As we head into the time of New Years’ Resolutions, I thought it would be appropriate to re-post some tips and advice for the gym… enjoy!
Happy Monday! More importantly, Merry (almost) Christmas!
Lately I’ve been dealing with a lot of increased back pain so workouts have been fewer and lighter. This is also why I’ve been posting almost nothing. I realized though that while I do need to work within my limits and not make the problem worse (and still be able to do my job as a nurse), I was falling back into using it as an excuse to not workout at all. Enough is enough. So, aside from my physical therapy exercises I’ve been working to get back into workouts.
In the spirit of no excuses, hubby and I have recently made a friendly competition. We made a monthly calendar and are tracking when we workout. Whoever works out more that month gets to choose what we do for a date day. We try to do a little date every week (even if it’s just take out and a movie at home) so this will be an activity or something out of the normal for our “special” date. Do you workout as a family or do things to motivate each other? Or do you have a workout partner/friend who challenges you?
Example of today’s workout:
20-30 min of PT exercises (core and glute strengthening)
20 walk out push-ups
20 split lunges/leg
2 sets of 20 hamstring bridges
1 min plank
30 sec side plank/side
10 Pilates roll-ups
3 Sun Salutations