I found a program that is designed to take someone who can do very few push ups (someone like me) and take them to doing 100 push-ups in six weeks. (that seems rather impressive, if you ask me) This concept is similar to the Couch to 5K plan for running.
I am going to begin this program this evening along with returning to the Couch to 5K Program. This will give me a good balance of upper body and cardio, which is really all I am looking for in a workout routine.
I will keep everyone posted on my progress and hope to be able to show off a completion badge on the site in just six weeks!
I have been a slacker for the good part of the past 4 months. I ran a few times, but not nearly enough to be on track for the half marathon. I have a wide range of excuses, all involving a lot of stress happening in my life right now. But, I am seeing that not being active is likely adding to how the stress affects me. I seem to become lazy, withdrawn, and extra hungry when life becomes stressful. So, the past few months have been bad on the diet front as well as the exercise front. I have gained back 8lbs in the past 4 months. I am certainly moving in the wrong direction.
So, this evening I am going to begin the Couch to 5K plan again and begin logging every crumb that I eat on Gyminee.com, just like I used to do. I need to learn to control my life rather than letting life control me (in regards to diet and exercise).
I also dropped off of the traineo.com discussion forums as well a few months ago. I need to go back there and take part in the discussions to help keep me motivated. I have made poor choices that have helped me fall away from achieving my goal of losing weight and being healthy. I have a baby on the way and need to take care of myself now so I can be with him later. I can’t let stress control how I live.