Take 5!

I am an on-again, off-again exerciser and healthy food eater.  I worked hard at making healthy eating and exercise a part of my daily life.  And, like many people, when there was a change in the plan, I stumbled.  Sometimes I was able to get up but more often than not, I let the excuses rule my world..."I'm too tired", "The kids are sick", "I have to work", "I don't have the time", etc., etc.

So, I'm back.  Back to the weight that I was 3 years ago when I started on my journey.  But, instead of chasing a number on a scale, I am ready to re-commit to a healthier lifestyle that includes being accountable for what I'm eating and making exercise a priority, not a punishment. 

I'm back to tracking all of my food on MFP and in an effort to incorporate exercise back into my daily life, I've created a checklist of exercises that I can do multiple times throughout the day.  I may not always have an hour to spend at the gym, but I can break these down and check these off throughout the day.

Take 5 stands for take 5 of these exercises and just do them.  Chances are, once I'm getting my workout on, I'm going to go for more.  The end goal is "10 for 10 and Take 5!" meaning that I will do 10 reps of all 10 of these exercises at least 5 times a day. 

  1. Push-ups

  2. Sit-ups

  3. Lunges

  4. Squats

  5. Bicep curls

  6. Tricep curls

  7. Dumbell Rows

  8. Chest flys

  9. Leg lifts (side and rear)

  10. Reverse curls


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