Today was the first day that I incorporated some body resistance training into my workout routine. I began with my cardio doing 60 minutes on the treadmill. I said that I would push myself and that I did. I did 3.31 miles -- that's not much different than normal but I changed the speed constantly. I built up to a 4 mph walk (4.5 is the jog speed that I used in attempting a 5k) and from that point on I stayed in between the 3 mph - 4 mph speed. I don't think I had sweated so much with a walking workout. I can't run at night because we are on the second floor and it may bother the people down stairs.
After my cardio I did some exercises using only my body as the resistance.
-2 sets of 15 with forward lunges on each leg. (thoughts: not too bad, effective)
-A set of 2 normal planks holding for 30 seconds each. (thoughts: this sucks but I stuck with it -- it was hard because I have not held myself in that position for a period of time in a long time)
-2 sets of 20 Calf Raises. (thoughts: easy enough, next time i will up it a set)
-A set of side planks for each side holding for 30 seconds. (thoughts: this still sucks, my body was shaking pretty bad but you can tell that it will work. Maybe some movement will be added once I get stronger. A lot like Pilates I think.
As for the first day of adding the body weight resistance, it went well. That's all I have for right now.
What type of body weight resistance exercise do you do that works for you?
Calories: 2105 cal.
Workout: 3.31 miles