Fabulous Fitness Friday

start of Stuart 5K in the rain 2017

And they’re off, rain and all the day has begun.

It’s a rainy Friday, which doesn’t stop the fabulousness. At some point, I hope to do some healthy eating blogs. That is not today. Today is about the physical part of fitness. After all, eating healthy, and in proper proportions which are fabulous too will only get us so far. We also need to exercise and move our bodies.

In another post in the near future, I’ll share all or some of the benefits of exercise. For today, you get my routine.

FIRST:

I started out super slow because I didn’t want to overwhelm myself, or tire my body too much and quit. After all, knowing an exercise does me no good if I’m not actually moving my body.

SECOND:

It needed to be something I could do at home.

THIRD:

Not boring.

ENTER:

the stationary bike.

Keren and Nappy bike riding

This bike actually goes places

The bike that no matter how hard or long I pedal goes nowhere. Now my seat and the bike’s seat don’t exactly match, but they’re close enough.

FIRST ISSUE: Speed

 No problem with the bike, I could go as slow or fast as I want. It doesn’t care.

SECOND: Something I could do at home.

No problem, the bike lives at my house. Even the weather isn’t an issue, darn.

THIRD: Boring

No problem, read emails or Facebook posts while pedaling.

PROGRESS?

Start date: December 10. Speed? Slower than slow. Probably could not have stayed upright on a regular bike. Length of ride: 5 minutes.

Today: 16-minute rides, with three 45 second sprints.

The sprints, some call High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), just means I ride a little faster for 45 seconds. Fast enough I can’t be on Facebook. The goal is to get to equal times slow and fast.

After the bike ride, I do pushups against the kitchen counter. Doing them on the floor properly is not possible at the moment, I’m working my way down.

The question is which will I do first, a proper push up on the floor, or a bike ride of HIIT and slow riding the same duration?

Do you have an exercise routine?

What do you do to stay motivated to exercise?

About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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2 Responses to Fabulous Fitness Friday

  1. Doug Jarvie says:

    I find the best way for me to get my exercise in is to do it with a group at a scheduled time. Doing it with others helps and doing it to music helps too. I usually do two Fitness Challenge classes on Thursday and Fridays and a Zumba Gold class on Tuesday.
    Without the scheduled time, I would just keep postponing it until the gym was closed.
    For now, I am too busy keeping up with this blog challenge.

    • Nita says:

      A scheduled time helps. Mine is first thing in the morning. The gym is 45 miles away and I’m good at procrastinating making that drive. Zumba is intense, I’m impressed.

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