Last week I dropped my gym membership. I just hadn’t gone since February, and since I came back from Europe “having enough time” was not a valid excuse. I’ve been looking for some ways to cut my spending so that I can pay off my loans and save up for Hawaii, and 24 hour fitness didn’t make the cut.
This means that I need to find some ways to exercise at home, using what I do have. Because I also want to work, nay FOCUS, on my “get healthy” goal of loosing 15 pounds by Christmas and exercising 4 times a week regularly. I re-discovered the stationary bike that is in my Mom’s bedroom (and has been there for about 5 years – WHY haven’t I been using it all along?). I figure if I can do 2 times a week on that for 30-40 min, I would have a good start. But that will not be enough, and I want to do more than just cardio. I want to build some muscle, and right now I am mostly fat and internal organs. I decided to try some body weight exercises.
I figure once I can safely do 3 circuits of these, I can look for some more to add to the list, such as the hated burpees. I managed to get most of the way through 2 circuits tonight, leaving out the dumbell row because I didn’t want to go downstairs to get two chairs. Which sounds lame now that I have typed it out. It’s a little hard to tell if I am doing them correctly, since I can’t see myself do them. My left ankle started hurting in the middle of my second set of lunges, so I decided to cut it short.
Anyone want to do this circuit with me in person sometime?
PS. For the record, I made $3 last week on my stimulus plan. My goal for this week is to double that and have at least one day where I make $2