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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Working Out and Christian Workout Music/Playlist

If you have read past posts, I had very bad health for several years.  That followed a bout of difficulties and depression as well as hormonal imbalances.  At this current time in my life, my body is doing okay :)  I started working out because I knew it was good for my hormones and depression.  Turns out I love it!  However, I still need to be careful not to overdo it and cause more hormonal problems.

Starting out I simply walked or rebounded.  Rebounding was great for my joints since I was diagnosed with osteopenia several years ago.  I would do 5 minutes of walking or rebounding before I knew it was time to stop.

Moving forward I realized weight bearing exercises would be good for my osteopenia.  Taking it very slowly I got a weight bench and put it in my basement.  However, that was short lived because it's difficult trying to workout with a crawling baby in a basement full of things that could potentially hurt him.  I was constantly stopping my routine to help him.

Next, I decided to purchase dumbbells and a rack (off of craigslist).  I can have it on the main floor where I can watch the baby and things are baby proofed.  Now my trampoline and weight rack with several sized dumbbells are ready for me to do my 4 day a week routine.  I was also able to purchase a gently used punching bag.  That will come in hand for the winter depression issues - something new and fun along with being good for my health.

Why am I blogging now when I haven't for so long?  Well, first I wanted to get my Christian playlist up.  It seems no one has a good Christian music playlist up for working out on Pinterest, so I thought I'd add one.  Second, to give hope to those who have health issues who cannot work out a lot but can do a bit.  Below is where I started and where I am now.

Initial Workouts:
Walking or rebounding for 5 minutes.  This led to longer workout times.

2nd Phase:
5 barbell exercises in the basement with dancing as my warm up 5 minutes before.

3rd phase:
Warming up by dancing or on my trampoline.
Monday, and Thursday - Wall pushups, dumbbell shrug, barbell curl, tricep kickback and wrist curls.
Wed. - Friday - Reverse crunch, pelvic tilt, squats, leg lifts, calve raises and toe lifts.

4th phase (Just started and haven't figured out yet if it's too much. Time will tell.):
Warming up by dancing/jumping on trampoline and doing jumping jacks.
Monday - Thursday - Modified pushups, dumbbell shrugs, upright row, seated tricep dips, barbell curls, overhead shoulder press, tricep kick back and wrist curls.
Wednesday - Friday - Plank, dumbbell side bender, reverse crunch, pelvic tilt, squats, leg lifts, lateral leg lifts, calve raises, toe lifts.

I'm so thankful my body is keeping up.  I don't know how long this will last but I'm so thankful while it's here.  I also received results from my bone density scan and instead of my body getting worse like it has the past times, I have seen improvement!  I'm so super excited!

Below is a list of the songs I use on random play for my workout.
My True Love - Plumb
Everybody Get Up - Rapture Ruckus
Boomerang - Rapture Ruckus
Mr. Roboto - Rapture Ruckus
Anthem - Superchick
Let the Sparks Fly - Thousand Foot Crutch
Monster - Skillet
Tonight - TobyMac
Gold - Beckah Shae
#putyourloveglasseson - Beckah Shae
Funky Jesus Music - TobyMac
Momentum - TobyMac
Y.W.N.T.M.D. - Beacon Light
Overload - Beacon Light
Make Some Noise - Krystal Meyers
Rock the Party - P.O.D.
Get Up - Blanca

1 comment:

CheshireLizzy said...

I so admire people who lift weights! I need to start trying. All I do is run and cycle and I think I need some anaerobic work to add it.
We used to gave a weight bench but I sold it on ebay years ago (they have excellent resale value).

You are inspiring me, though!
I hope I can bench 10 kg in a year. :-D

Love you and gad you updated as I was hoping for one from you!