Are y’all tired of hearing me talk about my latest and greatest exercise plan? Haha! Well, I need plans to keep me going until the warm weather is here to stay and I can fill my exercise quota via tennis, swimming, long walks and hiking.
Until then, I’m trying to stay focused. I am walking everyday for about 30 minutes (I know, the bare minimum for health :)). But I know I need some strength and was discussing my thighs with my good friend, Alexis, the other day. She challenged me to lunge.
Now lunges are something I do all the time… 5 here, another 3 or 4 there, but I never feel any different from them. But she challenged me to go up and down my driveway once a day for 2 weeks. I’m not one to turn down a challenge, so I agreed! And y’all, I have a LONG driveway.
I gathered my equipment: 2 hand weights. Easy enough!
Then I found my starting line,
and checked my form.
Then I was off! I alternated legs and did bicep curls with each lunge. I’m sure my neighbors thought I was nutty.
When I was about half way through (one way), I realized my heart rate was already up! Yay! But the most challenging part was the kisses from this one every time I lunged…
I counted and it ended up being a total of 184 lunges and took me about 20 minutes.
By the end, my legs felt like jello!
However, I’m feeling great because this morning my thighs and my butt (woah my butt!) are feeling it! Slightly sore and fatigued… just the way I like ‘em! I also measured my thighs and plan to take another measurement in 2 weeks… just for fun!
So, my exercise experts out there, do I rest my thighs for a day in between? Or continue to do the 184 lunges each day and fight through the uncomfort?