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I have always been pretty motivated to exercise. My weight fluctuations have rarely been associated with lack of exercise. I think in a sick kind of way I enjoy exercise. My weight issues are definitely about my relationship with food, not movement.
On average, I exercise 2-3 times a week. I have been running for a couple of years now, play soccer when there is a comp on, will walk as often as I can and I don't mind a bit of cycling either. I am not really one for the gym (although with the unpredictable weather, it would come in handy!), but do a Yoga or Jillian Michels DVD from time to time.
Since doing the program I haven't done much differently in the exercise department. I have tried to train three times a week routinely, and I am more cognizant about looking for exercise opportunities (like walking to the train station instead of driving), but I haven't really stepped it up on the exercise front.
The Food Patrol encourages resistance training. Resistance training builds muscle, and muscle improves metabolism. It totally makes sense to me on a scientific level but I am terrible at resistance training! I can barely do a sit up to save my life. My post-baby tummy is not helpful in this matter. I also feel really silly doing push-ups, squats and lunges. I creak in the knees.
But I think to get the ultimate body transformation on this program I need to commit to doing some resistance training, on top of my usual cardio. The Food Patrol outlines a simple program to follow at home which includes sit ups, push ups and squats. I am committing to doing it this week, and next, just to see how I go.
Do you want to join me? Can you commit to doing six sets of sit ups, push-ups and squats (until you can't do another) everyday for the next 14 days?
* The Food Patrol is a sponsor of And then there were four.
** For those interested in the fine print, I now weight 76.2 kg.