Chapter 3 of The Good Life by Ruth McGinnis is all about exercise and is the longest chapter in the book. (See my review of chapters 1 & 2 here.) The chapter begins with Webster's New World Dictionary definition of exercise: "activity for training or developing the body or mind; esp., bodily exertion for the sake of health." This chapter stresses physical activity as a way of life and begins with a look at our core or foundation.
The author is a personal trainer and when she works with a new client always begins with alignment and stability as the foundation of a good exercise program. The chapter describes 10 basic exercises to develop inner strength. I actually include several of these exercises in my strength training routine, but have decided for the next month to add a session of these ten stability exercises to my weekly routine. Since they are designed to help build our inner core, I am planning to add this short exercise session on Sundays.
*Complete a 30 minute strength training routine at least twice. Completed this routine only once.
*Drink at least 48 ounces of water each day. Success four out of seven days.
*Continue reading a book on healthy living. (The Good Life) DONE
*Try at least one new light recipe. X
My Goals for the Coming Week
*Ride the exercise bike for 30 minutes at least four times.
*Complete a 30 minute strength training routine at least twice.
*Complete stability exercises at least once.
*Drink at least 48 ounces of water each day.
*Continue reading a book on healthy living. (The Good Life)
*Add one lifestyle activity at least four days this week.
Tomorrow I'll be participating in the Lighten Up Blog Hop where six bloggers will share a favorite light recipe. Be sure to check back for a recipe to add to your menu next week and to find out how to be eligible for the blog hop giveaway.