Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Series: Weekly Workout

If you have been around for a while you know I have tried various things to lose a few pounds and get into shape. The most regular plans have been Weight Watchers and Couch 2 5k.  While I think both of these plans are awesome, they just aren't the right fit for me right now.  Maybe later, but not right now.
After spending two weeks in the hospital with Butter Bean and eating too many chocolate croissants (they were SO good!), I have gained a few pounds on top of the few pounds that I really need to use. So I'm in need of a "get healthy" plan that will work. Like so many people, I feel like I have no time to make it to the gym/park/running path.  And then if I convince myself I could make it work, the silly excuses like "I have no cute workout clothes to wear" come up. So I decided to try a different approach. Ready for this?
I'm going to work out at home!  Such a novel idea!  Ha!  This way I can workout in the morning or night- whenever I have a few extra minutes. And no one (except nosey neighbors) will see me, so I can wear those horrible teal pants (yes, I'm ashamed to admit that they do exist) and the only clean shirt that has a hole in the arm pit. 
In order to track my progress, I'm going to do the same workout every Sunday. But the exciting part is that I will pick one workout to do 4 times within the week when I have time. You know those simple workouts you see on Pinterest all the time that you think you should try one day?  Today is my one day.  And to keep myself accountable, I will post a weekly check-in recapping how the week went and post the workout for the following week.
Anyone want to join me? It will be fun, I promise! And if you have any ideas for the weekly workouts, definitely let me know!
Sunday progress workout aka Death by Burpees:  First minute you do 1 full burpee. Second minute = 2 full burpees.  Third minute = 3 full burpees.  And so on until you lose steam and can't finish the burpees for that minute. If you are new to the world of burpees, check out this video
Here is this week's workout. It is called The Body Weight Countdown Home Workout. The first round you do 10 burpees, 10 squats, 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups. The next round you do 9.  Then 8.  All the way until you are just doing 1.  And then, you are done!  Woohoo!
And just so you all know where I'm starting out, I completed Death by Burpees tonight. My score was 7+7, meaning I got through the 7th minute of 7 full burpees and was able to complete 7 burpees in the eighth minute.
So really, who's with me?

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