I can’t resist the resistance exercises

Hi there. I did my half hour workout today, which I enjoyed mainly because Seinfeld had just come on. I didn’t really want to do the exercises, but I remember my doctor saying how important weights and resistance exercises are. I’m only doing them once a week at the moment. But that’s still more than what I was doing four months ago. If only I could go for a walk now. It’s just gorgeous outside. But I can’t get the kids to come with me. I will just have to try to convince them. Wish me luck.

FINAL WEEK OF FITNESS PLAN

WEEK 12/DAY 1 – GET FIT PLAN

Hi everyone. This is my official final week of the CSIRO fitness plan. It is certainly a habit now, to plan which activity I will do each day. Whether it’s a walk, a bike ride, or a workout with the resistance tube, exercise has become something that I think about daily. Well done me!

This afternoon I did a workout. I really can’t believe that I am watching the fourth disaster on the news since I began this program. First it was the Queensland floods, then cyclone Yasi,  then the Christchurch earthquake and now the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. It is hard to watch the massive destruction taking place in Japan and our hearts go out to all those affected.

Bye for now.

LEGS TONE UP

WEEK 11/DAY 6 – GET FIT PLAN

Hi everyone. I just did my resistance workout. I am pleased to say that my legs are more toned. I was doing squats and I noticed the upper leg muscles moving.  I don’t believe that I’ve ever seen those muscles before! What a motivator. I can’t say whether it’s the walking and cycling or the squats that have had the most impact on the upper leg, but the combination is worth doing.

What I have figured out about the abdominal crunches is that they allow me to pull my tummy in more easily. I still have a “grabbable roll” in the front, but I can control it better. If that makes any sense. Under the roll I have stronger muscles.

That’s all for now. Have a good weekend.

KAYE SPLITS WITH ONE EXERCISE!

WEEK 10/DAY 3 – GET FIT PLAN

Good afternoon everyone. I fitted my workout in at 4.15pm today. I started off as usual with the 5 minute warmup on the treadmill followed by about 10 minutes of stretches. Then I completed the 2 sets of exercises. But today I disposed of the arm press exercise. I really don’t like that particular movement and it was going to be the first one I dropped at the end of this program anyway. So I thought I’d get rid of it early. I’m still doing 12 exercises and really, that is going to change in a couple of weeks. The winners of the “which exercises stay” competition will be announced in an exciting blog at the end of week 12. I know you’ll all be dying to know about the finalists. I will be announcing my ongoing fitness plan. I feel that it’s getting close.

Bye for now.

I FEEL SAFER ON THE FLOOR DOING CRUNCHES

WEEK 9/DAY 6 – GET FIT PLAN

Morning everyone. This morning after breakfast I went into the exercise room and did my one hour session. My husband was on the treadmill at the same time and it made for a more enjoyable workout. Not that we chatted much but he had the television on and it was good to have his company as we both worked on getting fit. Our younger daughter came in and helped me with my crunches. I tried to get on the piece of equipment where you hook your legs around the end and lie back on a 45 degree angle. The crunches weren’t the problem it was getting on and off at that angle. I ended up rolling of the thing when I’d finished. I’ll stick to the floor next time. So another day off adding to my fitness. Enjoy your exercises and avoid the heat. Bye for now.