In the vein of my â€œAdd, Not Subtractâ€ mentality of healthier living (a no-stress way to focus on the positives, not the negatives, especially when it coming to healthy eating), this week I am doing a NO EXCUSES shift when it comes to exercise.
Step 1: Kick off my â€œReturn to Fitnessâ€ with a fun event â€“ a sprint triathlon <— DONE!
Step 2: Plan out my workouts for the week. If itâ€™s in the calendar, itâ€™s happening.
Step 3: Have a talk with Henry that when I say, â€œWeâ€™re going to see the ladies at gym childcare!â€ he canâ€™t scream, â€œNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!â€ and dramatically throw himself on the floor. Well, he CAN, but weâ€™re still going regardlessâ€¦
Step 4: Register for a race to stay committed. Iâ€™ve chosen a 5 miler on October 17. Wahoo.
Step 5: Do it. Seriously. just do it. Stop making excuses (too tired, too much good TV, would rather sit here and stare at the wall) and just work towards the BIG goals that I actually want to do.
Here was yesterdayâ€™s gym workout with Brandi!
5 minute warm-up on the rowing machine
Two Rounds of these Strength Moves:
20 weighted squats (15 pounds)
20 twisting, weighted lunges (10 pounds) on each side
30 jumping jacks (plus a much-needed two-babies pee break halfway throughâ€¦)
15 push-ups (modified)
20 tricep dips
1 minute plank
High knees for 30 seconds
1 mile run/walk on treadmill
Arm moves â€“ bicep curls, shoulder presses, raises until I was too tired to lift anymore!
Are you in NO EXCUSES mode, too?