beat. I love Walk Away the Pounds!!