I was hit by laziness that I completely stopped doing my morning exercise routine. For more than two (or three) months, I almost gave up what I thought was a good thing for my health. The result was a dismal weight gain. The BULGES started to reappear in the tummy area. I’ve got bigger arms, too. One morning, I just realized I have to slowly start exercising again. Initially, I had a difficult time doing the forearm plank and the burpees (which I so love doing before). But hey, this mommy won’t quit. I have to do what I’ve got to do. And I did it! Hurray! Now I’m thinking of taking a long walk or jog. If only we have a wider place with sport dog fence, I might include walking and jogging in my exercise routine. I would also like to try taking our pet Oreo for a long walk.
I don’t feel like doing other exercises lately except this one. I can do 20 reps without feeling so tired. I can even do heavy chores at home and even run errands for printing companies afterwards. It’s amazing how exercise can make you feel strong and more alive.
Squat with your feet close together and your hands in front of you, touching the floor.
Kick your feet back, getting down to a push-up.
Quickly return to standing position, and leap with your arms fully extended above your head. Repeat the movement for 20 reps.
Modified Option for Beginners: No need to leap. Do this in 10 reps
Strengthens chest, arms, front deltoids, thighs, hamstrings, and abs. Improves cardiovascular endurance.
Source: C-Lium website
For a 163-pounder six months ago, trying to do burpees is synonymous to weight lifting. It’s an impossible type of exercise I know I wouldn’t be able to execute well. But last month, I completely surprised myself for doing burpees for the first time. I’m happy and really proud of myself.
I took some time out (of a busy sked reading about Print Management Software) to do yoga meltdown. One of the movements is similar to burpees which I was hesitant to do at first for fear of hurting myself. But lo and behold, I was able to lift by body and jump back in a plank pose. From then on I can do burpees with ease (it’s a different story though when you ask me to do 20 reps or more :D).