I have been working out for a little over two years now. While I could still stand to lose weight my increased strength has made worthwhile the hours spent.
Resistance training has become enjoyable even. It grounds me to the physical, an important thing for someone usually locked in cerebral pursuits.
My least favorite part is cardiovascular exercise. Aside from swimming, which feels almost like flying, the process is painfully dull.
Not even music or books make the ordeal easy. I would rather be at home writing.
Then I found a fitness guru online who recommended circuit training without breaks between sets. He touted the increased heart rate to be every bit as good as jogging. And trust me when I say that I never run on treadmills. I walk.
If you want to attempt this I highly recommend talking to your doctor first. It can be pretty taxing.
I am good at listening to my body. At first I could only manage nonstop training with lower body workouts (alternating between split body routines allows me to go more often).
Now I’m able to handle nonstop workouts with every session. Not only do I feel the intensity, the time saved means more writing before and/or after. It’s been great.
Sometimes the intensity earns me notice from other members. I don’t mind. It’s kind of flattering to this aging lady.
How about you? Do you have an exercise regimen to recommend?