This is my first time writing here.
I recently joined sparkpeople and so far I really like it here.
I used to be quite sporty when I was younger (until jr. high/high school). The last few years I haven't done anything at all, though.
I'm 30 years, female, 1.74m, 59kg.
I don't wanna lose weight (though 2-3kg would be nice).
My main goal is to become fit (again) for a better health condition. Currently I don't have any health problems, but I just feel it's time to start things again.
I also want to get my body into shape.
The reason for posting is that I'm not sure how I should plan my training.
Thus far I've started with some light cardio, mainly aerobic and step aerobic for 30 minutes around 3-4 times a week.
I also want to start running soon. 5K program at first.
jump rope (can't use it inside, no space)
1kg dumbbell x2
I do not have access to a fitness studio or a gym at all. I live in a foreign country (Japan) where I don't always understand the language which makes things more difficult in many ways anyways.
I've googled it a lot, but still haven't found a good answer.
What I could get so far is that cardio alone is not sufficient?
I also need to do strength training? Sparkpeople's fitness tracker also suggests that, right?
I just have no clue where to start.
What kind of strength training should/can I do with almost no equipment? How often? How can I combine this with my cardio?
I also want my body to become a bit more flexible, so I guess streching sessions would be good as well?
I guess I just need to get an idea how my beginner's training plan should look.
I hope you guys can give me some good advice.
Thanks a lot in advance!