Today started out VERY rough, I was not feeling the greatest, fatigue, headache, and body aches topping the list. Needless to say, I JUST now got the majority of my workout in, minus the 5 minutes of deep breathing that I am going to do when I lay down and fully rest my body.
Necessarily, got some great fresh air on the terrace balcony of our home with the little girl. We both needed the Vitamin D – especially since the clouds, cooler weather, and showers seem to be knocking on California’s door step..
This is my second day gargling with salt water, eating raw garlic cloves, and drinking hot tea in the evening, and I am hopeful that repeating this tomorrow, I can officially knock this bug out of my system entirely.
I also decided that I am going to take it easy on myself tomorrow for the level up challenge. I am going to add an additional 20 minutes of deep breathing to the mix. I enjoy getting my social media involved, but I need to do what is best for my body & over exertion is not it.
So tomorrow along with switching up the level up challenge, I am also going to add an entirely new exercise to the routine, instead of increasing the amounts of existing exercises. This is what I am currently doing every day:
- 15 push-ups (5 regular and 10 knees)
- 15 squats &
- 5 seconds holding seated squat
- 10 plank rotations &
- 5 seconds holding forearm plank
- 15+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
- 5 minutes of deep breathing
Starting tomorrow, I am going to add 15 calf raises. I am going to start with double-legged, no weights & as the weeks go on, will add single legged sets, & weighted sets.
I recently took note that the majority of my daily workout was upper body heavy (which is definitely my weakness), but I would still like to ensure I am not leaving my lower body behind (pun not intended!).
Here is to another day, even through sickness, trying to be my best self and turn a blind eye to the excuses.
Day 28 = Successfully completed!
Totals for day 28/99:
- 350 push-ups (+2 for the “Level up” #1)
- 350 squats
- 40 seconds holding seated squat
- 220 plank rotations (+20 for the “Level Up #2)
- 40 seconds holding forearm plank
- 255+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
- 140 minutes of deep breathing
Level Up #1 | Level Up #2 | Level Up #3 | Level Up #4 | Level Up #5 | Level Up #6 | Level Up #7 | Level Up #8 |
>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<< ~Mai