WEEK 11/DAY 3 – GET FIT PLAN
Hi everyone. As predicted it is a drizzly day. Nice and cool though. I popped the tv on and did my treadmill warm up, stretches then into the resistance exercises. I was looking in the CSIRO book and read that the upright row is an alternative to the seated row. I’ve been doing both all this time. It’s going to be easy to choose another exercise to drop. I don’t know if it was kind lighting or not, but my legs are looking fit. I had shorts on today and I couldn’t help noticing that they looked quite toned. My work is starting to pay off.
One exercise that I have not been able to do is the lateral raise with the resistance tube. I know that there is an easier tube available but I do the raises with my 2lb weights. I quite like using them and I can feel my arms working.
As the program ticks along, I am pleased that I have given myself the chance to see the benefits of exercise after 12 weeks. The only way is to do it. And I’m nearly there. So far it has been a great change for me. I still feel a bit guilty spending the time on getting fit, but that is changing as I see my body taking a better shape and hopefully gaining a stronger cardiovascular ability. In December I sat next to a lady at a luncheon and she was telling me about her struggle with breast cancer. She told me that because she had been physically active and fit, it gave her something to fall back on as she went through her treatment. She clearly wanted to spread that message so I have found another benefit of exercising.
Have a good day.