How many of you reading have a membership to a gym or have a workout room at home? How many of you use the great outdoors as your personal gym? How many of you are reading this thinking, "who has time to exercise?"? Regardless of where you fall in this Q & A portion of the blog...
What is your favorite form of exercise? Favorite piece of equipment at the gym? What's your favorite cardio exercise? Favorite place to exercise?
Take a minute to exercise your fingers (or thumbs if you are on your phone) to leave a comment below...
Share your favorite exercise ??.....
I started to "plank" this past week when I don't make it to the gym. OUCH! I'm thankful my daughter encouraged me to do these because they are such a fabulous core work out BUT gosh they are hard. Are you on Pinterest? I am and I did a check for beginner plank challenges. I guess I should just go at my own pace because the "easiest" challenge I could find started at sets of 30 second planks. Yikes! I'm up to three sets at 20 seconds and the last set I'm ready to fall after 10 seconds but I'm making it now.
I'd share a pic but there is no way I can plank and take a pic for proof. And I'm sure neither you or I want it displayed on the blog. Long story short, my fitness success this week is I've added planking and doing some core work at home when I don't go to the gym.
What is your success story this week?
Last week I shared my BMI and primary fitness goal...to be healthier! Weight loss is important, especiallywhen you are looking at the need to lose 60 - 100 pounds.
My first mini-goal is to fit comfortably into a size 14 pants and dress with the ultimate goal of a size 12/14. Once the size 12 is comfortable then I'll re-evaluate if I continue toning and losing to fit into a size 10/12.
For now, let me share the apps I'm using to achieve my current goal:
1) Fitbit App: click here to learn more
My favorite aspect of this app is the ever changing emoticon changes. My least (and favorite one) is when it sticks its tongue out at me because I haven't moved enough. I get up and move, sometimes using the restroom as an excuse if I'm in a meeting. Another goody is being able to view my "active" minutes. I lack in "active" minutes throuhout the day. I might acheive 10,000 steps but my activity is still in need of improvement. Another thing I like is when I check the app and the circles go around and make confetti to celebrate when I achieve a goal.
2) My Fitness Pal App: Click here to learn more
This app allows me to document my calorie intake, exercise, and daily water. It also tracks how many days in a row I log in and exercise. I can even set reminders if I fail to log in.
3) Map My Walk App: Click here to learn more
This app logs my walking routes and workouts. I set mine so the routes are private, for security reasons but if you want to share your route with friends, you can. In addition to Map My Walk, there are similar apps to track your run or bicycle ride.
These apps are all free and do have the option to upgrade to monitor more information but the information I gain through the FREE versions is enough for me.
What Fitness Apps Do you Use?
Height: 5 feet, 7 inches
Weight: 222 pounds
Your BMI is 34.8, indicating your weight is in the Obese category for adults of your height.
For your height, a normal weight range would be from 118 to 159 pounds.
CALCULATE YOUR BMI HERE
Are you ready to get healthy?
See you next Friday for another Fitness blog.
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