I’m a pretty prissy girl. I don’t like to sweat. I’m not one of those people who “glow” after a workout–I’m one of those people who look like they’ve been hit by a Mack truck after exercising. I’m also pretty lazy, which isn’t conducive to exercise in the first place.
My husband and I are slowly easing in to this exercise deal this time around. Because of my back and him healing from shoulder surgery, we are being careful and intentional about starting a workout regimen.
About a month ago we started walking around our neighborhood. First just to the end of the street and back, and gradually increased to walking to a local tiny park and back. I’ve been aiming to get 7500 steps daily on my FitBit, working up to 10000 (recommended daily steps).
Then recently we added some resistance bands for arm exercise and strengthening.
This week we made the big step to joining a local gym. It’s just too hot here to go walking whenever we want (And again, I don’t like to sweat). Today was day two at the gym and boy do I feel it! Yesterday I did the elliptical trainer and the recumbent bike. Today I did the recumbent stepper–for twice as long as I intended to, I just kept saying to myself, “just five more minutes” over and over.
Looking forward to increasing my workout at the gym with a little strength training, but my back isn’t ready for that yet. I start physical therapy on my back this coming week and will be getting more exercise from that too.
Slow and steady wins the race.
I’m certainly not a fan of exercise, but it is a reality to living healthy. There’s things in life we have to do that we don’t want to do. I’m grateful to my husband for being a good workout buddy. He gets me moving when I don’t want to, like this afternoon when all I wanted was a nap after a stressful morning.
Just another new beginning on my journey…one (tired) step at a time.