W1D2/3 April 6

I have decided to start a little blurb at the beginning of my daily posts just to relate how I feel and what not 🙂

Today was tough! yesterday I skipped my run in favor of hitting 10,000 steps as I had 2 meetings (one at 11 and the other at 1) I am fully aware of the excuses but I still tell myself that it has been many months since I hit the 10,000 mark so I am still on track…I was going to run today to make up for it, but then decided against it…I want to treat everyday as a new day…there are not hold overs no saving up…it is what it is!

Part 1 – Stretches – No change in these…which is not surprising as they are stretches lol

Wall Extensions: 10 Reps: I Still find these challenging, but I do feel that if I go slow I have more control.

Band Dislocates: 10 Reps: Still rocking these!😀 I find they are a great stretch!

Cat Camels: 10 Reps: These are still great, Not sure if it just that I know how to do them really well from yoga class:)

Scapular Shrugs: 10 Reps: Starting to really feel these! and my form is still noticeably getting better!

Full body Circles: 10 Reps/5 each direction: These are feeling great!

Front to back leg swings: 20 Reps/ 10 each leg: I went faster today to match the video, It really helps to reach your hand out to tap your toes 🙂

Side to side leg swings: 20 Reps/10 each leg: Faster today, but my hips really click and pop, so not as fast as the front ones, I also do not twist as much.

Wrist mobility: 2-3 minutes: Did whole video, still need a lot of wrist work. I am happy that I have some wrist supports to wear during the routine.

Part 2 – Bodyline Exercises – considering how I felt, I did pretty well!

Plank: 60 Sec: I did 1 @ 60 seconds…Yup do you see that!! I was able to hold it for the whole 60 seconds!! Whoot!! YAY!!

Side Plank: 120 Sec/ 60 on each side: I am still not anywhere near to doing these perfectly…I obviously forgot that I was doing these on my elbow…so completed these straight arm! hard as hell!

Reverse Plank: 60 Sec: this one is not too bad, Still focusing on the butt squeeze…very hard!, I find it better to have my hands pointing to the side instead of behind me.

Hollow Hold, 60 Sec: I was able to have my legs straight and a little angled

Arch Hold: 60 Sec: I feel that I really rock the Superman!! This is one of my favs!

Part 3 – Support 

Wall Plank: 60 Sec: I did 1 X 60 Sec: Still have not yet blown up the yoga ball…maybe today if I can find the pump 🙂 Held for the first 34 sec then for the other 24…not as good as Monday, but I changed the angle so pregressed! YAY!

Parallel Bar Support: 60 Sec: I still find this one hard on my wrists, but made a little progress today with holding for 3 X 30 Seconds 😀

Part 4 – Strength – Asked on BWF, and I will be adding a couple of lower body exercises after week 4 😀 YAY!

As I can not do the Diamond push up yet, I skip the first 2 steps.

Assisted squats: 3 X 8: Still using the back of my chair, I am able to get right down into my squat! My inner thighs are a burning!!!

Foot Supported L Sit: 3 X 30 Sec: Still do not have lift off, but I feel that I am progressing with my form and although I do not leave the floor, I do feel the change from being supported by my arms to sitting on the floor.

Vertical push up: 3 X 8: Still using the back of my chair, added a towel to prevent the slippage from my sweaty hands lol **Towel works very well!

Vertical Rows: 3 X 8: Still could not find an alternative, so I just slowed this one right down and really flexed through the motions, kind of like using my muscles to make the exercise harder than it is, I think this will help me progress to the next level.

On top of these exercises, I also did 15 Burpees Surprisingly I am getting better at these! 15 did not seem that much!! YAY!

Cool Down

Again just some yoga stretches…highly recommended!!

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