Workout: Day 23
It's time for another full-body workout, but this time you can do it at home. We'll skip the walk afterwards because I want you to be wiped out from this workout so that you don't have the energy to do more. This should take a significant amount of time, and it's okay to take some breaks as long as you keep going back to it (if you spend the night watching TV you have no excuse not to do this). Cranking the tunes is always a great idea.
Here is what I want you to rotate through:
1. A variety of pushups. Things to alternate are the angle of your body (hands lower to the ground is harder) and how far apart your hands are.
2. Squats against the wall using your exercise ball. Place the fit ball against the wall and put your low back against the ball. Do a steady squat movement downwards so that the ball rolls up your back. Keep a slight inward curve to your low back the whole way through. If this is too easy, do it on one leg and alternate. Do at least three sets of 10, and more if you can. Try to do these with just one leg.
3. From Day 9: Place the ball on the floor and lean over top of it so your hips are on the highest point. Toes are on the floor and hands are stretched out in front of you also touching the floor. Keep your hands on the floor and concentrate on raising your legs off the floor until your body becomes a straight line, and then lowering back down again.
4. Do the back exercises from Day 18: To mimic rows, you can lace your fingers around a tree, ceiling beam or lamppost. To add difficulty by getting a greater angle, take an old towel and wrap it around the tree or post and firmly grab either end. Plant your feet at the base of the tree or post, and pull yourself towards it in a rowing motion. Be sure to wear sneakers at all times to avoid slipping (especially when indoors).
Run through this circuit and keep going until you need a break. When you stop to rest, try not to sit down. Just grab a big glass of water and walk around slowly while you sip it and catch your breath. Remember that you're getting close to the end and you want to finish on a high note, so make yourself do another full circuit until you can't go any more. Before bed, try and make yourself do just one more circuit. Maybe two. You're sure to sleep well tonight!