After 2 months spent discussing fitness routines, menus, motivation and suchlike, it is now time to take our thinner Min Jee to the gym and show her a few exercises she can do without harming her joints to get fitter, strengthen her core and burn calories.
I introduced her to an alternate program, a type of workout I am particularly fond of :
15 min cardio + 10 minutes strength training cycles repeated until reaching 60 min cardio and 40 min weight training in total.
This approach prevents monotony (boredom is my worst enemy) and really target all the muscles whilst keeping our the energy high as there isn’t much time to rest between each activity.
This is how our program went :
(cardio) 15 min recumbent bike
(strength) 10 min abs
(cardio) 15 min elliptical trainer
(strength) 10 min glutes
(cardio) 15 min regular exercise bike
(strength) 10 min shoulders and dorsals
(cardio) 15 min StairMaster®
(strength) 10 min quads
and, of course, 15 min stretching.
I frequently hear people saying “2 pounds a week is far too slow”. That might be, but it is the GUARANTY that it will never return ! And that is truly our goal: lose it FOREVER !