Here is Week #3 – DAYS 2 & 5
My nephew Peter is demonstrating.
Today is the first day of gentle bouncing from one foot to the other. Already, I can hear some of you saying, “nope – this isn’t for me”. Which is completely fine; stick with Marching On The Spot until you are ready to give it a try. For the others, resist the urge to skip ahead. I know some of you want to get to the tougher exercises, but believe me your body will thank you if you take it one day at a time. This is an exercise in patience for the Ego too. We are doing these exercises in bare feet, but, of course wear running shoes if you have a pre-existing condition which requires you to do so during exercise.
Days 2 & 5 (week #3)
- 50 Ground Toe Taps
Introducing some small hops. Alternating hops. Put all your weight onto your left foot. Right leg bends slightly at the knee, which lifts the right heel off the floor, leaving the right toe lightly touching the floor. Now hop and switch sides so that all your weight is now on the right leg. Your left leg should naturally bend slightly causing the left heel to come off the floor, leaving the left toe lightly touching the floor. Repeat 50 times.
- 20 Bend Down & Reach Ups with Toe Raise
- Repeat circuit 4 times to equal 4 rounds total.
NOTE: If doing one round feels challenging enough then stick with one round until you feel comfortable adding the second round and so on. An example modification would be to do the first round of Ground Toe Taps; the second round Marching on the Spot; third round Ground Toe Taps; fourth round Marching on the Spot. You decide. Play around with some variations and see what works best. Listen to your body.
For comfort, ladies may want to wear a sports bra for the hopping exercises. Alternately, just hold on to Thelma and Louise and get it done!