Well, the book arrived last week. And, Betty, I am not holding you accountable for what happened next...when I decided to try some of the strength training exercises at the end of the book.
I jokingly told friends, "I hope I survive" when telling them about starting the exercises. Apparently, this was not a joke. Not the funny, get a good-deep-belly-laugh-out-of-it type anyway. Which is fine considering the fact that it now hurts to laugh.
It could have been my fault. I may have overdone it for the first day. I was at it for 6 minutes and 46 seconds after all.
|Tuck attacked the ball|
Ok, I got it. This was not going to be easy. Fine. Nothing on this weight loss journey has been so, no surprise there. I tried a second exercise.
The Pull-over with Leg Vs exercise requires you to lie on your back, hold the weight ball with your arms extended over your head and your legs extended into a V shape. No problem. Until I had to lift my legs and arms (while holding that stupid ball) AT THE SAME TIME until they come together above your belly. Then you return SLOWLY to the start position. Now, if you can lift your legs and arms (while holding that damn ball) AT THE SAME TIME, congratulations. I can't. Enough said.
I moved quickly on to the triceps extension. These required me to hold my legs up with knees bent at a 45 degree angle. I can do that! But I am NOT doing 5 sets of 20freakingreps! Hell to the N.O.
Since, at this point, I couldn't get off the floor, I decided to stick with floor exercises.
After flying past every exercise with the word 'plank' and 'ball roll' (aka, face plant) as fast as was humanly possible, I tried the seated ball chest press and the seated ball chest with side bend and the seated forward reach. These may sound harmless and they really weren't too bad but that woman has lost her bleach blonde mind if she thinks I'm going to even consider 5 sets of 10 reps and 3 sets of 15 reps and 3 sets of 10 reps.
My water intake is going to suffer this week because I can't lift my water bottle.There is good news, however. I also can't lift a fork. Hells Bells, I can't walk into the kitchen.
Oh, and I might have a book for sale. I'll throw the weight ball in for free.