I did the routine for the first time today and adjusted my current Tuesday and Thursday routines to drop my situps and leg lifts and do Jamooshes thrilling thirteen. I am of course continuing to do the lunges and high-stair stepping, and all the weight training. Here's what my goal, current status and comments are for today, with the program dropping into my programs tab shortly.
|1. Crunches||30||2 x 15||Ya big deal anyone can do these|
|2. Bicycle Kicks||25||2 x 25||A little challenging|
|3. Supine Bridge (face up)||30 seconds||2 x 15 seconds||Not fair I just did bench presses and military presses and my arms are sliding out because my hands are sweaty|
|4. Leg Lift||30 seconds||2 x 15 seconds||I'm in control could have done 30|
|5. Ankle Grabbers||25 each ankle||2 x 25||I burned off all the hair on my back|
|6. Diamonds in the Sky||20||2 x 10||did big fist in the sky - more manly|
|7. Hip lift||30 seconds||4 x 5 sec||ok you got me I'm really tired (this exercise is kinda girly, no?) sweaty hands|
|8. Plank||45 seconds||3 x 15 seconds||not fair! my arms are tired remember|
|9. Back Stretch||30 seconds||31 seconds||you see I am fit!|
|10. Push-ups||20||2 x 8||Again - not fair because of the bench press exhaustion|
|11. Shoulder taps||20 each shoulder||2 x 10||Who makes these exercised up? (when do I catch a chicken in an alley - Ay-dree-ann!) sweaty hands|
|12. Superman||15||15||Again - you see I am fit!|
|13. Side bridge||30 seconds||3 x 10 seconds||Not fair #3 - bench press! hello!|
Total routine time was about 45 minutes!
Since I have far too much body fat to show any muscle definition, my way of tracking progress will be in tracking the position of the belt buckle. Below you'll see the Bulletin of the Belt [much laughter at making a play on Tale of the Tape].
What you see is all the belts that I used in the last 4 months side-by-side. The longer belt was used earliest and the short one is holding up my pants right now [the pants were around my ankles in each one of these shots - can anyone say bikini lunges?]. The graph at the right is my Economist/Time idea of an infographic that shows my wieght-loss/shape-shifting in the last 3 months - the three months of running. As you can see I have lost about 5 1/2 belt holes in waistline in the last 90 days. I can still crush beer cans with my ponch so I'm a long way away from a 6-pack, but I'm going in the right direction.
Welcome EMZ ... I am such a giggling child when I look at that profile picture. [Is there any way I can get my computer into the washroom behind a locked door? - for ab comparison only!]