Claude – Happy November exercise

For reasons that I don’t wish to delve in, my MRI is postponed to next Friday.
I have to learn patience, which is certainly not one of my virtues 😉
Meanwhile, thanks to Sara, besides ElderExercise, I have been exploring SparkPeople, an exercise and dieting site. I am mostly interested in the exercise aspect and have found a trove of useful suggestions, examples, videos and more. It does have loads of annoying ads, but that’s the price to pay, I guess to have all these resources free.
I unfortunately belong to the category of people who think that if they can’t do it perfectly, I might as well NOT do it. Applied to exercise, it translates into: if I can’t do a 60mn workout, what’s the point?
Well, here are three articles that I found quite helpful:
Small Bits of Fitness Add Up
Squeezing in exercise
How much sitting is too much (this one especially dedicated to Nancy)

Enough babbling, here’s my exercise week from Monday October, 25, to Sunday, October 31, 2010.

Monday: 20mn flexibility, 4×15 wall pushups, 6×15 single leg raises, 4×15 chair squats, 11mn warming up, 31mn elliptical, 6mn stretching, 20mn PT, 12000 steps
Tuesday: 20mn flexibility, 30mn PT, 4×15 lying abduction, 3×15 lying hamstring curls, 3×15 bridges, seated butterfly stretch, 9mn warming up, 32mn cardio on elliptical, 7 mn stretching, 12000steps
Wednesday: 20mn flexibility, 20 mn PT, 60mn Feldenkrais, 5×15 crunches, 5×15 reverse crunches, 5×15 ball squished with knees, 1mn30 with two feet on balance board, 13mn warming up, 30mn cardio on elliptical, 8mn stretching, 12300 steps

Will we be as lively, if we reach that age?

Thursday: 20mn flexibility, 4×15 chair squats, 4×15 wall pushups, 6×15 single leg raises, 8mn warming up, 31mn cardio on elliptical, 8mn stretching, 12000 steps
Friday: 20mn flexibility, 60mn gym class, 4×15 lying glute contraction, 4×8 bridges-ups, 4×8 lying leg curls, 12mn warming up, 31mn cardio on elliptical, 8mn stretching, 20mn PT, 10100 steps
Saturday: 20mn flexibility, 20mn PT, 4×8 lying abduction, 3×15 lying leg curls, 4×8 bridges, 1mn each single leg balance board , 13mn warming up, 31mn cardio on elliptical, 8mn stretching, 9000 steps
Sunday: 20mn flexibility, 20mn PT,5×15 crunches, 5×15 reverse crunches, 5×15 ball squished with knees, 2mn with two feet on balance board, 13mn warming up, 21mn cardio on elliptical, 8mn stretching, 12000 steps

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2 Comments

Filed under abs, Arms reinforcement, Elliptical trainer, Feldenkrais class, Pedometer, Stretching, Walking, Warming up

2 responses to “Claude – Happy November exercise

  1. lynnbechtel

    Claude–Once again, good step count and good amount of time on the elliptical.

    Thanks for the article links–I’ll take a look later.

    Sorry to hear your MRI was postponed. But answers will come soon!

  2. Sara

    LOVE Alice. This was the most marvelous video!
    Ads on spark people are most annoying, yes.
    But it’s worth putting up with them.
    🙂

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