So I just couldn't continue to do the same boring routine six days a week. Even though it only took 15 minutes a day, it was a dreaded 15 minutes and I found myself cleaning the whole house rather than sit down and do a couple situps. So I canned that program.
AgtOrange continues the Alternate Day Diet. He cheats now when he didn't used to, but he's also starting to walk some on the days I walk. While on the diet, he didn't lose weight so much as maintain weight (without gaining as he usually does), but past the first ten pounds he complained of being hungry on the down days.
I'm not really dieting at all, but I plan to adopt yet another exercise program which I have self-modified from Prevention magazine, Runner's World magazine, and the GutBusters book.
JADE'S EXERCISE PLAN:
This is an alternating three-part exercise plan.
Long walks: We'll start with an easy 30 minutes, then add 5 minutes every week until we hit our goal -- in this case 60 minutes.
Sprints: I will be starting with two 1-block sprints (or as far as I can run quickly), each followed by 60 seconds of rest. Every week I will add another sprint interval until I am up to 6 1-block sprints. Then I will attempt to increase the sprint length to my goal of 2 blocks each (almost a quarter mile).
Abdominal Exercises: Here I'm using the GutBusters routine to strengthen my core.
So the plan will go like this:
Day 1: Long walk
Day 2: Sprints
Day 3: Abs workout
Day 4: Long walk
Day 5: Sprints
Day 6: Abs workout
Day 7: REST
I have also decided to begin The Brain Trust Program, a mental workout program based on the book. Now if I can just get over this rotten head cold I will be all set.
FOR MORE INFO, READ:
The Brain Trust Program
Gut Busters: The 15-Minute-A-Day, 12-Week Plan