I have been doing bodyweight exercises, building reps and sets to get to 1,000 reps. (I think if you go here, it’s the most recent post about it.) I have struggled, uh, the entire time with doing the exercise consistently–my worst streak of not doing any bodyweight was four days, until earlier this week, when it was five. So today, even though I did not get up early, I took my time and worked out.
And I got to 750. And probably no one cares except me, but guys, I did 100 sit-ups. I am proud of myself. And I’m not going to blow this lead by eating like a moron tonight! I am breaking the weight loss plateau I’ve been on for three weeks. It’s happening! Believe it!
So June 6 was the first day I did actual sets–I’m working on sixes right now. If I can do any, I can do six more. So June 6, I did three sets, give or take.
By continuing to do this every day after walking–with a couple days here and there where I did nothing–by June 19, I got up to four sets of jumping jacks, and four sets of squats, and three sets of hop heel clocks and plank jump-ins and push-ups and sit-ups, 18 each.
It’s not hard to go from a total 144, my first goal in June, to hitting 500 in total, which is my last goal for this month.
… I will also note two things. I’m writing this on Monday, and I did not do bodyweight today. I also haven’t written yet. It’s easier to do in the morning, before breakfast, rather than later in the day. That affects my count, and my morale. But I can get right back in it. I hit 408, dang it!
The other thing to note is that I’m trying to get to a specific goal right now–four sets on each exercise (30 for jumping jacks, 24 for squats, 18 for the rest, giving a total of 504)–and I may hit it before I post this. I may not. I struggle with sustaining the practice. I keep wanting to go higher and higher rather than getting used to the constant work.
We’re figuring out what walks in the evening look like–if it’s too hot for the dogs, can we do different routes, etc.
The other part of these workouts is bodyweight exercises, per the recommendations of the health app I’m using, and, you know, common sense. I must commend unto you the workouts from Darebee, as they’re made for people like me: complete novices who are also nerds.
I think I’m using an old workout, or at least, I can’t find it quickly because I don’t remember the name specifically–but it’s simple. There are six exercises: sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, jump-in planks, hop heel clicks and squats. Each rep is worth one point. Get to 1,000 points.
I’ve broken 200, doing this for about a week. I think the challenge is to work out numerous times during the day, and I may or may not. But this is me trying, at least. My goal for the next ten days is 250–with as many jumping jacks and squats, and more push-ups and sit-ups. (I did thirty sit-ups today. That’s way better than my regular zero.)