07 April 2009

Sit-Ups and Push-Ups Week 1 - Day 1

Well, I did it. I started exercising again. This time around I'm using the one hundred push-ups and two hundred sit-ups program. I've also thrown in a few lunges each day just for good measure. And to tone up the caboose. Nobody wants a caboose that's loose.

Here are my numbers for Monday. I'm starting at the lowest level of both programs. I mean really low, as in doing wall push-ups. I don't want any false ideas about how fit I am.

Sit-ups (crunches): 9, 9, 6, 6, 10
Push-ups (on the wall): 2, 3, 2, 2, 6

I'll update after each workout, or at least within a day. Let me know if you are doing this along with me so we can cheer for each other.

The first work-out went well. I'm actually looking forward to my work-out tomorrow. And I haven't felt that way about exercising in a long time.

01 April 2009

Push-ups and Sit-ups

Can it really be as easy as doing push-ups and sit-ups? I certainly hope so! After mb mentioned in the comments section of the previous post about doing the 100 push-ups and 200 sit-ups, I thought I would check it out. And guess what? It looks totally doable for me! So, I'm going to hopefully start today, although it may be better to wait until next Monday when I can realistically get in three workouts a week. I'm also going to see if I can figure out how to keep a running tally from week to week on my sidebar. That may or may not happen, but I will definitely be posting my progress regardless. I may even see if I can get one of those nifty little Mr. Linky things. That way if you want to join me you can and we can cheer each other on!

So, are you in need of a little kick in the hiney to get exercising? Come and join me by doing push-ups and sit-ups for the next 6 weeks. I think we will be glad we did. And so will our swimsuits!

Who's with me?

WFMW - Backwards Edition

I've always wanted to participate in this and now that I am posting more regularly I thought I might as well give it a try. I really wanted to post today because it's the Backwards Edition. You know...I don't have to post a tip but I get to ask a question. And believe me, I have plenty of questions. For now, here is the most pressing one...

"How in the world do you have time to exercise with two children at home full-time? How do you fit it in? Do you get up before the chickens and exercise in your sleep? Do you exercise before going to bed? What gets you up out of the bed and into 'exercise' mode? What gets you off the computer/couch/bed and gets you going?"

I should just get my lazy self to exercise after the hubby goes to work, between 6:30 and 7:00. But, I don't. The kids don't really get up until 7:30 or 8ish, so technically I have plenty of time. But I don't do it. I check my email and read blogs and write blog posts, like this one.

So, if you are a disciplined exerciser, what tips do you have for me?? The sad thing is that I used to be one of those freaks that would get up at 5:00am and DRIVE to a gym so that I could exercise for 45 minutes EVERY morning. Where is that girl?? Let me know if you have seen her. We need to talk.

PS Forgot to ask this question: How do you get the WFMW logo on your blog post? Obviously I'm very new here. Thanks for stopping by.

PPS Totally forgot to post the link. Sorry! Visit WFMW and see what others are needing help with today.