Today is the half way point (day 15) of my fitness challenge from my earlier post. I thought I would update you so anyone thinking of trying it can print it out and get started!!
I have to tell you I am by no means a thin person and could lose 50 lbs I am sure. But I am VERY active. These little challenges are a GREAT way to get yourself motivated as they start slow and you can break them down to fit into your busy life. I did my leg lifts at 11:45 last night as I ran out of time during the day but I got them done!!
SQUATS: These do get your heart rate pumping working those large quadricep muscles in the front of your thighs. The hamstrings in the back of your leg push you back up. These have felt good to do but I could probably have done more to start as I am now starting to feel the sore muscles moving up to 55 squats. It’s a good sore though and I can feel the difference in my strength with these. I do reps of 15 each and then then a set of 10 and will keep it to 15 reps only so I can continue to do them correctly for all the benefit!!
PUSHUPS: I am pretty strong in upper body so pushups have not been too much of a bother just yet. I made it through 13 today with the last one being more of a push to get done. I will break these into groups of 10 as I go along.
LEG LIFTS: Good Lord why must your torture me??? These are my arch nemesis!! But I will tell you the first week I could barely get through 5 so did reps of 5. I am now up to reps of 15!!!! YAYY ME!! This is when you see the benefit of what you are doing!! And it’s the best motivation to keep pushing myself.
I hope some of you will give this a try. It makes it easier starting slow and being able to do it at your own pace and whatever time you have!!
I also bought a fit bit which is a great motivational tool when in the community with your friends competing everyday to get more “steps, stairs, and active minutes” than them. Bought the man one to give him for Father’s day today!!