Readers’ Workouts — October 9
Welcome to Readers’ Workouts, our weekly gathering of bookish folks doing active things.
My goal for October is 1600 minutes of exercise. I’m currently at 345 minutes, which is a little bit behind schedule — but there’s still time to catch up.
I was most happy with my two routines this week that had a strength-training element: Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred and Debbie Siebers’ Slim in 6. And then, there was the day I spent nearly two hours picking up sticks in the yard after our most recent storm so Rick could mow. I used my best form for squats and lunges — it’s a sneaky way to get in a strength workout plus it protects my lower back.
How was your exercise last week? In the link list below, put the link to your exercise update post. Be sure to visit the other participants’ posts to see how everyone else is doing.
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|1. Vicki (Zig Zagging Thru Life
|3. Amanda@Reading and Running
4. Dee @ Editorialeyes
|5. Christine @ the happily ever after…
6. Fiona (The Book Coop)
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Getting in the exercise naturally is the best!
Yay for functional fitness!
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I’ve used Jillian Michaels before and liked her workouts quite a bit. Stick to it! You can catch up!
In Jamaica we did a bunch of swimming and waterfall climbing and whatnot, so I didn’t feel too off exercise game in spite of the relaxation. Back to it this week. Plan is gym today and Thursday to ease back in, then start back with a dance class and two gym days next week.
Jamaica sounds amazing!
Absolutely gorgeous country. We managed the perfect mix of lounging on the beach whilst reading or napping and being active/seeing the country. Also, lots of tasty rum, coffee, and seafood!
Glad to hear you’re liking 30 Day Shred. I’m hoping to try it soon, I’ve heard great things!
Your post this week is motivating me, because I’ve been a slacker this week. Work was crazy and I didn’t get in the gym as much as I’d like. I’m also starting to transition from outside runs to inside (it gets cold here early, and I’m a huge cold-weather-running wuss), which doesn’t add much excitement! But I am hoping to do at least a few 3-4 mile runs before Sunday.
One of the reasons I like exercise videos is it’s so hard to motivate myself to work out on the treadmill. With allergies, I do most of my workouts most of the year indoors — I need to save my outside time for gardening!
I’ve sometimes managed to make the treadmill work when I had shows on Netflix that I wanted to watch. I rigged up a way to watch on my tablet computer. I put in a lot of miles watching all the episodes of Battlestar Galactica.
Our apartment doesn’t have central air and gets almost unbearably hot during the summer, so I never work out at home from about June through September. But now that it’s comfortably cool again, time for me to break out my exercise DVDs too…
30 Day Shred is such a good video! I need to go back to doing it. This week, my mom and I have been walking a few miles. It’s been fun!
Walking is great exercise — especially if you can do a bit of bonding at the same time.
Kudos for you for adding some strength training in AND I love that you’re using your workout skills in the yard. That’s a large part of doing what we do–to be strong for the “regular” things in life for as long as we can!
I’m a little bit behind in my exercise minutes this last week, too. I clocked in at around 293 minutes when I’d like to be closer to 360. I worked out 6 out of 7 days, but I felt myself doing the bare minimum to get through each day’s workout.
Haha, well done for sneaking in exercises! I still need to work in some other form of exercise into my routine.
I feel I need to start running more on weekends. Last weekend I did clock up 16 miles total all together but I need to do more of that.