Here it is, day #2. I was presented with a couple of different challenges for today, so I decided to combine them.
My first challenge, again by my friend “K”, was as mentioned above: 20 minutes of Strength training/Toning plus 10 minutes of Stretching/Flexibility. I was also challenged by my friend “B” to workout with my kettle bell three times this week. I thought it made sense to combine these 2 challenges into one.
I know… you wanna know… did I do it? Was I able to get in these 30 minutes after walking 2 miles for my first challenge yesterday? Was I already discouraged and ready to give up because it’s too hard to work for it? Well, I DID IT! And I must say, I feel pretty darn good about it. Here are some of the highlights of what I was able to accomplish during this workout:
– Planking… ok, so I was only able to hold for 20 seconds, but a PLANK I DID DO!
– Push ups… on the wall, I did a total of 40 (2 sets of 20)
– Deterred a headache… during my stretching routine which, admittedly, I am not good at remembering to do and that is a big NO-NO, I felt tension in the back of my neck. As I rolled my head around and found the tight spot in my neck, I held position and let it work itself out.
For now, I can say the kettle bell has not killed me. Will I have something different to say tomorrow? Likely.
Routine for the rest of this week is as follows, thanks to those of you who have presented me with challenges:
Tuesday: 2 mile walk + 20 minutes on the bike (challenge is 1 hour physical activity)
Wednesday: Repeat of today’s workout or some variation (challenge is kettle bell 3x this week – time #2)
Thursday: 3 mile walk along the canal (challenge is 1 hour physical activity)
Friday: Repeat of today’s workout or some variation (challenge is kettle bell 3x this week – time #3)
My goal for Wednesday and Friday workouts is to increase my planking time by 5 seconds, so hopefully by Friday, I can hold for 30 seconds. I figure I’ve gotta have a goal for myself as well. Keeps it interesting.
I still need suggestions for the weekend, and definitely need encouragement and support to keep this up. I AM going to WIN this fight.
For those of you who may not know, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 13 years ago, and I’m not going to let it crawl back up my ass and bring me down with it. I will fight, to the END, I will fight!
Though I’ve only mentioned my end goal in this blog (almost 100 pounds), I do have smaller, achievable goals along the way. I see the big picture, but I’m taking it one frame at a time. First goal: 10 pounds. Reward: New workout pants/shorts. Let’s just leave it there for now and see what happens.
Well, I am a hot, sweaty, stinky, crime scene of a mess right now, so I must hit the shower. THANK YOU for taking the time to read my jabber and for all of the encouragement!
To better health!