47. Plank Hell day

This regular exercise (with no work to distract me) is pretty good.  My mindset has changed quite markedly.  Today, I decided that I would do some treadmill walking/jogging so I could walk at a decent incline, then I would do some weights and include tricep dips.  It’s important to be well rounded with exercise and I am noticing some changes.  I have no idea why as it is the food that impacts your weight the most and I haven’t been watching what I eat other than trying to avoid snacking through boredom.  But I want to be well rounded and weight-bearing exercises are just as important as cardio.  Some say you lose more with doing weights because your metabolism keeps working for you after you have completed the exercise.  I don’t care – I just want to be a 90-year-old kayaker.

I got up later today – but I also got to bed later so it all evens out – and headed up to the gym.  My keycard didn’t work.  It didn’t work on any of the locks which is odd because it worked the other day. I headed back to the apartment disgruntled.  My child is cooking me breakfast and I know it won’t be good for my physical health (mental health maybe – we all need a treat occasionally).  When I was stressed from work I would have to take this as an indication not to exercise.  Today I did not.  I did this killer full body weight and fat burning YouTube clip.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fK0VnI3DLg

This program was a definite challenge for me and to surprise myself there was jumping involved and I did do the jumping.  The difference to yesterday is that that there was only one jumping exercise – squat jumps.  No star jumps – thank goodness.  I liked it.  There were roughly 5 minutes of exercises, repeated on the legs, the same on the arms and then the core – damn planks!  Still, no warm-up or cool down and no explanation of the exercises however I had a better attitude because I could handle the jumping at the start.

Also, some of the activities I had done before so it wasn’t completely new and there were exercises that I liked (before I started).  Supermans used to be one of my favourites – I didn’t realise how many variations you can do.  I am going to be sore tomorrow 😊.

I finished off the program (sweat pouring off me) with 20 minutes of yoga.  I felt very relaxed afterwards as I normally do from yoga.  It is a stretch for me during yoga (pun intended 😊). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU5DdpC1gNs This was a very good program because it was all standing (I was a bit sick of the carpet).  Everything seemed gentle enough however I felt like I had worked out at the end of it. 

Pretty happy with my effort today – tomorrow I will surely feel it.

2 Comments on “47. Plank Hell day

  1. I have a standard yoga/pilates workout I do every other day (alternating with weight training); cardio is the one thing I’m really weak on. I need to change things up, I think (I’m not pushing myself as hard as I probably should). I’m going to check out those video. Thanks! (And keep up the good work!)


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