Begin standing, with weight on floor between your legs
Bending slightly, secure weight, and pull it to your chest
Do 3 sets of 12
Lay on your back
Bring weight to chest and extend arms
Do 3 sets of 15
Returning to your feet, place weight on back
Perform a deep squat until your hips are below your knees
Do 3 sets of 10
Hold weight in arms
Gently lunge side-to-side
Repeat until exhaustion
The final exercise is most efficient when singing.
A soft lullaby will do.
It also helps to name your weights.
Mine are named Calvin and Lawrence.
Their little bodies grow every day.
They’ve even begun to talk
First in sounds, then words, then sentences.
How delightful to watch their progress.
Lawrence, with Calvin behind
Cuddle your weight another minute longer. Even if your back aches. It will only weigh this much for so long.