Me and exercise have never really gotten along, well not since my mid to late teens. Any attempt to improve my fitness has seen me go for a walk or run or gym less than half a dozen times and I stop. I don’t know if I get bored or if I’m not motivated enough, but after a very short while I definitely lose interest.
My partner has probably lost count how many times he has heard me say ‘I would like to improve my fitness!’ After a knee injury almost 2 years ago – I was attempting to run home from work every day, which was approx 3.5-4kms, I ended up with a stress fracture in my knee. Well that put me out of action for minimum 6 weeks (on Dr’s orders I wasn’t even allowed to walk 8 mins to the train station and back). Since then my knee has improved a lot but I’m still fearful of running on it, my instinct is telling me I shouldn’t.
So on to plan B, C, D or wherever I’m up to as far as exercise plans! In one of my first blogs for the year I talked about my goals for this year and one of them was to improve my fitness through a fitness routine. It’s been a struggle, but I believe I have come up with a plan that seems to be working for me thus far. Along with fitting in study time every night for 2 hours, I have managed to work in a short exercise routine Mon, Wed and Fri of each week.
My exercise plan is as per the below image – but at this stage I am only completing 1 round and slowly increasing it from there. Today I managed to increase my sit ups by 5 and squats by 5 and I’m finding it easier each time to complete the jumping jacks.