So I thought a workout topic for us to drop in on and share what we’re doing, what’s working, what we’ve read, and so on, might be a nice topic. If not, it will fall off the charts.
I have been to the gym 10 of the last 11 days, the only day I missed was the -4 degree day. All I am doing so far is an exercise bike, though I have done a bit of the weight machines. I did an hour and ten minutes this evening on the bike and that burned about 400 calories. I am going to increase the resistance and pedal a bit harder, but I don’t feel a bit need to push it. It’s about building stamina now. It’s not about weight loss. Weight loss may come later, but I don’t even want to think about it now.
One of the things I’m doing is taking a calendar (old-fashioned, paper) and drawing a line through each day I work out. The incentive is to keep the line going without a break. So far it’s motivating to me. (I’m also doing this for writing, setting a goal to write a paucity of 300 words a day – hey, I didn’t want to set myself up for failure. It’s about creating a habit. I am counting these words towards that goal. Because why not!)
What’s really working for me is I bring my iPad to the gym and prop it up on the exercise bike and watch streaming video. At first I watched The Expanse to the end of season two, and now I’ve switched to GLOW and I’m about done with season one. It really helps to pass the time as I pedal. I think with season three of The Expanse due on 2/8 on Prime and season two of GLOW I have about 21 more gym days of workouts until I need to find something else.
Anyway, let’s hear how you are doing with your exercise program, what helps you get that exercise done, what tips you might have, or just a progress report. We can’t meet to workout but we can work out and talk about it!