DAILY: Elliptical machine for 20 minutes in the morning, before getting ready for work.
Warm-up: Elliptical machine or treadmill at a low speed for 10 minutes.
Cardio: Running a mile on the treadmill as fast as possible. (Repeated three times per workout.)
Strength training: Two circuits (40 minutes per workout), including:
• Push-ups: 20 to 25 reps
• Straight-leg raise, forward and sideways: 35 reps per leg. (Standing, raise leg 90 degrees from body. Lower.)
• Plank for one minute.
Cool-down: Stretch and finish with 10 minutes on the elliptical machine or treadmill at a low speed.
|STACY SAYS: “When Kathleen started, she couldn’t balance on one foot with her eyes closed. Her balance has improved considerably since she started doing squats on the Bosu ball. This month, she’ll add 10-pound weights in her hands to make the exercise tougher.”|
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OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS:
Mary Bamford, registered dietitian at the Adelaide Clinic in Toronto. Margriet Drost, therapist in Toronto. Stacy Irvine, chiropractor, personal trainer and co-founder of Totum Life Science in Toronto. Michelle Paiano, stylist at The Artist Group Limited in Toronto.