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I Declare Today to Be ARMS DAY!


Monday, January 02, 2012

No, no, no. Not "ARMS" as in military or weapons.

I mean the arms that are hanging off your shoulders.

How long, you might ask, has it been since I did an honest arm workout?

Good question. Wish I knew the answer!

It's obviously been a long time.

But TODAY, I decided to change that, and did some arm workouts.

I did 30 wall push-ups, slowly, the way we are supposed to do.

Then I did 15 windmills, slowly, to loosen up my shouders.

Then I actually got on the floor and did 30 modified push-ups.

My arm muscles are quaking. They are really out of shape, and are protesting being used again.

But you know how busy we get. Or at least how busy I get.

I convince myself that, because I am doing a lot of walking that I don't need to do the strength workouts. (Actually, I don't LIKE doing them, because I don't get as many points from them.)

But this is a new beginning for all of us, right?

I mean, I have to get in shape so that when that new set of dance workout videos arrive I will be able to do them without collapsing in a heap.

So why not get back on track, and do this thing the way it is meant to be done??

I can't come up with a reason.

So, it is now Holidaze over, and time to become disciplined again.

I will actually do some strength exercises three days a week during the month of January, along with the walking Winnie.

Heck. I just might even get my body into better shape. I just may decide to extend those strength exercises into February.

Remember, I said "MAY DECIDE".

It is an open option, and I like open options.

No time like the present!

What are YOU doing for your arms today???
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RUFFIT 1/4/2012 10:17AM

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TOWHEE 1/3/2012 10:38PM

    Sandy - I'm with you. It is really hard for me to get excited about strength training. I decided to join the January JumpStart Challenge, so that I would HAVE to do strength training six times a week for four weeks. In the past this hasn't become a habit, but this time ????

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GETFIT2LIVE 1/3/2012 1:40AM

    Are you sure we aren't related by blood? I am the same way with strength training; I would much rather go for a walk or a run or almost anything else besides strength training. I'm with you, though; I do need to get back on the strength training wagon as well. Already did some modified pushups, think maybe I'd better go do a few other things to work on my arms before I head for bed!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/2/2012 3:05PM

    So far today, I have completed my wall pushups, windmills, some hand weight exercises and heavy cleaning including moving boxes. Will be doing more in about 20 minutes...rowing while riding the bike but that is more cardio.
I like your "MAY DECIDE" option!!! Keep up your great work!
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