This week will be easy as far as exercise goes...I have to plant the shrubs and ground cover in my newly terraced back yard. Lots of lifting, sawing (I am cutting the bottom off of pots to make "arrangements" but want to allow the roots to grow down into the soil), digging, walking. I also need to mow the lawn and get the leaves picked up as soon as we get a dry day.
From personal experience I know that working out is not enough to insure I will lose weight. In fact in my workout period when I did water aerobics 6 days a week (she alternated cardio and strength every other day) I gained weight, no not muscle, consistently for 6 years, about 15 to 20 a year. Slow and insidious. So I am not in a huge hurry to start again. I do need to increase my steps, and I have started to do a round of sun salutations in the morning to stay limber, and DS and I will be starting Mark's essential movements once a week as part of a project he has to do for school so that will ensure we do it for 18 months, by then it should be habit, right?
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html
My "Program": doing my version of a 5:2 -2 day fast diet with real food every day
The LHT essential movements are about the best whole body workout that I have ever found that is also so simple. Those planks really work. Having had several abdominal surgeries, I had kind of given up on two piece bathing suits but now I actually have abs.
Another thing I am re-discovering is my balance ball, long neglected in the garage. Now I have switched out my comfy computer/tv chair for the ball and bounce on it while doing things on the net or watching internet tv. While hulu has a commercial or two, I just pound out a set of ab crunches for fun. I also sometimes bounce on my mini trampoline while watching tv.
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"Moderation sucks." Suse
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