So my body has been lucky to get away from being worked out for the entire roadtrip, and i've been lazing since I came back. Feeling the need to build some muscles and start sweating abit, i decided to go to my favourite blog for some inspiration. I needed an easier workout. My body has been resting since the 5th of this month. After browsing thru her archives, I thought the Sweet Punishment workout would be an easier one, using body weights only, and they seem enough for me to do.
Well, WHAT DO I KNOW? I breezed through the first part pretty easy. 4 minutes interval training, backward jump lunge? No problem! I did 11, 9, 10, 10, 10, 8 on the 6 intervals of 30 seconds with 10 seconds in between.
The 2nd part LOOKED easy. I haven't worked up to doing full push ups yet, so I did the push ups on my knees. I tried bringing my knees to my elbows but it just won't work. So I did 10 push ups. Next, was 30 reps of One jump forward, and 2 jump back. The first 20 reps were easy. But when u reach the 25th to 28th, you can feel your sweat dripping and your breath running out. I did manage to complete it though. When it came to the side crunch, I could do it alright on my ride side, but I had a hard time getting up on my left side, and I have no idea why. After about 7 side crunch on the left its almost like jabbing my side with a knife. I did push on to the end to finish 20 on each side.
Well, that was for the 1st round of 3 rounds. 2nd round, knowing the exercises already was easy. I did the normal on the knees push ups, followed by 30 jump forward and 2 jump back. Did 20 crunch on my right, but by the time I came to my left side, I'm exhausted. I did like 7 times, and gave up. I'm still very weak.
I still need time to work my body up to tougher routines, shouldn't have let my muscles rested for so long. But then again, I didn't want to be obsessive with exercising. I wanted to enjoy it, while building up my health. I believe that's the right way to do.
My timing for the 2 rounds was 12 minutes and 13 seconds. Weak!!! But at least I attempted it! I will work on it though. And hopefully come back to a better score in the future.
I finished off my workout today, with some free weights exercise. Working on giving my arms alittle more tone, and strength, so I can enjoy my housework, without feel the aches. LOL. You'll be surprised how alittle exercise can help you breeze through the day to day much easily.