I am still obsessed with arms. Can't stop obsessing. When I read Tricia's post on arms, I immediately started planning my "arm challenge". We all need a challenge to keep us inspired and motivated. I figure I would take about 6 weeks to work on my arms. I am working on a plan to make them stronger and hopefully, leaner. Lean would be great. I strongly fear that my bat wings will not go away.
My plan is to first use the weights that I presently own, but within 2 weeks, I will buy a kettlebell and a medicine ball. Mostly, I will use my body weight, such as pushups and Yoga routines. Jillian Michael's DVDs and the Jackie Workout DVD is great for arm work. I will take a bit of each program to work on my "problem" area. But I've got to face facts. I have a lot of problem areas.
I've worked out everyday this week so far:
Monday--60 min walk on treadmill
Tuesday--30 min walk/run on treadmill; 15 min upper body circuit DVD
Wednesday--25 min 30 Day Shred Level 3 with 5 lb weights.
Thursday--60 min walk on random incline program 2.5-5% incline.
The goal is to do an activity everyday. Something for at least 30 minutes (thanks, Seth). But I won't beat myself up if I can only manage a short circuit workout.
For my arm routine, I hope to do arms on MON, WED, and FRI. Cardio days will take TUES, THURS, SAT, and SUN. I won't forget my lower body and abs. Those will come with the circuit routines that I plan to incorporate on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Because the legs are already a large muscular body part that gets a lot of use with walking, running, and the plyometrics in the DVDs, I am not going to do any additional strength training on legs. However, as a woman, I know that my upper body will never be as strong or as muscular as my legs presently are or can be in the future. I know I have to do more to achieve those strong arms. And the plan is to follow Tricia's routine and incorporate other routines so I can work toward those toned arms I've always dreamed of.