Weigh-in Saturday. Had a good weigh-in last Saturday and expect another today. I wasn’t that fixated on the scale and didn’t look at it since last Saturday. I did have some wings on Father’s Day. But that’s on plan. The scale is our friend. Don’t knock the scale. If you do a search on ‘throw out the scale’ you will get lots of hits. I even saw one blog “Five Reasons to Throw Out the Scale.” The scale Is a handy weight-loss detection device. If you’re losing weight you will like your scale, so lose weight each week.
As you get older exercise becomes more important. We try to get lots of walking in which is a good inexpensive way to exercise. There is a new trail not far from us which is about 3 miles fairly flat and in the trees. We try to walk it twice a week. Walking is just good for you.
Also, we do strength exercises three times a week, usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and sometimes Saturday instead of Friday. We use light weight dumbbells for all the exercises.
Our agenda is like this:
1 set of 12 reps bench chest press
1 set of 12 reps bench flys
Then repeat (very short rest)
1 set of 12 reps seated bicep curls
1 set of 12 reps two-arm bent over rows
1 set of 12 reps seated shoulder press
1 set of 12 reps combination standing hammer curls and triceps kick backs
1 set of 12 reps seated triceps extension
1 set of 12 reps standing lateral raises
1 set of 12 reps combination calf raises and shrugs.
It doesn’t take very long and most of our upper body gets a good workout.
More and more experts are saying that the body needs exercise. I know from personal experience that it does takes a little discipline to exercise. It’s not necessarily fun but it is necessary to good health. So lift those weights…1…2…3…4…