43 Days and Counting
May 16, 2012 Leave a comment
Fitness 19 is my gym. So glad it’s here. Not kidding.
I started out with 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical with this playlist. I skipped through two songs as I just wasn’t feeling the slow love.
Next, I’ve been following Skinny Ms. on Facebook and just love her exercise routines. Plus I have a cadre of exercises my trainer, Shawn, taught me.
After wiping off the elliptical it’s on to triceps/biceps work. I used 12.5 lb free weights. That weight is good for me because I’ve worked up to it. If you have not used free weights before start much lower like 5 pounds. When I watch the videos I write everything down so I don’t forget plus I watch the video shortly before I leave for the gym. That’s a good work out.
In between sets I did seated leg extensions, twenty at a time. By the third round you feel like you’ve been doing these forever.
Next I did the 2 minute drill that lasted about 15 minutes on abs. Can’t get that spider monkey core thing quite right. I can’t balance the left side of my body to touch my right leg. I’ll get there. If I were to improve the video I would have the demonstrator show us how to do the alternate exercise – they just tell you. No bueno. If you watch it, you’ll know what I mean. Your abs should talk to you a day later, not in a pain sort of way, but in a “these are your muscles” talking to you way.
Skinny put up a seven day ab challenge. I have to read through what’s involved. She’s really good at putting all the exercises out there in video format.
Today it’s cardio, back and glutes. Not to mention gardening.