Today is Dec. 1.
Exactly one month since Nov. 1.
That's when I promised myself - and y'all - that I would complete two strength/resistance training sessions a week.
Yeah, about that.
I am not the ripped girl that I hoped I'd be and I'm not here bragging about doing curls with the 15-pound weights in the garage. However, it was important for me to set the goal and even more important for me to try. I could have done better - maybe - but I did something.
Viva la Resistance: The results
Number of weeks in challenge/number completed: 5/3.5
Number of times I did Jillian Michaels: .5
I started it once but Miles got super fussy. I've found that the best resistance routines are those that are easily interrupted, i.e. weights in front of "Good Morning America."
Number of times I squeezed in a session while watching "The Biggest Loser": 3 - nothing like Dolvett to get you moving.
Favorite workout: A circuit that requires just two pieces of equipment - a set of hand weights and a jump rope. Wait. Make it three pieces of equipment - a set of hand weights, a jump rope and a cell phone. Blast Pandora on your cell phone and set a timer on your phone for 15 minutes. Jump rope for one minute; drop it. Do a lower body move (squats, lunges, dead lifts, side lunges and curtsey lunges) for one minute. Pick up your weights if you didn't use them for the lower body move and work up (bicep curls, shoulder raises, upright row, tricep extension, widegrip curls) for one minute. Repeat 5 times, doing a different lower body and upper body exercise each time around.
How did you do with the challenge?
By the way, you'll get two entries into the giveaway (which includes a Bic Band, iTunes gift card, magazine subscription and Bob Harper DVD) for commenting and three if you completed the challenge. I've been keeping track on a spreadsheet with all who have entered and commented on previous posts. I'll select the winner of the giveaway Sunday night.