It was a busy day, mostly on the computer, with a bit of time in the soggy garden. The grass still has many boggy sections, which reminded me of stomping across the Moors, which reminded me of this article about lovely gardens from The Guardian website. I’d like to go to Cerney House.
Even though the sun was shining and I should have gone for a run (even just to the tulips and back!), I decided to stay close to home and do 15 minutes of assorted exercises with my body weight.
Using video resources from various Instagram fitness accounts and the happy.challenges Instagram account, I mixed up mountain climbers, push-ups, squats and crunches with four sets of 15 repetitions each. Enough to get the blood flowing, for sure, but not enough for 15 minutes.
So I’m going to have to split my fitfor15in15 into two categories today – mentally fit with the book review and travelling light story (which took longer than seven minutes to write!) and physically fit with eight minutes of exercises. Cheating a bit? Perhaps!
I felt a bit cheated yesterday – two hours after eating a slice of very dense chocolate cake to finish off my lunch with Leonie, I felt quite ill. I think my body is trying to tell me to lay off the sugar! Which reminded me of this report from the Australian ABC.
Rocketing obesity is being blamed on poor diets laden with excess sugar and carbs, rather than a lack of exercise. Makes sense, although the opening line of the report made me feel dejected!
Fitfor15in15 is all about being fit in all its forms, with exercise playing the major part. Now I’m thinking I should forget shifting those pesky few kilos through exercise, and focus more attention on the role of healthier food.
Just writing it out makes me feel a bit silly, because it seems so obvious. Of course, moving everyday is beneficial for my overall health, like heart and bones, and I would never stop that. But is it time to totally cut out the crap from my diet? Could I live without chocolate cake and Berliners? Maybe, but would it be any fun? More food for thought.
Wishing you a wonderful day.
2 thoughts on “May 6 #2: An assortment of bodyweight exercises”
I think there is no doubt that losing weight is much mores about food than exercise. However I think that why you got on the fit for 15 thing was not about being svelt (as much as we all aspire to that) as being healthy and I think your balanced approach is much better than calorie heaven. So I vote for Berliners and tulips ahead of ‘thin is beautiful’. Have a wonderful day yourself.
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Yep, I think you’re on the money there. It is all about feeling healthier this year. Today is the last day of the 5:2 Diet, and it’s been beneficial for sure, even to have just a bit more of an understanding about calories. But I have never been a calorie counter and look forward to keeping fresh produce and healthier options at the top of the weekly food chain … with the odd Berliner as a treat!