Monday, August 29, 2011
Journey to 100 - Kickoff Week - August 20 - 27th
So, my church had a free blood pressure screening last Sunday. Mine was 130/90. Not bad, they categorize it as "prehypertensive". But since I have a genetic predisposition for hypertension, I decided to do my part by starting a cardiovascular workout plan. When I left church I drove to WalMart and bought 2 DVDs. Billy Blank's Bootcamp Cardio Sculpt & Dancing with the Stars Latin Cardio Dance (I took salsa lessons for 2 years so I figured this would be a fun way to work out). I did the Latin Cardio Dance video for an hour on Sunday...check! Here is the rest of my workout schedule for the week.
Saturday 8/20 - 20 min Arc Climber, butterfly presses, barbell lifts, triceps pull down, shoulder press, and ab work at gym - total work out time 1 hour
Sunday 8/21 - Dancing with the Stars Cardio Dance DVD - 1 hr
Monday 8/22 Billy Blank's Bootcamp Cardio Sculpt DVD - 1 hr (my arms hurt so bad I couldn't lift air afterwards...LOL)
Tuesday 8/23 Donna Richardson's Sweating in the Spirit DVD cardio portion only 30 mins
Wednesday - REST
Thursday 8/25 Donna Richardson's Sweating in the Spirit DVD toning portion only 20 mins
Friday 8/26 Billy Blank's Bootcamp Cardio Sculpt DVD - 1hr (easier b/c I used 3 lb weights but I was still sore in places that I didn't even know I had muscles)
Saturday 8/27 REST
I was very proud of myself! Even though I have a gym membership, I didn't want the drive from the house to the gym to prevent me from working out so I worked out at home a lot this week. I will change it up (DVD's, outside exercise, gym) to keep it from getting boring.
What suggestions do you have for keeping my heart rate up that is creative so I won't give up? I need continuous encouragement to keep me going ladies! Any encouraging words are appreciated!