After reviewing the first Aftershock video, I’ve come to the conclusion I’m not quite ready for their routine. I like the concept: Do sets of 4, 4 times. Go as hard as you can until you can’t, then rest until you can. Unfortunately, I don’t think I have the strength needed to get through the whole routine no matter how much I rest. Those will have to wait a few weeks. I’ll start off with their concept and use other workout routines until I am able to do the harder stuff.
So, the present plan for the month of April is as follows:
The Aftershock warmup – 4 squats, 4 waist twists, 4 pushups. Do a total of 4 sets, resting as needed.
Forward Head Posture Fix routine – This consists mainly of sitting or standing with correct posture while doing belly breaths, massaging neck muscles, and stretching shoulders in various configurations. It’s something I feel a real need for though.
30 day Yoga Camp Videos with Adrienne – Check them out on You Tube.
Stationary Bike – Go until you can’t, rest until you can…..starting at 5 minutes, aiming for 30 by the end of April
Pain Free Routine by Pete Egoscue
Body Transformation Mini Circuit from Critical Bench with Chris Wilson
Pain Free Routine
Crunchless Abs from Critical Bench with Chris Wilson
Pain Free Routine
Pilates – I have several DVDs….I’m not sure yet which one I’ll wind up using. They’re all stacked on a shelf in my bedroom. I plan on dusting them off and looking through them while Damion and Elaina are napping today and making a decision.
I know it doesn’t seem like much, I’m aiming for about 20 minutes a day of structured workouts, but it’s a start. Along the way, I’ll also be doing a lot of bend, stretch, up and down stairs, and lift in my regular routine of taking care of toddlers and cleaning up after them. My big problem is that I can’t set a certain time of day to do anything on a regular basis because my toddler schedule changes all the time. It is a real challenge to find myself with a few free minutes and use it to workout instead of resting. But resting doesn’t increase my strength and stamina or reduce flab.
To help build my will power, I am still working on my Made to Crave Devotional book and I’ve ordered a new one called Have A New You by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman. Both of these are actual paper books that I can highlight and make notes in easily.
Making a commitment to post my progress here regularly should also help maintain my determination.