Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Couch-Potato Workout

I'll be the first to admit it... I'm a couch potato. A grade-A, certified, tv-watching couch potato.

Is this necessarily the best thing for me? No, of course not. Have I tried to motivate myself to get a move on and get in shape? Yeah sure... sort of.

I'm really good at starting exercise programs... just not so good at continuing them. Know what I mean? ;P

I found this interesting work-out online: A Couch Potato's Six-Week Workout. It sounds do-able, especially for someone who's idea of exercise is walking to and from the kitchen for more tv-watching food.

Here's what is in store for me for Week One:
Repeat the following routine three times a week:

Warm up for five to 10 minutes.

Cycle or walk (either outside or on a machine) for 30 minutes at a light speed. Your heart rate should be around 55 percent to 65 percent of your maximum target heart rate.

Cool down and stretch for five to 10 minutes.

If I don't die of exertion after this week, I'll attempt to continue on to Week Two. I guess today is a Thursday, so I'll start Week One today and start the new week's workout every Thursday after this. Sorry if that messes up anyone who might want to do this exercise program with me... my days of the week are all messed up due to my having absolutely no schedule these days.

So what do you say? Want to join me? If you're interested, leave a comment below and I'll see about either putting out a reminder email and/or starting a forum discussion thread about it.

EDIT: The Forum is complete! How is your exercise week going? Talk about it here on our Couch Potato forum thread!

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