Monday, August 22, 2011

First Week of Routines

I have worked up 100 reps a day for my first intense week. I do 10X10 of intense exercises, choosing from the many things Charlie James does in her routines. Next week I'll go to 150 or 200 reps, depending on how easy or difficult I find the end of this week:)

I am also keeping up on my indoor bike, trying to increase the minutes--though they're extremely low right now. My bike is new, but cheap, and the resistance is pretty significant, though I'm sure I will be glad for that in the long run. I put my ab arm hanging bands in the car to stop at the kids jungle gym at least 4 tmes this week.

I also wrote down check boxes for each set of ten exercises and for each glass of water for the week. I put a snack, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. I have to work on actually eating something for breakfast. I'm a grazer. But I put check boxes for these as well. I plan to hit at least 95% of all boxes.

Lastly, I'm trying to keep my calories below 1600. I have very small bones but heavy, dense muscles, so I've always weighed more than I looked, even when people called me willowy. I, however, weigh around 160, though I wear a 9-10. But this weight is harder on my body. I don't feel good, though I feel better than I did 2 weeks ago when I first bought the bike. My goal weight is 145. Then I will reevaluate.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Taking back my life--taking back me.

I have let myself fall down the hole for so long, I don't know which way is up. My body has gone soft. I have grown angry. So recently I bought an indoor bike and a set of kettle bells put out by Julian. The past two weeks I have begun riding my bike and sweating out my anger with kettle bell workouts. I am following some of the exercises I've seen on Youtube by Sexybeast, Charlie James, and KissmeAaron. I also bought a set of hanging arm supports I attach to the kids jungle gym at the apartment complex where I am currently living. I stop by there and do some ab routines. I entend to get back where I can roll my knees clear up past my ears again. I'll report my progress, and evevtually some pictures, back here each weekend:)

Anyone want to join me. Creat a blog and we'll link our blogs together. Perhaps we can inspire others to take back their lives as well:)