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100 Days of Fitness - Day 2

Posted November 9, 2010

How did you do on your first day of 100 Days of Fitness? Please discuss. Ask questions if you’d like and we’ll get answers.

More on Monday's workout in a moment. This is weigh day and the verdict is good. I lost two lbs. last week while doing a trial run of our 100 Days of Fitness. So I'm feeling pretty good this morning. It's amazing what a little bit of dietary restraint and a structured workout program can do.

Now is no time to let up. This is cardio day. Fitness coach and nutrition expert Tara Wind of Lifetime Fitness has a pretty simple but demanding 50 minute exercise plan today. Are you ready?

Treadmill run - 10 minutes

Cycling - 10 minutes

Step machine - 10 minutes

Treadmill - 10 minutes

Cycling - 10 minutes

Yesterday’s workout went well but there was a run on the rowing machines at my gym. I was lucky to get a slot. Later in the circuit training I could feel the burn in my triceps while doing dips. I love push-ups. The more the merrier. The step-up exercises went well with one exception. I had to use 12.5 lb. weights instead of 15 lbs. because they were all taken. And I’m beginning to embrace the burn of core workouts. My form on the side planks is really shaping up. I felt so energized after the workout I went down to the basketball court for a 10 minute shoot around.

I substituted a pumpernickel bagel with light cream cheese for my coveted breakfast of red eggs and ham recipe. I can still eat that favorite but only twice a week.

We're off to a solid start. Let's keep it going. 


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  • bleslie Nov 10, 2010

    From Tara on the one leg touchdown question:

    A one leg touchdown is an exercise best described as the movement of reaching down to the ground to pick up an object.

    Start standing on one leg, hinge forward, let your chest fall towards the ground while bending the knee you are standing on. Make sure your knee tracks straight ahead and that your knee doesn't go in front of the toes of the foot on the ground. Keep your back flat, not rounded.

    If you have knee or balance problems it is best to practice standing on one leg first - you can do the exercise down the road.

  • loyalgirl1111 Nov 9, 2010

    I am with you Bill..a day behind...btu going to follow your plan!

  • hollybubba Nov 9, 2010

    From the Day 1 workout, could you describe what a one leg tough down entails? Also, thanks for making these workouts available, because I could use some new variety for my own workouts.

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