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Greatest idea ever?
So the workout begins with warmup cardio. I chose to complete a mile on the treadmill at 3.5 - 4.5 mph. To keep myself honest, here's my Nike+ run from this morning:
A shameful 18 minute mile. I'm trying not to beat myself up, considering I used to be able to knock out a mile in about 8 minutes when I was working out consistently, working with my trainer and running 5K's. But it's okay. It's been 2 years. Just keep making little steps in the right direction (at least that's what I keep telling myself).
So now the pure madness begins. Check it:
- Walking Lunges - holding 5 lb. dumbbells overhead
- Wall sit - 30 seconds
- Push-Ups - 15 (yes, I admit I did 'em girlie style...)
- Plank - 30 seconds
Rest 2-3 minutes before beginning the next set:
- Squats - 15, holding 5 lb. dumbbells overhead
- Lateral Raises - 15, with 5 lb. dumbbells
- Side Planks - 15 seconds each side
Cool down cardio. By this point I was uncontrollably convulsing on the floor, so I considered that to be a rather effective cool down.
Holy madness, Batman! I can safely say I was fully expecting to be crazy sore for the next day or so. What I didn't expect was for the soreness to begin within 15 minutes of completing my workout! Seriously people, I can barely make it up/down the stairs or lift my arms. At all. It's so sad how out of shape I am!!!
After my workout, I made a relatively healthy breakfast (this is where I have trouble... knowing what is truly healthy and what is not). Anywho, here's what breakfast looked like for me (courtesy of my food & exercise tracking app, livestrong.com):
So while today started out great, I'm afraid it's gonna go downhill pretty quickly. Seriously people, I am almost completely immobilized. My legs. My arms. My everything. Can't move.
Good thing I have a rest day tomorrow before I hit this workout again Wednesday morning.
Good for you to getting strated with a workout routine. It is VERY hard when you get started. I went through that last summer. After a few days of being in an extreme amount of pain you will feel better and the workouts will get better. Stick with it. You can do it!!ReplyDelete
Oh, I tried out your workout today since I like to change mine up from time to time. I made it through everything except the wall sit nearly killed me. Ha!! I did all 3 reps though. ;)ReplyDelete
That's great that you and your hubby are working out together! Thank you for sharing so honestly in your blog, it's always hard to get started but so worth the effort. Icy hot and Aleve will help get you through the day......ReplyDelete
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