Shane and I left our three children with visiting grandparents (Ray Dog and GinGin Sugar) and hit one of the numerous gym facilities on Fort Bragg. It was a perfect way to start off Father's Day with my husband,,, doing something active with the father of my children. Not only does exercise make you look and feel wonderful,,, working out can be a fun way to flirt and show off your physical capabilities with your mate. It always seems to reaffirm our attraction to each other!
Today's workout represented a determined refocus and commitment to habitual exercise! I needed a break. My muscles craved some rest and my motivation required a bit of rewiring. Now.... I'm back... and ready to hit it hard!
Shane and I challenged ourselves with a deck of cards. Each card represented a different body part and number of reps. Here is how we broke down the deck:
Hearts- Pull ups
Diamonds- Push ups
Sample of what we did:
7 of hearts = 7 pull ups
Queen of diamonds = 10 push ups
King of spades = 10 sets of 10 (or 100 reps) mountain climbers off the wall
5 of clubs = 5 heavy shoulder presses
Get it? Shuffle the deck and see what you get! We kept switching up the exercises. For pull ups we did chin ups, classic, assisted, etc. Our push ups included diamond, incline, decline, classic, on a medicine ball, etc. Some of our core exercises included holding planks, off the wall mountain climbers, roman chair leg lifts; with the core work sometimes we multiplied the card number by 10 in order to achieve a good burn. Our shoulder exercises hit the front, medial and rear part of the deltoids.
Um.... yea.... I'm having a difficult time lifting my arms right now. Love it! Give this idea a try sometime. The variety is limitless, and you can be so creative. Please share some of your ideas with me!!!