Friday, October 9, 2009

The 8-step program...

I have been pretty busy lately and have not made it to Bally's for a few days.

I mentioned this to one of my older friends.

She responded by sending me the 8-step exercise program she has been working on since she turned 50 a couple months ago...

  1. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
  2. With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides.
  3. Hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.
  4. Each day hold this position for just a bit longer.
  5. After two weeks, use 10-lb potato bags.
  6. After two more weeks try 50-lb potato bags.
  7. By 6 weeks you should be able to lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level.)
  8. After you feel confident at this level, put a potato in each bag.

8 comments:

Ed Adams said...

That's good.

I'm gonna try that, but I'll probably have to pace myself slower.

CatLadyLarew said...

Now that's my kind of exercise program! I can do that workout!

Winky Twinky said...

Hehehe...now that's a regimen I might be able to handle!

Harlem's A Hatin said...

I better go buy some potato bags! I love this!

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Chrissy said...

Too funny! Hey, stop over, I gave you an award, my dear!

Tim Higgins said...

I used to have a similar regimen, except that instead of potatoes I used orders of french fries.

It may not have served any more of a purpose, but had the advantage of allowing to eat the workout materials afterward.

Leah Rubin said...

That's a great plan, but I may have to take it a little slower... still it helps to have a plan!

I love it!

Theresa said...

That was pretty damn funny. I didn't see it coming. Kudos!