Thursday, March 3, 2011
I felt so good after my exercises this morning I just had to share what I do. It works so well for me. But it has taken me just over 10 years to get to this comfortable point.
I exercise in my little home gym 6 days a week. About 25mins each morning.
What do I do?
Sat - static strength and flexibility exercises
Sun - Flowing yoga routine
Mon - Strength exercises
Repeat for Tue, Wed,Thurs then Friday off
For strength on Monday and Thursday I do this routine:
16 of each
sit down squat
modified push up
With the dumbbells
single arm row
stretchy strap pulldown
At present I do the top of my reps (16) with 5kg dumbbells. I start a new weight level at 8 reps and build up slowly over several months. A few more weeks on 5kg and I will buy the 6kg dumbbells. I started on 1kg.
These exercises target all the main muscle groups and are at the beginner level.
My routine comes from Strength Training for Muscle Development by Mark Hatfield.
And a few sewing snippets.
Did you see this design from Crazy Moms Quilts. I really like quick and easy but it still looks like there is a lot of patchwork involved.
I still have to make lots more ornaments for my Christmas tree and I found a great idea at A Spoonful of Sugar. The method is different and easy.
Talin's Corner put me onto a cute gift bag design that is very simple but very pretty, also at A Spoonful of Sugar.
Stitch magazine update
I heard back from the people at Stitch magazine. They have updated the download file to include the pattern sheet. I am really happy with the magazine and much cheaper than having it posted.