I walk the treadmill for 30 minutes every day. If I am feeling good I do 10 minutes at 1 MPH and 20 minutes at 2 MPH. I warm up first, then cool down. I try to do 20 minutes at 1 MPH in the afternoon. I do stretches in the every morning after I get dresses. They help get this aging body working. I have been doing more this week crawling on the floor to pet Suki.
Yesterday was so cold. I forgot to put socks on, I just had my sandals on, and I was freezing on my 2 hour walk. I really like walking on the road in front of the house. It's a brand new road and it feels so smooth on my feet. I was stretching my legs out behind me as I walked, I probably looked ridiculous! But it felt like a good workout.
Yesterday on my walk, the neighbor's little girl waved and said Hi to me every time I passed by. After 50 times, she asked me "Why do you keep going by?" Hee hee.
I can't help it, there are only 2 other houses on my road and the rest is forest filled with coyotes and who knows what else, plus I don't want to get kidnapped. So I just end up going back and forth on a small patch of the road. I would like to walk farther, but I'm afraid.
I have been doing a lot of weeding around my gardens. That’s been my workout. Not so much cardio; but I’m getting steps and stretches in. Some of my muscles were quivering tonight trying to reach around the rose bushes. I think I need a rest day. My feet were angry last night even after rolling them out. I might soak them in some epsom salts tonight.
It's been a long hard week! I worked all weekend, but did 45 minutes power yoga at the end of each day to get myself moving again.
Monday I had to do some major cleaning. First dry day for ages, so all the bedding had to be hauled outside to air, laundry done and floors mopped and vacuumed. It's moulting season, some of those dust bunnies were big enough to take on a cat.
An hour of yoga after that. Tuesday I did 90 minutes yoga and an hour walk, today just 90 minutes yoga.
Wow, we've been neglecting our exercise motivation thread!
I have been exercising a lot. The monsoon has been torrential so far this year, so I've only managed about one walk a week. I've been doing lots of yoga though. It's warm here, so I'm more flexible than usual. I'm getting better at backbends.
Last Friday I had my first trip out of the prefecture this year. We went to Omurayama, which may be the cutest volcano in the world. Had a nice walk by the coast as well.
A few pics.
Omuryama seen from the park at the bottom.
They don't let people climb up as they don't want the sides of the volcano to be damaged. We had a very sedate chair lift to the top instead.
Very windy at the top!
View down into the crater.
Some pictures of the coast. The walking trail came a little too close to the edge for my liking in some places.
I did 90 minutes of yoga today. It's very humid here, so that helps with flexibility.
I fear most of tomorrow's exercise will be hauling dead wood out of the enclosure. We've got a storm going through, the power has already been knocked out twice and I can hear branches crashing down every time the wind blows.
Our Exercise Motivation thread was five pages back!
I have been exercising, mainly indoors as the weather has been so miserable. On the days it has been too wet to walk I've tried to do two 1 hour long yoga sessions. I had a long walk yesterday as it wasn't raining. Some of the puddles are so deep and have been there for so long they have tadpoles in them!
I expected to see a very soggy looking forest, but there are loads of wild flowers out. It gives me hope for my garden.
Just an hour of yoga today, but I'm planning to go horse riding tomorrow.
I'm getting back to a good routine. This week has been hard. It took a few days to get back my stamina; but I found increasing the incline on my elliptical actually helped. It was both harder and easier if that makes sense. I am looking for a few more small dumbells to do some weights inside. Nothing crazy; it's just way too hot to be in the garage.
Even with a bad shoulder I've been able to stay in better shape. I started utilizing the apartment pool. I just do some laps with my kickboard and it's tiring and really helps. I try to do it twice a week. Would be good to up it to 3 but with the stress of buying a house I don't sleep too well sometimes and I'm too tired to swim. I walk whenever there's a break in the Texas heat. If it's below 90 at 7pm I'm willing to walk! I know a lot of people on here think 60 is hot. Hehe.
went for a run for the first time since March last night. It was about 80 degrees and real humid, but the rain had cleared so the air was at least not as polluted as usual.
Was one of my worse times ever, but at least I was out. I walk at least 25km a week and go for bike rides regularly, but since there's no football or soccer I've lost whatever running ability I might've had and have gained some weight. I don't necessarily care about weight, but I can't expand anymore since I just got new jeans and I only get new pants twice a year when my parents send me a package from the states!
Going to aim to get out again on Sunday morning.