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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 3

Today I still feel a little sick, but I'm getting better. I felt cold before I started exercising, so I didn't really feel like doing anything (boo hoo) and my hubby told me I was procrastinating again. lol.

I didn't follow along with an exercise video, like I did yesterday, but I guess I did a sort of circuit training. I used some of our pillar candles, which maybe weigh 2.5-3lbs each and worked on my biceps, triceps, deltoids (I tried to get all 3 heads) and pectorals in 1 minute intervals to increase my blood flow. It was nice to feel warmer.

After that I did some more floor exercises, focusing on my abs--the upper part and lower part with various leg movements keeping my head and shoulders elevated. I remember this being much easier, but I guess I was carrying a lot less weight, so of course it would be easier! I remember when I used to work out a lot, I would focus on the muscles I was trying to work, and a lot of what I did was controlling movement. I tried to do that again today, and I can already feel it. I really just stretched out my legs. They are sore and tight. I need to work on loosening them up. I used to really like squats and lunges, but now I dread them. I'm a heavy girl.

Afterward, I stretched for a while. I used to stretch a lot, before and after exercising, so I am going to do this again. It felt good and helped me to find my muscles and their movement.

I'm glad I'm doing this. I am excited for this blog, even if no one but me read it, and that I know I will continue on with this. I know I can do this (although it's only day 3 lol).

I am a star.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Hey, I'm glad you're doing this, too, and I'm reading it! Keep up the great work and if you need more exercise options and a great community to back you up, let me know!

Melissa Henning said...

I will definitely need more exercise options in the future when I run out of ideas. Thank you for your support Lisa! You'll be hearing from me! :)