Aug 9, 2019 06:59AM Ingerp wrote:
Pebbles--yes--getting to the gym is the hardest part. I started out going three days a week and am up to six (I will never give up my seventh day of rest--really gives me something to look forward to!!). If it helps, this is my schedule: two days a week of yoga, two days a week of upper body weights and cardio, and two days a week of lower body weights and cardio. I've found it helpful to break up my weight days. I started out just looking up a routine on line. It never takes more than about 25 minutes to complete that part of my workout, and then I jump on an elliptical and/or a treadmill (just walking!) or just the past week or so I've been doing a little on a rowing machine.
Let me just throw this out there. Even several years ago my PCP said I'm spending plenty of time at the gym (and I go even more now). What I'm not terribly successfully trying to do is add more movement during my work day. It's the whole idea that sitting all of those hours might shorten your lifespan more than not working out. I have an app called "Move" that signals you to get up and do *one* exercise for a minute or two every hour (or whatever interval you set it to). I've been trying to take short walks with my dog (where I live I usually just open the door to let him out). I've tried the standing desk thing (I work from home), but with limited success. I've even toyed with jumping rope for like 30 seconds periodically through the day. None of them have ever stuck past a week or two. Seems like something comes up--rough day at work, going out of town, . . .-- and I get out of the habit. <sigh>