Actually, I've been calling these stepups but that may be a misnomer. You put one foot on the bench and touch down briefly on the same leg over and over, making sure to hold your core taut and press through the heel on the bench. Rinse and repeat on the other side. 20 times each leg, 3 times through.
I've only been doing these when Sheila makes me. This morning I took myself for a hike and had and epiphany whilst doing the stepups. I think I would like to beat these. I would like 3 sets of 20 on each side to be nothing. I'd like it to be like walking-3-miles nothing, that's easy- but it wasn't always. I can get passed this, right? I'm just not strong and consistent enough with that type of exercise.
So for the short term, I'm going to do these 2 times a week, working up to 3 times a week. Until they're easy, then I'll have to step it up some more.
It's a plan. I like it. I'm going for it. Day 1 complete today with just one tear. I tried not to exclaim out loud but I don't think I succeeded (sorry campers near the bench I was working out on).
|View from the stepup position where the mini-goal epiphany struck.|
|Fire Road leading back to the trail to take me back where I parked. This was my half-way point today.|
Have a wonderfully peaceful, deep breath-filled, joyful day.