By now you’ll have noticed that I’m on a health binge, with weight loss and fitness being top of my agenda.
I’ve done three mornings of sit ups, managing 18 sit ups during this morning’s session which I was gratefully able to do on a yoga mat. The plan is to build up the number of sit-ups that I’m doing until I’m able to hit 100 sit-ups in one session – right now, my stomach is recoiling in horror when I think of that number. It’s achievable; I just need to take it a day at a time and not get too carried away. The beautiful thing is that I can do it before I go to work each day, as the workout only takes a couple of minutes at the moment.
On top of that, I’m going to commit to doing two sessions of dumbbell curls each day. I started off by doing 20 a few days ago, and then 25 yesterday followed by 26 today. As long as I can time it to happen first thing in the morning and also at some point in the evening then I should start to see some benefits over the next few weeks.
I don’t know what the effects of this exercise will be, but I’m hoping for a firmer stomach and stronger arms – I don’t think that is unreasonable?
Part of my problem is the lack of free time that I have during the week. It’s really only Monday and Wednesday that I usually have free – and even then only if there’s not a School meeting on Wednesday evening. It’s further hindered by the fact that we only have one car, and we have to constantly juggle what we’re doing to make sure that the car is available for whoever wants to use it.
My ideal situation would be to park on-site at work, to arrive at work at 7am and work until 4pm, head straight to the local gym between 4 & 5:30pm, to arrive at home around 6pm for dinner etc.
Having two cars isn’t going to happen for some time yet, although parking on-site might not be as big a deal as I first thought. The New Year will bring fresh challenges and opportunities, and a car may be amongst them, as long as I play my cards right with regards to our finances.
2014 has been a good year so far, and there’s no reason to believe that the remainder of it wont be as awesome.