Sunday, October 3, 2010

My Exercise Routine for Chronic Illness & Weight Loss Update

Not that anyone cares, but it will help me to write it down somewhere.

Twice a week I'm attempting the following quickie exercise routine.

1. 10 plie squats (second position) and 10 pulses
2. 10 bootstrap squats and 10 pulses
3.10 plie squats (second position) with one leg in releve, 10 pulses both feet in releve
4.Other leg same as #3
5. 10 bootstrap squats with toe raise and 10 pulses.
6.20 push-ups
7. 10 one legged bootstrap squats and 10 pulses
8. Other leg same as #7
9.10 lunges and 10 pulses on each leg.
10. Repeat #9
11.20 tricep dips
12. Standing side waist whittler
13. Ballet leg extensions x 10
14. Ballet leg sweeps x10
15. Side lunges x 10 each side
16.Reverse abdominal curls
17. Lay on the floor and pant.

I'm counting on this to keep me primed for regular exercise, if I ever get to that point any time soon. It only takes about 15 minutes and can actually be quite aerobic.

Ironically I did this yesterday and immediately had a sore throat after. Kind of eerie.

As for weight loss, not sure if I've lost. May have possibly gained a bit as the appetite surge I had last week? Prednisone. Not my real appetite at all. I was back to gagging down breakfast in no time.

However, my arms are smaller.

I spent all summer killing myself with push ups and tricep dips and NADA.

Stop exercising?

They get smaller.

Point for the exercise-doesn't-lead-to-weight-loss research.

Also, I think I'll ask for a scale for Christmas so I can finally know exactly what I'm doing here weight loss-wise. The next real weigh-in should be before Thanksgiving as I have a doctor's appointment then.


  1. hope you are getting better… sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

    usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup ( ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

    i hope it works on you as well.

  2. I find after I attempt exercise now, even just one measly day per week.....I'm down for the count for the next 2, literally bedridden. I HATE how that works! I have Wegener's, one of those rare and strange Diseases, that no one has ANY clue. If you find the magic fix to exercise.....Please do share! :):):)


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