Last week, I started doing my “8 Minutes in the Morning” exercises, which I haven’t done in quite some time.
I used to do those exercises every day, but then I started to get lazy and do only the easier exercises—and then eventually I stopped doing them altogether.
But I’m trying to lose weight, and the 8 minutes plan helped me to lose 40 pounds at one point, so I thought, what the heck, why not try it again?
So I made it through the first week of 8 minutes exercises last week. One week down, no problem. Then today I started on week two.
This morning, in total, I did 48 knee pushups, and 48 rep’s of the “bird dog” exercise. That’s this delightfully horrible exercise where you’re on all fours, and you simultaneously lift your right arm and left leg, at the same time, pause—and then do the same thing with your left arm and your right leg. It looks like this.
Anyway, after 8 heart-pounding minutes and 96 combined rep’s, I was sweating my ass off, and I lay down on my yoga mat, trying to catch my breath.
And it was then that I realized why I stopped doing those exercises in the first place.
These are not “quick ‘n easy” exercises. You really work hard during those 8 minutes!
Still, it is only 8 minutes a day—and even I can deal with that—no matter how much it sucks.
So I will carry on, 8 minutes at a time…
Now if only I can stop eating those damn brown sugar bumps!