Ok, Cazzie!!, this one's for you because you asked! No suing me, please!
I do a weight routine. I'm supposed to do it 5x a week. I usually manage 4x but I'm figuring that's pretty good considering there's only so much Baby Einstein I can get Katie to watch -- particularly since the only ones that hold her interest are Baby DaVinci and Baby Beethoven! It's only supposed to take 10-15 minutes but it pretty much always takes me 20. Some of us never lost the physical ineptitude that plagued us growing up. It's boring and painful but I do it. I'm making some very slow progress. I used to do an hour (well, it was supposed to be an hour but it took me an hour and 20 -30 minutes) 3x a week but I just can't find that much time in a chunk to do something so torturous.
3 sets of 10-15 reps eachDay 1
(like a forward lunge from most exercise tapes but backwards instead)lateral dumbbell (DB) raises
(hold arms at sides while gripping DB, raise straight out/up to shoulder height, and down.)Stability ball (SB) chest fly
(lay with your back on the stability ball (one of those big exercise ball thingies), hold the DB with your arms straight out to either side, raise them up to meet in teh center (your arms should swing in a big arc and still be straight when they meet up.)Pelvic tilt cruch with legs in air
(lay on your back on the floor, hands behind your head in the "traditional" situp position and your legs raised up vertically (they can be bent, that's ok). Now, tilt your pelvis up (a/k/a tuck your bahooty in) and lift your shoulders off the floor at the same time.)
Day 2:Cone touch with DB
(stand on one foot with something that's about 1 ft - 18" high in front of you. With a DB in either hand, bend over and try to touch the something with the hand that's opposite of the foot that you're standing on - i.e., if you're standing on your left foot, try to touch the something with your right hand.)SB Pushups with pike
(still unclear on the pike part of this - the basic SB pushup... lie face down on the ball, the ball should be under your hips, with your hands on the floor. Do push ups.)Upright row with squat
Kneeling donkey tuck
SB lying tricep kickback (another one I'm still unclear on)
Step-ups w/bicep curl using DB
Lat pull downs
Back bridge using SB
Stiff leg dead lift
SB swimmer w/DB
I was going to describe all of them but it's getting late and I'm getting tired and I have lots of work-work yet to do so that's all she wrote for this time, folks. Suffice it to say, if you can do the exercise easily, your weights are too light. Unfortunately.