When I was doing Level 2 of the Navy Seal Jogging Plan, I was able to handle the workouts. When I got to Level 3, I stalled. I don’t think my body was ready for 3 miles a day. I tend to run half a mile before a break feels like a really good idea.
So, I’m at home for the summer, working on grad school, so I thought I’d try leaving the exercise types varied, but challenging myself (possibly too much) to 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week. To add to the challenge, I want to see if I can keep it up for 6 weeks. (I got the idea from the President’s Fitness Challenge.)
To be honest, I wonder if I’ll get past a week.
Here are some pics of the workout calendar I made. The river rafting photo is from a New Mexico travel guide.
Today, I did a fitness evaluation on My Fitness Coach (Wii), which took about 15 minutes and was a workout in itself (push ups to exhaustion, etc.), and then did a 45 minute workout with an upper body focus (also My Fitness Coach). It started with cardio, including some step work, and then went into strength work (no weights today).
The hardest part was when it wanted me to balance my feet on a balance ball and do push ups. For the record, I am not one with push ups at this time. It also took me forever to actually get my feet on the balance ball. There was definitely a lot of falling onto the floor.