I've Never Been More Out of Shape. Help!!

Get me back into beach volleyball shape and you'll be in shape too.

Get me back into beach volleyball shape and you’ll be in shape too.

July 11, 2016
 

I have never been more out of shape!  Please help!

On May 7th, I injured my shoulder playing beach volleyball.  I’ve lost my top two loves:  beach volleyball and swimming.  I’ve never felt worst about myself.  I do something daily but it’s not the same.  I miss being fit, athletic, and strong.  With a toddler in my life, I can’t do whatever I want, whenever I want.  Can we use this unfortunate situation to benefit YOU and me?

Take this challenge with me.  Here are the rules:

  • Listen to your body!!!  Start at your level.  Reduce the amount or increase it.  The most important thing is that you’re doing something. 
  • I’ve chosen to focus on crunches and burpees but choose your top focus.  (I just want arm strength and abs).  Feel free to just do push-ups on your knees for burpees.  For the crunches, make sure you look at the ceiling so you don’t injure your neck. 
  • Make your cardio at least 20 minutes daily whether low, medium, or high intensity.  Your 20 minutes can be just walking if that’s what your body wants (and even walking in place if that’s the time you have). Enjoy at your level.  Incorporate yoga too. 
  • Of course, we are eating at least 80% home cooked meals with lots of vegetables.  :-). 
  • Keep us all posted with your progress and get inspired on Facebook.  I’ll keep up our daily posting as reminders.
    https://www.facebook.com/happyfoodsd/

Thanks for helping and I hope you’ll see results for yourself too.
 

Date
Cardio
Crunches
Burpees
7/15 At least 20 minutes 10 5
7/16 At least 20 minutes 15 6
7/17 At least 20 minutes 20 7
7/18 At least 20 minutes 25 8
7/19 At least 20 minutes 30 9
7/20 At least 20 minutes 35 10
7/21 At least 20 minutes 40 11
7/22 At least 20 minutes 45 12
7/23 At least 20 minutes 50 13
7/24 At least 20 minutes 55 14
7/25 At least 20 minutes 60 15
7/26 At least 20 minutes (low) REST REST
7/27 At least 20 minutes 65 16
7/28 At least 20 minutes 70 17
7/29 At least 20 minutes 75 18
7/30 At least 20 minutes 80 19
7/31 At least 20 minutes 85 20
8/1 At least 20 minutes 90 21
8/2 At least 20 minutes 95 22
8/3 At least 20 minutes 100 23
8/4 At least 20 minutes 105 24
8/5 At least 20 minutes 110 25
8/6 At least 20 minutes (low) REST REST
8/7 At least 20 minutes 115 26
8/8 At least 20 minutes 120 27
8/9 At least 20 minutes 125 28
8/10 At least 20 minutes 130 29
8/11 At least 20 minutes 135 30
8/12 At least 20 minutes (low) REST REST
8/13 At least 20 minutes 140 31
8/14 At least 20 minutes 145 32
8/15 At least 20 minutes 150 33

 

Keep track of everything!