Monday, June 2, 2008

June 2nd Exercise Challenge

For those of you thinking 400 minutes of exercise in one month is a lot - it's only 15 minutes a day. And the 400 minutes are just for cardio. I usually do 30-40 minutes on the treadmill on 5 or 6 days, so it should be pretty easy. My husband and I started going for walks around the neighborhood in the evening. I power walk and then we meet back up.

Yesterday I took a 30 minute walk with the hubs.

This morning I did the Bender Ball Buns & Thighs workout. Very similar exercises to the ones listed by Swizzlepop. It takes 23 minutes to complete that workout. Then I did 3 sets of 15 reps of Bicep Curls, Pull Downs, Tricep Curls, Bench Press, then crunches on the stability ball. With a 30 second rest between each exercise, it took me 25 minutes.

My husband and I walked around the mall for a bit after I found the Turquoise Crocs I wanted at Dillards. (Dove chocolate colors are brown and turquoise so I've been stocking up on the clothes in those colors and needed the shoes! ;-D) We'll be going for a 30 minute walk again after dinner. He was able to keep up with me last night. He's doing GREAT in the recovery from his hip replacement.

Last night I had the stabbing pain in my chest again. (Down on the lower rib.) So I called this morning to schedule the follow-up CT scan. I just don't think it's muscular or cartilage. It was a stabbing pain when I inhaled, so I suspect it's something with the lung. But maybe it's just our experience with lung things that make me suspect that. ;-)

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Maybe I can set a goal of 400 minutes. I started going to the gym today. I hate to pay for a gym right now but it gives me exercise and some time to myself-since I can drop the kids off at the kids center!!

by the way, how did you get the "starting vs goal weight" photo that is on your blog??