Last week, I blogged about my plans on working out everyday.
Here’s how my first week went. I embedded the videos to some of the exercises in case you want to do them too.
DAY 1, Monday Nov 5:
15 Minutes of P90X KenpoX and Beginner’s Body Weight Circuit
Kenpo X is supposed to be a 1.5-hour workout but I couldn’t sustain it. I lasted only 15 minutes. I didn’t have the stamina required for it yet which is sad, but at the same time, it made me want to workout more.
After Kenpo X, I rested for a few minutes and did one round of the Beginner’s Body Weight Workout.
DAY 2, Tuesday Nov 6:
20 Squats and 5 Jumping Jacks
I worked close to 14 hours on day two. You have no idea how much I wanted to give out the I-have-no-time excuse. 20 squats and 5 jumping jacks might be too easy for some but since I was inactive for the past 4 months, I lost my breath doing it.
DAY 3, Wednesday Nov 7:
30 Rotator Cuffs each arm and 10 Star Jumps (search eHow)
When I was doing Rotator Cuffs, it seemed easy. But I woke up the next day with my muscles all sore.
Star Jumps, on the other hand, are jumps that gymnasts/ cheerleaders do. But I don’t do them as nicely and I my flabs bounce every time I hit the ground. Coach Xhi said it’s better than coffee.
DAY 4 Thursday Nov 8:
Squats, Wall Push-ups, Lunges, Rotator Cuffs (20 each)
I finished all my deliverables for work ahead of time so I had a little bit more time on Day 4. I found the lunges most challenging. Every time I stepped and bent forward I would wobble.
DAY 5 – 7, Friday to Sunday:
Squats and Wall Push-ups (20 each)
I was very sad the last 3 days of the first workout week and I didn’t feel like moving. The 2 things that got me started were:
Blogging made me feel like I had to be accountable.
The Zen Habits article that I read a while back
I couldn’t find the link anymore but it says something like: if you don’t feel like working out, do it still, even for just 5 minutes and you’re done. I did something similar to that. I told myself to do just 5 squats.
Every time I reach the 5th count, I feel like I can do 5 more until I find myself doing 20, plus 20 wall push-ups.
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The first week was a little bit of a letdown after realizing how easy I get tired now. I don’t think I can breeze through a whole 45 minutes of pilates like I do before. But I think it’s a good thing. It’s a good motivator.
57.2 kgs, 126.10 lbs.: weight as of November 10, 2012.