What exercise program will work for me? UPDATE

As part of my new years resolution, I have decided to go back to working out, which is what I like. I like to lift weights. I am not a big fan of fitness classes because  I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing, but I am now starting to do hot yoga and OMG, it’s frigging hot:) So for January , I tried an exercise program that I put together and, well, it didn’t work.  For many reasons, mostly because I didn’t commit to it. consistently. I also didn’t do more than 1 set of 12, which is what I was testing to see if there would be a difference. So, this month for February, I am going to try using a stability ball exercise program. I am going to do 3 days a week no matter what. If that means I go later or a different day and it messes with my routine, too bad. I have to do it, or rather I want to do. I found a program with actual images from Runpretty.com. So, for the next 28 days because February is shorter, I will do this circuit program and track my results on my workout log and will report the results on Feb 28.

UPDATE: I started the stability ball workout on Feb. 1st  and I couldn’t do what she asked. I was upset because I set myself up and got disappointed in myself, but the other side of my brain reminded me that I can do this and will, but not right now. I need to build on the muscles in order to be able to hold myself up on the ball, which is A LOT of the workout.

I need a plan and don’t want to pay my gym for personal trainer because it’s too much and…I want to do it at my pace and alone. I was having mid back and knee pain last week so I went to see my chiropractor Dr. Aaron, who laughs when I go see him because I do silly things. He asks me to sit on the bench facing the other way, so I sit up and ride it like it’s a horse.  Anyways, back to the story. I asked him if it was possible for him to create a fitness training program for me to strengthen my muscles especially around the knees and abs, but what I really wanted was a full body program. He said not a problem. So, next week instead of going just for an adjustment, I am going to get a workout program from him. Best of all, it will be covered by my insurance as he is a chiropractor. Win win for me.

Now on to the bad news… here’s my current measurements and image as of January 28, 2017 at the age of 45 and just finished a birthday. So, I can tell you that I am happy with my body, I would just like it to be pain free and a bit more toned.

This is what I look like right now.


Sorry for the blurry pics. I thought the gadget I bought would take better pics. Wow, I look like I don’t have a butt in these pants. and they are my fun pants.

Weight: 168


  • Arms – 9.5
  • Waste – 27  (say whaaat? I’m not that small)
  • Butt – 33  (ahhh yes, that’s where the fat all went.lol)
  • Chest – 31.5 ( I think there’s something wrong with my measuring band. My bra size is 36?)
  • Knees – 14.5 ( I took this one because I want to see if my inner quads get stronger as that’s what I need)

I might have to do another measurement with another band because I seriously think it might be wrong.

To get the full images from Presley at Run Pretty, click here.

I prefer printed paper to track my results. So, if you’re like me, get the FREE workout log form at Vortex here. However, I am also trying the online app called Simple Workout Log and will writing about what I thought of it later. They have a video here to help you.

To see the program from Dr. Aaron, well, you’ll have to come back at the end of February to see how I did.

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