Monday, October 1, 2012

Dice Workout

I am not a healthy person.  I have never been to a gym in my life.  I don't "eat cleanly."  I have a major sweet tooth (which doesn't help matters at all).

I had my baby boy (we will call him Bud) 2 months ago.  It was a hard delivery and I was not allowed to exercise for quite a while.  Since the delivery I haven't tried very hard to eat right, exercise, or really do anything healthy at all.  Last night we had a large party for my little brother who has just returned from his 2-year LDS mission to Chile.  My mom is a great cook and there were treats galore!  Let's just say that I ate more than my fair share of goodies.

My mother's breast cancer support group, Lifting Hearts, is hosting a 5K run on October 20th and I have signed up to run in it.  You can register for the Lifting Hearts in Utah 5K run here.  I have never run a 5K in my life, but I have always wanted to run in one.  The problem is, I have terrible asthma and it is aerobically induced.  Despite that, I am determined to run in this 5K.  I am not trying to place, but to do my best.

As I went to bed last night I realized that the 5K is only 20 days away and I have done NOTHING to prepare for it.  I determined to start training starting today.

This morning I woke up, had a large drink of water, and started exercising.  It wasn't P90X or anything like that.  I want to get there eventually, but for now I just needed a place to start.  On Pinterest I found a link to a cute little dice workout.  When you roll a certain number you do the exercise associated with it as well as the amount.

Here is the setup.  When you roll:
1 - push-ups
2 - planks (do in seconds)
3 - jumping jacks
4 - wall sits (do in seconds)
5 - squats
6 - sit-ups/crunches

1 - 10
2 - 20
3 - 30
4 - 40
5 - 50
6 - 60

I rolled the dice 10 times and did whatever the dice said to do.  It was a good way to get my body going this morning.

After another large drink of water I ate a healthier breakfast than my usual sugar-coated cereal.  Today it was oatmeal with a touch of brown sugar.  Mmm!  I think I could get used to this healthier living.

So here is my plan for this week:
Morning - Dice Workout with a healthy breakfast
Afternoon - Popsicle Stick Workout (I will post about my Popsicle Stick Workout later) with a healthy lunch
Snacks - apples, granola bars, carrots, etc.  Anything but treats.  (This will be a hard one for me.)
Dinner - Healthy dinner with healthy portions
Night - Running for 30 min.
Only 1 treat a day! (Maybe I'll get to the point where I don't need treats and I'll prepare smoothies or something instead.)

The exercises will change each week so stay tuned!

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