Like D, I need improvement in the area of exercise, which I’ve been sporadic at best. D and I discussed that we’d each like to up the level and frequency of exercise and get it dialed into our daily lives like the food plan.
I have posted many times that I will do this or that, yet I haven’t seem to be make it happen – I even did not meet my triathlon goal.
But, I have learned that it is really true that what you focus on you will succeed in.
I would like to succeed in building strength and endurance, which in turn will further increase my energy and take care of the flabby areas that just weight loss doesn’t handle.
A while ago I posted that I’d like to be able to do 100 pushups. The program is gradual and it would only take me focusing on it and adding it as a priority like D’s walks.
However, while that would build upper body strength, I’d like my legs and rear to take a better shape, and build my abdominal strength because I still get the occasional minor backaches because of sitting at the desk for long periods of time.
So What Would Happen If… I made it a morning routine before showering to do a rotation of push-ups, sit-ups and lunges? I will start with 3-sets each, so it goes like this to start with:
- Do 15-20 push-ups – modified – either using the edge of the desk or knee-style;
- Then, 15-20 sit-ups
- Then, 5 – 7 lunges with each leg – lunges tend to really make the legs and rear ache when you’ve first started, so it is best to start off slow with this one.
- Repeat the cycle two times.
I will do this starting today – no excuses!