So while I'm sitting here watching the Biggest Loser Finale, I'm thinking about the mountains that people run across when starting a weight loss regiment. The bigger the loss needs to be, the bigger the mountain. Likewise, the longer it's been since that person went to the gym, the harder it is to go back.
Today, I'd like for everyone to give me 10. Give me 10 push ups and 10 sit ups once a day.
Really need to start out slow? Give me a wall push up. Just 10. Or start on your knees and do 10 modified pushups. Work your way up slowly to a full pushup. I would rather you do 3 right than 10 wrong.
The situps are not your high school gym class PE sit ups. Keep about a fist sized space between your chin and chest. You should lead the sit up with your chest, not your forehead. It will feel like you're being pulled towards the ceiling by a rope. 10 there. Need a challenge? Lift your legs to a table top (knees bent at 90 degrees).
Do 10 a week, slowly adding 10 more a week. Do that for 4 weeks and tell me how you feel. If you're not doing anything for yourself, do at least this during the holiday season. I'll do it with you.
Give me 10!