That Old Familiar Flab
In six weeks, I plan on going to Tenerife. Last October, I went to the same place, with the same bikini (hey, it actually fits now...) but in much worse shape. Now that it's six weeks away (and the hubs is finally working out with me. Only took a year of nagging.) I have a few goals and a little plan.
Today, I decided to do a little fitness test. I am severely disappointed in the results. By the way, this is by no means a cry for sympathy. I don't want any pats on the back, telling me it's ok I have become so out-of-shape. It's not. I used to be able to do 25 normal push-ups followed by 25 with my feet on a chair. Today, I did 10. That's it, 10, feet on the floor. I almost cried.
Work-out Goal for October Today's result
Push-ups 100 10
Squats 200 86
Ab hold 2 minutes 30 seconds
Dips 150 20
Superman 100 10 (kept feeling like I would throw up)
Oblique crunches 100/side 15/side
Side-plank raises 50/side 10/side
Reverse crunches 50 40
Overall, pretty embarrassing results. I'm definitely looking forward to getting back to where I was three months ago. I am so sick of feeling flabby!
I'm going to be following the hundred push-ups plan and similar for all the other things. We'll do circuit training for all of these, three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) with two short runs during the week and one long run at the weekend, plus a rest day on Sunday. I've got my half-marathon at the end of September and Tenerife in October. Looking forward to the new challenge!