Thursday, October 28, 2010
After thinking it over about what I should do for my third healthy habit; it suddenly dawned on me that as a new Fitness Center Member -- why not start doing the circuit training every other day, as recommended. There were several machines that I had never tried, especially those concentrating on arm muscles -- I just figured, "What do I need that for?"
So I head over to the gym about 1:00 and sneared at my BF when he said we'd be in there until 2:00 or 2:30! How can it possibly take that long to do a few of those machines I tell him! He replies, "well, I went there on Monday -- all you did was sit around with the personal trainer."
To show him I didn't just "sit around" I told him I'd show him a couple of the new exercises she had shown me. One was laying on the mat, grasping a really large ball between your feet and raising it over your stomach at a 90 degree angle, then reaching up with your hands, arms outstretched and lowering it over your head, arms still outstretched. Then raising it back with your hands to a 90 degree angle over your stomach, reaching up with your feet to get it and lowering it to the mat. BF had a tough time with it. The next exercise was sitting on the mat, bending your knees, raising your feet off the floor, and with a 6 lb. medicine ball in your hand, swinging it from side to side, nearly touching the floor on each side. That one was easy for me, but BF couldn't do it at all.
So with my point proven (being a woman) I was ready to start circuit training. I did three reps on each machine, skipping maybe two of the machines that were redundant to my goals. When I finished I did a few of the above exercises that I had shown the BF, then got on the bike for 6 minutes and rode for 2 miles. I feel I had a really good workout!
So my healthy habits have added up as follows:
1) 8 glasses of water daily
2) 5 portions of fruits/veggies daily
3) circuit training every other day, starting today, next time w/b Friday
Let's see if I can break that plateau I've been in the about 6 days now.