22 June 2009

Weight Loss Weekly

Another week zooms by and it's time for Weight Loss Weekly, a collaborative blogging experiment where Sunny, Joie and I discuss our efforts at weight loss. Lately the gals and I have been talking about exercise, which at times is evasive, other times right there under my feet tripping me over.

My goal has been to incorporate exercise into my life each and everyday, and so far I've been able to do that. My main source of exercise has been walking, and bit by bit I'm adding in some simple body weight exercises, squats, sit-ups and my Everest of exercise, push-ups.

Push-ups have always been an enigma to me, and it seems they are keeping their mystery for now. I've been working on the hundred push up challenge consistently for a month and I don't feel like I've got any better. Persevere I will, I'm taking this as an opportunity to prove to myself that I can keep going, commit to something and put the effort in order to enjoy the rewards. If anyone has got any pointers on pushups I'd love to hear them, shout out in the comments.

Doing daily exercise is important for me, it keeps me on track and makes me feel energised and motivated. I think the key to sustaining this is that it's moderate exercise, nothing too strenuous or draining. Right now, it's all about doing something, moving and enjoying it.

My goal this week is to keep up the daily walking, squats, pushups and situps, which I do every second day. I am going to add in some more body weight exercises on the alternate days, some back exercises, more leg work and holding plank, hopefully the core work will help with the pushups.

Don't forget to check out and cheer on Joie as she exercises through her week at Joie de vivre: An amateur gourmet's guide.
Sunny is off on her family vacation this week, enjoying some sun and will be back next week to check in.

5 comments:

  1. keep going your great proud of you, the push ups no real advice, the key is to stick with the exercises you like LOL

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  2. Glad to see you back....and being consistent with your exercising activities !
    Cheers!

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  3. I bet you've made tons of progress with the push ups without even realizing it. One of the best ways to increase strength and to enable you to more easily perform push ups is to supplement that exercise by switching up other exercises, too. Planks are great, and doing tricep dips/shoulder presses/lateral and front raises/bicep curls/chest flies all help TONS to build up all of those muscles. Also, try doing variations of the basic push up- elevating your feet or your shoulders to work different muscles.

    Good luck :)

    - Sagan

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  4. I agree with the "moderate exercise" approach. And not being too hard on yourslef in general :)

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