Oh, running. I love it in principle but this week I have failed to get out of bed and leave the house. And so another day passes and I rely on the Gorilla app again to lead me through another set of bodyweight exercises.
Three repeats of:
- 20 modified push ups
- 10 dead insects
I have a cold, my children are off for half term, I was busy all day …. la, la, la. It is past bedtime by a long way and I have done no exercise all day.
Any second now I’m going to leap off the couch and do some exercise because I’d be annoyed at myself if I didn’t. But its not going to involve my arms or shoulders because, and yes I think I did whinge about this yesterday, it turns out that push ups are real exercise and if you do more than you are used to (>0) everything aches the next day (or two). God, how I love parentheses.
Any second now ……
Seriously, here I go ….
Whhheeeeee! I actually moved. It’s a miracle.
Well, that was interesting. Gorilla Day 9 was all squats and crunches. And apparently the push ups work your stomach muscles as well? Oh yes, and there I was just worrying about never being able to lift my arms above should height again. Turns out my stomach has had a bit of a work out as well. All good as long as I can go to bed now and not have to move for a few hours (or days).
I rested on my laurels after yesterdays personal best extravaganza and gave my shins a rest. Instead I did the next Gorilla app workout. 10 repeats of 10 squats/10 modified push ups. Oh, those push ups are hard. I had to have a sit down afterwards.