10.06.2013

Check In and Fitness Journal (Week 1)




So is anyone on the planet actually doing this Challenge with me? Anyone at all? I have gotten requests for the printout to be sent through e-mail and Scribd has lots of views...but are they all just me? HA! Well, I hope you ARE doing this challenge, and if not, you better give me a good excuse. Which of course I refuse to accept, because you need to do this. Besides, I'm doing it...and if I'm doing it, it means YOU need to do it, right? I will be posting Frequently Asked Questions next week. Because I had like, 400 e-mails asking, so well, ya know, I guess I better make a post. Ahem. (not really but anyhooooooooo)

 I decided to record my thoughts and very useful (cough) input here so my friends could have the opportunity to  benefit  be  blessed  laugh along the journey with me. Here are my thoughts following week one.

Day 1 (Monday) Couch to 5K Treadmill workout - used watch, treadmill dashboard lights not working, oh well- carry on. Did the Anytime Stretch Routine...remembered mom's dog had to go out...remembered to come back and do Optional Fit Test, forgot to do lunges (whoopsi!) and really I get bored after like, say the number 15. Unless I am counting for, say someone like you, in which case I would not be bored until you did say, 67 of whatever exercise. But I digress. Bonus activity credit: Dog walking 1 hour: leisurely pace. Banjo is not ready to do the Couch to 5K for dogs...yet. We are discussing it, between our discussions about territorial peeing and barking at the UPS and Fed Ex Delivery guys (who by the way recently referred to Banjo as "Bitchy". I won't mention which one, so you do not hold it against a specific delivery provider)

Day 2 (Tuesday) Sit ups 3x15. Easy Peasy. Hooray, no cardio today. I am nothing if not lazy. I also stretched hips, groin and hamstrings, I love lying down stretches (I will show you those soon). I miss lunges. Oh well...better to want to do more than skip a day. Trust me. Start slow, stay the course is my motto. Bonus activity credit: Afternoon neighborhood walk with Banjo.

Day 3 (Wednesday) But seriously, I remember the days when I lived at the gym, now it's as if there is one long list of things to do and the only gym I have time for is the postal man...I think his name is Jim. Close enough. He drops lots of books and stuff off here. Today I squeezed in Day two of the Couch to 5K program and did three quick stretches. Too busy. Squeezed in my pushups at 9:54 PM. Well actually that's what time it is right now and I am about to squeeze them in. It was THAT kind of day. Don't ask about Bonus activity, puhleeze!

Day 4 (Thursday) After Homeschool, housework and randoms of the day, I rolled out the mat to Lunge. I have always loved lunges, have been referred to as the "Lunge Queen." Today, I had a change of heart, I wonder what I have been thinking all of my life. Where is the love? I managed to get three sets of 12 and realize I can do a hundred lunges while barking out orders for others to lunge, but actually getting through them without people to boss around feels, well, kind of empty, shallow, boring. I need a reason to lunge...beyond the buns. I need a victim. Lunges, anyone? Bonus activity credit: nada

Day 5 (Friday)  My buns are sore! I forgot that I actually like that feeling. Does this make me a masochist? Now, I remember why I love lunges...it's the "quicker picker upper" - for Buns.
I did ONE  (see me, all conservative) Set of 21 of the following Sit ups, Push ups, Lunges. Why 21 repetitions, you ask? Why just one set, you wonder. Twenty-one is a nice number, right? No reason. One Set, because I was either:  A. Lazy, 2. I plead the 5th B. Bored, C. Distracted, 4. I am silly like that. D. All of the above E. practicing a secret formula for success. You get a smirk if you picked number 4.  Bonus activity credit: Walked with Banjo. LOVING the C25K workout!

Day 6 (Saturday) OFF- whoohoo! See you next week!


Next Week:

Week 2 of the Couch to 5K Program for me!

Which Track are you trying and if you are NOT doing this challenge, tell me how CONSISTENT you are with your own program? If you are not consistently working out, why wouldn't you want to try this challenge? 

  Core and More
Week 2
Exercise

Day 8
Lunge
4 sets 8- 20
Day 9
Sit Up
4 sets 8- 20
Day 10
Pushup, Lunge, Sit Up
1-3 sets of 8-12
Day11
Plank, Superman, Wall Sit
2 x Hold as long as can each
Day 12
Lunge
2-3 sets 10- 25
Day 13
Sit Up
2-3 sets 10- 25
Day 14
Pushup
2-3 sets 10- 25


Be Gentle With Me Option

Week 2
Get Moving
Stretch
Strengthen
Day 8
15 Minute Walking
1-3
Wall Sit (45 sec)
Day 9
17 Minutes Walking
4-7
Quadruped (45 sec)
Day 10
15 Minutes Walking
8-10
Plank (45 sec)
Day 11
20 Minutes Walking
1-5
Wall Sit (45 sec)
Day 12
17 Minutes Walking
1-10
Bridge (45 sec)
Day 13
20 Minutes Walking
6-10
Plank (45 sec)
Day 14
off
off
off

You can Find more HERE!

SO How did you do?
Did you stick to the challenge? If you did not, PLEASE jump in ASAP. No worries, no looking back. I promise I won't judge. Well, a teensy bit? OK, NO! No judgement- You can do this! Promise. And for those who are like, "Oh, too easy". See me for Frequently Asked Questions next week. You, I will judge, and make grovel. I will deal with the likes of you then. Sweet Dreams, Peeps! 


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5 comments:

  1. You're not alone in this I promise! If I am doing, I know for sure that other, ore dedicated peeps are doing it too!
    SO...
    I chose the Core and More and i have done it almost every day. I skipped a day then made up for it on the OFF day. yay
    me! I am still working up to ONE SET of 10 on each move. But I AM doing it and it feels good and painful and good.
    I downloaded the pdf and have it on my desktop to refer to each morning. Thanks for doing this!!
    Susie

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    1. Smiling from this East Coast bright enough for you to see it on the West Coast, Susie! Keep it up, and tonight I have to do Day 7...and it's 9:23 PM. Oh well. Off to do it now! Thanks for joining me!

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  2. Dawn, I'm glad you (and Susie) are out there doing this. I'm not. Walking from my couch to my bedroom and back is a lot of workout for me (I have a whole host of physical disabilities). I couldn't do a lunge or wall sit if my husband was being held hostage. But...I'm cheering you on from the sidelines, and (as always) exercising my mind like it's nobody's business. Or like it's God's. PS. I chose 4--because that's what I'd have done "because I'm silly like that."

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  3. Oh man, I've failed miserably. Work has been crazy busy this week and by the time I get home, do dinner, baths, homework, well I am spent. I am enjoying your posts. I work up a sweat just reading the. Does that count?

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