Sunday, November 25, 2012

at home workouts

Dear Jess -

there is no reason why you should not be able to work out a couple of times a week. 

the end.

I am tired of excuses ... I am tired of "I'll start working out on Monday."  I am tired of not doing any strength training and only fitting in 1 or 2 days of running a week.

So ....

Today while watching the Tampa Bay Bucs game I busted out my pair of 5 pound weights.  When Ryan starts working out again after a long hiatus he always starts with chest ... me, I start with shoulders.  I have no idea why but it is always my go-to muscle group.

I completed 3 sets of 12 reps each of:
  1. overhead shoulder press (military press)
  2. front lateral raises
  3. side lateral raises
I also found a few minutes to do 100 sit ups.  There.  Done.  First day of strength training and it took almost no time at all.

Time to figure out a tentative exercise schedule for this week.  Since I haven't run since Wednesday, I would like to get at least 3 runs in this week.  I would also like to do biceps, triceps, legs, and more abdominal work. 

It'll be interesting to find exercises that do not cause my wrist discomfort ... like for triceps I will try to do push-ups but will have to do wall push-ups instead of normal on the floor push-ups.

Standing wall push-up from the Real Simple website

Fingers crossed that I actually accomplish this small goal to remain active all week long.

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