5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 1, Day 1

5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 1, Day 1

Today was the first day of our workout challenge!  I have been looking forward to this for quite awhile and I’m so glad we planned it.  Exercise sometimes needs a bit of reminder and motivation.

I’m going to be completely honest.  I did not wake up early to work out.  I slept in.  It felt great!  I won’t be doing this for the hiking days, because I want to head out before it gets too hot.

My first workout was actually not a workout video, but cleaning the living room.  The kids and I took a break to do a bit of reading together.  After that, I ended up working on dishes lunch, laundry and then the living room again.

Mr. Awesome was all set to work out with me.  Princess wasn’t a bit interested.  I pulled up a kids workout video on youtube (https://youtu.be/McD6_oOWs-M) and set up my camera.  Then we got to work!

I have to admit, I am out of shape.  Running around with the kids, taking care of a family of six and having a restrictive allergy diet keep me pretty slim, but not of this can replace a good workout.

Right away, I was struggling.  I could feel my heart pounding, I was out of breath.  I tried to keep going but when the video stalled and crashed, I was relieved to be done.  I gave up for the day.  Maybe next time we’ll get through the whole video.

I feel a bit self conscious putting my workout online, but hopefully it will motivate you to get moving yourself!  Even if it is only for a little bit, like me.  We’ll work up our stamina and be fit bodies in no time!

Tomorrow looks like thunderstorms, so I’m disappointed to delay our hiking plans.  We might head out later in the day if the skies look clear.  If it is storming, we’ll give the youtube video another try!

What did you do for exercise today?

5 Week Workout Challenge
Next Week: Day 2: Jensen Lake Trail