Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Inflexible . . .


This morning I went back to my 5 a.m. basics workout. I dragged myself out of bed (having slept in my workout clothes). Went downstairs.  Got on the treadmill and walked for 30 minutes with my hand weights. It was an easy walk.  I didn't want to strain myself because I am still coughing a bit at night and throughout the day.  I find that when I push myself too hard when I get back to exercise, I am more apt to find reasons to quit.

Once I finished my 30 minute walk (with 3 lb weights that I hold for 20 minutes and do curls, raises, kickbacks, punches, etc), I went to tackle Bob's Yoga. I chose the 20 minutes because I was sufficiently warmed up from the walking.  Let me just say, that doing weights on the treadmill then doing Yoga is not for the weak.  Try holding yourself up in plank for over a minute when your arms are limp noodles.  Yikes!

I was saddened to feel the loss of flexibility.  My heels came off the ground when I did my downward facing dog.  I had perfected it when I stopped.  But I know that with time and effort, I will get the flexibility back.  I also want to get my planks back.  I love feeling strong and able to hold up this body.

The Weekly Routine:

Mon:    30 minutes Cycling and 20 minutes 30 Day Shred
Tue:     30 minutes Walking and 20 minutes Yoga
Wed:    No More Trouble Zones by Jillian Michaels
Thu:     30 minute Cycling and 20 minutes 30 Day Shred
Fri:      30 minutes Walking and 20 minutes Yoga
Sat:      Burn Fat Boost Metabolism
Sun:     Bob Harpers' Yoga for the Warrior

I had gotten into the cycle of cardio and forsook my need for strength training and yoga.  The body burns fat more efficiently at rest when strength training is part of the fitness routine.  I want to be able to balance it all.  For at least a month, this will be my at home plan at 5 a.m. during the weekdays, and 7 a.m. during the weekends.

This workout plan, along with eating, should give me a steady loss.  I will ensure to take part in an activity everyday.  A laid out scheduled reduces my stress.

What is your "go to" workout routine?


  1. I shared my winter exercise schedule just last night! It's includes everything I love: Hot Pilates, Hot Yoga, Spinning...I feel like I finally have some exercise routine. Glad to see you do, toooooo

  2. Yikes! Planks! Can't do it (yet). I got spaghetti arms.

  3. Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Another fitness plan- so smart. I need one of these immediately. Oh, there is dimple snatcher- hers is the other plan I saw. I'm gon get me one...soon.


  4. Wow, yoga looks hard. Good job with getting up so early and working out. I'm impressed. I'm on Day#3 of Week 3 of following my workout plan for the next 8 weeks. It really helps to write it off and check it off.

    Will need to add weights in on Thursdays. I'm lacking in that area. You're doing great Rosa. Doesn't it suck how Asthma set us back. I can't even finish 2 miles.


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