All right, I exaggerate. It’s not really that fire, or anything. But really, I’ve been in a bit of a tailspin ever since I took my final certification test back in November. And passing it, once I found out I passed, didn’t help a whole lot. I made a bunch of excuses, and overate a lot and gained weight, and told myself I’d start “tomorrow”. Which, as we all know, never comes.
Well, I’m declaring today to be tomorrow.
Oh, my. Look at that. How dramatic. But, well, I’m serious. Really.
See, I broke my toe last Sunday – a fact that was, I believe, the subject of my last entry. And I’ve been sore and grouchy and feeling sorry for myself since then. Oh, and still overeating. But, for various reasons, I’m starting to feel better about things (although my toe is still sore). So I’ve finally sat down and worked out a “I’m crippled up and can’t walk” exercise program, and I tried to keep it simple. After all, simple works best when you’re just starting out.
And let’s be honest here. I’m pretty much “just starting out” again.
The rules for the exercise program were simple. No stress on my toes, and it had to use things I had around the house. But fortunately – as my toe can attest – I have some little gut dumbbells around the house. So, what I came up with was this:
- Leg lifts
- Side leg lifts
- Dumbbell bench press
- Alternated biceps curl
- Shoulder press
- Triceps kickback
- Kneeling one arm row
- Lateral raise
- Lying fly
- Upright row
I’ll be down my 3 sets of 10 reps each, four times per week (two days, then a break, then two more days). The weights in question will be the 10 pound dumbbells that fractured my toe. Eventually I’ll go to heavier weights, but 10 pounds is 10 pounds more than I’ve been doing, so it’s a good start.
This should be good, actually. It’ll get me doing something new, and it really feels like a brand new start. I’m looking forward to this!