But, my body decided otherwise.
At 7:30 am I was awake. I laid there for about thirty minutes trying to go back to sleep before giving up and getting out of bed. This actually worked well.
I went to my little room and did my Legs n' Core routine. There were three exercises I ended up not doing. One because it was a timed thing and interrupted my flow. One because my balance is too off to do it safely. And one because, for whatever reason, I could not do the move properly with the right form and I can't afford to injure myself! The rest of the exercises? Here they are (3 sets of 12 reps):
- Forward Lunge
- Reverse Lunge
- Side Lunge
- Hip Raise
- Sumo Squat with Leg Raise
- "Windeshield Wipers"
- Leg Lifts
- Toe Touch Crunch
- Regular Crunch
- Sit Up
- Roll Out with a Ball
- Calf Raise
- Curtsy Squat
- Knee Lift with Equalizer
- V Up
- Reverse Crunch
I felt good post workout. Without waking up anyone else in the house, which is a task, I cleaned my kitchen and made the kids waffles! I stayed away from the waffles, temporarily, and had a shake.
Then I went on and continued my day. I was actually quite productive.
When I got home from getting my nails done, having skipped lunch, the leftover waffles called out to me pretty loudly and simply could not be ignored! At least I limited myself to two!
And those darn cookies! Having kids learning to cook is a great and terrible thing! I have two kids fighting over who gets the kitchen next. They have given us an array of cookies to enjoy as well as providing lunch for the family while I am at work. Anyways, I venture off course here. Food distracts me!
I wanted to share my home workouts with you here for a couple of reasons. Jeremy's gym workouts have inspired me to get back to my health. But it isn't easy. With health complications and a busy life, the excuses are easy to come by. I've heard them all and I've said most of them!
The Health Whacko offers a lot of encouragement, inspiration and guidance. For those new to the gym and those seasoned gym goers, for those starting out at home and those who need a little push to keep going.
The truth is, the choice is yours. Make the commitment to yourself. For one reason only....to be a healthier, better you. That's all. It isn't about anyone else. This is YOUR journey. Embrace it and make it what you will.
|(c) Rachel Rennie 2015|