Apr. 3rd, 2017

lantairvlea: (lantair look)
I have started consciously exercising.

The plan is a three week rotation that consists of alternating days of legs, arms, and core. Sundays are rest days and Tuesday and Thursday are Yoga, though I may throw Pilates in there too if I can find the time to look it up. The Yoga is fairly easy because I have "Yoga in a Box" that has a big stack of flash cards that makes mixing and matching poses easy without having to memorize anything (and the boys have fun with it too). The Yoga also makes sure I'm improving my flexibility and balance.

I am doing body-weight exercises because I have no equipment, don't plan on buying equipment, and free weights wouldn't be a good idea with little men running around. These include leg lifts (of various types), squats, lunges, sit-ups, planks, crunches (various types), pull-ups, dips, and push-ups.

I am looking forward to how I'm able to build strength. Right now I can get about three push-ups, which is pretty sad. I can do a dozen dips in a row, but pull-ups aren't happening yet. For the pull-ups I'm using the gate arches, but when I tried last week I had an odd stretching sensation in the top of my ribcage like my abs weren't quite ready to hold the weight of my lower trunk and legs. This week the same thing so it might have to wait until my core builds up a little more (it's not like abs experience stress and stretching during pregnancy or labor or anything... ha!). Funnily enough sit-ups aren't a big deal.

I should make note this week the number of reps I can do so I have a baseline to go off of.

And this is being cut short as it's late and I have an early day tomorrow.


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