Monday, April 2, 2012

Exercise Challenge: Day Three

The fabulous & inspiring Callie Camp of Fit 4 Two gave me a good idea for a way to squeeze a bit more exercise into my routine. She suggested squats & lunges while I'm wearing Sprout or pushing him in the stroller. This is something we often did in all the stroller fitness classes I went to last year.

When left to my own devices, I tend to pick a simple thing like walking, running, skating or cycling & just go. However, none of those activities are really great full-body workouts. Besides cardiovascular fitness & perhaps some flab reduction, I need to work on upper body strength to avoid wrist, back & shoulder injuries from lifting little Sir Eats-a-lot. Since I've actually been to a lot of fitness classes in the last couple of years--which is why I know Callie--I can't use the excuse that I don't know what kind of exercises to do. It's more that I'm too lazy to think up a plan of activities, reps & so on.

Though I've gotten going on the exercise challenge before I finish the semester, I think I will leave this part--figuring out a routine of upper body stuff, resistance training, etc--for when I'm finished classes.

Here's my exercise summary for day three:

  • 16 minutes of hauling a stroller up Fraser Street's hill, with lunges at each stop light that I had to wait for
  • moderate level that got my heart rate up & made me need to ditch my coat
  • I felt a bit silly to be doing lunges in public, alone, but felt more awake afterward (I was nearly nodding off en route to pick up Sprout)

What is this Exercise Challenge, you ask? Read my post on Day One for details & how you can get involved too.

1 comment:

  1. You rock! Any time you want to come and visit us at Grays, just let me know :) Might I suggest picking up some medium or heavy resistance tubing? All those exercises we did will come flooding back. If you're having trouble sourcing some, let me know!


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