After the recent realizations about my backsliding, I have taken matters seriously in hand. It’s time to update you all, especially since I’m feeling proud of myself – and we all know how rarely that happens with most of us!
I’ve done serious abs a couple of mornings this week, and today, I did some light weights on biceps and triceps. Yes, it’s true – there’s still more weight work that needs to be done, but this is a start, at least. It proves to me that it IS INDEED possible to fit this in [this workout happened while my breakfast was in the toaster oven – takes about 15 minutes to make my baked omelette].
And I’ve been either hiking or biking or both, time permitting. The length of time varies, of course, but I’m taking advantage of 15-minute opportunities.
It wasn’t easy at first. The fatigue was hard to deal with. Exercise is supposed to be invigorating, but that didn’t happen. It took a bit more time for that to kick in. I started by doing only what felt ‘right,’ so that my first couple of bike expeditions were only about 3-1/2 miles. Within a few days, the distance doubled! With intervals!
As for drinking calories, I’ve switched to plain water [after my two huge mugs of tea with soy milk] all morning, a very-low cal, non-bubbly beverage in the afternoon, and that’s pretty much it.
Finally, it feels like I’m learning to build a sustainable form of exercise, at least while the weather is good. The plan will have to be revised when the snow comes, but for now, it’s good