Body for Life Day 2/ posted in: General
Yes, I’m still doing it, stop acting all amazed at my follow through. Being a die hard blogger I searched google blog search for Body For Life people to follow. Guess who is number 1 on the search? Me. How is that helpful?
Anyway, last night I did my 20 minutes of cardio on the treadmill. I hate cardio machines but I can usually do 20 minutes. The workout is based on interval training and I figured it would be easier to do at first on a machine. The hardest part is figuring out where to start so that when you get to the highest effort you can still do it but are really pushing yourself. I think I started a bit low so I’ll up that tomorrow.
Today I did the lower body weight lifting workout. It uses progressively higher amounts of weights for lower numbers of reps. Again you have to figure out where to start. I live with super macho man weight lifter so I have my 4 lb weights I moved here with, the 10 lbs he bought me, and then his manly weights. Really, who needs 75 lb dumbbells? I can’t even move them out of the way. I did find some 20s and 25s and I’m able to hold both the 4s and 10s in my hand at the same time to make 14 lb weights so I did pretty well. My quads are weaker than I thought and my hamstrings stronger than I thought. My hamstrings are notoriously tight when I stretch so I worry about lifting too much at once and pulling something.
Food – I bought some instant unflavored oatmeal. When I try to use the regular stuff I make wall paper paste. It doesn’t matter what recipe I try. It could be your great-grandmother’s idiot proof, handed down for generations, no fail recipe. In my hands it will become wall paper paste. I’m going to have to stick with instant. I had two packets with cinnamon and pumpkin for breakfast and an apple with a bit of cheese for a post workout snack. I think I’m going to make up a big batch of beans and rice to have in the frig as an easy to grab snack. I also like black beans blended with salsa to use as a dip for veggies for snacks.