Well, today has certainly been interesting.
Started off with a soccer game…fun… and ended with a hospital trip and missed work.
Ok, so that sounds way more dramatic than it actually is. I ended up get a scratch on my eye. As in my eyeball. Yeah, there is a pretty little red line across my eye. It’s all blurry and sore. And to top it off, the “eye drops” they have me on are gross. I use the term “eye drop” very loosely. It has the consistency of petroleum jelly. Yum, right?
I have to squeeze some of it under my bottom waterline… then I get this lovely film like feeling along with the scratchy soreness I’ve already got. So the blurry-ness kind of turns into a shiny blur. It’s an odd sensation. So, I’m supposed to be at work tonight, but can’t be there. Which I feel horrible about, I don’t like missing work… but apparently it’s better that I don’t go in. So I’m sitting here at home feeling horribly guilty about missing work. Yeah.
But other than that… Josh and I went out and picked up some more exercise equipment. Of course it was all on sale…impulse buy kind of thing. They’re resistance band things. One of them you hook around a door, and the other is like a strap you put over your back when you’re doing push-ups. It’s kind of perfect though, I’ve been complaining about wanting to do strength training and whatnot, and now we can! Of course the push-up one is more for Josh, as I can’t even do a single push up, let along with resistance along with it.
I’m pretty excited about it. But…FINALLY…. Josh and I have come up with an exercise schedule.
After quite a bit “research” (read: random googling) I found out that the typical “3 days a week/20-30 minutes a day” isn’t the only option. So Josh and I kind of came up with our own little regimen and we’re going to see how it goes.
So, yeah. That’s what we’ve got so far. Saturday and Sunday are going to be our “rest days” and Tuesday is going to be our “half assed day” where we are still “exercising” but it is far less strenuous than the rest of the week. We’re going to do cardio and strength every day…about 30-45 minutes each. At this point we’re planning on doing the cardio in the morning and strength training at night. We’re planning on starting to wake up at 6:00 every day (before Land-o gets up) so we can get these exercises out of the way and then strength is going to be more at night, after he gets to bed depending on the night.
And for the record. The “elliptical/variety” thing is pretty much for Josh’s sake. He’s not big on the elliptical, he’d rather do jumping jacks and burpees. Ew. Although, who knows…I might get into some burbies…we’ll see.
And we left the strength kind of vague on purpose. We know we want to work on upper body more than lower…mainly because our bottom halves are already stronger than our top halves. Yes, even me. I’ve got shockingly [read: freakishly] strong legs…it’s my upper body that is weak. But we didn’t want to say “Oh we’re going to do obliques on this day, arms on this…” we wanted to keep it open. Give us a chance to figure what exercises we like and which ones we don’t.
So yeah, that is our plan for right now.I think it looks pretty good right now. This is just for the month of October. We’re talking about how we can add/change the exercises and the schedule for the next month so our bodies don’t get used to it.
We’re going to see how this month goes. Much of the exercising that we are going to be doing is quite low as far as exercises go. We aren’t going to be using 50 pound resistant bands or anything, and I already know I can jump on the elliptical for 45 minutes no problem. We are starting low so we can work up to either longer “sessions” or heavier weights/more reps.
And Josh is going to do this with me!!!! He doesn’t need to lose weight (skinny bastard :D) but he would like to add on some muscle and be healthier in general… but if I can be completely selfish for a minute, I’m thrilled that I won’t have to do this alone!!!
So we’ll see how it goes… it should be interesting. Wish us luck!