This makes me very happy (^^). I can finally reach my toes, as long as they are not straight in front of me. But this is great progress for me! I can almost reach them after doing the cardio and by standing and reaching for the floor. I can’t get anywhere close when sitting. In related news, I have finally reached 20 minutes for cardio. I know that sounds weak, but I started from a very couch-potato lifestyle. I sit at home, I sit at work, my idea of exercise before taking gym workouts seriously was climbing the escalator on my way to the office! When I can finally return to civilization, I’m going hiking in the woods!! So getting used to exerting myself for 20 minutes early in the day, and breaking the habit I have of hiding at home on my day off, and SWEATING, with no makeup in front of people… yeah this is pretty cool.
Gushing over mediocrity. In an effort to absolve myself, I am going to tell you this: I’m going to continue for my toes and the floor itself for as long as it takes, but I’ll try to have that down by the end of February. And also in February, I am going to camp out at 20 minutes for cardio, until it feels easy. I think one month is enough time for that, then I’ll start climbing to double it by the end of March. The next thing after that, is the actual treadmill. Give my bones something to think about once my muscles are taken care of. If I can avoid shin-splints for that long, then I suppose more impact won’t hurt.
One of my favorite recipes from when I was in high school was taking a pack of ranch dressing, mixing it with some olive oil and red wine vinegar, and marinading a chicken breast in it. Guess whats for dinner? Yeah!